Beacon Bank safe finds new home at Esko Historical Society

By KBJR News 1

March 28, 2014 Updated Mar 28, 2014 at 12:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A group of men made off with a bank safe Thursday afternoon in Duluth. It wasn't a heist, but a give–away!

The newly moved Beacon Bank on Superior Street in Duluth gave away the keys and combination to its old safe from the bank's former location.

Dozens of interested people contacted the bank about the safe when Beacon announced they were looking to donate it.

The winners were from the Esko Historical Society.

With help from Viant Crane company leaders took the safe to its new home in Esko.

The president of the Historical Society, Ken Nynas, said while most of the city's history has gone digital, it is nice to know that an original pieces of history can now be preserved.

"Our buildings that we have up there are primarily old. Log buildings, old schools, and old gristmills and stuff, and primarily wood construction stuff. This gives us something to put the...you know what I mean?...somewhere safe, and can be preserved for future generations,' Ken Nynas, president of historical society.

Beacon Bank's former location will be demolished to make way for Maurice's new Corporate Offices.

Shawn Frost