Bygones for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014
Proposed extension of the Great Lakes shipping season on a permanent basis drew general support in Duluth yesterday at a public meeting conducted by the Winter Navigation Working Committee. Representatives of industry, government and the public urged implementation of the program.
News Tribune, Jan. 8, 1974
Duluth public schools yesterday announced the cancellation of all student field trips as the system faces the possibility of running out of gasoline by April. Also, maintenance employees were ordered to reduce nighttime temperatures in school buildings to 60 degrees. About 300 people braved a 2-foot snowfall and hazardous roads to attend a preview party for the feature film "Iron Will" last night at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Later, a by-invitation-only audience viewed the film's Minnesota premiere. What was predicted to be a 6-inch snowstorm this week left Duluth with 25.9 inches, Silver Bay with 36 inches and Finland with 44 inches when it ended after two days. A 24-hour snowfall record of 16.3 inches was set in Duluth.
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