Bygones for March 30, 2020

Tom Bergum of Northwood Children’s Services makes ice on one of the rinks at Merritt Community Recreation Center. (2000 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, March 30, 1980

  • Duluth-area Democrats yesterday elected a majority of delegates to the 8th Congressional District convention who are uncommitted in the presidential race. Of 39 delegates chosen, 23 were uncommitted to any candidate, 13 delegates supported the Carter-Mondale ticket, and three supported Edward Kennedy.
  • Myron Floren, featured accordionist and assistant conductor of the Lawrence Welk television show, will appear with the Duluth Accordionaires today in the Duluth Auditorium. The Accordionaires will perform music prepared for their goodwill concert tour of Finland, which begins April 26.

News Tribune, March 30, 2000

  • Three plans for a new and improved Bayfront Festival Park were presented yesterday to the Bayfront Festival Park Management Committee. All three plans include a permanent stage area and open space for festival grounds large enough to accommodate 12,000 to 15,000 people.
  • Artifacts from Northland prisoners of war will be on display in Duluth's Veterans Memorial Hall next month. Former POWs Tony Jurek of Cloquet, Adam Klosowski of Sturgeon Lake, and Lionel Coffin, David Wheat, Tom Shefchik, and Gordon Miller of Duluth will be honored.

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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