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Bygones: International Falls residents seek cleanup after Rex Hotel destroyed

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, Sept. 13, 1982

  • International Falls officials are asking the District Court for permission to haul away debris from the historic Rex Hotel, which was destroyed by fire July 10. They say the building's owners have not agreed to clean up the debris.
  • Caribou Lake, northwest of Duluth, is filling up with aquatic plants that clog outboard motors, destroy beaches, and make parts of the lake inaccessible. Residents have formed the Caribou Lake Association to work on reducing the number of plants in the lake.

News Tribune, Sept. 13, 1922

  • Plans for a new $300,000 apartment building at 14th Avenue East and First Street in Duluth were announced yesterday. Construction will start immediately on the building, which will contain 52 apartments of one to five rooms, a cafe, beauty parlor, and ballroom.
  • Three Buhl students will journey to Massachusetts this week to compete with the country's champion bread bakers. The students — Tillie Wadd, Barbara O'Donnell, and Leslie Smith — were awarded the trip for winning the Class A bread-baking contest at the Minnesota State Fair.
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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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