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Bygones for Oct. 1, 2018

Julie Burns (left), a public health nurse for the St. Louis County Department of Health and Pamela Hoechst (right) an outreach worker for the Deptartment of Health load 3200 dosages of influenza vaccine into a car for delivery to Virginia where the dosages will be distributed throughout the Iron Range. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Oct. 1, 1978

The $86.5 million 1979 St. Louis County budget, tentatively approved yesterday by the county board, calls for a 13 percent increase to the property tax levy. Most of the money from the increase will go to the welfare and social services budgets.

Deidre Dodge, chair of the St. Louis County Board, has been named Minnesota's Outstanding Young Woman of 1978. Dodge will now compete with women from other states for one of the Ten Outstanding Young Women of America awards.

Oct. 1, 1998

Managers of Superior's Mariner Mall yesterday announced a multimillion-dollar expansion, despite J.C. Penney's recent decision to close in January. The expansion involves building two $1 million strip shopping centers on the mall's east and west parking lots and a convenience store off Mall Drive.

Two cases of Legionnaire's disease have been confirmed in Douglas County, and two other cases are suspected, health officials said yesterday. Test results in the suspected cases are expected today, according to Patrick Heiser, Douglas County health officer.

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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