Bygones: In 2000, a study found that downtown Duluth had 13,800 parking spaces

News Tribune, June 12, 1980

  • Welded pilings on the new Arrowhead Bridge were certified yesterday by a state welding inspector, a Wisconsin transportation official said. A former welder on the project had earlier alleged that some of the pilings had not been welded properly.
  • A lawsuit filed yesterday in Duluth by the owners of Snowbank Lodge near Ely asks for $2.1 million from the federal government to purchase the resort. The suit was filed after the owners rejected a government offer of $536,555 for the property.

News Tribune, June 12, 2000

  • The recently released Downtown Duluth Parking Study finds downtown has more parking spaces than are available in most cities of a similar size. The study states there are more than 12,700 parking places in downtown Duluth, plus 1,100 additional spaces in the two newest ramps.
  • The Duluth City Council will host a public hearing tonight on a proposal to provide $4.55 million in tax relief to United Healthcare Services Inc. over the next 25 years. The money would help cover development costs for a proposed United facility in Duluth Heights.

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

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