Bygones for July 4
News Tribune, July 4, 1974
* Initial bids for construction of Duluth’s Central Hillside Community Center totaled about $850,000 instead of the $550,000 expected. Officials plan to simplify the building design, reduce its size and use a multicontract bidding procedure to bring the cost down.
News Tribune, July 4, 1994
* A 22-foot submarine yesterday carried explorers to their first rendezvous with the sunken Edmund Fitzgerald, launching a three-day search of the ship. Mission leaders said state-of-the-art imaging technology is providing some of the clearest views yet of the ore carrier.
* In Roseau County and other northwestern Minnesota counties, manufacturing plants and other businesses can’t find enough employees. Last week, Polaris Industries said it will open a plant in Iowa because it can’t find workers for its Roseau plant.
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