October 21, 2014

Kathy Laakso
Zenith City Weekly

All Hallows Eve is thought to have its origins in Ireland, from the Celtic festival of Samhain, when bonfires were built and people wore costumes or disguises to ward off ghosts. By some accounts, it was a time to honor the dead; by oth...

June 18, 2014

Kathy Laakso

Zenith City Weekly

Before the Children’s Bureau was created by President William Howard Taft in 1912, five people saw the need for a home in Superior to take care of “children not over five and unfortunate women.”  

On December 30, 1903, they formed a board...

November 6, 2012

Kathy Laakso
Zenith City Weekly

Superior’s Central High School launched a remarkable number of gifted students, including sports legends Ernie Nevers and Bud Grant, award-winning photographers Esther Bubley and Ray Jones, and WWII hero Dick Bong.  


Another talented gr...

October 4, 2011

Kathy Laakso
Zenith City Weekly

For almost 150 years, locals have heard the shipping canal legend: The people of Duluth hurrying down to the shore in the dead of night with picks and shovels—even kitchen serving spoons—to finish carving out the canal before Wisconsin...

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