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Bygones: In 1982, plans emerged to rebuild Riverside gas plant after explosion

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 25, 1982

  • An $11 to $12 million project to rebuild the Alberta Gas Chemicals Inc. plant should be completed by early December, officials have announced. Nearly half of the Riverside neighborhood plant was damaged during an explosion and fire May 6.
  • The Hibbing Taconite Co. has announced it will shut down pellet production for 10 weeks starting July 4 due to the continued decline in demand for steel. About 875 of the plant's 1,225 employees will be laid off.

News Tribune, June 25, 1922

  • A record summer school enrollment has been established at the Duluth State Teachers College this summer where 549 students are studying under 25 instructors. Many prominent U.S. educators who are touring the country will give visiting lectures at the college while in Duluth.
  • Duluth's Glass Block department store has set aside this week as Anniversary Week to celebrate its 35th anniversary. The store's beginning is traced to a shop called Panton & Watson, which opened in 1887 in the Pendleton Building on Superior Street and First Avenue West.
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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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