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Bygones: Picketing held up renovation after 1982 Duluth gas 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, Aug. 19, 1982

  • The federal government may give Duluth money to hire Control Data Corp. to help establish new businesses and jobs in the city. Under the plan, Duluth would pay Control Data $187,000 to assess the city's strengths and identify companies that could relocate to Duluth.
  • Renovation work at Alberta Gas Chemicals Inc. resumed yesterday after a two-day work stoppage. Picketing by the Boilermakers Union held up renovation of the explosion-damaged plant when 140 members of other unions refused to cross the picket line to work.

News Tribune, Aug. 19, 1922

  • A lull in the wind over Northeastern Minnesota yesterday afternoon brought relief to firefighters working on the forest fires north of Duluth. But if strong winds should pick up again, officials fear fires could redevelop and cause more damage than those earlier in the week.
  • Daniel Coughlin, star halfback of Notre Dame football teams in 1920 and 1921, has been hired to handle athletic affairs at Duluth Cathedral High School this year. Coughlin will teach and coach the football, basketball and track teams at Cathedral.
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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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