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Bygones for Dec. 3, 2018

Dec. 3, 1978 The state's correction of Duluth Assessor John Westin's assessment techniques could cost the city more that $1 million in state aid. Officials are determining a new sales ratio -- the sale price of a house compared to its market valu...

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A semi went over on its side in Proctor at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Third Street, spilling several bags of used soft drink cans and knocking over the Milk House sign. The truck's two occupants were taken away by ambulance. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Dec. 3, 1978

The state's correction of Duluth Assessor John Westin's assessment techniques could cost the city more that $1 million in state aid. Officials are determining a new sales ratio - the sale price of a house compared to its market value - to calculate further government aid.

Some Duluth firefighters are questioning the department's decision to replace cotton uniforms with Dacron polyester, a synthetic fabric. The fabric, adopted by many U.S. fire departments, can reportedly melt and burn the skin when exposed to relatively low heat.

Dec. 3, 1998

Carlson Marketing Group held a symbolic grand opening yesterday for its office in the Duluth Technology Village. The company, which will start with five computer programmers, has pledged to become an anchor tenant in the Technology Village when it opens next year.

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Northshore Mining Co. in Silver Bay has produced its 250-millionth ton of iron ore products. The tonnage is an accumulation of ore produced by four companies: Mesabi Iron, 1922-1924; Reserve Mining, 1952-1986; Cyprus Minerals, 1990-1994; and Northshore Mining, 1994 to the present.

 

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com .

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