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All that remains to identify the former Last Place on Earth store in downtown Duluth is a sign at the top of the building. All of the other signs that once adorned the Superior Street building’s facade have been removed. (Bob King /

Duluth's Old Downtown shines as signs of Last Place fade

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Mark Fredrickson is a much happier person these days.

The co-owner of ShelDon printing company on East Superior Street, Fredrickson feels the war on synthetic drugs in downtown Duluth has been won. After years of fighting what he describes as “true urban decay,” Fredrickson recently put about $10,000 worth of long-overdue improvements into his storefront.

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