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Duluth Sells Historic Window To Make Ends Meet

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Duluth Sells Historic Window To Make Ends Meet

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Duluth Sells Historic Window To Make Ends Meet

Duluth Sells Historic Window To Make Ends Meet

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Minnehaha to the rescue? This historic Tiffany window, which has been part of Duluth's landscape since 1893, may net $3 million for the cash-strapped city. Bob King/Duluth News Tribune hide caption

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Minnehaha to the rescue? This historic Tiffany window, which has been part of Duluth's landscape since 1893, may net $3 million for the cash-strapped city.

Bob King/Duluth News Tribune

Times are tough; city officials in Duluth, Minn. are hoping the sale of a stained glass window can help solve some of the city's financial woes.

The city council approved the sale of the Tiffany window, which has been a part of Duluth's landscape since 1893. The window depicts Minnehaha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's fictional Native-American princess.

Officials are hoping to net as much as $3 million for the window, an amount that would cover nearly half of the city's 2008 budget shortfall.

Correction Sept. 4, 2008

In this interview we said, "What makes this window so valuable is that Tiffany never really did figures in his windows." In fact, numerous Tiffany windows depict saints and other figures.