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News Tribune, May 5, 1974

  • Traffic fatalities have been declining in Duluth during the past two years, according to the Duluth Police Department. In 1971, 30 people died in city traffic accidents compared to five in 1972 and five in 1973.
  • A major sled dog race called the “Spirit Mountain Challenge Cup” will be held at Duluth’s Spirit Mountain next winter. Head of the Lakes Sled Dog Association officials said yesterday the 25-mile race will be the longest scheduled in Minnesota.
  • News Tribune, May 5, 1994

    • Construction of the $14.1 million St. Louis County Jail near the Duluth International Airport is expected to be done by February, and the 152-bed jail could be open next spring. The project is on schedule thanks to a mild winter.
    • Mayors of several Iron Range cities are competing for the new Northwest Airlines ticket reservation center. The $10 million center was originally planned for Hibbing, but developers say it doesn’t have to be built within Hibbing city limits.

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