News Tribune, June 12, 1979

Three Duluthians who comment regularly and often critically at Duluth City Council meetings filed a lawsuit yesterday against the council for limiting their right to free speech. They are seeking $30,000 in damages for themselves and $1 million for the citizens of Duluth.

Nearly 7,000 people filled the Duluth Arena last night as the Lawrence Welk Show returned to town for the first time since 1972. Welk, 76, showed no signs of slowing down as he danced, jumped, and clapped while his band performed.

News Tribune, June 12, 1999

Superior schools need $50 million in improvements, according to recommendations released this week by a citizens advisory committee. If the Superior School Board approves the plan in July, it will go to a referendum within the next few months.

Personal waterbike users are planning a "Freedom Brigade" on July 3 to challenge the Voyageurs National Park ban on waterbikes. Borderland Boaters Association members will ride waterbikes into the park, where the operators will likely be issued federal citations.

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