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Bygones for Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 1978

The Chisholm Memorial Hospital may have to close soon if it doesn't receive financial aid, hospital officials said yesterday. Hours have been cut in every department in the facility, and non-essential workers are laid off whenever there aren't enough patients.

Morgan Park High School parents were told yesterday that closing the school is one of three options under consideration. Duluth schools have been faced with decreasing enrollment for seven years, causing a need for curriculum and teacher cutbacks, administrators say.

Feb. 14, 1998

College of St. Scholastica President Daniel Pilon resigned yesterday, just as the school's board was considering proposals to raise tuition to help alleviate a budget deficit caused by dropping enrollment. The projected deficit would be the college's first in 25 years.

The long-debated cutting of Little Alfie, a 100-acre stand of century-old red pines in the Superior National Forest, began yesterday after more than a year of legal opposition. The cutting marks the end of one of the state's most-argued environmental battles.

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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