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Dan Peterson (right), supervisor of the 2010 Unsheltered Count, asks David Hopkins to fill out a homeless survey during dinner recently at the Union Gospel Mission. Hopkins is homeless. (Bob King/Duluth News Tribune)

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DULUTH -- On Thursday in Duluth, when the temperature barely cleared 5 above zero, a seven-member Human Development Center team worked from early morning to late night on a sort of scavenger hunt.


They went to bars, soup kitchens, parking garages, grocery stores and skywalks for the one day out of the year that the unsheltered homeless are counted.

With Thursday's frigid weather, finding them was more difficult than usual.

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