10 Years Ago Tonight: Zamboni Explodes, Peterson Arena Burns

Tonight – Dec. 19, 2014 – marks the 10th anniversary of the night a Zamboni exploded and sparked a fire that destroyed Peterson Arena in West Duluth. Thanks to Perfect Duluth Day for the reminder of the anniversary. Here’s a look back at some stories and photos from the News Tribune files, starting with this…
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What Was On The Thanksgiving Menu 100 Years Ago?

From the Duluth News Tribune of Nov. 25, 1914 — the day before Thanksgiving 100 years ago — we found this page of advertisements for local stores offering all kinds of food for holiday dinners. Click on the image, then zoom in for a larger version to see what was on the menu for Thanksgiving…
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Promoting New Duluth, 1890

From the archives of the Duluth News Tribune, this full-page ad from the Nov. 26, 1890 edition of the Duluth Daily Tribune (a forerunner of the DNT): An account of the brief life of the village of New Duluth can be found in the 1921 book “Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota: Their Story and…
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39th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

The Edmund Fitzgerald on the St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste. Marie, May 1975. (Bob Campbell photo / News-Tribune files) Monday – Nov. 10, 2014 – is the 39th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald in a massive storm on Lake Superior. The freighter’s crew of 29 men, including several from the Northland,…
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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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