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Jim Heffernans Blog · 1M ago

One Duluth Man's WWI Experience...

By Jim HeffernanGeorge Henry Heffernan in WWI Uniform, circa 1918On a bright, beautiful garbage pickup day a few years ago, I watched as the truck lifted our bin, dumped the contents into it...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 1M ago

The Times They Are A Changin' for sure...

Yes, as Bob Dylan sings (YouTube) in 1964, The Times They Are A-Changin'. They certainly have changed for Bob from the time in 1959 when he witnessed Buddy Holly and other performers (along ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 3M ago

A Trump Carol for President's Day...

By Jim Heffernan I know the Christmas holidays are over, but I've got to say I miss them -- especially the carols on the radio. That's the trouble with the other holidays we celebrate -- no ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 6M ago

Christmas City of the North parade was canceled once, but not due to adverse weather conditions...

Santa Claus waves to spectators during a wintery Christmas City of the North Parade on Friday. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News TribuneBy Jim Heffernan KBJR-TV, which has sponsored the Christma...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 6M ago

My Life in Baseball...

Joe DiMaggio and Dorothy ArnoldBy Jim Heffernan October 1939 – I am born. A month later Joe DiMaggio, “The Yankee Clipper,” marries Duluth native Dorothy Arnold, who was Dorothy Olson when s...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 7M ago

Bob Dylan not the only Nobel winner with Duluth connections...

Bob Dylan, 2010 (Wikipedia)By Jim HeffernanThe Swedish Academy has been having a hard time personally contacting reclusive Duluth native Bob Dylan to tell him he has been awarded the Nobel P...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 9M ago

Trump's hair to boost American Agriculture on Rushmore...

Trump on Mt. Rushmore photo source: change.orgBy Jim Heffernan Someday adding Trump to Rushmore could help boost American agriculture... The other day I found myself doing some deep... for ...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 10M ago

Remembering the birth of the DECC fifty years ago...

Today the Duluth News Tribune paid homage to the upcoming 50th anniversary of the DECC (formerly known as the Duluth Arena-Auditorium). I was a fledgling reporter in 1963 covering the beginn...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 10M ago

Duluth hit hard by summer storm...

Early morning storms crept into Duluth and area fast and furiously Thursday. Strobe-like lightening flashed every second and hurricane-force winds measuring upward from from 69 mph to 100 mp...
Jim Heffernans Blog · 11M ago

Government Programs Benefit Millions

What follows is my letter to the editor appearing in today's Duluth News Tribune... Reader's View: Government programs have benefited millions               ... for more...