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Bygones for Nov. 9, 2018

Alan Larson, left and Time Curtis, co-captains for the Duluth Denfeld bowling team, are getting ready for the Conference Championship. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Nov. 9, 1978

Defeated St. Louis County Attorney Keith Brownell issued a statement yesterday giving his best wishes to his successor Alan Mitchell. Meanwhile, two of Brownell's top assistants who publicly supported him during the campaign announced yesterday they will resign due to Mitchell's victory.

There will be no new faces on the St. Louis County Board next year as three incumbents were re-elected. Second District Commissioner Deidre Dodge, Fourth District Commissioner Alvin Hall, and Sixth District Commissioner Edwin Hoff won re-election, Dodge and Hall in close races.

Nov. 9, 1998

A special Virginia City Council meeting has been scheduled with the St. Louis County Fair Board to discuss bringing the fair to Virginia. The board is interested in temporarily locating the fair in the Miner's Memorial Complex.

Margaret Haugsrud, 93, longtime Duluth resident, died Nov. 7 in St. Mary's Medical Center. Mrs. Haugsrud, once described as Minnesota's first lady of football, was the widow of Ole Haugsrud, one of the original owners of the Minnesota Vikings.

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