Bygones for Oct. 29, 2019

Dave Korhonen, director of buildings and grounds for the Superior School District, left; and Bill Punyko, dean of students for Central Middle School, give a building tour to Ed and Linda St. John of Superior. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Oct. 29, 1979

  • Questions have come up that are delaying the proposed purchase of land along Amity Creek by the city of Duluth to add to the parks system. Some city councilors are questioning the price negotiated by city administration and whether the park system needs expansion.
  • Heavy vessel traffic is expected in the Twin Ports during the closing weeks of the shipping season. Eighty more oceangoing vessels are among the 125 ships expected to load grain in Duluth-Superior before the onset of winter ends the commercial navigation season.

News Tribune, Oct. 29, 1999

  • Superior voters will decide next week on a $47 million referendum to build two new schools and close four older ones. And Duluthians will vote on a $6.67 million referendum for major renovation of athletic facilities, including Public Schools Stadium and Ordean Field.
  • Duluth city officials tomorrow will dedicate a new Duluth police pistol range at 11501 Minnesota Highway 23. In addition to firearms training, the range will be used to teach officers "use of force" skills such as using their voices and hand-to-hand tactics.

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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