Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library. 

 News Tribune
March 13, 1967

About 8,000 acres of St. Louis County tax-forfeited land goes on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Duluth courthouse. The land is located in and near the proposed Voyageurs National Park.

Francine York, better known in her hometown of Aurora as Francine Yerich, will star this week in an episode of the CBS television program “Lost in Space.” Miss York has previously acted in movies and on the stage.

New Tribune
March 13, 1987

Unless Northland forests get significant amounts of rain or snow during the next two weeks, the region faces a serious threat of spring fires. The winter’s scant snowfall and recent mild temperatures have left snow cover more typical of mid-April.

The Adolph General Store and post office, a fixture in the tiny community five miles west of Duluth, was gutted by fire early yesterday morning. Damage to the store was estimated at between $150,000 and $180,000. 

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