May 10, 1979

The executive director of the financially beleaguered Arrowhead Regional Development Commission office in Duluth yesterday said the agency is the victim of a political vendetta. Rudy Esala said state Sen. George Perpich of Chisholm wants him fired because of Esala's long-time association with former Rep. John Blatnik.

Elimination of 502 area hospital beds deemed unnecessary, most of them in Duluth and Superior, is a goal of a regional five-year health plan by the Health Systems Agency of Western Lake Superior. The plan aims to reduce acute-care beds to 2,180 by 1984.

May 10, 1999

Douglas County is beginning to develop a comprehensive land-use plan to guide future development. To help learn what residents want, county officials plan to survey about 2,000 people this summer, in addition to hosting public meetings, open houses, and focus groups.

An 80-year-old Minneapolis woman was among war protesters cited by police yesterday during Mother's Day picketing at the Navy's Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) transmitter near Clam Lake. The ELF transmitter has been operating in northern Wisconsin since the 1970s.

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