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Bygones: 40 years ago, high rate of accidents led to high insurance premiums in Superior

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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News Tribune, March 14, 1982

  • Winds gusting up to 57 mph yesterday knocked down trees and power lines in a wide area across Northeastern Minnesota. In Duluth, power was cut off for several hours in the Mount Royal neighborhood and Lakewood Township, according to William Beck of Minnesota Power.
  • Superior drivers on the whole pay the second-highest automobile insurance premiums in Wisconsin, according to a recent comparison by the Superior Police Department. Insurance officials say the city deserves the higher rates because of its high traffic accident claims record.

News Tribune, March 14, 1922

  • Several Superior Street property owners spoke to the Duluth City Council last evening about the advantages of different materials for paving the street. The city is considering using brick, asphalt or bitulithic pavement for the Superior Street resurfacing project, which is planned for this summer.
  • The Duluth Chamber of Commerce yesterday adopted a recommendation from their Band Committee for the formation of a Duluth Band Association. The proposal suggests the local American Legion Band could be the city band this season and that the city provide funding for summer park concerts.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.