Bygones: A century ago, more than 1,000 Northlanders had tuberculosis
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News Tribune, Jan. 6, 1921
- Hibbing officials want their village to become a city to help deal with financial difficulties. They plan to incorporate under a city charter, increase the boundaries to include mining property, and increase their taxable valuation to $121 million.
- The annual report of the St. Louis County Sanitarium Commission filed yesterday shows a total of 1,090 known cases of tuberculosis in the county. There are 188 cases of men, women, and children at Nopeming and 180 at other clinics in the county.
- Duluth night schools are adding courses to attract students to replace those who have left to accept work in the woods or mines. New offerings include a 10-lesson course in the operation of a slide rule taught by A.N. Parks of Central High School.
- For the first time in years, Duluth will have an ice skating tournament this winter. The tournament, with an entry fee of 25 cents, will be held at the Curling Club Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and will feature races at four different distances.