News Tribune, Jan. 20, 1980

  • David Martin, the newly hired executive director of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, met with the agency's board last week. Martin admitted that there are difficult times ahead, especially after the state auditor's report that criticized the agency for mismanagement in 1977 and 1978.
  • Competition is intense among Duluth's two leading television news stations, KDLH and WDIO, and third-place KBJR. An indication of the increasing rivalry was an attempt last summer by WDIO to lure sportscaster Marsh Nelson from KDLH.

News Tribune, Jan. 20, 2000

  • At a meeting last night, neighbors living near the top of Cody Street expressed opposition to a plan to build townhouses on the site of the old Tru-Vu Motel. Sherman Associates wants to build 26 two- and three-bedroom townhouses on the site.
  • A new U.S. Postal Service facility is opening where the former Miller Hill Postal Station was located. The new office replaces the privately owned contractor operation, which sold goods and services from the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and Federal Express.

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