History Of The Arrowhead Bridge

In the mid-1920s, complaints about delays in crossing the Interstate Bridge were mounting. Aside from the distant Oliver Bridge, it was the only option for vehicles to cross between Duluth and Superior. In 1925, a private firm called the Twin Ports Bridge Co. sought approval from Congress for a new cross-border span linking Superior to the…
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DWP Railway Trestle In West Duluth, 1977

May 13, 1977 The Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway trestle was a familiar landmark in West Duluth for decades, until it was removed in the 1980s (do any of you know the exact date?) The view above, looking west from near the corner of Central and Grand avenues, was taken on May 13, 1977. Here’s…
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News Tribune Attic Photo Mystery: What’s The Story With This Puppy?

May 14, 1984 Was it a joke? Or was someone really giving away this adorable puppy one day in Duluth in May 1984? It’s a mystery from deep in the files of the News Tribune. Maybe one of you out there knows the answer. News Tribune photographer Jack Rendulich, who took the picture on May…
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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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