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December 30, 2010
Don Ness on moving up the political ladder: "It's hard for me to picture running for another office. I just don't have the right personality: I'm too low-key, too boring. To succeed on the larger political stage you need to be obnoxious, brash, overly partisan and put entertainment over policy formulation. That's not for me; I don't want any part of that culture." Sarah Packingham/For the Budgeteer
Don Ness: The 2010 Budgeteer interview, Pt. 2
December 30, 2010 - 4:33pm
November 21, 2010
Duluth's first public library was located in the Masonic Temple Opera building on Superior Street. Here it is in 1890. Submitted photo
Duluth Public Library almost as old as city
November 21, 2010 - 7:32am
October 23, 2010
Mayor Don Ness reads to his son, James. Sarah Packingham/For the Budgeteer
An evening with Duluth's 'first family'
October 23, 2010 - 1:19pm
August 9, 2010
Pat Grassinger, Helen Pearl, Bamy Pratchios and LaVeryn McKeever -- four members of Semper Fidelis, a support group organized by wives of B Company service members -- read a letter from abroad. Submitted photo
Remembering 'The Forgotten War' 60 years later
August 9, 2010 - 1:44pm
July 15, 2010
One tip Sharon Finch, the president of the Twin Ports Genealogical Society, gave regarding connecting to your family's routes is looking for clues from old photographs. Finding something like this -- actually Ely-area miner George Muhvich's family tending to a garden circa 1917 -- with the names of long-lost relatives written on the back can be immensely helpful. Submitted photo
Preserving history by connecting to the past
July 15, 2010 - 6:56pm
July 8, 2010
Marchers turn from Superior Street onto Fifth Avenue West en route to a memorial service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Duluth Arena-Auditorium on April 8, 1968. Charles Curtis/News Tribune file photo
Duluth in '68: A look back at 'The Year that Changed the World'
July 8, 2010 - 7:12pm
June 4, 2010
The $40 million Sheraton Duluth Hotel and 311 Superior condominium project at Third Avenue East and Superior Street opened in 2007.
The time is right for Old Downtown
June 4, 2010 - 12:28pm
June 1, 2010
The area now known as Canal Park was a combination of business and industry with an eroding shoreline and no real lake access for the residents. Photo provided by Jerry Kimball.
History: Changing Duluth's waterfront from junk to jewel of the North
June 1, 2010 - 10:11am
May 21, 2010
SJA Architects' Brian Morse proudly shows off Duluth's new Amsoil Arena, a project he's been involved with since 2005. Matthew R. Perrine/Budgeteer News
Seeing Amsoil Arena through the architect's eyes
May 21, 2010 - 11:26am
May 13, 2010
French River's missile base once housed dozens of Boeing's mass-produced Bomarc nuclear warheads. Image courtesy Christopher J. Bright
5Q :: French River's nuclear missiles reach big audience
May 13, 2010 - 1:41pm
May 7, 2010
Construction of the I-35 extension didn't finish until 1992, even though the interstate had been completed to Mesaba Avenue in 1971. MnDOT photo.
Interstate 35 brought controversy, opportunity
May 7, 2010 - 1:18pm
April 30, 2010
The NorShor has been home to the NorShor Experience strip club since 2006. However, under the terms of the purchase agreement with the city, the strip club would have to close or relocate. Photo by Matthew R. Perrine/Budgeteer News.
The long and storied life of the NorShor, Part II
April 30, 2010 - 11:41am
April 23, 2010
The original Temple Opera building was six stories high, made of brownstone from the Amnicon River Quarries and red sandstone walls with carved capitals, faces and Celtic mazes. It once contained the Public Reading Rooms which later became the Public Library.
However, in 1942, the top three stories of the Temple Opera building and the Moorish Tower were removed to free the view of the building up the hill. Owner G.G. Hartley also disliked the style contrast with his classical Orpheum Theatre (the buildi...
The long and storied life of the NorShor, Part I
April 23, 2010 - 12:03pm
March 5, 2010
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start tearing apart and reconstructing Interstate 35 from Boundary Avenue to Garfield Street in early May, leaving only one lane of traffic either way on the freeway. Photo by Matthew R. Perrine/Budgeteer News
Interstate 35 'megaproject' will be a megamess
March 5, 2010 - 1:20pm
February 26, 2010
The upper floors of the Lyceum Theater were home to the Oliver Mining Company in the first part of the 1900s, which also housed the headquarters of an industrial spy system that reported on union activities and more, for the benefit of the Steel Trust, made up of the owners of U.S. Steel and related companies. The Lyceum Theater building, 423 W. Superior St., was razed in 1966. Photo Northeast Minnesota Historical Center, Duluth, S3766b2f8MR206.1
In the days when the Northland was red
February 26, 2010 - 12:10pm
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