News Tribune, July 2, 1973 Citizens protesting the dumping of taconite tailings into Lake Superior because of possible asbestos pollution have extended their petition drive another week. Organizers will present petitions carrying an estimated 5,000 signatures to Duluth Mayor Ben Boo at a rally next week. The final section of the Miller-Dwan Hospital Burn Care Center has been completed, hospital officials said yesterday. The $158,000 center, which can accommodate seven patients, contains special radiant heating panels over the beds to keep burn patients warm.
News Tribune, July 2, 1993 Duluthian Shaun Deckinga said yesterday he’s lost almost everything since being wrongfully accused and convicted of two bank robberies. After Deckinga spent five months in jail, he was released yesterday when the U.S. Attorney’s Office admitted a horrible mistake had been made. Water from the Black Bear Casino near Carlton is perfectly safe to drink, officials there said yesterday. The water had an unpleasant odor when the casino opened in June, but officials attributed it to concentrations of iron in Carlton’s water supply.
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