Bygones for Oct. 12, 2019

The sign on "Average Joe" Schriner's camper has been amended. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Oct. 12, 1979

  • Fish in 50 lakes in northern Wisconsin are on the verge of being wiped out from acid rain, according to data released yesterday by the U.S. EPA. The problem is far worse in northern Wisconsin lakes than in lakes in the BWCA.
  • David Miller, Minnesota Power & Light Co. public relations officer, yesterday denied a rumor that the company wants to build a nuclear power plant near Duluth by 1990. The statement was made at an anti-nuclear rally at UMD.

News Tribune, Oct. 12, 1999

  • About 150 people turned out in Duluth yesterday for an informational meeting by the Bayfront Visions Group. The group held the presentation and open house in hopes of generating interest in and support for its vision for the undeveloped land along the waterfront.
  • Duluth residents will voice their opinions tonight on how the city should spend an estimated $3.5 million in federal Community Development Block Grants next year. The Citywide Citizens Advisory Committee has received $6.9 million worth of funding requests for the money.

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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