Bygones for April 6, 2020

Dave Beron feeds a tank full of Kamloops at the French River Hatchery. (2000 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, April 6, 1980

  • Duluth's shortage of affordable apartment space has been made worse by inflation and the Carter administration's budget cutbacks. The Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a list of more than 1,000 senior citizens and about 400 low-income families awaiting apartments in subsidized buildings.
  • Irathane Systems Inc. of Hibbing was accused last week of disposing of a suspected cancer-causing chemical in a St. Louis County landfill. Company officials have denied the allegation and so far none of the chemical has been found in the landfill.

News Tribune, April 6, 2000

  • The Moose Lake City Council yesterday voted to become the state's first city to do away with smoking sections in restaurants. Next week, the Duluth City Council will consider a ban on smoking in all public places where people under age 18 are allowed.
  • Duluth Fire Marshall John Strongitharm has canceled all burning permits in the city limits from tomorrow through May 15 because of the dry conditions. And the Minnesota DNR has issued a burning ban for all of St. Louis County for the same period.

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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