Bygones for April 25, 2020

News Tribune, April 25, 1980

  • Members of the Duluth Chamber of Commerce will explore the feasibility of building a national minerals research center in Northeastern Minnesota when they visit Washington, D.C., next week. They will discuss the idea with Sens. Boschwitz and Durenberger and Rep. James Oberstar.
  • The Duluth City Council was told yesterday that the city has received a $1.9 million federal grant for construction of a new bus barn. Dennis Jensen, DTA manager, said the grant will make possible the completion of the $10.3 million facility.

News Tribune, April 25, 2000

  • Developer George Sherman yesterday asked the Duluth City Council to reconsider a special-use permit to build 28 townhouses in seven buildings at West Gate Boulevard. Sherman cited new state grading and storm water system recommendations as key reasons for the reconsideration.
  • Bingham's Hardware Hank, 2817 Banks Ave. in Superior, will launch a $500,000 expansion next month to more-effectively compete against neighboring big-box retailers. The 3,000-square-foot addition will accommodate two new services--equipment rental and small engine repairs.

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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