News Tribune, Sept. 11, 1979

  • The Duluth City Council voted yesterday to ask the Minnesota Department of Transportation to consider erecting noise walls along I-35 between 50th Avenue West and Central Avenue. Councilors said the request has the support of many West Duluth residents.
  • The Stuntz Township Board voted yesterday to hire Duluth attorney James Harper to handle its appeal of a ruling ordering the annexation of Stuntz by Hibbing. Harper is expected to ask the state Municipal Board to grant a referendum on the issue.

News Tribune, Sept. 11, 1999

  • Mels TV Audio, 1314 E. Superior St. in Duluth, will close its doors in late October. Mels was started in the early 1950s by Mel Cohen, who owned a repair service called Service Radio and Sound Co. on West First Street.
  • Former UMD football coach Jim Malosky will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 2. Malosky, who retired this spring after coaching the Bulldogs since 1958, will be honored at halftime of the UMD-Moorhead State game at Griggs Field.

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