Bygones: 100 years ago, Hibbing hotel collapsed during move
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News Tribune, Jan. 4, 1921
- The Duluth City Council yesterday voted down a resolution calling for a Feb. 3 referendum that would increase streetcar fares. The vote came after some councilors argued that a $3,000 donation from the streetcar company to cover election costs violated state election laws.
- Duluth Police Department reports indicate that crime during 1920 reached its lowest level in 15 years with 3,758 arrests recorded. The largest number of arrests for any single offense were for drunkenness, followed by violations of traffic ordinances.
- Duluth Fire Chief Joseph Randall yesterday recommended that Woodland be given a fire hall and hose company this year. The site for the fire hall, the chief stated, should be within a half mile of the end of the Woodland car line.
- One worker was injured yesterday when the Sellers Hotel, a three-story frame structure, collapsed while being moved from old to new Hibbing. It was the first serious accident so far during the moving of dozens of buildings from Hibbing's business district.