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Bygones for May 15, 2019

Gov. Ventura is mobbed by autograph seekers as he makes his way from one television interview to the next at the Old Central School in Grand Rapids. (1999 file / News Tribune)

May 15, 1979

At a special meeting last night in the Chinese Lantern, Duluth city councilors discussed increasing the out-of-town meal allowance for themselves and city employees. Councilors on out-of-town business now may be reimbursed for meals at the rate of $15 a day.

Gov. Al Quie and legislators yesterday reached a tentative agreement to advance $449,000 to bail out the financially troubled Arrowhead Regional Development Agency. Today, Quie will ask the state Executive Council for an emergency $25,000 to pay the agency's employees.

May 15, 1999

Minnesota legislators yesterday reached a compromise on the state economic development budget that includes $450,000 to help market software businesses and train workers for the Duluth Technology Village. Duluth Mayor Gary Doty said the money is critical for providing high-tech employers with skilled workers.

On May 23, Duluth native David Wheat will speak at a fund-raiser for the new Depot veterans' memorial, sharing stories from his six years in a North Vietnamese prison. The retired Navy commander's jet was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965.

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