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Bygones: In 1982, Lake County's unemployment rate was 23.9%

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, Aug. 5, 1982

  • The latest issue of the Labor Market Review from the Northeastern Minnesota Labor Market Information Center in Duluth indicates the region's job situation is bleak. Unemployment rates in the seven-county region range from 10.6% in Carlton County to 23.9% in Lake County.
  • Duluth building trade unions aren't supporting Mayor John Fedo's residency proposal for city construction projects. Under Fedo's proposal, contractors working on projects costing more than $10,000 and financed exclusively by city taxes would hire 75 percent of the employees from Duluth's workforce.

News Tribune, Aug. 5, 1922

  • Plans for the formal opening of West Duluth's white way will be made by a committee appointed yesterday by the West Duluth Commercial Club. The celebration will take place in the first week of September and will be in the nature of a carnival.
  • The Catholic Diocese of Duluth was issued a building permit yesterday for construction of a Catholic school and assembly hall at 28th Avenue East and Fourth Street. The building will be of stone construction, 78 feet by 102 feet in size, and will include four classrooms.
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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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