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Bygones for Oct. 11, 2018

Eric Ringsred with his father John await the verdict by the judge on the fate of the Technology Village in the St. Louis County Courthouse. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Oct. 11, 1978

The Duluth School Board last night increased its share of the property tax levy by about three percent. The increase came largely because the district was required to levy $460,928 for the reduction of its statutory operating debt built up by previous boards.

West End residents said yesterday four to six trucks an hour are using West First Street despite a city ordinance against truck traffic on the street. The residents want large signs posted on 27th Avenue West to warn trucks off West First Street.

Oct. 11, 1998

A historic area in Duluth's downtown was designated in last week's court order allowing for demolition to make way for the proposed Duluth Technology Village. Some in the Duluth business community are worried that the designation will hinder future downtown economic development.

Former Duluth School Board president and long-time volunteer Jean Olson was named 1998 Woman of the Year at yesterday's Port Cities Luncheon. This is the 50th anniversary of the award, which recognizes volunteer activity with community, cultural, educational, or religious organizations

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