Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library.

News Tribune
April 27, 1967

Duluth Mayor Ben Boo yesterday ordered a halt to the practice of employees using city cars for private purposes. Boo said there is evidence that many vehicles are being used for noncity business.

The Duluth Builders Show, which opens tomorrow in the Arena, is the first of its kind here. Sponsored by theDuluth Home Builders Association, it will include more than 100 displays and exhibits and two daily stage shows.

News Tribune
April 27, 1987

Selection of a new UMD chancellor has been narrowed down to three finalists — Dr. Lawrence Ianni, Dr. William Vasse and Dr. Barbara Brownstein. The new chancellor will replace Robert Heller, who plans to retire June 30.

Chez’s, 127 W. Superior St., a women’s clothing store for more than 30 years, will close this week, according to owner Ron Beaupre. Chez’s was a victim of Duluth’s three-year Superior Street reconstruction and insufficient free parking, Beaupre said.

Genealogy Resources Workshop

Searching For your Ancestors?

Join Duluth Public Library Reference staff as they demonstrate genealogy databases found on the library’s website. Includes tips on using HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library Edition.

Tuesday, April 17, 7-8 P.M.
OR
Wednesday, April 18, 1-2 P.M.

Library Green Room
No Reservations Necessary

Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library.

News Tribune
April 14, 1967

The West German freighter Neptun entered the Duluth-Superior Harbor at 6:01 p.m. yesterday to become the first arrival of the 1967 Twin Ports navigation season. The Neptun will leave Duluth for Chicago tomorrow to unload additional cargo.

A 25-foot-high wall of ice stretching for miles across the polar ice cap stopped the Plaisted Polar Expedition advance party yesterday morning. The wall is the greatest obstacle the expedition has yet faced, according to radio operator Jack Fisher.

News Tribune
April 14, 1987

St.Louis County and Duluth reached an agreement yesterday in the dispute over the cost of housing city prisoners in the county jail. The County Board approved a resolution that provides for a $30 fee for keeping a prisoner for eight hours.

Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen asked yesterday for a recount of the results from the April 7 election that he lost by 137 votes. Police officer Herb Bergson defeated Hagen, who was trying for a fourth term, by a 5,764 to 5, 627 margin.

Tax Time

Extension of Time to File Your Tax Return

“Need more time to prepare your federal tax return? This page provides information on how to apply for an extension of time to file. Please be aware that an extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your tax liability.” This link from the IRS includes links to forms for individual income tax returns, and forms for corporations and partnerships.

Bygones

Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library.  

News Tribune
April 4, 1967

Members of the Plaisted Polar Exploration were awaiting a break in the weather last night before they travel the five miles from Nansen Sound to the open water of the polar ice cap.

One of the latest innovations in newspaper advertising will be featured in a full-colored Imperial Margarine ad in tomorrow’s News Tribune. The new process, called Spectacolor, allows a newspaper to have magazine-quality color.

News Tribune
April 4, 1987

Members of a visiting delegation from Petrozavodsk, U.S.S.R., and officials from Duluth yesterday discussed possibilities for exchanges between the two sister cities. Ideas discussed included college scholarships and information on winter navigation and water quality.

A traveling exhibit featuring one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta and the original Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence opened its doors yesterday morning at the Depot. The exhibit’s one-day stop in Duluth drew 3,500 people.