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Do You Remember These Car Dealerships In The Northland?
While my co-host Ken and I were playing a radio contest recently a gal with the last name of DeVinck won. I asked her if she was of the family that once owned DeVinck’s car dealership and she said yes! That got me thinking of all the car dealerships that I remembered in the Northland that aren’t aro…
Do You Remember These Finger Fidget Toys By Era? [VIDEO]
Ha, show this blog to your kids and they'll be saying the same thing we are about the latest trend of fidget spinners.  What the heck?  What's the point?  What do you get out of it?   I started thinking about the finger fidgets I've had throughout the years an…
What Is The Significance Of The VFW Poppy Flower?
I had the honor of volunteering to sell those cute little red poppy flowers that are traditional seen in May. They are called a “buddy” poppy and the money collected through donations during poppy day, May 4 are used to assist the needy and disabled veterans, their famili…
Remember When Film Was Sent Through The Mail To Be Developed?
Our youth today has no idea how lucky they are to be able to take pictures on their phones and share them on social media immediately.  When I was young we had to send our film through the mail to be developed.  Do you remember the photo mailer in the picture above?  Yes, Holiday Gas …
Upper Lakes Foods In Cloquet Celebrates 50th Anniversary
If you’ve lived in Carlton County or are a business that deals with the sale of food you are probably very familiar with Upper Lakes Foods and have used their services within the last 50 years. Kudos goes out to the Sorensen family, now in their 3rd generation at Upper Lakes Foods. How did the famil…
See The MN Historical Society's Free Display Honoring Prince
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since the passing of our iconic artist Prince on April 21, 2016.  There has been many tributes to the late singer with special events and concerts and during several awards shows. To commemorate the anniversary of his death, the Minnesota Historical…
5 Forgotten Bars of Downtown Duluth [LIST]
Ok, maybe forgotten by some, but only until I remind you they existed.  This list culminates from the mid to late 80's when I was single and a drink cost $1.25.  Hard to believe, right?  See if you remember any of these and if you do, share your memories with me!!!  Oh, and …
Do You Remember The Palace Theater In Superior?
The Palace Theater opened in Superior Wisconsin back in 1917.  It operated as a theater until 1982, when it was then used as a church.  Not long later it became vacant.  The city took possession of it, and it ultimately was demolished in 2006.  This video tour was taken before it…

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