April 18, 1979

A surprise move to close Park Point Elementary School, 2400 Minnesota Ave., was brought before the Duluth School Board last night, but no action was taken. Sixty-one children attend first through sixth grades at the school in three split-grade classrooms.

Local government and industry representatives argued yesterday for retaining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Duluth office and even suggested expansion. The comments were made at a public hearing on a proposed reorganization that could shrink or close the Duluth and St. Paul offices.

April 18, 1999

Declining Medicare payments could force Douglas County to join several other Wisconsin counties in ending its home health care program. Medicare cuts, some of them retroactive, cost the county about $400,000 last year, a loss that local taxpayers will have to cover. 

State Rep. Willard Munger will soon be announced as the winner of the Environmental Law Institute's Outstanding Wetlands Program Development Award, which will be presented June 17 in Washington, DC. Munger is being recognized for his years of work protecting Minnesota's dwindling wetlands.