Bygones: 100 years ago, celebration planned for opening of Miller Trunk Highway
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News Tribune, Aug. 13, 1982
- Some Morgan Park residents yesterday vowed to keep their own high school athletic programs, despite a School Board vote to combine the programs at Morgan Park and Denfeld. And a Minnesota State High School League official said yesterday the league is unlikely to approve the plan.
- The St. Louis County Planning Commission yesterday delayed a vote on whether to extend a yearlong moratorium on uranium exploration. Commission members feared any decision might taint upcoming hearings in townships where geology is favorable for discovery of uranium.
News Tribune, Aug. 13, 1922
- A gigantic celebration is planned for Eveleth on or about Nov. 1 for the opening of the Miller Trunk Highway. State officials have promised that the road will not be opened to traffic until the date of the celebration.
- With the development of new earth moving equipment, it's becoming apparent that open-pit mining is replacing underground mining for iron ore in Northeastern Minnesota. There are now approximately four open-pit mines for every one underground mine on the Mesaba Range.
United Steelworkers held a demonstration outside the mine, where company and state officials touted the planned $150 million DR-grade pellet plant.
Flight tracking data indicates it crashed into the house shortly after taking off from Duluth International Airport late Saturday night.
A slate of local candidates took the stage together this week at a pair of forums organized by the local Chamber of Commerce and the News Tribune. Here are the full videos of those forums