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Bygones for June 11

News Tribune, June 11, 1974

* The Duluth City Council yesterday voted to oppose Mayor Ben Boo’s request to the Economic Development Administration for money to establish a city department of economic development. Most councilors had earlier expressed their dissatisfaction with the application.

* The Duluth Transit Authority has been awarded a $907,160 grant from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Rep. John Blatnik said yesterday the money will be used to purchase 20 new 43-passenger buses, a two-way radio system, and service vehicles.

News Tribune, June 11, 1994

* The Lake Superior Zoo didn’t really close, but this weekend’s grand opening marks the completion of the $1.9 million renovation of the old administration building. The building has been converted into a grand entrance plaza and education center.

* The hunt for mystery barrels in Lake Superior may be over. Seven barrels retrieved in the last 10 days have brought no evidence of any toxic or hazardous material that some feared had been seeping from the barrels into the lake.

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