Bygones: 100 years ago, a strike ends in Hibbing

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

Duluth News Tribune archive / Newsbank

News Tribune, Sept. 29, 1981

  • The National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has tentatively approved a Duluth proposal to demolish the Goodfellowship Community Center in Morgan Park. The decision clears the way for the city to receive a $567,000 grant for razing the building and constructing a new center.
  • The strike by 140 registered nurses at Hibbing's Central Mesabi Medical Center ended yesterday when the nurses ratified a new contract. The hospital was shut down by the strike on Sept. 11, and about 330 other hospital employees were laid off.

News Tribune, Sept. 29, 1921

  • Further progress in construction of the new St. Luke's hospital in Duluth now awaits the arrival of a hospital consultant who is expected next week. The consultant will determine the needs of the city as well as the needs of the hospital itself.
  • Duluth city officials will inspect property adjoining Cobb School in Woodland that has been proposed for use as a park. Commissioner Bert Farrell has objected to the location because it could endanger lives of children running on to Woodland Avenue.

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