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Bygones for Feb. 15, 2018

Feb. 15, 1978 A $3.7 million grant for the Barker's Island marina project in Superior has been approved by the federal Economic Development Administration. Sen. Gaylord Nelson announced the grant yesterday while speaking at the annual dinner of t...

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Feb. 15, 1978

A $3.7 million grant for the Barker's Island marina project in Superior has been approved by the federal Economic Development Administration. Sen. Gaylord Nelson announced the grant yesterday while speaking at the annual dinner of the Superior-Douglas County Development Association.

The Duluth Planning Commission yesterday approved a staff recommendation to allow continued use of First Street between 27th and 30th avenues west as a truck route. A study by Barton-Ascham Associates of Minneapolis had recommended elimination of the route.

Feb. 15, 1998

The Duluth Community Action Program, whose home insulation program has been on hold since last fall, may be making some cutbacks. The troubled nonprofit's leaders are discussing plans to contract out at least some of the weatherization work, according to Director Catherine Peterson.

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Advocates of a Peace Sculpture project are asking every Duluthian to donate $1 toward the "Arising" sculpture, which is being created by artists Carla Stetson and Almut Heer. When completed, the sculpture will likely be placed in a park setting in Old Downtown.

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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