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Bygones: 100 years ago, the public toured the News Tribune's newly renovated building

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

Duluth News Tribune archive / Newsbank

News Tribune, Nov. 27, 1981

  • As a cost-saving measure last July, the U.S. Postal Service stopped stamping letters mailed in Superior with a Superior postmark. Since then, all the city's mail has been trucked daily to Duluth where a machine sorts, cancels and stamps it with a Duluth postmark.
  • Maritime traffic continues to be brisk in Duluth-Superior in what is traditionally the ports' busiest time of year. Duluth Port Director Davis Helberg expects about 40 more grain ships to visit the Twin Ports before Dec. 15, when the St. Lawrence Seaway officially closes.

News Tribune, Nov. 27, 1921

  • The St. Louis County Jail Committee yesterday agreed to a scaled-down plan for the new jail, now projected to cost $375,000. The plan also moves the jail north and west to allow for construction of a streetcar line on West Second Street.
  • Public tours were conducted yesterday during the formal opening of the newly remodeled Duluth News Tribune building at 24 E. Superior St. The $100,000 remodeling project, which took a year, included new electrical fixtures, plumbing, furniture and printing presses.

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