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Bygones: Ely author Sigurd F. Olson died in 1982

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

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News Tribune, Jan. 14, 1982

  • Ely author and conservationist Sigurd F. Olson, 82, died this week after suffering a heart attack while snowshoeing near his home. Olson, well-known for his books on the North American wilderness, had recently finished his ninth book titled "Of Time and Place."
  • Jeno's Inc. has asked the Seaway Port Authority of Duluth for help in establishing a frozen tomato operation and refrigerator manufacturing plant in Duluth. Jeno Paulucci has made a commitment to replace the jobs Duluth will lose when his frozen pizza operation moves to Ohio.

News Tribune, Jan. 14, 1922

  • The Duluth Chamber of Commerce began a campaign last night to get all of Minnesota supporting the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Tidewater project. The board of directors authorized making this the major activity of the chamber during the next two months.
  • At a meeting last night, a committee of five was appointed to gather data in support of building a high school in Duluth's West End. One argument is that it would relieve congestion at Central and Denfeld high schools.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.