News Tribune, Jan. 19, 1976

* Terry Kern of Duluth was the top jumper at the U.S. Olympic Ski Jump trials in Thunder Bay yesterday and earned a spot on the 1976 Olympic Team. Kern joins fellow Duluthian Jim Denney and Jim Maki of Bovey on the team.

* An $8.6 million Duluth-Superior Harbor deepening project is among proposed recommendations of the Great Lakes Basin Commission that will be reviewed in public meetings this week in Hotel Duluth. A second proposal is for stormwater control in Duluth to prevent waterfront flooding.

News Tribune, Jan. 19, 1996

* A storm blasted the Northland yesterday with more than a foot of snow, gale-force winds and bitter cold. Nearly all schools and most businesses were closed yesterday - including, for an unprecedented third time this winter, Duluth’s Miller Hill Mall.

* The North Shore Bank of Commerce, one of the only downtown Duluth banks open during yesterday’s snowstorm, was robbed by an armed man wearing a ski mask. After getting the cash, the gunman fled from the second-floor bank lobby into the skywalk.

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