May 21, 1979

Duluth East High School officials expect 7,000 people to attend the school's graduation ceremony June 7 to hear Vice President Walter Mondale's commencement address. Student speakers Raymond Spellerberg and Michael Dirks will share the podium with Mondale to address a graduating class of about 500.

Although Duluth's economic hopes are pinned on attracting new industry to the city, good industrial sites are scarce. One problem, according to the Seaway Port Authority if Duluth, is Duluth's hills - industries are usually looking for relatively flat sites.

May 21, 1999

Unemployment in the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area in April was at 3.9 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from March, according to the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. In the city of Duluth, the rate dropped 0.3 percent to 2.9 percent during the same period.

Two Duluth city councilors are asking the city administration to prepare a transition plan for the council to assume the role of the Duluth Economic Development Authority. The action would give more momentum to a movement seeking greater DEDA accountability.

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