Bygones: Duluth workers protest wage cut

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at


News Tribune, Feb. 22, 1921

  • Postal officials said yesterday the provision of airplane mail service between Duluth and the Twin Cities is being investigated. Advocates of airplane service say it would speed delivery of mail by 12 hours and also relieve congestion at the local post office.
  • Duluth sheet metal workers, bricklayers and electricians quit working yesterday to protest the reduced wage scale adopted by the newly formed Minnesota Building Employers Association. A 20% wage cut went into effect yesterday, two weeks after employers gave workers notice of the change.
  • The drawing of plans for a $90,000 addition to Stowe School was authorized yesterday at a meeting of the Duluth Board of Education. The plans will be ready in March or early April, and construction of the addition is expected to begin soon after.
  • The hockey team from Duluth's Observation Rink has been awarded the junior amateur championship of the Head of the Lakes. In their last game, played last Saturday, the Observation team defeated the Bay View All-Stars at the Washington School rink.

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