News Tribune, Jan. 10, 1980

  • A broken sprinkler system pipe caused extensive flooding and water damage early this morning to several areas of Duluth's Normandy Inn. The Maurices store on the Superior Street level and the hotel's banquet room below were both flooded.
  • Work will begin this week converting Hotel Duluth to a senior citizens' apartment building. The 55-year-old downtown landmark, which will be known as Greysolon Plaza, will be converted from a 400-room hotel to 150 apartments, including space for several commercial operations.

News Tribune, Jan. 10, 2000

  • Window replacement and roof repair are the cornerstones of a long-awaited renovation project at the Duluth Depot, officially named the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. Work on the $4 million fix-up plan is expected to finally begin this year.
  • The Superior Police Department is ushering in the new century with a fresh new look. Officers have traded in their medium-blue trousers and dark shirts for all navy blue, a look being adopted by more and more police departments across the country.

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