Bygones: 100 years ago, Northland schools were found in need of updates
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News Tribune, April 11, 1982
- The U.S. Steel Corp. laker Benjamin F. Fairless, expected to pass under the Aerial Bridge last night, was delayed by ice and bad weather, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. The Fairless is expected to arrive today to open the shipping season in the Twin Ports.
- Plans to build an all-weather running track near Duluth Central High School have been tabled because of other priorities. The track was estimated to cost $686,500 and was part of a $25 million bond issue for the school district's five-year plan.
News Tribune, April 11, 1922
- A three-year St. Louis County rural school building program, which will cost about $165,000 annually, was adopted at yesterday's meeting of the county Board of Education. The proposed program is expected to replace 17 unsatisfactory buildings now being used as schools.
- Additions will be made to Emerson Elementary School following an inspection yesterday by the buildings and grounds committee of the Duluth Board of Education. The committee determined the school needs more classrooms, a gymnasium, an assembly hall and new main stairways.
It’s unclear when leaders at the school might consider approving a deal to transfer the 3,400-acre Cloquet Forestry Center to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
The Nursing and Healthcare Expo had 36 booths for health care and nursing organizations to meet with prospective students and workers.
Robert West still faces more charges in Wisconsin for his role in disposing of the remains of shooting victim Ricky Balsimo Jr.