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Duluth police and fire officials said Tuesday that the Monday fire that caused major damage to a historic mansion on East Superior Street was a case of arson. Bob King /

Arson investigation launched in burning of historic Duluth mansion

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As investigators from the Duluth Fire and Police departments continued to comb the scene of Monday’s fire at a historic mansion, the tenants involved adjusted quickly Tuesday while juggling their emotions.


“Yesterday I was flying on adrenaline,” business owner Marsha Hystead said outside the charred Oliver G. Traphagen House at 1511 E. Superior St. “This morning it was sadness.”

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