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News Tribune, Aug. 5, 1974

  • A report titled “Poor People in Poor Housing” will be considered for adoption this week by the Head of the Lakes Council of Governments. The report concludes that nearly one-third of housing units in the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Area are substandard or inadequate.
  • In spite of rain, this weekend’s 27th annual Duluth Folk Festival was viewed as a success by its organizers. Forced inside the National Guard Armory, the festival featured large crowds viewing exhibits, sampling ethnic foods and watching entertainment on the Armory stage.
  • News Tribune, Aug. 5, 1994

    • The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center is looking for 100 Northlanders to fight fires now raging in western states. The jobs pay $7.72 per hour for 10-hour days with housing and meals provided for free.
    • Duluth sisters Velma Williamson and Theresa Taylor received a letter yesterday from the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners telling them to stop giving free haircuts. For years, the sisters have been providing free haircuts at the Union Gospel Mission.

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