Bygones for May 11, 2020

Filling a tank with crappie minnows, John Chalstrom prepares for the Minnesota fishing opener in 2000. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, May 11, 1980

  • About 150 Southeast Asian refugees and their sponsors yesterday took bus tours of Duluth, their newly adopted city. Most have just arrived from refugee camps and must depend on their sponsoring families and churches for housing, food, and clothing.
  • A group of scientists meeting in Duluth yesterday said increased coal consumption by industries and utilities could escalate the region's acid rain problem. The scientists made their predictions at an acid rain conference sponsored by two Twin Cities environmental organizations.

News Tribune, May 11, 2000

  • Sixteen suspected drug dealers were arrested early yesterday, effectively removing a third of the street dealers in Duluth, authorities said. The arrests choked off the current heroin trade and drastically reduced the amount of cocaine coming into town, according to Duluth Police Sgt. Dennin Bauers.
  • Pat McKone, senior director of the American Lung Association of Minnesota, and Brian Daugherty, president of the Canal Park Business Association, met yesterday to discuss Duluth's proposed smoking ban. Both said the meeting was productive and that they plan to meet again in two weeks.

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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