Bygones: 40 years ago, Duluth addressed Miller Creek pollution
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News Tribune, Aug. 16, 1982
- A $275,000 project has almost cleared Duluth's Miller Creek of the contaminated water that has been seeping in from a nearby sanitary landfill. The 150-acre landfill, owned and operated by WLSSD, lies adjacent to the swampy area near Rice Lake Road where the creek begins.
- Midstate Airlines will begin offering round-trip passenger service between Duluth and the Twin Cities today. The airline's first flight to Duluth from St. Paul-Minneapolis will leave at 8:10 a.m., and the first flight from Duluth to the Twin Cities will depart at 9:35 a.m.
News Tribune, Aug. 16, 1922
- Duluth public schools and scores of downtown office buildings will face complete shutdown this winter unless coal deliveries are made soon. The schools, without fuel supplies of any kind, have applied for relief from Ivan Bowan, the Minnesota fuel administrator.
- The Duluth Herald radio broadcasting station, which has been licensed by the U.S. government, will begin operating next week. The equipment has been installed on top of the Lyceum Theater building and a final test will be made tomorrow afternoon.
Candidates disagreed during a forum Tuesday about whether term limits are a good idea.
Sharon Gill, who died earlier this year, was blind since birth and taught herself to play piano. She played at Essentia Health's St. Mary's Medical Center and cancer center, as well as at her church and for several weddings and events.