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Bygones for Nov. 24, 2018

Shelby Salmela, an art teacher at Woodland Middle School, is surrounded by some of her students and their creations. For about five days, her fifth grade students in the afterschool Art Club designed clay clocks. Salmela got the idea from an art show in Arkansas. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Nov. 24, 1978

Lake County Commissioner Ralph Sandvik of Two Harbors has launched a statewide effort to bring about reform of Minnesota's regional development commissions. Sandvik wants legislation limiting directorships of development commissions to only elected officials and giving them final authority on decisions.

A turn-of-the-century trolley car has been brought to Duluth all the way from Lisbon, Portugal. The trolley will be put into operation at the Lake Superior Museum of Transportation and Industry, where an Old Town is to be constructed.

Nov. 24, 1998

The Duluth City Council yesterday approved plans for a 14-townhouse complex on the former grounds of the historic Glensheen Mansion. Following the 5-4 approval over the objections of some nearby homeowners, developers plan to complete construction in about a year.

The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board yesterday approved $500,000 in loans to jump start construction of a resort hotel. The 93-room hotel at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort will be built near the first tee of the golf course.

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