February 5, 1924: Forty-one miners perish on the Cuyuna Iron Range

On this day near Crosby, Minnesota, in 1924, 41 miners lost their lives inside the Milford Mine. Experts believe the disaster was touched off shortly after 3 p.m. when the surface caved in at the mine’s easternmost end, creating a connection with a nearby pond called Foley Lake (and sometimes referred to as Lake Milford).…

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February 5, 1934: Legal liquor sales return to Duluth

On this day in Duluth in 1934 at approximately six p.m., liquor was sold sold legally in Duluth for first time since 1917. While national Prohibition had ended December 5, 1933, Duluth had voted to go dry in 1917—prior to national Prohibition—and the Duluth law had to be repealed before the Zenith City could follow…

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