Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth drinking water saw improvement due to chlorine
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News Tribune, Dec. 30, 1920
- Samples of Duluth city water tested by the Minnesota Board of Health contain from 1 to 100 bacteria per cubic centimeter, making it safe for public consumption. The report, released yesterday, attributes the increased use of chlorine for purifying the water.
- Fur trapping in northern Minnesota is virtually at a standstill this year due to a 200% to 300% drop in the price of raw fur. Thomas Storey, Duluth taxidermist, said yesterday the price of mink pelts has dropped from $18 last year to $3.
- Members of Duluth's Federated Trades Assembly voted last night to oppose the proposed 1-cent increase in the street car fare. The group will seek an injunction to stop the City Council from holding a Feb. 3 special referendum on the increase.
- Thirty-eight men, the largest number on record in the history of the Duluth Police Department, took civil service examinations for patrolman yesterday. Chief Warren E. Pugh attributes a salary increase and present labor conditions for the unusually large number of applicants.