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News Tribune, April 24, 1974

* John Kennedy, Minnesota civil defense fuel shortage information officer, said yesterday the state will help Arrowhead region resort owners avoid adverse business effects from the current fuel shortage. Kennedy said gas stations in 39 cities will receive sufficient fuel supplies to stay open.

* Duluth Transit Authority officials said yesterday the bus system taxpayer subsidy will need to triple by the end of this year to keep the system running. Officials said they’ll need $671,000 this year and possibly $833,500 in 1975.

News Tribune, April 24, 1994

* A light turnout is expected for tomorrow’s referendum on an outlet mall for Duluth’s bayfront. Voters will decide whether the outlet mall will be located in a special assessment district to raise tax money for public portions of the project.

* Three months after the U.S. Forest Service fired world-renowned bear researcher Lynn Rogers, the agency dropped its investigation and reached a retirement settlement with him. The Ely researcher receives a $22,000 annual pension and the Forest Service has reimbursed him for legal expenses.

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