News Tribune, Oct. 14, 1920

  • Acting Duluth Police Chief Anthony Fiskett said yesterday the dynamite caps found hidden under a boardwalk in the West End were not part of a bomb plot. They are now thought to be connected to recent thefts of explosives in the Twin Cities.
  • Rain that fell yesterday put out most forest fires that have been threatening northern Minnesota and Wisconsin for the past week. Heavy rain fell in most of the districts where fires were raging, according to Maj. Fred Beecher of the National Guard.
  • For the first time in the history of local interscholastic athletics, Cathedral High School is the favorite over Duluth Central in their football game this Saturday afternoon in Athletic Park. Cathedral has never beaten the Trojans in football.
  • Beginning today, Duluth's courthouse lawn will be converted into a municipal parking lot with space for up to 221 automobiles. The change, which should discourage people from parking on West First Street, will make the street safer when fire trucks are on emergency runs.

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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