Bygones for May 13, 2020

Katie Wilber works with Renegade Comedy Theater actors Chris Nollet (left), Jerry Bacon and Rob Calhoon during a rehearsal for "The Mikado" in 2000. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, May 13, 1980

  • Minnesota state grain inspectors yesterday ordered a halt to the loading of a Polish ship after discovering its cargo of corn contained up to five times the allowable limit of a pesticide. Union officials said several workers involved in the loading complained of the odor.
  • A Twin Cities developer asked a Duluth City Council committee yesterday for support in his four-year effort to erect an apartment building on Park Point. Len Naymark has proposed a four-story, 64-unit structure near 19th Street and Minnesota Avenue.

News Tribune, May 13, 2000

  • Bowing to public pressure, Duluth Mayor Gary Doty yesterday ordered the return of the historic Aerial Lift Bridge horn, replacing the new, smaller horn installed during recent bridge repairs. Doty said the old three-tone horn will be restored to the bridge by the middle of June.
  • Northlanders going to tomorrow's Million Mom March will attend breakfast before the march on the White House lawn with President Bill Clinton and the first lady. The Duluth-area group was chosen because they have the longest bus ride of any group attending the gun-control rally.

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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