Omnimax Theatre Opens, 1996

April 18, 1996 Omnimax Director Dennis Medjo stands in the new theater at the DECC on April 17, 1996. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) OMNIMAX IS HERE THE DREAM LIFTS OFF / IT’S DULUTH’S GREAT NEW TOURISM HOPE By Dominic P. Papatola, News-Tribune staff writer After 13 months and about $9 million, the Duluth Omnimax Theatre…
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Crossroads Inn Fire, 1974

Last month’s fire at the Kozy Bar and Apartments brought forth a mention in the News Tribune newsroom of another high-profile downtown fire, from decades ago – the Crossroads Inn blaze on March 21, 1974, which claimed two lives. The Crossroads Inn stood at the corner of Superior and Lake, a place now occupied by…
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2011 News Tribune Archive Photo Calendar

As mentioned a couple days ago, the News Tribune has published a 2011 calendar featuring 14 photos from the newspaper’s archives, including the one you see above, showing downtown Duluth in 1970. The calendars are printed on glossy paper, and the photos are sharp and full of detail. They date from the 1950s through the…
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Aerial View Of Downtown Duluth, 1997

This aerial shot was taken by News-Tribune photographer Charles Curtis in June 1997. It predates the construction of the Great Lakes Aquarium and Bayfront Festival Park.

Halloween Blizzard Of 1991

Traffic is sparse and pedestrians few on Superior Street in downtown Duluth as heavy snow falls on the morning of November 1, 1991. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) Today is the 19th anniversary of the biggest punch of the legendary “Halloween Blizzard” that dumped more than 3 feet of snow on Duluth. The snow started on…
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