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News Tribune, July 25, 1974

  • A $30,000 state-funded study of partitioning St. Louis County concluded that a split of the state’s largest county into two separate governmental units is feasible. The six-month study was commissioned by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Commission.
  • A witness called by Reserve Mining Co. conceded yesterday under persistent questioning by Judge Miles Lord that taconite tailings could be put back into the mine from which the ore was removed. Reserve is proposing to dump tailings in the Palisade Creek area.
  • News Tribune, July 25, 1994

    • More than 800 people converged on Washburn this weekend for the three-day Country Bluegrass Gospel Jamboree, which ended yesterday. Participants from Thunder Bay to Brainerd began arriving in town early this weekend to hear a mix of local and professional performers.
    • A player with a famous baseball name has joined the Duluth-Superior Dukes: outfielder Ted Williams was acquired this weekend from the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The 29-year-old Williams has stolen 19 bases this season, second-most in the Northern League.

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