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Bygones for Jan. 19, 2018

Jan. 19, 1978A Minnesota House committee yesterday refused to commit the state to being the major tenant in a proposed privately financed government services building in Duluth. The move will delay progress on the $11.5 million building planned f...

Jan. 19, 1978
A Minnesota House committee yesterday refused to commit the state to being the major tenant in a proposed privately financed government services building in Duluth. The move will delay progress on the $11.5 million building planned for Second Street and Fourth Avenue West.
FBI agents and Duluth police were searching a house at 1217 W. Fifth St. late yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of the North Shore State Bank in Lester Park. Two men robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash yesterday afternoon.
Jan. 19, 1998
Gov. Tommy Thompson wants a committee of scientists to decide if a proposed copper mine in northern Wisconsin would be safe. The governor is expected to tell legislators that if the committee determines the proposed mine is unsafe, it will not be built.
Speakers and a march are planned in Duluth today to mark the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The march departs from Washington Center, 310 N. First Ave. W., for the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, where a rally will be held.

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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