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Bygones for March 10, 2018

March 10, 1978 The Duluth City Council next week is expected to approve the sale of up to $10 million in tax increment bonds for financing the proposed Harbor Square shopping mall. City officials say the amount sold will be between $5 and $10 mil...

March 10, 1978

The Duluth City Council next week is expected to approve the sale of up to $10 million in tax increment bonds for financing the proposed Harbor Square shopping mall. City officials say the amount sold will be between $5 and $10 million.

A Minnesota Department of Transportation study on noise pollution at the Duluth International Airport is blocking negotiations with World Airlines, which wants to land its Europe-West Coast jumbo jets here for stopovers. The noise study was prompted by complaints from area residents.

March 10, 1998

Duluth Mayor Gary Doty yesterday suggested an extra one-percent tax on prepared food and beverages sold in the city's central business districts. Doty proposes the revenue collected will fund the city's share of a Duluth Entertainment Convention Center expansion.

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A $2.5 million fiber optic communications line that would stretch across the Iron Range could help bring some Northeastern Minnesota communities into the 21st century. Minnesota Power is proposing to construct the high-speed circuit along the company's existing transmission towers.

 

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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