Fire In Duluth’s West End, 1962

January 17, 1962 It isn’t easy fighting a fire in Duluth in the winter — especially when it’s a massive fire and the temperature is well below zero. The sad but spectacular scene was left after flames destroyed the Osborne Block in Duluth’s West End neighborhood (now Lincoln Park) on Jan. 17, 1962. The building…
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New Fire Truck In Duluth, Circa Mid-1960s

This undated photo appears to show a new fire truck on display at the old No. 8 fire station on Central Avenue in West Duluth: Up on the ladder is Ed Sodergren, with firefighters Henry Berger (left) and Capt. Ingvald Wicklund at the controls. Standing next to the truck, from left, are: Duluth Fire Chief…
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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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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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Explosion At Laura MacArthur School, 1982

Story printed September 28, 1982 Apprehension and excitement show on the faces of first-graders outside Laura MacArthur-West Elementary School following a boiler explosion on September 27, 1982. They’re waiting with teachers Gail Olson and Evelyn Clancy. Click on the photo for a larger version. (Jack Rendulich / News-Tribune & Herald) Boiler room explosion rocks elementary…
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