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Bygones for Aug. 10, 2018

Sandi Savage, who lives on the Fond du Lac Reservation, was diagnosed with diabetes and uses diet and exercise to control the disease. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Aug. 10, 1978

The St. Louis County Board decided yesterday to fight a suit by the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union seeking to stop the practice of having prayers at board meetings. The MCLU filed the suit on behalf of four Duluth residents.

A 29-acre area that includes three structures surrounding the Kettle Falls Hotel has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel itself, which was used by loggers at the turn of the century, was added to the register in 1974.

Aug. 10, 1998

Diabetes rates have reached nearly epidemic proportions with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, with death rates from the disease three to four times higher than the general population. The community is working to help members manage the disease.

The Potlatch Corp. celebrated 100 years of doing business in Minnesota this weekend with a picnic for current and former employees. Potlatch traces its Minnesota roots to the Northwest Paper Co., which built a newsprint mill in Cloquet in 1898.

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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