March 16, 1972 A mostly unnoticed decision by the Army Corps of Engineers will allow grain ships from the Soviet Union and other Eastern European countries to enter the Duluth-Superior port for the first time. The decision was published Feb. 29 in the Federal Register. Clyde Iron Works in Duluth has started building the biggest crane of its kind in the world, officials announced yesterday. Known as a Clyde Model 66 Whirley, the crane was designed in Duluth by Clyde engineers.
March 16, 1992 The Superior School Board, which has tried twice recently to get voter support for new schools, begins work today on a new long-range plan. The board will discuss which buildings should be replaced or renovated and the order work should be done. The Itasca County Abstinence Project in Grand Rapids, which promotes chastity through self-control for teenagers, is being criticized by opponents who feel it is unrealistic. Opponents have fought public funding for the program and kept its materials from the public schools.
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