Jan. 12, 1979

Defense attorney Ronald Meshbesher said yesterday he is "very pleased" with the Minnesota Supreme Court's decision to move Marjorie Caldwell's murder trial to Hastings. Meshbesher's earlier request for a change of venue to Minneapolis was rejected by Duluth District Court Judge David Bouschor.

University of Minnesota President C. Peter Magrath has recommended that Glensheen, the Congdon family estate, either be opened as a public museum or torn down. Magrath said it will take at least $300,000 in private funds to prepare the Duluth mansion for operation.

Jan. 12, 1999

The Duluth City Council voted unanimously yesterday to limit the expansion of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to the curb of Harbor Drive. An earlier proposal had the DECC expansion lofting out over the street towards the waterfront.

Duluth School Board members are beginning to grapple with the budgetary challenges posed by their November labor settlement with the Duluth Federation of Teachers.They're considering larger class sizes and making cuts to sports programs and electives like calculus and advanced languages.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.