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Bygones for March 5, 2018

March 5, 1978 The Duluth City Council this week will consider a resolution introduced by Councilor John Fedo that would launch an investigation into Assessor John Westin's office. Meanwhile, sources have told the News Tribune that Duluth business...

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Jack Burklund, spokesperson for the Coalition to Stop the Des Moines group, exhuberantly announces the final figures on the referendum. (1997 file photo / News Tribune)

March 5, 1978

The Duluth City Council this week will consider a resolution introduced by Councilor John Fedo that would launch an investigation into Assessor John Westin's office. Meanwhile, sources have told the News Tribune that Duluth business leaders are orchestrating a Westin support rally.

The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth is housing nearly 1,000 mice for use in a study of diabetes. Researchers hope the project will bring about a better understanding of diabetes and how glucose is metabolized by the human body.

March 5, 1998

In a heavy turnout yesterday, 60 percent of voters said Duluth should not bring the retired Navy cruiser USS Des Moines to town. Many who voted no said the project's $14 million price tag was simply too high.

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Minnesota's black bear population has risen approximately 40 percent since 1991, according to a new survey by the Department of Natural Resources. The survey estimates the 1997 statewide black bear population at about 22,000, up from 16,000 in 1991.

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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