Bygones for May 8, 2020

News Tribune, May 8, 1980

  • Members of the Fond du Lac Community Club voted again yesterday to oppose the city of Duluth's plan to build the Western Waterfront Trail through their community. The club also rejected formation of a committee to work on a compromise with the Duluth Planning Department.
  • Only 15 people came to a Minnesota Energy Agency meeting in Duluth last night to learn the impact of a possible gasoline shortage. Agency officials discussed mandatory and voluntary steps that could be implemented if a gasoline emergency were declared.

News Tribune, May 8, 2000

  • Agreeing there are too many loose ends in a proposed ordinance to limit smoking, Duluth city councilors have agreed to table the measure tonight. Instead, they will wait to hear the outcome of this week's meeting of business owners, health officials, and others.
  • A meeting in First Lutheran Church yesterday was a send-off for 64 Duluth-area mothers who are headed for next weekend's Million Mom March in Washington, DC, to advocate for gun control. Outside the church, about 40 Second Amendment advocates gathered to protest the meeting.

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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