May 6, 1979

Still celebrating their stunning victory last fall, Independent-Republicans met in International Falls yesterday for their 8th District convention. Gov. Al Quie told the 130 delegates that the new vitality will enable the I-R to capture both the state House and Senate next year.

A new 5.6-mile loop trail built by the U.S. Forest Service near Ely gives hikers an insight into what northern Minnesota must have looked like 10,000 years ago. The Bass Lake Trail is located about six miles north of Ely on the Echo Trail.

May 6, 1999

The first Homegrown Music Festival, featuring ten Duluth bands, will rock the Norshor Theater this weekend. Promoter Scott Lunt originally hoped to debut the festival last fall, but things didn't quite come together so he delayed the plans until this spring.

Over 10,000 tickets have been sold for the historic Bob Dylan-Paul Simon Bayfront Festival Park concert, which is less than two months away. Jam Productions, the Chicago-based producer of the July 3 Duluth show, will be offering 25,000 tickets for the event.

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