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Bygones for July 14, 2017

Lavy Vang and John Her unload a Barnes, Wis., resident's waste tires from his car at a collection site at the town dump Wednesday. Wang and Her are employed by the Wisconsin Conservation Corps. (1997 file / News Tribune)

July 14, 1977

The strike of grain inspectors employed by the Wisconsin Bureau of Grain Regulation has paralyzed the Superior side of the Twin Ports harbor. The strike has effectively halted grain shipping operations, leaving longshoremen without work for the last ten days.

Increased sheriff's patrols have been ordered for McCarthy Beach State Park and the Beatrice Lake campground north of Hibbing following an outbreak of vandalism and disturbances. Park officials say young people have been drinking, destroying signs, and harassing and threatening campers.

July 14, 1997

Conservation Corps in Wisconsin and Minnesota today are carrying on the job begun by the federal Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Last week, 20 Minnesota Conservation Corps workers were in Duluth, improving the trails at Hartley Nature Center.

Fire early yesterday destroyed the Quarterdeck restaurant on the west side of Gull Lane near Nisswa. Owners Alan and Jane Gunsbury, who discovered the fire when they were arriving to begin preparing for Sunday brunch, said they plan to rebuild.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.