Bygones for June 3
News Tribune, June 3, 1975
* A supplemental appropriations bill that includes $4 million for a Duluth water filtration plant was passed yesterday by the U.S. House by a vote of 228-95. The bill now goes to the Senate and probably will be brought up tomorrow.
* The Duluth Parks and Recreation Board last night approved $3,100 to build tennis courts in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood. The money will be matched with funding provided by the Gary-New Duluth Community Club, according to club representative William Spehar.
News Tribune, June 3, 1995
* Retired CBS newsman Charles Kuralt this week purchased financially troubled Ely radio station WELY, saving the town’s last radio station. Kuralt, a frequent visitor to Northeastern Minnesota, hopes to have the station back on the air by June 15.
* The Toivola-Meadowlands Charter School, created in 1993, has become something of a local laboratory for educational reform. At the school, students are often grouped by ability rather than age, classes are scheduled in 80-minute blocks and Fridays are free days.
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at email@example.com.