Bygones for Aug. 14, 2019

Bluesfest veterans Bonnie and Frank D'Angelo take in a performance by Tinsley Ellis at the 11th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Aug. 14, 1979

  • The St. Louis County Board yesterday took a step toward hiring a full-time labor negotiator by approving the job description for such a position. Commissioner Diedre Dodge said the county administration needs the full-time position to negotiate with the 13 bargaining units.
  • The Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force precision flying team, and the Snowbirds of the Canadian Air Force arrived in Duluth yesterday. The groups will take part in the Duluth Air Base open house today.

News Tribune, Aug. 14, 1999

  • The Duluth Transit Authority has received $4 million in grants to create a "hub and spoke" system to increase ridership by being more customer-friendly. In the plan, new smaller buses would radiate into neighborhoods from four hubs or transit centers.
  • Start of construction on a new Michigan Street in Duluth's Lincoln Park is now delayed until next spring to give time for further environmental testing. The additional investigation is needed because polluted soil has been found along the route of the new road.

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

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