Bygones: Coal shortage hit Duluth 100 years ago
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News Tribune, Aug. 9, 1982
- Managers of Duluth radio station KQDS say the city's ordinance outlawing some strobe lights is unconstitutional and want the station excused from complying with the ban. St. Lawrence Cement Corp., which uses strobes at its port terminal silo, is also appealing the ban.
- Minnesota resort owners are reporting declines of up to 50% in their group business this summer, according to the Minnesota Resort Association. George Nelson, owner of the Lutsen Resort, said yesterday traditional group bookings at his resort are down about 20%.
News Tribune, Aug. 9, 1922
- Duluth utilities are facing a serious coal shortage that could force cutbacks within a few weeks. A recent survey showed city of Duluth public utilities, the Great Northern Power Company, and the Duluth Edison Company have enough coal to last just until Oct. 1.
- An attendance of 10,000 is expected at the Minnesota American Legion convention that begins Aug. 22 in Virginia. The Legion's housing committee is facing huge challenges and has ordered 1,000 cots to be placed in the school gymnasium and in other available locations.
The first Duluth Apple Palooza at Beaver River Farm featured a craft fair, live music, wagon rides, food trucks, animals and, of course, apples.
"The part that is not resolved is not going to be resolved ever," the victim's daughter said after the sentencing. "He's obviously not going to admit to this at all, whatsoever."
As part of the agreement, Cliffs will invest $4 billion in USW-represented facilities across the company, not just in Minnesota, over the contract's term.