Bygones for Oct, 3, 2019

Pete Rust and other members of the DNR pull chinooks from the DNR seining net on the French River and drops them into a holding tank. About 50 fish were netted that day. They were to be milked for their eggs. (1999 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Oct. 3, 1979

  • Three representatives of Sears, Roebuck & Co. were in Duluth yesterday to discuss plans for Harbor Square. Mayor Robert Beaudin announced in August that Sears — which prefers to locate in the suburbs — would take a new look at the downtown Harbor Square project.
  • John Pawlak, district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, yesterday advised Duluth city administrators to study whether they want I-35 extended beyond 10th Avenue East. Pawlak warned that the termination date for issuing contracts for Interstate projects in the nation is September 1986.

News Tribune, Oct. 3, 1999

  • Grand Rapids School District voters will go to the polls this week to decide whether to approve borrowing millions of dollars to build a new middle school. Opponents have raised questions about the new school's proposed location and about the wording on the ballot.
  • The national championship of the North American Dog Agility Council is being staged this weekend at Pioneer Hall in the DECC. Nearly 200 dogs and their owners are competing, and division champions will be crowned after today's final rounds.

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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