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Bygones for July 13, 2018

July 13, 1978

Gov. Rudy Perpich met yesterday with representatives of Boise Cascade Corp. and Pipefitters Local 771 in International Falls to plead for peace as a strike entered its 32nd day. Earlier this week there were reports of scattered violence on the picket lines.

KDAL-TV was sold yesterday to Palmer Broadcasting Co. of Iowa, subject to the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. KDAL officials declined to comment on the price of the sale, but Broadcast magazine quoted a figure of about $7.6 million.

July 13, 1998

Four years of planning, development, and funding will come to fruition later this month as Ely's International Wolf Center marks its grand re-opening. Visitors can now sit in a new 120-seat auditorium and observe the center's four wolves in their natural habitat.

Minnesota resort owners in the Northwest Angle are steering anglers to the U.S. side of the border to avoid tough fishing restrictions imposed by Ontario last winter. In January, Ontario ruled that nonresident anglers couldn't keep walleyes unless they stayed at a Canadian resort.

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