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Bygones: In 1982, thousands of Duluthians were without jobs

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 9, 1982

  • According to the Minnesota Department of Economic Security, the unemployment rate in Duluth rose to 9.7% in May, up from 9.3% in April. About 3,653 people were jobless in the city in May, while 3,456 were unemployed in April.
  • Three brothers, former Duluthians, who are roller skating from Michigan to Montana to raise money for the American Heart Association, skated into Duluth yesterday. Bill, David, and Dan Helwig started July 1 in Marquette, Michigan, and hope to reach Broadus, Montana, by Aug. 1.

News Tribune, July 9, 1922

  • Duluthian Walter Hoover yesterday added the Henley Royal Regatta championship title to his name when he defeated J. Beresford Jr. in the finals in England. Duluth Mayor S.F. Snively has suggested several days of celebration to honor Hoover on his return, about July 24.
  • More than 1 million tons of iron ore was shipped from docks on the Duluth-Superior harbor during the last week. Vessel men expect the tonnage for July to be the biggest ever recorded for the Head of the Lakes in one month.
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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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