Bygones: Gambling raids in Superior

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


News Tribune, March 5, 1921

  • The Duluth Commercial Club yesterday adopted a resolution opposing the passage in the Minnesota Legislature of a tonnage tax on the iron mining industry. The resolution states that the tax would put the industry in Minnesota at a disadvantage with companies in other states.
  • The formation of a Duluth National Guard Artillery Regiment will be completed by July 1, according to Col. J.H. Trux, who has been chosen as regimental commander. Col. Trux said the regiment should far exceed the minimum of 400 men.
  • Duluth's Lyceum Theater will reopen in a few weeks after undergoing a year of reconstruction. Louis H. Christie, the new director of the Lyceum Orchestra, returned yesterday from a five-week trip to the East during which he studied large theater orchestras.
  • The Superior Police Department last night interrupted two card games and placed 16 men under arrest. The raids, which were carried out almost simultaneously at midnight by two squads of detectives and patrolmen, took place at 508 Tower Ave. and 1901 Broadway.

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