Cleaning up the aftermath of a Van Halen concert at the Duluth Arena on Sept. 25, 1979. (News-Tribune file photo)

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  1. Ray

    The guy in this picture is Rick Menz, who went on to be the UMD Athletics head equipment manager for about 30 years. The athletic equipment room in the new Amsoil Arena is named after him.

    1. Laurie Menz

      I thought my brother was kidding when he said my dad had a room named after him! I supposed I’ll have to get my butt down to Amsoil and check it out for myself, haha.
      Van Halen, how cool must that have been? It’s a dang shame I missed the 70s.

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