News Tribune, Jan. 18, 1980

  • NASA is studying the Duluth Air Force Base as the possible site of a major new Air Force space shuttle and satellite surveillance center, Mayor John Fedo confirmed yesterday. Such a center could employ between 1,400 and 2,000 persons, many of them civilians.
  • St. Mary's Hospital will go to District Court seeking permission to build an open-heart surgery unit. Hospital officials will ask the court to review a Minnesota Department of Health ruling that denied the hospital permission to build the $1.2 million facility.

News Tribune, Jan. 18, 2000

  • After investing close to half a billion dollars in construction that spanned most of a decade, Potlatch Corp.'s modernization project in Cloquet is nearly complete. The project features a new $65 million pulp mill that will double the plant's pulp-making capacity.
  • Pope John Paul II is expected to announce today that Bishop Roger Schwietz of Duluth will be named archbishop for Anchorage, Alaska. Schwietz was expected to arrive in Alaska late last night and should receive the news today from the pope.

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