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News Tribune, July 16, 1974

* With one councilor voting no, the Duluth City Council last night officially declared the city’s intent to annex almost half of Hermantown. If the Hermantown Board objects to the annexation, the final decision rests with the Minnesota Municipal Commission.

* Officials of International Organics Inc. told the Seaway Port Authority yesterday of the company’s decision to cease construction of a malic acid plant in Duluth. Reasons cited for abandoning the project are a lack of capital and a shortage of raw materials.

News Tribune, July 16, 1994

* Cirrus Design Corp.’s ST50 turboprop aircraft will be shown to the public today for the first time at the company’s building in Duluth. The five-passenger plane, which costs $1 million, can fly at 31,000 feet and attain speeds up to 300 mph.

* Hermantown Mayor Wally Loberg died yesterday from heart complications at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Loberg, known affectionately as Jolly Wally, was a lifelong resident of the area and had served as Hermantown’s mayor since 1988.

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