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. 

January 23, 1967
News Tribune

A proposal in the Minnesota Legislature to require every driver to have automobile liability insurance has been killed before its introduction.  The proposal was opposed by insurance companies, auto clubs, and safety officials because of difficulties in enforcement. 

Duluthian Dave Lundmark won championship honors yesterday in the Eau Claire Invitational Ski Jumping Tournament.  Lundmark had jumps of 164 and 166 feet, the longest of the event, which was held in a drizzle and dense fog.

January 23, 1987
New Tribune

New city firefighters may soon be required to abstain from using tobacco products both on and off the job.  The proposal, sponsored by Duluth City Councilor M. George Downs, could be voted on as early as next week. 

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s international marketing director, Alan T. Johnson, will become port director in Green Bay, WI, in March, it was announced yesterday.  Johnson has worked for the Port Authority for 12 years. 

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