News Tribune, Dec. 19, 1979

  • Possible uses for the 13-acre Bayfront Park property near the Duluth Arena were discussed yesterday at a Bayfront Park Development Association meeting. Suggested uses included housing, professional office space, a restaurant and small shops, and a public amphitheater close to the waterfront.
  • The MPCA board yesterday delayed a decision on whether there should be a major study of uranium exploration in Minnesota. Questions about uranium have arisen mainly in Carlton, Pine, and Aitkin counties, where 140,000 acres have been leased by uranium exploration companies.

News Tribune, Dec. 19, 1999

  • The season's last oceangoing ship is expected to leave the Duluth-Superior Harbor early tomorrow. The departure of the Panamanian-flag bulk carrier Lady Hamilton will be the second-latest departure of an oceangoing vessel from the Twin Ports since the St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959.
  • Snow-dependent Northland businesses are reeling from the mild temperatures so far this winter. Area ski hills missed out on the normally busy Thanksgiving weekend, and snowmobile dealers and winter gear retailers struggled through one of the warmest Novembers on record.

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