News Tribune, Oct. 8, 1979

  • United Way of Greater Duluth began its annual fund-raising drive yesterday with a goal of $1,361,000, 15% more than was raised last year. The agency's funding has fallen behind its needs in the past six years and officials hope to turn that around.
  • Duluth-area employers expect a slowdown in new hiring for the last three months of this year, according to a quarterly survey by Manpower. Overall, 14% of employers expect to hire, 3% expect cuts, and 83% foresee no change.

News Tribune, Oct. 8, 1999

  • Four Twin Ports centenarians will be honored today at an annual birthday party put on by the city of Duluth. The honorees are Doris Johnson, 101; August "Gus" LeMieux, 100; Johanna Lucas, 100; and Selma "Sally" Sager, 102.
  • Duluth's first Scandinavian Song Festival begins this Sunday with a concert by the Orphei Drangar men's choir from Uppsala, Sweden, at First Lutheran Church. The festival is produced by UMD in collaboration with the Duluth Sister Cities Commission and other organizations.

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