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Bygones for March 17, 2018

March 17, 1978 A new state office building seemed assured for Duluth yesterday when Minnesota House and Senate conferees agreed to include $11.5 million for the facility in the state building appropriation. The new building is proposed for West S...

March 17, 1978

A new state office building seemed assured for Duluth yesterday when Minnesota House and Senate conferees agreed to include $11.5 million for the facility in the state building appropriation. The new building is proposed for West Second Street downtown.

Sewer rates will increase by 25 percent under provisions of an ordinance being considered by the Duluth City Council. Administrative Assistant Clarence Maddy said the increase is needed in part to cover future charges by the new WLSSD treatment plant now under construction.

March 17, 1998

The Duluth City Council yesterday voted against two resolutions to increase hotel and restaurant sales taxes to help finance the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center expansion. Instead, the council decided to hold another meeting March 23 to consider other options.

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U.S. Census Bureau county population estimates for 1997, which were released yesterday, show St. Louis County has lost 3,224 people since 1990, the most of any Minnesota county. Cook County, meanwhile, has increased by 872 people, or 22.5 percent.

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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