Bygones for Oct. 1, 2019

A scraggly red fox wandered through the parking lot at Villa Hills apartments in Duluth. Apparently looking for food, it explored the area around a few cars, looked up at some tenants and then left. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Oct. 1, 1979

  • Fire that started in a defective deep fryer caused an estimated $250,000 in damage this weekend to Perkins Cake and Steak, 1325 London Road. Owner Dillon Flaherty said the restaurant should be back in business in ten days to two weeks.
  • Duluth Mayor Robert Beaudin and his wife Sharon will attend a White House reception for Pope John Paul II this weekend. Beaudin said the invitation came by mail from President Jimmy Carter and he isn't sure why he was invited.

News Tribune, Oct. 1, 1999

  • Superior's Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse sponsored a march and rally at the Douglas County Courthouse last night to kick off National Domestic Abuse Awareness month. A candlelight vigil honored those who have died as a result of domestic violence in Douglas County.
  • Duluth's Animal Humane Board yesterday recommended changing its recently passed animal ordinance to allow underground electric fences. Local businesses that sell electric fences say the original ordinance, which does not allow the fences for dog control, could force them out of business.

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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