Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library.  

March 30, 1967
News Tribune

A new traffic-control system for downtown Duluth that will be regulated by a computer in City Hall is now being installed. The computer will control traffic lights to adjust to the amount and speed of traffic.

Dairy farmers in the Twin Ports area earn considerably less than the amount claimed in a recent news story, a National Farmers Organization representative said yesterday. Local farmers’ share of the price of a half gallon of milk is 18 cents, she said.

March 30, 1987
News Tribune

An early morning fire yesterday gutted the Cook County Curling Club in Grand Marais. There were no injuries, but the building was a total loss, according to Grand Marais Fire Chief Dwane Smith, who estimated the damage at $75,000.

A new technology for making rubber roofs from recycled tires could boost sales for the Tirecycle plant in Babbitt. The plant grinds old tires into dust that is then used to manufacture marketable products.

Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library.  

Mar. 23, 1967
News Tribune

Plans are underway to remodel and expand the Sveden House Restaurant in the Plaza Shopping Center. The Duluth Sveden House was the first of the Sveden House Restaurants, which are now being franchised throughout the United States.

The Duluth City Council will receive a proposal at its agenda meeting today that would provide $32,000 to keep branch libraries open for the remainder of the year. The money comes from a tax settlement with Interlake Iron Co.

Mar. 23, 1987
News Tribune

Helicopter rides around the Aerial Bridge and along the shore to Glensheen are likely to be approved by the Duluth City Council tonight. Horizon Helicopters Inc. would operate the service on a trial basis this summer.

Members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe are expected to file a complaint in federal court in Washington, D.C. today asking that the 1987 White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act be declared unconstitutional.

Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library. 

 News Tribune
March 13, 1967

About 8,000 acres of St. Louis County tax-forfeited land goes on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Duluth courthouse. The land is located in and near the proposed Voyageurs National Park.

Francine York, better known in her hometown of Aurora as Francine Yerich, will star this week in an episode of the CBS television program “Lost in Space.” Miss York has previously acted in movies and on the stage.

New Tribune
March 13, 1987

Unless Northland forests get significant amounts of rain or snow during the next two weeks, the region faces a serious threat of spring fires. The winter’s scant snowfall and recent mild temperatures have left snow cover more typical of mid-April.

The Adolph General Store and post office, a fixture in the tiny community five miles west of Duluth, was gutted by fire early yesterday morning. Damage to the store was estimated at between $150,000 and $180,000. 

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