Bygones for Oct. 2, 2019

911 Dispatcher Jeff Hunt looks over an emergency medical dispatcher program at a console at the 911 Communications Center in Duluth. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Oct. 2, 1979

  • The Duluth City Council last night unanimously approved a plan for controlling development in the Miller Hill area. Councilors said unbridled growth along the Miller Trunk Highway could harm the environment and increase flooding down the hill.
  • Inflation and energy costs have taken their toll on Duluth's 1980 city budget and have administrators thinking of ideas for saving money. Police Chief Milo Tasky plans to have officers park their cars and patrol on foot for one hour each day to save gasoline.

News Tribune, Oct. 2, 1999

  • Plans to extend the Osaugie Trail in Superior to Wisconsin Point have local environmentalists up in arms. Concerned about the Point's natural habitat, they say a paved, 10-foot-wide trail through the Point's pristine woods and sand dunes could seriously disrupt its fragile ecosystem.
  • More than 35 inches of rain has fallen so far this year in Duluth, eclipsing a mark set in 1964. Rainfall for June through September was more than 170% above normal levels, falling just short of the wettest summer on record.

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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