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Get involved: March 12

The Two Harbors High School National Honor Society ran a food drive for the month of February. The school donated 823 pounds of food and $37 to the Two Harbors food shelf. The food was picked up last week. The NHS ran the drive as a competition among the grades at the school. This year the sixth grade won collected the most food. The food will be matched by the Minnesota Food Share Network.

History money

The Lake County Historical Society in Two Harbors has received a grant from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Lake Superior Coastal Program. Funding for the grant comes in part from the federal office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. The grant will help with the redesign of the exhibits at the Two Harbors Light Station.

The exhibits in the pilot house will have new electronic displays focused on the history of industrial development along Agate Bay. The tower will be the location of several new wall displays that feature the development of the Two Harbors Light Station buildings, the luminaries that have been used in the lantern gallery, and the duties of the light keeper.

The second part of the project is the repackaging of the research into a series of presentations that will be used as part of the society's education and outreach programs.

An unveiling of the new exhibits and the media presentations will be part of a September open house at the lighthouse.

Another grant has been awarded to the society by the Two Harbors Area Visitors Bureau for enhancing the web presence and marketing the historical assets that attract visitors to Two Harbors.

For more information, contact the historical society at 834 4898.

Census help

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency will have a U.S. Census worker available to assist community members with the Census March 19 through April 20 at the Two Harbors AEOA location at 2124 10th Street. The "Question Assistance Center" will be open 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday.

Every 10 years the U.S Census counts the entire population. Data is now being gathered throughout communities to guide decisions on what services to provide and how to distribute funds to local, state, and tribal governments the next 10 years.

The Census will provide $400 billion in federal funds for diverse projects ranging from hospitals to senior centers. The Census determines congressional, state house, and senate district lines, and distribution of congressional seats to states. Participation is crucial so local needs can be addressed and fair representation maintained.

For questions, call Beth Peterson at (218) 749-2912, ext. 284