Feb. 9, 1979

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents yesterday voted to allow Glensheen to be run as a museum for three years. UMD Provost Robert Heller said pledges for $234,000 have already been made to help cover the required $300,000 in private donations.

The task force studying possible changes in the operation of Spirit Mountain has been ordered to keep its meetings open to the public. Judge David Bouschor yesterday issued a permanent injunction against the group holding further closed meetings.

Feb. 9, 1999

Some residents of rural St. Louis County are upset that a sheriff's deputy is serving notices ordering property owners to remove junked vehicles from their land. For two years, a deputy has been focusing on cleaning up blight and enforcing building codes in the county.

Dr. Anthony Baraga of Hibbing, the leading candidate for a seat on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for the 8th Congressional District, yesterday withdrew from the selection process. State lawmakers will decide next week on one of the three remaining candidates.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.