Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth business licenses revoked after liquor violations

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

Duluth News Tribune archive / Newsbank

News Tribune, Nov. 15, 1981

  • New works commissioned by the Duluth Depot to encourage local musical creativity will be performed at a concert in the Depot at 2 p.m. today. The three pieces were written by area composers Stephen Gerber, Warren Gooch and Daniel Sturm.
  • A three-member commission appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court is studying the state's ban on cameras and microphones in courtrooms. Commission member Sidney Kaner, a Duluth lawyer, said yesterday they should be making their recommendation to the court next month.

News Tribune, Nov. 15, 1921

  • Licenses of four soft-drink businesses in Duluth were ordered revoked in a resolution from W.F. Murnian, public safety commissioner, that was adopted last night by the Duluth City Council. The action was taken after the owners were convicted of liquor law violations.
  • Erling Sodahl of Duluth will leave for Canton, Ohio, this week to join John Philip Sousa's band, with which he has signed a year's contract to play first saxophone. Sodahl will accompany the band on a tour through the United States, Mexico and Cuba.

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