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.
April 14, 1967
The West German freighter Neptun entered the Duluth-Superior Harbor at 6:01 p.m. yesterday to become the first arrival of the 1967 Twin Ports navigation season. The Neptun will leave Duluth for Chicago tomorrow to unload additional cargo.
A 25-foot-high wall of ice stretching for miles across the polar ice cap stopped the Plaisted Polar Expedition advance party yesterday morning. The wall is the greatest obstacle the expedition has yet faced, according to radio operator Jack Fisher.
April 14, 1987
St.Louis County and Duluth reached an agreement yesterday in the dispute over the cost of housing city prisoners in the county jail. The County Board approved a resolution that provides for a $30 fee for keeping a prisoner for eight hours.
Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen asked yesterday for a recount of the results from the April 7 election that he lost by 137 votes. Police officer Herb Bergson defeated Hagen, who was trying for a fourth term, by a 5,764 to 5, 627 margin.