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The Oldest Bridge Book
Question for the Forum: Here is an interesting question for you readers to start off with: What was the oldest known bridge book you have ever read? When was it written and what was the title? Do...
2/20/14 at 12:59 PM Newsflyer: Christmas Eve 2013 12/23/13 at 11:37 PM
Newsflyer 10 September 2013 Part 1 9/10/13 at 7:35 AM
Crane disruption nearly over
The massive crane that has obstructed traffic in the 100 block of West Superior Street this week should soon be done with its work. Crews used the machine to lift equipment and supplies to the top of...
8/22/13 at 12:00 AM Do work at the Duluth Armory 8/7/13 at 12:00 AM
Duluth's Fidelity Building comes tumbling down, 1977
April 1977 Wrecking crews start to demolish the Fidelity Building in downtown Duluth in April 1977. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) The Fidelity Building stood in downtown Duluth for about 65 years,...
7/5/13 at 3:45 PM Interstate Bridge, 1961 5/9/13 at 7:11 AM
Aerial view of West Duluth, 1970 4/8/13 at 6:36 PM
New downtown streetscape coming?
Anyone who worked or spent time in downtown Duluth in the mid-1980s knows what an inconvenience it was when the downtown brick streetscape was being constructed. Streets and sidewalks were largely imp...
1/25/13 at 5:03 PM After Duluth, Involta chooses Tucson 6/12/12 at 4:51 PM
The new Walgreens opens Friday 10/10/11 at 1:59 PM
This blog post has been dinging around in my brain for a few weeks. I figure it is time to get it out. In essence, my mind has been a staging area for this post. Let me explain. Staging Areas ...
1/26/12 at 6:30 AM Under Constant Construction 9/27/11 at 9:34 PM
Sidewalks are for everyone, now and later
The residents of Glenwood Street have drawn a line in the sand, gravel, rocks and cement. And all the other ingredients that make up concrete. Some dont want the green space in front of their homes re...
9/27/11 at 12:00 AM
Another Kiwanis Teaser
Check out Miller Hill Subaru, Duluth. http://www.millerhillsubaru.com/index.htm I thought some of the cars and prices looked really good. Pam's Hall Store located at 1600 Miller Trunk Hwy. Actually t...
2/19/11 at 6:57 PM
Well July is over by two days already, time to turn over the calendar. We have had a rainy summer so far, some days I think that some of the flowers are way ahead of themselves..perhaps they just like...
8/2/10 at 5:10 AM
Hobbit House, in five acts
Act I When Whimsy came to town Whimsy recently arrived in Thief River Falls. It was constructed in modular sections near Detroit Lakes then built into a tree located in my mother in-laws back yard. So...
6/10/10 at 6:30 AM
Building boom on the prairie
There's been a fairly significant hospital building boom out here on the Minnesota prairie over the past decade. I didn't realize how extensive it was until I started collecting information last mon...
4/6/10 at 11:32 AM
Road work ahead
Minnesota transportation officials plan $1.4 billion in construction projects on the state's roadways this year. In all, the state Transportation Department plans 51 Twin Cities-area projects and 172 ...
4/8/09 at 9:22 AM