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Bygones for Jan. 12, 2018

Jan. 12, 1978

A less-expensive version of an expansion proposal was approved yesterday by the Spirit Mountain Authority board. The new plan, which will cost about $1.5 million, will be presented to the Duluth City Council at its next agenda session.

The city of Duluth is looking into hiring private security guards to provide security at a lower cost. The city is asking for bids for security at the Water and Gas building on Garfield Avenue because of recent cases of theft and vandalism.

Jan. 12, 1998

Duluth's living wage ordinance will not be strengthened anytime soon, according to living wage supporters. Despite a receptive Duluth City Council, living wage proponents are holding off a push to improve the ordinance until more discussions can be held.

Music lessons and private tutoring may be within reach of more Minnesota families thanks to a new law that took effect Jan. 1. Minnesota's education tax credits and deductions will give families a break on education expenses and provide rebates for lower-income families.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at