Bygones for Aug. 27, 2019

Duluth firefighter Tim Aune pulls a 200-pound charged fire hose 75 feet during practice for the firefighter's combat challenge in Kansas City. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Aug. 27, 1979

  • Marjorie Caldwell will return to court today to learn if she is entitled to a share of the Congdon family trust. Attorneys for the trust have requested that the distribution be delayed until Caldwell's daughters have the right to contest her entitlement.
  • The city of Duluth has been awarded $1,548,654 in federal grants for the Duluth International Airport. The money will be used to improve drainage and grade the shoulder of one runway and to reconstruct, mark, and light 4,000 feet of another runway.

News Tribune, Aug. 27, 1999

  • The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has sold five parcels in the Duluth Airpark in the past two months for almost $20,000 an acre. The Airpark has become a popular choice for a growing number of small businesses in Duluth that want room to expand.
  • Duluth Mayor Gary Doty announced yesterday that Zoo Year's Eve will be held this year along with a new celebration in Canal Park that has just been created. Doty said the story about ending Zoo Year's Eve was a misunderstanding.

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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