News Tribune, Dec. 4, 1973 Duluth Mayor Ben Boo last night presented a 1974 budget with a proposed $1 million increase in local property tax levies to the City Council. The budget includes money to fight Dutch elm disease and a $446,000 municipal bus system subsidy. Dr. Edward Wilson Davis of Silver Bay, the “Father of Taconite,” died yesterday at the age of 85. While employed at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Davis pioneered the mineral beneficiation process that produces high-grade iron concentrate from taconite ore.
News Tribune, Dec. 4, 1993 The Socrates, the ship that ran aground off Park Point for six days in 1985, was back in the Twin Ports for the first time yesterday. Now called the Union, the ship loaded grain at the AGP Grain Ltd. elevator on Rice’s Point. Union officials representing workers at Eveleth Mines reportedly moved closer to reaching a labor agreement with Oglebay Norton Co. at a meeting yesterday. The negotiations are aimed at settling a dispute that began Aug. 1 when the workers’ contract expired.
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