News Tribune, July 21, 1977 • The fate of a mansion at 2228 E. Superior St. in Duluth that has housed the St. Louis County Historical Society since 1947 will be discussed by the county board next week. The society is moving to new quarters at the Depot. • Students attending UMD this fall will pay tuition increases of about 15 percent, Provost Raymond Heller said yesterday. Depending on their major, most will pay $254 a quarter, compared with $221 a quarter in the 1976-77 school year. News Tribune, July 21, 1997
Today Duluth entry Evening: Mesabi Miner arriving to load coal. Superior Morning: Atlantic Huron arriving to load iron pellets. Tim S. Dool departing with iron ore pellets. Two Harbors Morning: Edwin H. Gott arriving to load iron ore pellets.
The Duluth school district was chosen as one of five health focus sites by a national community school organization. That means leaders from the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition for Community Schools, which works with schools to help create more equitable and healthier communities, are at Lincoln Park Middle School this week. They are working with the Duluth Community School Collaborative, which includes Lincoln Park Middle School, Denfeld High School and Myers-Wilkins Elementary School. Each of those schools is a full-service community school or is working toward that.
A portion of State Highway 194 is among several Northeastern Minnesota roadways slated to see a speed-limit increase. The stretch between U.S. Highway 2 and Solway Road will increase from 55 to 60 mph within the next two or three weeks, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. The higher limits will not actually go into effect until new signs are posted. The changes are part of a study authorized by the Legislature in 2014 to evaluate two-lane, 55-mph highways across the state.
District Court St. Louis County July 17 Keeli S. Bennett, 22, Duluth, first count of theft of a motor vehicle, imposition stayed on three years of probation with conditions including a $50 fine, 47 days in local confinement and $206 in restitution; second count of theft of a motor vehicle, dismissed. Ernest Green Jr., 38, St. Cloud, Minn., domestic assault, fined $50 and 365 days in local confinement.
Opening Friday "Dunkirk" In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were methodically evacuated from the beach. At the end of this mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. PG, run time 1:50, Premiere, Duluth 10, Lakes 10 "Girls Trip"
News Tribune, July 20, 1977 • Four Japanese sailors and a Duluth fumigator were rescued from the hold of the cargo ship Tokai Maru yesterday after they were overcome by fumes from a pesticide. The fumigator was applying the chemical Vertifume to a shipment of grain when the incident occurred. • State of Minnesota workers yesterday fenced off two abandoned mine shafts near Ely after complaints from area residents. The shafts are the last vestiges of the White Iron underground mine, which was worked from about 1903 until 1912. News Tribune, July 20, 1997
The annual “Board Across the Bay” will take place Saturday in Washburn. The event is open to stand-up paddleboarders — and canoes and kayaks, too — and includes races of 3, 7 and 14 miles on Chequamegon Bay between Washburn and Ashland. Race registration takes place Friday night and early Saturday at Thompson’s West End Park in Washburn; the racing gets underway at 8 a.m. Find more details at www.boardacrossthebay.com .
Did you notice the haze in the air on Wednesday? It was the result of smoke drifting in the atmosphere from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada, the National Weather Service reported. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sensors reported moderate air quality across much of the state on Wednesday as a result of the smoke and particulates in the atmosphere; the haze was forecast to linger in the Northland into today. Find updated air quality information and forecasts at www.pca.state.mn.us/air/current-air-quality .
The annual Park Point Sand Modeling Contest and Water Safety Expo is set to take place today (Thursday, July 20) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Park Point Beach House. The event is free and open to the public. The sand modeling contest will begin at 11 a.m., with judging at 1:30 p.m. Other activities include demonstrations on the use of rescue boards, throw rings, life jackets, rip currents, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks; and games and contests including hula hooping and tug of war.