News Tribune, Sept. 12, 1920

  • Two men charged in connection with the June 15 lynchings were acquitted in Duluth District Court yesterday. Leonard Hedman had been charged with instigating a riot and Byer (Pat) Olson was tried on charges of riot, instigating a riot, and murder.
  • Plans for the new Mississippi Valley Highway, to run from New Orleans to Ely, will be discussed at the convention of the Mississippi Valley Highway Association in St. Paul later this month. The road is expected to run through Duluth.
  • Today marks the resumption for the season of the New Garrick Theater Symphony Orchestra concerts, which were very popular last winter. The concerts are performed every Sunday afternoon in the Duluth theater by a 40-piece orchestra under the direction of Charles Helmer.
  • State, city, and county officials are preparing for the changes that will occur when women begin to exercise the full privileges granted them by the 19th Amendment. Women are expected to begin serving on juries and as election judges and clerks.

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

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