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Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth night classes moved to conserve coal

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.

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News Tribune, Sept. 19, 1982

  • Former Vice President Walter Mondale will be among the speakers at the 25th annual Minnesota AFL-CIO convention this week at the Duluth Arena-Auditorium. All major DFL candidates have accepted the invitation to be screened for endorsement by the Committee on Political Education.
  • A UMD professor yesterday stated that faculty on branch campuses are getting short-changed. Thomas Bacig, associate professor of English, said that Duluth faculty members have an average teaching load of ten hours a week compared with about five hours at the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.

News Tribune, Sept. 19, 1922

  • Because of the need to use the available coal supply sparingly, night school classes at Duluth's Franklin School will meet during the afternoons only. Principal J.A. Starkweather said yesterday the plan will save the expense of opening the building in the evening.
  • Eveleth businessmen are supporting a project which will encourage farming on the eastern edge of the Mesaba Range. They are urging adoption of a colonization plan which will bring a large colony of Danish farmers to that section of northern Minnesota.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.
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Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at djouse49@gmail.com.