Bygones: 40 years ago, Gloria Steinem spoke in Duluth

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, Oct. 5, 1981

  • Minnesota Reps. Thomas Berkelman and Willard Munger yesterday both spoke in opposition to an Amtrak proposal to temporarily stop the North Star run during the winter. They said a temporary halt of service would probably mean the end of the North Star.
  • Gloria Steinem, feminist editor of Ms. magazine, told a Duluth audience yesterday that the New Right isn't only a threat to women's rights but to all basic human rights. Steinem spoke to about 100 people at a workshop sponsored by Project 13.

News Tribune, Oct. 5, 1921

  • Duluth City Attorney J.B. Richards said yesterday taxi drivers are prohibited from parking on Superior and First streets between Third Avenue East and Sixth Avenue West under a 1914 city ordinance. Police Chief Pugh said he will enforce the ordinance when ordered to do so.
  • A delegation of American Legion men will attend the next Duluth Board of Education meeting to protest the board's action to keep schools open on Armistice Day. They argue that the last Minnesota Legislature made Armistice Day a legal holiday in the state.

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