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Bygones for Jan. 28, 2019

Jan. 28, 1979 Michael Kongevick, who joined the Superior Fire Department in 1941, is retiring this week as Superior's fire chief. Kongevick said yesterday he is proud and thankful that no firefighter died in the line of duty during his tenure as ...

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Bob Wilmers, station manager at KBJR Channel 6 explains how the construction on the new building that will house the station is coming along. (1999 file / News Tribune)

Jan. 28, 1979

Michael Kongevick, who joined the Superior Fire Department in 1941, is retiring this week as Superior's fire chief. Kongevick said yesterday he is proud and thankful that no firefighter died in the line of duty during his tenure as chief.

Cross-country skiers are reportedly pleased with the new trail system at Gooseberry Falls State Park. The trails, which are mostly rated intermediate in difficulty and offer overlooks for viewing Lake Superior, are located north and west of the Gooseberry Interpretive Center.

Jan. 28, 1999

St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System will build a $13.2 million clinic next to its St. Mary's Hospital of Superior. Dr. Peter Person, SMDC's chief executive officer, said yesterday the new clinic will allow for more surgical support, cardiology, orthopedics, and women's health services.

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A three-story structure in Canal Park formerly known as the GE Supply building is slowly being converted to be the new home of KBJR-TV Channel 6. Plans call for broadcasting to begin from 246 S. Lake Ave. in mid-May.

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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