Haunted House In Duluth, 1902

In a town with as much history as Duluth, there are countless stories of ghosts and haunted houses. But most of those don’t make the newspaper. One that did was the case of “mysterious rappings” at a home in the Lincoln Park/West End neighborhood, in December 1902. As you can read below, the News Tribune…
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Duluth’s First Television Station, WFTV

I’m reposting some information I first shared here three years ago, about Duluth’s first television station, WFTV. Why? Because WFTV’s first home, the Palladio Building in downtown Duluth, is about to be razed to make way for the new Maurices corporate headquarters. You can read a story about the demolition here, and read much more…
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Bobby Aro, 1984

August 12, 1984 Bobby Aro: Old-time music like they love it By Bob Ashenmacher, News-Tribune & Herald Old-time music has a friend in Bobby Aro. He recorded his biggest personal hit, for instance, in his sauna. The song was “Highway No. 7.” Aro claims it has sold a million copies in the 26 years since…
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Before The Music Died In 1959, It Lived In Duluth

A copy of the poster for the Winter Dance Party concert that was held on Jan. 31, 1959, from an ad in the Duluth News Tribune at the time. (News Tribune file image) Before it died, the music lived in Duluth. Fifty-five years ago today (Jan. 31), on a cold Saturday night in 1959, the…
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Chinese Lantern Fire Was 20 Years Ago

Flames erupt from the upper windows and roof of the Chinese Lantern shortly after 7 a.m. on Jan. 16, 1994 as firefighters pour water into the three-story structure from their hoses and aerial trucks. Twelve units and up to 50 firefighters were at the scene in downtown Duluth. (Dave Ballard / News-Tribune) Today marks the…
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