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News Tribune, Oct. 29, 1974

* The Duluth City Council last night approved spending $2 million for an Arena-Auditorium annex and a pedestrian walkway to the downtown business district. It is the local share of a $4.4 million project using $2.4 million in federal grants.

* The Spirit Mountain Recreation Area will hold its grand opening Dec. 19-20, Spirit Mountain Authority Chairman Manley Goldfine said yesterday.

News Tribune, Oct. 29, 1994

* At about 3 p.m. yesterday, employees of the Diamond Tool and Horseshoe plant in West Duluth left work for the last time. Cooper Hand Tools, new owner of the plant, will be moving the jobs to facilities in North Carolina and South Carolina.

* A group of fine arts enthusiasts in Virginia will reopen the city’s 80-year-old Lyric Opera House on Chestnut Street today. The theater originally opened Feb. 21, 1912, and has hosted famous performers such as W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin and Fanny Brice.

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