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News Tribune, Feb. 26, 1974

  • A federally ordered 55 mph speed limit will probably take effect in Minnesota this weekend. The lowered speed limit was mandated by a federal energy-saving law that requires all states to comply by March 3 or lose federal highway money.
  • Joseph Sturckler, Duluth Arena-Auditorium manager, said yesterday police are planning to improve crowd control at future rock concerts. Sturckler said lights will be raised, policemen will be positioned between the audience and the stage, and more officers will be assigned.

    News Tribune, Feb. 26, 1994

  • Taavo Virkhaus, longtime conductor of the

    Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, will not be returning to the symphony next season, the symphony's board announced yesterday. Virkhaus, who has headed the symphony since 1977, will concentrate on composing and other conducting responsibilities.

  • Duluth police have arrested three teenage boys in connection with more than 40 property crimes that have damaged cars over the past week. The vandalism involved shooting or smashing car windows, mostly in the Woodland, Central Hillside and East Hillside neighborhoods.

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