“The News Behind the Watergate Headlines” will be Washington columnist Jack Anderson’s topic when he speaks at the UMD Physical Education Building tonight. UMD officials said yesterday all 5,500 tickets for Anderson’s appearance have been picked up.
News Tribune, May 16, 1973
Fire believed to have been deliberately set swept through a large stand of pine and the village of Pinewood, near Bemidji, yesterday, according to a Department of Lands and Forestry spokesman.
The Minnesota House yesterday passed a bill authorizing the city of Duluth to create development districts to improve the area’s general economy. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Michael Jaros, allows the city to promote development programs in each district created.
Telephone operators in Duluth handled 3,000 long-distance calls yesterday, totally saturating all circuits. A telephone company spokesman said about 50 to 75 more long-distance calls occur on Mother’s Day than on a normal Sunday.
News Tribune, May 13, 1973
The city of Duluth is moving into a comprehensive graphic identification program that will include a new official logo on printed materials, signs, city vehicles, uniforms and points of interest.
A Blue Cross study released yesterday shows the average daily cost for a patient’s stay in a Duluth hospital last year was $88.52. That’s below the statewide index, which increased to $101.65, marking the first time it has gone over $100 a day.
The Minnesota Senate gave final approval yesterday to a bill authorizing the creation of a Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority in Duluth. The bill, approved by the House last week, now goes back to that body for concurrence in a minor amendment.
Some Standard service stations in Duluth have instituted informal gasoline rationing because of a nationwide dealer supply allocation program. The program, reflecting the nation’s current energy crisis, will provide dealers with gasoline at the level of last year’s sales.
After evaluation of firefighter qualifications yesterday, the Duluth Civil Service Board decided to keep the minimum height requirement for applicants at 5 feet 9 inches. The City Attorney’s office had suggested reconsidering the requirement to allow more female applicants.
Planned relocation of the Ace Hardware Co. in a building it will construct at 210-212 W. Superior St. was announced yesterday. The project involves the first downtown Duluth building constructed exclusively for retail purposes in more than 20 years.
News Tribune, April 29, 1973
Robert D. Lund, a native Duluthian recently named vice president of General Motors Corp., will be guest of honor and principal speaker at the 55th annual Duluth Day Dinner on May 24.
More than 5,500 people from Duluth’s 22 Catholic parishes gathered in the Duluth Arena yesterday morning to celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection. This is the second straight year that Duluth Catholics have staged the Easter Morning Mass in the Arena.
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