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Bygones: 40 years ago, Duluth reorganized western high schools

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. 4, 1982

  • The Duluth School Board yesterday adopted a school reorganization plan. Under the plan, when classes resume this fall seventh and eighth graders who had attended West Junior High School will attend Morgan Park High School and ninth graders will attend Denfeld High School.
  • July ridership on Amtrak's North Star route between Duluth and the Twin Cities totaled 16,577--the second highest monthly ridership in the train's history. Rep. Willard Munger said yesterday the number of passengers should convince state officials to extend Amtrak's North Star service.

News Tribune, Aug. 4, 1922

  • About 250 singers will perform in an open-air concert in Duluth's Courthouse Square on Aug. 27. The concerts may become a regular treat for Duluthians if the public shows enough interest and appreciation to encourage the singers.
  • The summer school enrollment at Duluth State Teachers College this summer is 549 students, ranging in age from 16 to 67. It's the largest summer enrollment in the history of the institution and includes students from nearly every county in Minnesota.
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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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