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Bygones for Feb. 13, 2018

Feb. 13, 1978

Daniel Remick, owner of Nelson's Pharmacy at 1831 E. Superior St. in Duluth, will close the business this week and take over the Piedmont Pharmacy. The Superior Street building was erected in 1906 and has housed pharmacies with various owners since 1908.

Students at four Duluth schools will receive old-fashioned, hand-marked report cards this year instead of the computerized slips that had been planned. The change was necessary as schools have reported many problems with their new regional computer system.

Feb. 13, 1998

A $5 million expansion at Minnesota Twist Drill will bring 50 new jobs to the Chisholm drill bit manufacturing plant by the end of the year. The jobs are expected to pay $10 to $12 per hour and include a benefits package.

John Grinden, executive director of the Duluth International Airport since 1970, will retire next week. During his 28 years in the job, Grinden has overseen the growth of the airport to its present state, including the construction of the current terminal in 1974.

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