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Outreach worker Deb Holman (right) checks in with Kyle Itkonen (left), 22, who has been homeless in the past but now stays at the Seaway Hotel. At center is his friend Jason Ellerby. (Bob King/Duluth News Tribune)

Outreach worker hits Duluth streets to save homeless

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DULUTH -- Deb Holman typically starts out on the skywalk. Just her, sometimes a backpack and a list of names in her head.

She has been doing this for so long, she doesn't need a written list -- Holman, 49, knows every name and face by heart, walking the streets trying to find anywhere from 40 to 70 of Duluth's chronic homeless. They range in age from 20 to 60 and are predominantly male.

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