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Bygones for Dec. 24, 2018

Dec. 24, 1978 The Great Lakes ore carrier Charles M. Beeghly remained hard aground yesterday in the Duluth harbor. The ship ran aground when it struck the north pier of the ship canal, tearing a crack in the hull which allowed water to flood forw...

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Tony Williams, pictured with his dog, Ernie, is the recipient of a new computer system that will enable him to work more efficiently at his film producing. Williams received the computer and its software from Ned Eliason, the owner of Mac Computer Outlet. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Dec. 24, 1978

The Great Lakes ore carrier Charles M. Beeghly remained hard aground yesterday in the Duluth harbor. The ship ran aground when it struck the north pier of the ship canal, tearing a crack in the hull which allowed water to flood forward ballast tanks.

Duluth city planners are looking for the best solution for the problem of high levels of carbon monoxide in the air above downtown. The pollution, caused by excessive emissions from slow-moving traffic, is worst around Fourth Avenue West and Superior Street.

Dec. 24, 1998

Minnesota Iron & Steel, the company that plans to build a $1.3 billion taconite and steelmaking facility near Nashwauk, has submitted a formal description of the project to the state. The company would produce 2.5 million tons per year of coil steel at the plant.

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This month, the Duluth School Board approved hiring consultants to test the air at three elementary schools - Grant, Chester Park, and Congdon Park. Results from those tests will help the district shape a comprehensive plan to improve indoor air quality district-wide.

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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