Bygones: 100 years ago, man was arrested in taxi-driver murder
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News Tribune, Jan. 16, 1921
- Superior taxi driver John Maki was arrested yesterday in connection with the June murder of Johnny Jones, a Duluth taxi driver who was shot to death on the Nopeming Road near Carlton. Maki was implicated in the confessions of other suspects now under arrest.
- University of Minnesota Regent John Williams, speaking in Duluth this week, said Minnesota's iron ore deposits will be exhausted within 40 years. He said the university is working on a solution that would allow utilizing ore with only 20 to 25% iron content.
- Several organizations are urging the state of Minnesota to purchase a site of 10,000 acres in Lake County bordering on Lake Superior for use as a camping park. The issue is expected to come up for a vote in the current legislative session.
- The Superior City Council is expected to act this week on the division of the Ninth Ward into two voting precincts. Residents of that ward are in favor of the division, claiming that the ward is currently too large for one polling place.