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Bygones for April 27, 2017

April 27, 1977Duluth city councilors, concerned with the style of activism of United West End, are questioning funding of the two-year-old group through the Community Action Agency. At issue is a $6,400 appropriation the agency is proposing for t...

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Sign maker Rick Washburn carries a for sale sign towards the road side on Hwy 61 at Betty's Pies near Two Harbors to advertise the business. (1997 file / News Tribune)

April 27, 1977
Duluth city councilors, concerned with the style of activism of United West End, are questioning funding of the two-year-old group through the Community Action Agency. At issue is a $6,400 appropriation the agency is proposing for the group.
A record 17 events last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday brought 42,248 people to the Duluth Arena-Auditorium. Activities included the Shrine Circus, a Bible prophesy seminar, the Albrook High School senior prom, Scout-O-Rama events, and a Zonta Club travelogue.

April 27, 1997
The Duluth City Council will hold a hearing tomorrow night on the $7.2 million project to rebuild six miles of streets in 1998. It will be the fifth year of the city's 25-year street improvement program which rebuilds streets to last about 50 years.
Betty's Pies will be closing this fall and the building will be torn down next summer and rebuilt on another site. The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be moving Highway 61 onto the restaurant's site, away from the eroding Lake Superior shoreline.

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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