Tuesday: The murders at Glensheen—forty years later

Next Tuesday, June 27, 2017, marks the fortieth anniversary of the killings at Glensheen—when Elisabeth Congdon and Velma Pietila were brutally murdered at Duluth’s historic Congdon Estate on the shore of Lake Superior. That evening the foremost experts on the crimes, the trials that followed, and suspect and sociopath Marjorie Congdon Caldwell will gather to discuss the events…

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Coming June 27: Glensheen murders on tap at live event in Duluth

This June 27, 2017, marks the fortieth anniversary of the killings at Glensheen—when Elisabeth Congdon and Velma Pietila were brutally murdered at Duluth’s historic Congdon Estate on the shore of Lake Superior. That evening the foremost experts on the crimes, the trials that followed, and suspect and sociopath Marjorie Congdon Caldwell will gather to discuss…

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‘Glensheen: The Official Guide’ a winner at the 2017 NEMBAs

Dennis O’Hara’s Glensheen: The Official Guide to Duluth’s Historic Congdon Estate, published by Zenith City Press, won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award in the Art and Photography category at last night’s 29th-annual award program. Congratulations to Dennis, whose photographs of Glensheen and the grounds that surround it are the focus of the book and the…

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Welcome to a new day in the Zenith City!

You’ve no-doubt noticed the website looks quite different today. But you may not have noticed that for the past few years webmeister Dan Turner has essentially been keeping Zenith City Online online with the digital equivalent of duct tape and chewing gum. And now Dan is heading to Northwestern University to get his Ph.D. in linguistics, so…

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