News Tribune, Nov. 12, 1979

  • Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Minnesota this week. Aides have told Duluth officials that he is scheduled to arrive in Duluth around midday Wednesday, tour port facilities, and attend a reception for supporters before leaving for Minneapolis.
  • Duluth's newest radio station, KZIO-FM, has only been broadcasting for seven weeks but has already become one of the most popular stations in the area. KZIO DJ Jack McNeil says that's because they put as much music on the air as possible.

News Tribune, Nov. 12, 1999

  • The Duluth Boat Club is proposing construction of a $2 million, 19,000-square-foot water recreation facility on Minnesota Point to house several water-sports organizations. The new building would face the bay at 1400 St. Louis Ave.
  • Precious metals have been found in the first test holes drilled at the site of a proposed $500 million mine near Babbitt. Officials of PolyMet Mining Corp. say assay results have revealed metals of high enough quality and quantity to be mined.

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