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Bygones for May 26, 2018

May 26, 1978 Duluth homeowners, already hit with recent natural gas and sewer rate hikes, now face a 15 percent increase in water bills. City officials blame the increase on the cost of recent improvements to the city's water system and on raises...

May 26, 1978

Duluth homeowners, already hit with recent natural gas and sewer rate hikes, now face a 15 percent increase in water bills. City officials blame the increase on the cost of recent improvements to the city's water system and on raises to employee salaries.

A salute to Medal of Honor winner Michael Colalillo of Duluth was part of the opening ceremony yesterday in the DECC's Pioneer Hall of a four-day conference on Italian heritage in the United States. Vice President Walter Mondale gave the keynote address.

May 26, 1998

Sixty-three groups participated in yesterday's Memorial Day parade in West Duluth, making it the largest in its history. The parade ended at Evergreen Memorial Park, where approximately 75 spectators and several veterans groups watched as a wreath was placed under the American flag.

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The message of hate that anti-homosexual activist Fred Phelps threatened to bring to Duluth last December has fueled a counter-movement. Organizers of a unity celebration planned for this weekend at UMD say it's the launch of a campaign for human rights in Duluth.

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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