News Tribune, Jan. 4, 1980

  • Permanent extension of the upper Great Lakes shipping season to 12 months was formally recommended yesterday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The recommendation, the result of 10 years of study, also called for a 10-month season on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
  • The Uptown Business and Professional Association filed a suit against the city of Duluth yesterday over the Miller Trunk building moratorium. The suit calls for lifting of the moratorium and allowing developers to build under the zoning laws in effect in 1977.

News Tribune, Jan. 4, 2000

  • Duluth Mayor Gary Doty presented his State of the City address last night at the DECC after being sworn in for his third term. Doty said Duluth will continue focusing on technology, aviation and improvements to the bayfront in the coming year.
  • Marnie Grondahl, a 33-year-old fire inspector who teaches fire safety to children and adults, was named Duluth's 1999 city employee of the year last night. Fire Chief Dan Haus said Grondahl has made a huge impact on fire safety and fire education.

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