Bygones for May 30, 2020

During the Memorial Day parade in Duluth in 2000, local veterans of the Vietnam War carried a wooden cage draped with a banner listing area soldiers considered prisoners of war or missing in action. (File / News Tribune)

News Tribune, May 30, 1980

  • Fire roared through an old triplex in Duluth's East Hillside yesterday afternoon, destroying the building and leaving one family homeless. Several hundred bystanders gathered to watch 20 firefighters battle the stubborn fire at 1328, 1330, and 1332 E. Sixth St.
  • The Hibbing High School Marching Band has been invited to participate in the 92nd Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1. The band was selected to represent Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota in the parade.

News Tribune, May 30, 2000

  • Sensing overwhelming opposition, two Duluth city councilors have made their proposed smoking-ban ordinance less restrictive. It now allows smoking in bars, bowling alleys, and pool halls, and will allow exemptions for restaurants showing a loss in gross receipts for the first three months.
  • Mayor Gary Doty and members of the Duluth Commission on Disabilities yesterday announced a forum for residents to offer suggestions of ways Duluth can be made more accessible. Doty said he wants to ensure that Duluth meets the needs of all its citizens.

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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