Bygones for Feb. 18, 2020

Steve Ankarlo has grown so tired of secondhand cigarette smoke that he invented a smokeless ashtray. (2000 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, Feb. 18, 1980

Local 31 of the Electrical Utilities Workers Union struck Minnesota Power & Light Co. and its Wisconsin affiliate, Superior Water, Light & Power Co., at midnight yesterday. Service has continued without problems, with supervisory and management personnel handling operations.

Duluth's Daughters of the American Revolution chapter wants the Tiffany windows from the old public library installed in the new library building. But the Duluth Preservation Society has asked Mayor John Fedo to move the two windows into the Depot rather than the new library.

News Tribune, Feb. 18, 2000


A jury yesterday found Superior gang leader Alejandro Rivera guilty of first-degree intentional homicide for orchestrating the murder of another gang member's father. The verdict followed four days of testimony from nearly 20 witnesses under tight security at the Douglas County Courthouse.

The Leif Erikson Viking Ship will be moved to its permanent location today in a new display at the eastern end of Leif Erikson Park. The ship will be placed on sleds and pulled across the park to its new location.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

Related Topics: BYGONES
What To Read Next
The system crashed earlier this month, grounding flights across the U.S.