Bygones for March 31, 2020

Gov. Tim Pawlenty tours the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. (2000 file / News Tribune)

News Tribune, March 31, 1980

  • Two presidential contenders will be in the Twin Ports today. George Bush, former CIA director, will be in Superior seeking voter support in tomorrow's Wisconsin presidential preference primary, and California Gov. Edmund Brown will conduct a news conference at the Duluth International Airport.
  • A lawsuit over conditions in the St. Louis County Jail has been dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Miles Lord. The dismissal followed issuance of a Minnesota Department of Corrections report giving the jail one of the highest ratings in the state.

News Tribune, March 31, 2000

  • Essie Ledyard, director of the Duluth School District's general equivalency diploma testing program, has received an International Reading Association "Celebrate Literacy" award. At 81, Ledyard is thought to be the oldest working public school teacher in Minnesota.
  • The Arcadia, a 367-foot, 225-passenger cruise ship owned and managed by Golden Sun Cruises of Greece, is scheduled to visit the Twin Ports twice in 2001. Two other passenger ships, the German-built Columbus and the French vessel Le Levant, also have visits scheduled.

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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