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Bygones for Jan. 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 1978Duluth Mayor Robert Beaudin, in his fourth annual State of the City address this week, announced the city has reached tentative agreement for development of the Harbor Square project. Both Dayton's and Donaldson's appear headed for oc...

Jan. 4, 1978
Duluth Mayor Robert Beaudin, in his fourth annual State of the City address this week, announced the city has reached tentative agreement for development of the Harbor Square project. Both Dayton's and Donaldson's appear headed for occupancy in the downtown shopping mall.
East Range Clinics Ltd. of Virginia will try to form a health maintenance organization, or HMO, it was announced yesterday. An HMO is an insurance plan which covers virtually all of a subscriber's medical costs with a fixed monthly fee.

Jan. 4, 1998
Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson's "Access to the Outdoors" initiative proposes a $201 million bonding package to benefit outdoor activities. Among other things, the proposal would allocate $63 million for parks and trails and $50 million for wildlife and fish habitat.
First Street, once one of Duluth's busiest downtown thoroughfares, is now a pale shadow of its old self. Perhaps more than any other area of downtown Duluth, First Street from Second Avenue West to Third Avenue East has come to illustrate urban decay.

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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