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Bygones for Oct. 9, 2018

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Anderson explains what happens in the Supreme Court to a group of students from Hibbing High School after the court held a session in the auditorium of Denfeld High School. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Oct. 9, 1978

It may take another three or four years to put the Harbor Square project together, according to Dennis Dunne, Duluth Downtown Development Corp. president. Minneapolis-based retail chains Dayton's and Donaldson's are still interested but want another major retailer in the proposed shopping complex.

Despite a record loss in this year's opera production, Duluth-Superior Symphony Association board members are hopeful that grand opera can continue in Duluth. The association sustained a loss of about $19,000 on the recent production of "Tales of Hoffman."

Oct. 9, 1998

District Judge Terry Hallenback yesterday ruled a $1 million bond is required to continue to delay demolition of five buildings in Duluth's Old Downtown. A lawsuit has temporarily stopped demolition of the buildings as part of the Duluth Technology Village project.

Duluth officials are studying the possibility of establishing a skateboard park on the Lower Chester outdoor hockey rink, Parks and Recreation Director Sue Moyer told the City Council yesterday. Concerns persist, though, over the city's liability for potential accidents in such a facility.

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