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Bygones for Oct. 12, 2018

Liz Hartnett reaches for a bottle of white wine to pour another glass while having dinner with her mother and friend at Lake Avenue Cafe. (1998 file / News Tribune)

Oct. 12, 1978

Four Duluth nursing homes won't be receiving Medicaid patients because they have refused to cooperate in a plan to equalize rates for public and private patients. The Minnesota Department of Welfare has blacklisted Lake Haven, Park Point Manor, Surf and Sand, and Viewcrest homes.

About 40 people attended a meeting of Minnesotans for Equitable Government last night in Duluth's Normandy Inn. The group, formed by the Boundary Waters Conservation Alliance, is working to form a statewide coalition of land-use groups to gain more political clout.

Oct. 12, 1998

An ordinance before the Duluth City Council tomorrow would permit restaurant diners to take home partial bottles of wine they didn't finish with their meals. The state of Minnesota legalized the practice in 1990, but Duluth officials haven't yet adopted the law locally.

The $3 million Range Recreation Civic Center, a new eight-sheet curling rink and community building in Eveleth, opens to the public tomorrow. The center staff will hold curling clinics all week with a fun bonspiel for beginning curlers scheduled for the weekend.

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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