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Bygones: Askov was once 'Rutabaga Capital of the World'

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. 29, 1982

  • Several of the top Twin Ports jazz musicians will be performing this Tuesday night at Grandma's Saloon and Deli. For a $2 ticket, fans can see woodwind players Greg Laliberte and Paul Peterson of Duluth, trombonist Tim Stratioti of Duluth, and pianist Steve Kuether of Superior.
  • Askov, 50 miles south of Duluth, used to be known as the "Rutabaga Capital of the World" until a local processing plant fire in 1978 ended that industry. But the Askov Rutabaga Festival will still be celebrated this weekend with food, games, and music.

News Tribune, Aug. 29, 1922

  • The Duluth School Board will begin this week to move its offices from the Glencoe Building, 26 N. Third Ave. W., to the former Liberty School, First Avenue East and Third Street. The school building has been remodeled to house the board's offices.
  • An extensive program of repairing and redecorating at Denfeld High School will be completed this week and staff will greet 1,100 students on Sept. 11. Owing to the overcrowded conditions at the school, every corner of the building is being utilized.
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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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