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Bygones: Fires raged in the Northland 100 years ago

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, Oct. 5, 1982

  • Duluth will fight a district court ruling that allows developers of the Ridgewood Mall to pursue permits needed to build the Hermantown shopping center. Daniel Mundt, an attorney representing Duluth in the case, said yesterday the judge's decision was incorrect based on the facts.
  • More than 300 people ran, walked or swam during the noon hour yesterday in the first annual Duluth Wellness Day. The runners and walkers began at the Civic Center, with some going as far as the end of Park Point.

News Tribune, Oct. 5, 1922

  • Forest fires burning east of Floodwood are within 5 miles of the village and advancing rapidly, fire officials said early this morning. Fanned by winds of between 30 and 40 miles an hour, the fire is rapidly endangering the village.
  • Fire early this morning destroyed the French River School, 16 miles east of Duluth. The cause of the fire is unknown, but county authorities suspect that sparks from the forest fires 6 miles away set fire to the building.
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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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