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Postcard with the word Northlandia on it

This is Northlandia: a place to bring your curiosity, because you will find curiosities. In this series, the News Tribune celebrates the region's distinctive people, places and history. Discover the extraordinary stories that you just might miss if you're not in the right place, at the right time, ready to step off the beaten path with no rush to return.

From 1965-1973, the public could step into a safety cage and remain on the Lift Bridge as it rose. Local children would reach out and drop pennies into freighters' smokestacks.
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The viral social media posts claiming it's "the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world" are wrong.
The landmark has been a movie theater, a Christian church and most recently, it opened as a yoga and fitness studio.
The Teeny Weeny Miniature Cottage has been in Lincoln Park since 2014 and Duluth generally since the Halloween blizzard of 1991.

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People in northern Minnesota love music, and they love sled dogs. It was inevitable that the two would eventually come together.
“Must be the result of a cow-moose flirtation in the woods somewhere in the vicinity of Hibbing," the Duluth Herald erroneously reported in 1905.
The Busy Bodies has been showing Laurel and Hardy films to their members across the Twin Ports for nearly 40 years.
A St. Paul gallery is set to posthumously display Frank Hoffman’s work later this month.
For two decades, "Spirit of the Lights" on Duluth's Park Point drew viewers from around the world. After four years at Glensheen, the lights are being let loose.
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Josh Nickila wants your unused typewriters for his own collection and to pass along to people interested in the machine computers replaced.

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How did a 50-foot labyrinth come to sit next to the main office building of the Forest Hill Cemetery? Who put it there and why?
Video Vision and Superior Tan still kicking in Superior.
Due to a distinctive clause in the city code, Wisconsin's port city has the state's only Super One with a bar, alongside longstanding liquor store bars that have become community institutions.

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