Summer of ’71: Model City, Model Residents

The Duluth Model City Administration issued a directive 50 years ago to local contractors requiring them to hire more neighborhood residents. The June 16, 1971 Duluth Herald reports that “contractors who bid for work funded at least in part by Model City monies must agree that Model Neighborhood residents be given a certain number of jobs in all construction, rehabilitation, alteration and repair contracts.”

Also in the news:

  • The St. Louis County Department of Health is investigating complaints that rats are out of control on Duluth’s waterfront, specifically at grain elevators.
  • The city council and school board of Duluth could hold a joint meeting in the near future to coordinate activities through a joint planning program on the committee levels of both organizations.
  • A new 284-unit mobile home park is being planned on 60 acres on Haines Road south of Morris Thomas Road. Prospective developers are Camden Co. represented by Thomas Mankowski, Duluth.

Caption: Honored … Mrs. Frank E. Parker received a special achievement award from the Duluth Playhouse. — (Herald Photo.)

Caption: First Lesson from Tennis Pro … Mike Dybvik, left, and Julie Mathias learn the first basic in tennis — how to hold the racket — from Lew Smolin, teaching tennis pro from New York. Smolin is giving tennis instruction to all age groups of people throughout the city this summer. Mike, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dybvik, and Julie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mathias, take their lessons at Hartley Field. — (Herald Sportsphoto.)

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