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Bygones for Dec. 26, 2018

Dec. 26, 1978 Some Duluth Heights residents are attempting to block an expansion of the Ponderosa Groves housing subdivision. Developer Philip Johnson wants to build 64 single- family homes, four duplexes, and 19 four-unit townhomes near the inte...

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Postal Service Letter carrier Mary Jo Howland steps out of her truck to deliver an priority mail package to a residence along East Second Street. Several Duluth letter carriers dressed in Santa Claus suits to deliver express mail and priority mail packages on Christmas day in Duluth. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Dec. 26, 1978

Some Duluth Heights residents are attempting to block an expansion of the Ponderosa Groves housing subdivision. Developer Philip Johnson wants to build 64 single- family homes, four duplexes, and 19 four-unit townhomes near the intersection of Swan Lake Road and Arrowhead Road.

A plan for the West Duluth business district and surrounding neighborhood is available from the city of Duluth Planning and Development Department. The plan presents ideas to rejuvenate the business district and control development in surrounding residential districts.

Dec. 26, 1998

Duluth's newly formed Veterans Outreach North is the state's first veterans' organization to receive federal Housing and Urban Development funding. A $79,000 grant announced this week will be used by the organization to continue to help Duluth veterans avoid homelessness.

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More than 2,000 people are expected to gather at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center for the St. Mary's New Year's Eve Party. Partygoers will rock to Mynx and the Uncolas or dance to the big band sounds of the Randy Lee Orchestra.

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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