News Tribune, June 18, 1979

Steelworkers at Zalk-Josephs Co. in Duluth could walk off their jobs this morning after contract negotiations failed on the weekend, according to Linus Wampler of the United Steelworkers of America. Wampler said the dispute involves the entire contract, including wages.

James Wyrick won $350 last Friday for his victory in the rocking chair marathon at Grandma's Saloon and Deli. Wyrick rocked for 26 hours, 32 minutes for the win, while runner-up Paul Lee of KDAL radio rocked for 26 hours, 30 minutes.

News Tribune, June 18, 1999

Steelworkers and others from Northeastern Minnesota will stage "Stand Up For Steel" rallies in Duluth and Virginia tomorrow. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Rep. Jim Oberstar, and local elected officials will speak, voicing opposition to the alleged dumping of foreign steel in the U.S.

A small group of Ely residents has purchased WELY-FM and WELY-AM, pledging to program the radio stations in the tradition of Charles Kuralt. The purchase from Kuralt's widow was announced yesterday by Alice Hill, WELY general manager and one of the investors.

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