Bygones: 100 years ago, engineers began measuring site of new Duluth City Hall
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News Tribune, March 24, 1982
- The St. Lawrence Seaway will open for business at 8 a.m. EST on April 5, it was announced yesterday. This year's opening date is later than usual due to prolonged winter conditions and thick ice in most of the Seaway system.
- The Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority approved a labor contract with ski hill workers yesterday. The employees still have to vote on the proposal, which includes nine unresolved matters that are expected to be negotiated during the next three months.
News Tribune, March 24, 1922
- The first steps toward erecting a new Duluth City Hall were taken yesterday when engineers began measuring the plat of ground on Courthouse Square. Hundreds of white stakes were driven into the ground around the lot, which measures 300 by 220 feet.
- Plans for the construction of Miller Memorial Hospital in Duluth will be delayed for at least a year. Problems have arisen over the lack of provisions for maintenance in the will of Andreas M. Miller, who bequeathed $600,000 to the city to build the hospital.
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