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This was how the Minnesota Point Lighthouse and keeper’s dwelling looked around 1870. (Photo courtesy of Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, Duluth)

Duluth’s most threatened places

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opinion Duluth, 55802
Duluth Minnesota 424 W. First St. 55802

* The 1858 Minnesota Point lighthouse: The ruins remain on the southernmost part of Minnesota Point where they’re deteriorating and unprotected.

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* Lester Park Golf Course: The city has proposed selling some or all of the eastern-Duluth municipal course for the private development of upscale housing.

* The Leif Erikson Viking ship: Though restoration work that started in 1991 is nearly complete, the 42-foot, Norway-built replica ship, a fixture in Duluth since 1927, remains in danger of being lost without a protected, permanent home that remains elusive.

Read more Monday

News Tribune readers aren’t ready to give up yet on the historic but dilapidated and unsafe ski jumps at Chester Bowl. Monday’s Opinion page will feature a roundup of commentaries in favor of saving the jumps in spite of the city’s announcement this summer they’ll soon be coming down and memorialized.

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