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Bygones: 40 years ago, runners in International Falls race braved 70-below windchill

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, Jan. 17, 1982

  • Because of a wind chill factor of 70 below in International Falls yesterday morning, the Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run was shortened from 6.2 miles to 3.4 miles. Of the 164 runners who started the race, only one didn't finish.
  • The Hoyt Lakes City Council's efforts to clear up the manganese problem in the city's water supply have temporarily stalled. Currently, councilors are having a dispute over which of two engineering firms to hire to work on the problem.

News Tribune, Jan. 17, 1922

  • Duluth Mayor Snively yesterday opened the West End woodyard at 31st Avenue West and Superior Street to provide jobs for the city's unemployed. The wood is maple and birch and the price per cord is $10 with a $1.25 delivery charge.
  • The opening of the new high school in Nashwauk and the Robert Downing High School in Keewatin in the next few weeks will be major events for the two towns. The two buildings, which are very similar, cost about $600,000 each.
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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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