News Tribune, Aug. 26, 1979

  • The Seaway Port Authority of Duluth yesterday reported a 14 percent decline in total overseas tonnage in Duluth-Superior through July. Port Director Davis Helberg attributes the decline mainly to the strike by Local 118 of the American Federation of Grain Millers.
  • About 100 supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment marched down Superior Street yesterday, singing and chanting slogans. The marchers were commemorating the 59th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States during the third annual Women's Day Celebration in Duluth.

News Tribune, Aug. 26, 1999

  • Steelworkers struck ME International in Duluth early yesterday after last-minute negotiations failed to produce a new labor agreement by the midnight deadline. Picketers said they're striking over conditions like mandatory overtime, a tightened attendance policy, and alleged company circumvention of grievance procedures.
  • Duluth city leaders are creating a 1999 New Year's Eve party in Canal Park called "Warmer by the Lake" that will replace the decade-old Zoo Year's Eve party at the zoo. West Duluth residents and community clubs are protesting the change.

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