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Bygones for Sept. 1

News Tribune, Sept. 1, 1974

  • A stubborn three-hour fire in a building housing high-voltage electrical transformers did an estimated $7,000 in damage yesterday morning in U.S. Steel’s former open-hearth facility in Morgan Park. The blaze started in second-floor offices of the two-story concrete building.
  • Total attendance for the seven-day engagement of the Ice Capades at the Duluth Arena this year was 38,876, Joseph Sturckler, Arena manager, reported yesterday. The final Saturday night performance drew 5,279 people, slightly more than the Arena’s listed capacity.
  • News Tribune, Sept. 1, 1994

    • Grandma’s Marathon Director Scott Keenan is looking into moving some race-week activities to the DECC starting in 1995 because of congestion in Canal Park. Race-packet pickup, the spaghetti dinner and Friday speakers could be moved to Pioneer Hall.
    • Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tony Bouza laid out a plan yesterday to help Duluth-area residents pay for costly repairs to foundation drains. Speaking in Duluth’s Leif Erikson Park, Bouza said state bonding money should help pay for the repairs.

    Researched by the Reference & Information staff at the Duluth Public Library. Call (218) 730-4200, option 5 or click on Ask Us at www.duluth.lib.mn.us.

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