Bygones for March 19, 2020

Duluth city employees clear snow from along Grand Avenue in West Duluth in 2000. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, March 19, 1980

  • A desegregation plan adopted by the Duluth School Board yesterday will lead to the closing of Emerson, Jefferson, and Nettleton schools. A new $5 million school will be built in the Central Hillside to handle Emerson and Nettleton pupils.
  • The Duluth Fire Department will begin a drive next week to check rental units for compliance with a new state law requiring smoke alarms in each unit. Lawrence Bushey, fire marshal, estimates half of Duluth landlords have failed to comply with the law.

News Tribune, March 19, 2000

  • The Minnesota Senate Higher Education Budget Division this week passed a bonding bill including $2 million for planning and design of the Bulldog Sports Center at UMD. The bill does not include the requested $10.4 million to build the facility.
  • Hundreds of people jammed into the Marshall School gymnasium yesterday for the school's rummage sale, the first major rummage sale of the Twin Ports spring and summer season. The sale raised about $13,000 for the Marshall School Athletic Department.

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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