Bygones for May 2, 2020

News Tribune, May 2, 1980

  • The Duluth City Council yesterday made some changes to a proposed human rights ordinance scheduled for a final vote next week. Councilors removed the protection from employment discrimination against convicted criminals and also the ban on discrimination based on political affiliation.
  • Detroit developer Jack Shenkman said yesterday his plans to build Hermantown's Ridgewood Mall will proceed despite the withdrawal of his partner Dayton Hudson Inc. Dayton Hudson officials announced yesterday they are dropping their involvement in the $26 million shopping mall.

News Tribune, May 2, 2000

  • Duluth city councilors began their debate yesterday on an ordinance that would ban smoking in places that allow children younger than 18. At a committee-of-the-whole meeting, councilors took testimony from a select group of experts and representatives on both sides of the issue.
  • The Hermantown City Council voted unanimously yesterday to adopt an ordinance that limits strip clubs and other sex-oriented businesses to an area north of U.S. Highway 53. The local law also requires the businesses be kept 550 feet away from the highway.

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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