Bygones: A century ago, lawmakers debated iron ore tax
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News Tribune, Jan. 18, 1921
- Consideration of legislation calling for a tonnage tax on iron ore began yesterday in the Minnesota Legislature when the House Committee on Taxes held its first public hearing. Opposition to any form of tonnage tax was voiced by legislators from the Iron Range.
- The Lake County Board of Commissioners yesterday adopted a resolution asking the state to purchase land along State Highway No. 3 for a state park. Land on the banks of the Encampment River is included in the territory the board wants to preserve.
- A small army of lawyers and government officials will be on hand this morning in the Duluth Post Office Building when the January term of Federal Court opens. Approximately 250 indictments will be asked of the grand jury by government attorneys.
- Many of the best curlers in the world were in Duluth yesterday for the opening of the 28th annual Northwestern Curling Bonspiel at the Curling Club. Forty-seven rinks, with 188 curlers in all, were in attendance for the opening day events.