Ideal Market Closes, 1999

January 17, 1999 IDEAL MARKET CLOSES CUSTOMERS BID GOODBYE TO STORE OWNER, FRIEND By Steve Kuchera, News-Tribune, Jan. 18, 1999 On Sunday afternoon, Harvey Winthrop did what he has done for years — he stood behind the counter at the Ideal Market and Bakery, greeting people coming through the door. But this time it was…
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A Key From The Past And A Look Back At Duluth’s Spalding Hotel

Thursday’s News Tribune has a story on a key from the Spalding Hotel – a downtown Duluth landmark demolished 53 years ago – turning up at the main post office this week. It’s been a few years since we shared old photos of the hotel on here, so it seemed like an opportune time to do…
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UMD Men’s Hockey Wins First National Title, 2011

Saturday – April 9, 2016 – marks the fifth anniversary of the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team winning its first national title with an overtime victory against Michigan at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. UMD senior Kyle Schmidt of Hermantown scored the game-winning goal at 3:22 of the overtime period to give the Bulldogs…
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40th Anniversary Of The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Today – Nov. 10, 2015 – is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in a ferocious storm on Lake Superior. Today’s peaceful sunrise in Duluth was about as far as the weather could get from the conditions four decades ago. After leaving Superior with a load of taconite, the ship sank…
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Duluth’s Seven Corners

An aerial view looking across Seven Corners and down Lower Piedmont Avenue in Duluth on June 7, 2000. (Renee Knoeber / News-Tribune) Seven Corners was a famous – infamous? – traffic intersection / bottleneck in Duluth, where Piedmont Avenue, Skyline Parkway, Trinity Road and 24th Avenue West all met in a somewhat confusing, jumbled junction.…
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