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Top photos of 2018: Steve Kuchera

Vikings fans at Mr. D’s Bar & Grill react to a play in the Jan. 21 game against the Eagles. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com1 / 13
Hundreds of people walk down First Street during the Twin Ports Women’s March on Jan. 20. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com2 / 13
A large wave rolls past two spectators and down the length of the Duluth Ship Canal on the morning of Oct. 10. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com3 / 13
Dan Markham shoots a ring-neck duck shortly at sunrise on Sept. 22. Markham and two hunting partners shot seven ducks on Natures Lake opening morning. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com4 / 13
Frost covers the hat and eyelashes of Sarah Keefer at the Trail Center checkpoint. Keefer handles for John Beargrease mushers Blake and Jennifer Freking and had just help Blake leave the checkpoint on his way to Grand Portage. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com5 / 13
Heritage Marine’s Helen H. moves through an ice-choked lane in the closing days of the shipping season. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com6 / 13
Kylie Anderson, 4, joins grandfather Brian Sorensen in saluting the American flag at the front of the Veteran’s Day March in Duluth. Sorensen is an Army Vietnam veteran. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com7 / 13
Bay View Elementary assistant principal John Awsumb receives a group hug from kindergartners on Dec. 13. The National Association of Elementary School Principals recently named Awsumb Minnesota’s 2019 NAESP National Outstanding Assistant Principal. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com8 / 13
The bodies of Jews murdered in the Holocaust are buried by other Jews before they in turn are shot as a German soldier (Jordan Dettmann) describes the gas vans that the mobile killing squads used to murder the Polish Jews in the UMD Theatre production of “Dear Finder.” Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com9 / 13
Holding a bag of candy, Landin Anderson, 6, roams Boo at the Zoo as a T. Rex. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com10 / 13
Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin watches as Lydia Eaton spins a basketball on one finger during a program at Lakeview Christian Academy. McClurkin talked to the students about the ABCs (action, bravery and compassion) of bullying prevention. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com11 / 13
A Duluth firefighter examines a fire through a window opening at an apartment building at 601 E. First St. on April 9. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com12 / 13
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Wicked weather, political rallies, athletic triumphs: News Tribune photographers captured them all, and much more, in pictures in 2018.

From the Iron Range to Ashland, from Grand Rapids to Grand Marais, Duluth News Tribune photojournalists made countless images this year that told important stories, highlighted the natural beauty of the region, and documented the lives and accomplishments of those who call the Northland home. Here are some of Steve Kuchera’s favorite images of the year.

We’ve shared their photos with you all year, in print and online. Now the photographers have selected some of their favorite or most memorable images of 2018 to share again today.

We hope you enjoy these windows looking back at the year that was — and we look forward to bringing you more great photography in 2019 in the pages of the News Tribune, and at