Today’s the day. If you have skills and knowledge to benefit our community and were even considering a run for School Board or City Council, today is the day to take that leap and to toss your name into consideration. The deadline for filing for the Sept. 10 primary election and the Nov. 5 general election is 4:30 p.m. today in the City Clerk’s office in Duluth City Hall.
Before our snow disappears in the next few days – highs may reach the 50s by next week – I thought I’d take the chance to dig through the “winter” photo files in the News Tribune Attic and post some shots from the 1980s of people having fun – or at work – in the snow.
For any personal or professional anniversary of 80 years, a gift of hewn oak is traditionally given. For Mike and Ina DeSanto, whose relationship with Lakeside Lumber goes back 78 years, hickory will suffice.
“Probably about six years ago now, I ordered all hickory cabinet-grade lumber and he supplied that to me so I could build my own cabinets. He provides good quality materials. It’s a very, very nice resource to have here locally,” Gary Simonsen said.
During the Cold War, eight sites around the nation (and two in Canada) housed 48-foot, 16,000-pound anti-aircraft missiles. Thanks to one historian, these nuclear warheads will finally get their day in the sun.
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