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Bygones for June 13, 2018

Pat Rubel peeks underneath a tarp covering items for sale at the Park Point Rummage Sale while looking for items for her new granddaughter. Rubel, from Superior, took the day off from work to shop at the 4-mile garage sale, as she does each year. (1998 file photo / News Tribune)

June 13, 1978

Mayor Robert Beaudin's committee investigating Duluth City Assessor John Westin has found no evidence of improprieties. In its ten-page report which was released to the public yesterday, the committee concludes Westin is highly competent and an asset to the city.

A strike by the 87 members of Pipefitters Local 771 has closed all operations at the International Falls Boise-Cascade Corp plant, idling all 2,000 employees for three days. At issue in the strike is a demand by pipefitters for a special wage adjustment.

June 13, 1998

Minnesota's new Profile of Learning, which will be introduced next year, will emphasize the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that the state's citizens and business leaders want from high school graduates. The program has school districts scrambling to modify next year's curricula.

The 17th annual Park Point Garage Sale along South Lake and Minnesota avenues kicked off yesterday in the rain. Traffic along the road was at times bumper to bumper as shoppers moved from house to house in search of bargains.

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