Bygones for May 20, 2020

Potlatch Corp. in Cloquet, pictured in 2000. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, May 20, 1980

  • There's been another delay in funding for the proposed Midtowne Park, to be built near Midtowne Manor in Duluth's West End. The park was originally planned to appease residents after the Piedmont Avenue I-35 exit cut through the neighborhood in 1973.
  • Nine canoeists who set out May 6 to break the record for paddling the full length of the Mississippi River are about a day behind schedule. The canoeists are all affiliated with the Duluth branch of Midwest Challenge, a Christian-based drug rehabilitation organization.

News Tribune, May 20, 2000

  • Some workers at Potlatch Corp.'s Cloquet paper mill may lose their jobs in the coming weeks. The company has announced it will be cutting jobs starting in June in order to maintain efficiency in an increasingly competitive industry.
  • Tomorrow, the University of Wisconsin-Superior will present an honorary doctorate to 1970 graduate David DiFrancesco for his work in developing computer animation technology. DiFrancesco, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, has won two Academy Awards for his scientific and technical achievements.

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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