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News Tribune, Aug. 20, 1974

* Passenger rail service between the Twin Ports and the Twin Cities may be instituted before Christmas, David Watts, Amtrak director of state and local planning, said yesterday.

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* The Two Harbors City Council was informed yesterday of the need for a 25 percent increase in electricity rates to cover rising fuel costs.

News Tribune, Aug. 20, 1994

* As part of a 1992 lawsuit, Murphy Oil USA Inc. must pay $500,000 to the state of Wisconsin and spend another $25 million to improve pollution-control equipment at its Superior oil refinery. The settlement was approved yesterday in Douglas County Court.

* The Duluth School Board has developed a plan to spend $100 million on the renovation of more than

30 buildings over the next 10 years. A majority of the work would be done to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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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