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.
July 9, 1967
Starting at 1 p.m. today, 53 boys will race in the Duluth Soap Box Derby championship on the Hartley Field Derby Track. The track is one of just eleven in the country owned by a local derby.
The 1967 Duluth Seaway Portorama celebration will be “the biggest in the eight-year history of the event,” David Allison, Portorama general chairman, said yesterday. An estimated 30,000 area residents are expected to purchase Portorama buttons.
July 9, 1987
District Court Judges Charles Barnes and David Bouschor said yesterday that St. Louis County doesn’t need the new jail recommended last week by a citizens committee. The judges said upgrading the old jail would be sufficient for the county’s needs.
Tickets for the Concorde supersonic jetliner’s flight from Duluth to London sold out this week. The round-trip flight, selling for $2,499, is scheduled to leave Duluth on July 27.