Bygones for April 18, 2020

Dale and Deb Dieryck enjoy a quiet moment during the afternoon at their small service station in West Duluth. (2000 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, April 18, 1980

  • Duluth attorney Conrad Fredin is seeking a court ruling that city Planning Director Richard Loraas is violating the state's open records law. Fredin said he has been denied documents for his research on the amount of public money spent on a variety of local projects.
  • Landlord Roy Anderson's request for a temporary restraining order barring Duluth firefighters from inspecting apartment buildings for smoke detectors has been denied in Duluth District Court. Anderson's attorney argued the inspections are unconstitutional because they provide for warrantless searches and invasion of privacy.

News Tribune, April 18, 2000

  • Artist George Morrison, whose paintings and sculptures are in art collections around the world, passed away yesterday in Grand Marais. Morrison was born Sept. 30, 1919, in Chippewa City, at the time an extension of the Grand Portage Indian Reservation.
  • The Duluth City Council yesterday began the process of setting its priorities for the city's 2001 budget. Councilors discussed their priorities within the context of the five core services the city provides: quality of life, economic vitality, public safety, resource management, and infrastructure.

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

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