News Tribune, Dec. 2, 1979

  • A new three-year contract ratified early yesterday with 142 Duluth Transit Authority workers could force a 1981 fare increase, according to DTA administrators. The contract includes wage and fringe benefit increases in the second year that total about 9 1/2 percent.
  • The steamship Frontenac, damaged on Thanksgiving night when it ran aground in a snow squall near Silver Bay, is docked at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. The ship's owner, Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., has indicated the 56-year-old ore carrier's next destination is likely the scrapyard.

News Tribune, Dec. 2, 1999

  • With the price of a barrel of oil tripling since last December, some Northland residents will pay more to heat their homes this winter. Local suppliers report wholesale price increases of 40% to 50% for propane and fuel oil.
  • Superior School District officials will open their first community learning center next year, thanks to a $400,000 grant awarded under President Clinton's 21st Century initiative. The center will provide after-school tutoring, educational enrichment classes, and adult education and job-training programs.

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