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Bygones for March 14, 2018

Conservationist Alden Lind remembers growing up along this stretch of Lake Superior shoreline at his family's Twin Points Resort. (1998 file photo / News Tribune)

March 14, 1978

The Duluth City Council will hold a public hearing March 20 on proposed citywide truck routes, including West First Street between 27th and 30th avenues west. Residents in that area have long protested the heavy trucks rumbling through their neighborhood.

The 225 workers at U.S. Steel's Arcturus Mine in Marble learned this week that they will all be back to work by about April 24. Company officials had said earlier that the mine wouldn't reopen until 1979 at the earliest.

March 14, 1998

A group of Poplar residents has started a petition drive supporting the building of the planned Richard I. Bong Heritage Center in Bong's hometown. The center's crown jewel would be the P-38 fighter plane that used to stand in Poplar.

Next week, area environmental activist Alden Lind will receive the prestigious Special Achievement award from the National Wildlife Federation at the organization's annual meeting in Alexandria, Va. The award is given to someone who has demonstrated a lifetime effort in conservation.

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