News Tribune, Oct. 7, 1976

  • A $2.2 million federal grant to UMD for a coal gasification heating plant was announced yesterday by Rep. James Oberstar. Construction is expected to be completed by February 1978 and the plant, one of six in the country, will be operating by that April.
  • Law officials in five northern Minnesota counties are on the alert following an anonymous telephone threat to “blacken the area” if the fishing ban is not lifted. The caller said he had already started a fire near Aldrich which burned about 100 acres.
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News Tribune, Oct. 7, 1996

  • The North Shore Business Enterprise Center, a new business incubation facility in Two Harbors, was recently dedicated. The $1.3 million facility is designed to attract start-up companies in the light industrial and technical sectors and assist them with support services and technology.
  • Nearly 90,000 Wisconsin hunters have free tags allowing them to shoot whitetail deer in October. The Natural Resources Board set the season to control the growth of the state’s deer herd, now the largest in history at 1.6 million deer.

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