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Bygones for April 23, 2019

Amber Love, 9, (left) who dressed as a daisy and her Bryant schoolmate Daniel Levine, 8, (right) who dressed as a sunflower parade on the streets of South Superior durign an Earth Day All Species Parade. (1999 file / News Tribune)

April 23, 1979

Several Fond du Lac residents left their homes this weekend and others kept boats handy as the flooding St. Louis River reached a near-record level. Water on Water Street was three feet deep in spots and floating ice and debris made movement treacherous.

The College of St. Scholastica's Myles W. Reif Recreation Center will be officially dedicated tomorrow. The $862,000 recreation center, which bears the name of a former St. Scholastica trustee, replaces the school's Little Gym, which was built in about 1921.

April 23, 1999

Duluth's Cirrus Design Corp. is readying its second production SR20 airplane for test flights. The aviation community will be watching the tests closely in the wake of last month's fatal accident involving the first SR20 to come off the production line.

A new antenna tower will be built farther from Central High School than the one it's replacing, a broadcast company spokesman said yesterday. But Duluth City Councilor Greg Gilbert has joined parents and teachers in expressing fears about ice falling from the new tower.

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