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Bygones: Ammonia leak led to Duluth hotel evacuation in 1922

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, July 30, 1982

  • The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday decided not to expedite the Duluth School Board's appeal of a District Court ruling preventing the board from closing Morgan Park High School. The ruling means that the high school will remain open this fall.
  • The Duluth City Council next week will consider a resolution requiring contractors working on city-financed projects to employ a workforce consisting of at least 75% Duluth residents. The new rule would apply only to projects that exceed $10,000.

News Tribune, July 30, 1922

  • Guests in Duluth's Holland Hotel were told to leave their rooms early this morning when a leak of ammonia gas from the refrigerating plant was discovered. Workmen wearing gas masks found the source of the gas fumes and repaired the leak within a half hour.
  • Articles of incorporation for the Accessories Manufacturing Company, a new Duluth corporation, were sent to St. Paul yesterday. The company has patented a new liquid cement which it proposes to place on the market through the Marshall-Wells Company.
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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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