UMD Campus, Circa Early 1950s

It’s hard to imagine the current campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth as a vacant field — but that’s what it was until the late 1940s. The photo above shows the first building — first known as the “science building,” now the Chemistry Building — on what was initially UMD’s “upper campus,” an expansion…
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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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World-famous Voice With Roots In Duluth

April 19, 1998 Duluth native Lorenzo Music uses the studios at Minnesota Public Radio in downtown Duluth in April 1998 to tape commercials and other voice-over roles. “Cartoon (characters) are very hard to do remote,” he says. “Everyone has to be sitting in the same room. You really have to react to each other. That’s…
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Bill Clinton Visits Duluth, 1994

There’s news today that former President Bill Clinton is planning a visit to Duluth on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, to campaign on behalf of Democratic candidates in the upcoming election. That will be almost 18 years to the day after he stopped in Duluth while president. Here are a couple of past Attic posts about…
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Long-lost Logos From Duluth… And A Mystery

I had occasion to delve into old files of advertising clip art (these files were not in the Attic… we’ll call it the News Tribune Annex). In any case, among the thousands of images were some old Duluth-specific logos, including these…. I particularly like the “Skyworld” logo, which I presume must refer to the then-new…
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