News Tribune, Jan. 24, 1980

  • Bids which were opened yesterday for construction of the state office building in Duluth totaled $8.82 million, well below the $11.5 million the Legislature approved. Three structures — the Christie Building, Alexandria Hotel, and LaFroth Garage and Storage — will be razed for the project.
  • Duluth attorney Thomas Agnew chose 30 days in the county jail over a $100 fine yesterday when cited for contempt of court by Judge Ladean Overlie in Carlton County Court. Agnew was cited for remarks he made in his closing argument.

News Tribune, Jan. 24, 2000

  • The Douglas County Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing next week to discuss the issue of regulating cellular phone towers. A proposed ordinance would require new towers to accommodate at least three users and not be covered by an existing tower.
  • An anti-war demonstration yesterday at the Navy's extremely low frequency (ELF) radio site in northern Wisconsin led to the arrest of 15 people. Organizer John LaForge, head of Nukewatch, said there were approximately 70 demonstrators and about 25 invaded the site's yard.

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