News Tribune, March 11, 1921

  • Despite opposition from Northeastern Minnesota legislators, the Minnesota House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill imposing a tonnage tax on the mining industry. The bill, which passed by a vote of 99 to 25, would place a 6% tax on mining.
  • St. Louis County's share of the Minnesota state school fund this year is $110,117, and Duluth's share is $42,512, based on $2.50 per pupil. Both the county and the city have several hundred more students than they did last year.
  • The Duluth City Council is expected to make a decision today on a recent city order banning gasoline pumps from sidewalks in congested areas of town. Gasoline station operators and garage owners met with the council this week to argue against the order.
  • The St. Louis County Board of Education yesterday agreed to fund 12 new school buildings in the county. They plan to build three Class B consolidated schools and three single-room schools and then to purchase six buildings to convert to one-room schools.

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