Photos Of Paul Wellstone In The Northland

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of the plane crash near Eveleth that took the life of U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), his wife Sheila, and six others. Read the News Tribune’s coverage of the anniversary here. Here’s a selection of News Tribune file photos from Wellstone’s many trips to the Northland, leading…
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George McGovern In The Twin Ports

Former Democratic U.S. Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern of South Dakota died Sunday at age 90. He made at least two stops in Duluth during his political career, mostly notably on Sept. 8, 1972, during his ultimately unsuccessful presidential campaign against Richard Nixon. Here are some photos from that visit (and one from 1970).…
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Superior Church’s Steeple Comes Crashing Down, 1982

September 2, 1982 The steeple of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church lies damaged at Birch Avenue and North 14th Street in Superior on Thursday, Sept. 2, 1982. The 38-foot steeple was being lifted from the soon-to-be-demolished church when a crane tipped, sending the steeple crashing to the ground. (Jack Renudlich / News-Tribune) Steeple falls prey to…
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Archive Aerial Views Of The Twin Ports

I came across two (and was e-mailed a third) old aerial photos of the Twin Ports. Here they are (click on the photos for a larger view): View over the West End and the Rice’s Point rail yards toward the Blatnik Bridge, 1970. (News Tribune file photo) This photo shows construction of Interstate 35 (and…
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Duluthians Of 1912 Find A Reason To Like Superior

I’m going through old papers from 1912 in advance of the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and stumbled across this editorial that ran in the News-Tribune on April 17, 1912. At that time the early rivalry and battles between Duluth and Superior – over the ship canal, etc. – still were in living…
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