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Bygones for May 18, 2018

May 18, 1978

The Superior City Council yesterday unanimously approved the preliminary plat of Raspberry Acres, site of a controversial proposed housing development. Speakers complained that the lot size with a 75-foot frontage is too small and objected to the realignment of streets in the development.

Teamsters Union pickets that have halted construction work on the addition to Minnesota Power & Light Co.'s Clay Boswell plant in Cohasset were withdrawn yesterday. Officials said the 650 construction workers should return to the job today.

May 18, 1998

Superior firefighters were still working yesterday to extinguish a fire that destroyed a three-story building on Tower Avenue this weekend. Fire Battalion Chief Ed Marvin said the fire may continue to burn for several days as embers smolder in the basement.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior awarded diplomas to a record number of undergraduates yesterday, marking an upswing for the university's once-declining enrollment. UWS Chancellor Julius Erlenbach conferred degrees on 515 students during a ceremony in Superior's Siinto S. Wessman Arena.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at