News Tribune, Jan. 22, 1980

  • The Superior-Douglas County Development Association Inc. is supporting Duluth's possible selection as the site of a proposed U.S. Air Force space shuttle and surveillance center. The other site under serious consideration is Colorado Springs, Colorado, Duluth Mayor John Fedo said yesterday.
  • The Duluth City Council yesterday approved a 50-year lease to rent space in the $11.5 million office building the state will be constructing at Second Street and Fourth Avenue West. The city plans to move its Police Department garage into the building's basement.

News Tribune, Jan. 22, 2000

  • Duluth's Budgeteer News will begin charging for its Wednesday edition beginning Feb. 9, parent company Murphy McGinnis Media announced yesterday. The paper will charge subscribers $14.95 per year to receive the Wednesday Budgeteer, which will be delivered by mail.
  • The Duluth Police Union has overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal from the city, and union president Mike Schiltz said the city needs to offer more money. Officers rejected the proposal, which included a 1.5% raise, by a vote of 97 to 23.

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