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Bygones for Nov. 2, 2018

Anne Aspoas just completed her dream home on the farm which overlooks the horses she has in her care. She owns 10 horses now and boards five others. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Nov. 2, 1978

A proposal to close four Duluth schools was not discussed at yesterday's school board committee of the whole meeting as planned due to the lack of a quorum. Schools to be closed under the plan are Ensign, Irving, Lowell, and Lincoln Park Junior High.

The Upper Midwest Council issued a warning this week that users of fuel oil in Minnesota might encounter shortages and higher prices this winter. However, managers of the two Twin Ports refineries say there is little danger of a shortage here.

Nov. 2, 1998

The new YWCA infant and toddler center in Duluth's downtown transit hub will hold a celebration today to mark the end of construction. The YWCA has finished work on the project and is waiting for a license from the state.

Vandals early yesterday set fire to a Duluth Central Little League storage shed on East Eighth Street, destroying thousands of dollars of baseball equipment. Warren Salmela, a league board member, said replacement equipment will need to be found before next season.

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