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Bygones: 100 years ago, thousands mourned Duluth musician

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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News Tribune, Aug. 10, 1982

  • Thousands of people greeted the replica Viking ship Hjemkomst yesterday when it arrived in Oslo, Norway. The 76-foot open boat reached Bergen, Norway, on July 17 and has visited several Norwegian port cities since then on its way to Oslo.
  • Residential Services of Northeastern Minnesota is building a group home for disabled people in Duluth at 707 W. Arrowhead Road. The groundbreaking will be held today, and construction should be completed by February, according to Timothy Mowbray, Residential Services director.

News Tribune, Aug. 10, 1922

  • Thousands of people crowded inside and outside Duluth's Lyceum Theater yesterday for the funeral of Jens Flaaten, pioneer Duluth musician. The tribute was called the greatest ever accorded a Duluth citizen in the annals of public ceremonies for its departed celebrities.
  • Twelve federal agents of the United States Department of Justice are in Duluth to investigate $2 million in alleged fraudulent forest fire claims. The government plans to have reports ready for a special grand jury session in Duluth on Oct. 1.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.
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