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Bygones for May 23, 2018

May 23, 1978 Construction of a 40,000-square-foot skateboard park at Spirit Mountain has been proposed by a private developer. Under the proposal, the company Future Sports would build and operate the park and pay the Spirit Mountain Authority a ...

May 23, 1978

Construction of a 40,000-square-foot skateboard park at Spirit Mountain has been proposed by a private developer. Under the proposal, the company Future Sports would build and operate the park and pay the Spirit Mountain Authority a percentage of the gate receipts.

The Duluth City Council yesterday approved spending $2 million to build a parking deck west of the Depot and to pay costs for construction changes at the new public library. Of the total, $628,000 will go toward library construction changes.

May 23, 1998

Congress yesterday approved a six-year, $200.5 billion transportation bill that includes about $55.5 million for several road projects in Minnesota's 8th District. Those projects include upgrading Highway 53 between Virginia and Cook and reconstructing Wallace Avenue in Duluth from Fourth Street to Woodland Avenue.

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Duluth preservationist Eric Ringsred has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent the city from buying and razing downtown buildings to build the Technology Village. Ringsred said yesterday the project would destroy Old Downtown's future as a historic arts and entertainment district.

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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