Bygones for April 22, 2020

-Ernestine and Bill Ziebarth stand in front of the large yard at their Piedmont Heights home in April 2000. They planned to add more perennials to the yard, being careful to plant only trees that won't block their view when they mature. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, April 22, 1980

  • A forest fire yesterday forced residents of Motley, a central Minnesota community about 120 miles west of Duluth, to leave their homes. Minnesota DNR officials said the fire, which destroyed several nearby farms, was within two miles of town last evening.
  • WAKX Radio has tripled its studio and office space in downtown Duluth. The AM-FM station has signed a 10-year lease for about 3,000 square feet in the former Greyhound Bus Depot on Michigan Street, according to WAKX owner Lew Latto.

News Tribune, April 22, 2000

  • Participants in "A Walk to Remember: A Sacred Journey for Lake Superior" will walk 1,300 miles around the lake beginning on the Bad River Reservation June 28 and finishing Aug. 19. The walk will also honor the late Anishinaabe environmental activist Walt Bresette.
  • A Minnesota Auditor's Office report says Buhl officials did not violate state law when they fired the city's police department last fall. The mayor and three city councilors voted in late October to disband the department.

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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