News Tribune, Jan. 17, 1980

  • Bruce Simons, Spirit Mountain executive director, said yesterday the recreation facility will probably finish its 1980 fiscal year $134,000 in the red. He blamed the financial setback on warm weather late in 1979 that kept skiers away during the holidays.
  • The Pine Knot, a weekly newspaper published in Cloquet since 1883, has been sold to a group headed by Charles Johnson, publisher of the Moose Lake Star-Gazette. Johnson said the 6,000 circulation paper will continue to be published much as it has been.

News Tribune, Jan. 17, 2000

  • A proposal to build a second 18-hole golf course at Giants Ridge will go before the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board tomorrow. The two courses are projected to have a net operating income of more than $3 million by 2011.
  • A company called Deaton Museum Services of Minneapolis is building, sculpting, and painting nearly all displays that visitors will encounter inside the Great Lakes Aquarium, currently under construction on the Duluth bayfront. Total cost of the displays is $4,462,989.

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