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Warner Wirta, 1933-2013: Civic leader, teacher ‘felt everybody should have a fair deal’

Published 12/22/2013, Duluth News Tribune

In his youth, Warner Wirta was one of the famed “Flying Finn” runners at Embarrass High School. Later on, he was a teacher, a counselor to veterans, a leader in creating Duluth's American Indian Commission and a frequent voice on the News Tribune Opinion page. Wirta died Thursday at age 80.

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