News Tribune, Nov. 18, 1920

  • Detective Warren E. Pugh has been named Duluth chief of police, Public Safety Commissioner W.A. Murnian has announced. Born in Superior in 1893, Mr. Pugh will be one of the youngest chiefs of any of the large cities in the U.S.
  • In Duluth District Court yesterday, Philip Hall of Cloquet was awarded $7,400 from the Great Northern Railway for damages from the forest fire of Oct. 12, 1918. Mr. Hall is the first of 278 Cloquet plaintiffs seeking damages from the railroad.
  • The Minnesota Fire Marshal's 20-year battle against Duluth's alleged fire traps on Lake Avenue South between the viaduct and the canal ended yesterday in a complete victory for the state. Four defendants agreed to tear down the eight wood-framed buildings they own within a year.
  • Kresge's 10-cent store has the distinction of being the first business house in Duluth to turn in a 100% response to the Red Cross membership drive. Every employee from the general manager to the youngest bundle wrapper has enrolled.

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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