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Bygones: 40 years ago, Hollywood looked to Duluth as a Soviet stand-in

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, June 9, 1982

  • Northeastern Minnesota suffered another serious economic blow yesterday when Reserve Mining Co. announced it will extend its four-week summer shutdown another 5½ months. The shutdown will now begin June 19 and last until Dec. 5, idling most of the company's 2,700 employees.
  • Part of a Hollywood movie may be shot in the Duluth harbor next winter. John Freivalds, author of the novel "The Famine Plot," said yesterday Duluth could be used as a stand-in for the Soviet grain port of Odessa in the movie based on his book.

News Tribune, June 9, 1922

  • Crews of firefighters dispatched to fire fronts this week have virtually extinguished the flames in every section of Northeastern Minnesota. The fires burned approximately 50,000 acres with the loss of timber and depreciation of land values totaling more than $500,000.
  • Next month, Duluth will be host to about 3,000 delegates who will attend eight conventions being held in the city. Ernst Huber Jr., manager of the Chamber of Commerce Convention and Tourist Bureau, said yesterday Duluth is gaining a wide prominence as an ideal convention city.
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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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