Bygones for April 7, 2020

Nashwauk-Keewatin forward Nick Jensrud hangs on to a loose ball in overtime during Class A semifinal action at Target Center in Minneapolis in April 2000. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, April 7, 1980

  • The Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau has budgeted about $50,000 for advertising in the Twin Cities this summer while cutting its national advertising. Executive Director Daniel Russell said the campaign signals a change in strategy in the effort to lure tourists to Duluth.
  • Picketing will continue today at 10 Duluth bars and restaurants in the selective strike by members of Local 99 of the Hotel, Motel, Bar, Restaurant and Club Employees Union. The union is seeking new contracts with about 25 Duluth establishments whose contracts have expired.

News Tribune, April 7, 2000

  • University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof asked a Minnesota House-Senate conference committee yesterday for funding for two new buildings at UMD. But prospects remain uncertain for UMD's requests — a $6.1 million music performance laboratory and a $10.4 million hockey center.
  • Experts say Great Lakes water levels will likely drop throughout the summer to unusually low levels because of the lack of snow last winter. Water levels on some lakes are creating navigation dangers, and some shipping channels are too shallow for full loads.

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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