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Bygones: 40 years ago, Northland unemployment was second worst in nation

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, Sept. 15, 1982

  • Amtrak's North Star train will be running again after a second audit turned up an additional $100,000. The money will be used to fund the North Star run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and also on weekdays during this year's holiday season.
  • The July unemployment figure for St. Louis County in Minnesota and Douglas County in Wisconsin was 19.1%, the second worst in the nation. That put the Twin Ports area behind only Rockford, Illinois, where the jobless total was 19.3%.

News Tribune, Sept. 15, 1922

  • Residents of Gary will meet next week to discuss the need for a larger post office for their community with a regular postmaster in charge. The present postal substation, located in the Gary Drug Company, 1334 Commonwealth Ave., provides limited service.
  • Because some people are taking books from the Duluth Public Library without checking them out, an officer has been assigned to check books as people leave the library. Police Chief Warren Pugh has designated Oscar Engstrom as a special library officer for the job.
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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.