The History Of The Interstate Bridge

The first two bridges to link Duluth and Superior — the St. Louis Bay and Grassy Point bridges — provided a path for trains to cross between the two cities. A temporary bridge provided a seasonal streetcar link. But into the 1890s, the communities still relied on ferries to carry pedestrians most of the year.…
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Blizzard Causes Flooding In Canal Park, 1975

Parts of Canal Park and Park Point saw flooding from the storm that hit the area last Friday, Oct. 27. The same storm caused major damage to the Lakewalk and Brighton Beach in Duluth, and elsewhere around western Lake Superior. By coincidence, the News Tribune included a (long-planned) DNT Extra special section in Sunday’s paper…
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A “Haunted House” In Duluth, 1960s

This photo came from a folder in the News Tribune archives marked “urban renewal” — the photo is labeled “Haunted House.” The caption reads: The old Hochs home at 230 South 29th Avenue West There’s no date on the photo — which makes it nearly impossible to find the story it accompanied (the search continues).…
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Photos Of Paul Wellstone’s Trips To The Northland

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, marks the 15th 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. In 2012, on the 10th anniversary of the crash, the News Tribune Attic gathered a collection of News Tribune file photos from Wellstone’s many trips…
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Temporary Streetcar Bridge Linking Duluth And Superior, 1890s

The first bridge to link Duluth and Superior was the St. Louis Bay Bridge, opened in 1885 by the Northern Pacific Railway. Next up was the Grassy Point Bridge, built in 1887. But both those bridges were for trains. Pedestrians and streetcar riders still needed to use ferries to cross between the two cities —…
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