Bygones for April 3, 2020

Lew Latto listens to Gov. Jesse Ventura make a point on a broadcast of "Lew Latto Live" from the Governor's Office. (2000 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, April 3, 1980

  • The MPCA determined last year that the heating plant in UMD's Old Main campus violated state and federal pollution regulations. The university has until September 1 to either install pollution control equipment, find another source of heat, or abandon part of Old Main.
  • Gold Fields Mining Corp. is exploring for gold near Ely. The Colorado company has sunk 24 drill holes on a 40-acre site on the west shore of Shagawa Lake and is sending rock samples from the area to be assayed.

News Tribune, April 3, 2000

  • Residents of King Manor, a Duluth public housing facility, are questioning the building's security after a number of incidents with intruders. There are complaints of people entering the building during the day when doors are unlocked and then robbing or harassing elderly residents.
  • Duluth's Depot kicked off a year and a half of improvement projects this week with the ceremonial groundbreaking for a train maintenance building. Other projects this year include improving ventilation, upgrading heating and air conditioning systems, replacing windows, and repairing the roof.

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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