Then-Duluth East senior Thomas Nides (left) joins then-Vice President Walter Mondale at the podium during high school graduation at the Duluth Arena on June 7, 1979. Nides, who helped arrange Mondale's appearance at the graduation ceremony, has joined the U.S. State Department as deputy U.S. secretary of state for management and resources. (1979 file / News Tribune)
Then-Duluth East senior Thomas Nides (left) joins then-Vice President Walter Mondale at the podium during high school graduation at the Duluth Arena on June 7, 1979. Nides, who helped arrange Mondale's appearance at the graduation ceremony, has joined the U.S. State Department as deputy U.S. secretary of state for management and resources. (1979 file / News Tribune)