Adelle Whitefoot is a Michigan native who moved to Minnesota in Sept. 2014 when she started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mich., in 2012 with a bachelor's in English writing and has been a professional photographer since 2011. Whitefoot is the night general assignments reporter for the Duluth News Tribune.
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Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center is in the middle of its latest capital project and is finding the Living Building Challenge is living up to its name.
The Two Harbors City Council decided to table a development agreement for a new liquor store at its meeting last week, July 24. The development agreement was submitted by SDR Properties, LLC for the development of a new municipal liquor store. The agreement, if approved on Aug. 14, would mean the city is moving forward with the design phase of the liquor store.
When the 20th Two Harbors Kayak Festival wrapped up Sunday, July 30, it was bittersweet as it was announced over the weekend that it would be the last. The last festival had the best weather in its 20 years with 85 degree weather and calm winds. Many people attended the festival to race or try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. When Scott Neustel, festival director and race chairman, announced that it was going to be the last festival, he said people were disappointed.
Even though Two Harbors City Council members were disappointed with the work done on the Castle Danger Watermain Relocation Project, they approved making a payment to the contractors for the work that was completed, but for a lesser amount. A leak showed up over the weekend in the new line that was installed along Seventh Street and due to the leak city-hired engineer Joe Rhein, from Bolton and Menk, suggested the city hold an additional $50,000 retainage, reducing the payment approved on Monday down to $193,266.53.
The Lake Superior School District Board heard a presentation from the Toimi School Community Center at its meeting last week. Yvonne Everling, Toimi School Community Center Board secretary, made a request to house old records located in Two Harbors High School. "I ran all over looking for where the enrollment records were. I went to Duluth to St. Paul down at the historical society, and no one knew where they were," Everling said. "Then Al Ringer put me on to some old books in the attic of the Two Harbors school."
After deciding to cancel the 2017 Capital Improvement Plan roads and alleys project when the bids came in more than $200,000 over the estimate, the Two Harbors City Council is starting the process all over again for 2018 projects.
Two Harbors Community Radio KTWH-LP 99.5 FM will be hosting a Mid-Summer FUNd Drive all next week. The FUNd Drive will start at 7 a.m. Monday and conclude Saturday, July 29 at sign-off. During the week, KTWH volunteers will ask for listeners to consider making a one time donation or becoming a sustaining member of THCR. To become a sustaining member, contributors can sign up to make a monthly donation from $5 to $50.
The Lake Superior Rivals lost to Proctor 4-3 Tuesday in their first playoff game in a double elimination postseason. Easton Best took the loss for the Rivals finishing with nine strikeouts. The Rivals took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and only allowed one Proctor run in the first two innings. The Rivals got one more run in third inning before giving up two runs and allowing Proctor to tie the game at three.
Just a year after the Dixie Bar, Grill and Bottleshop was tragically lost in a fire, the restaurant has come back to life, but in a different form. Owners Scott and Deanna Larson recently started the Dixie Food Trailer and it has been a hit these first few weeks. "It has been really good. We've been having a good turnout and very good support and feedback," Deanna Larson said. "It's a lot more work than we thought, but we've been enjoying it."
Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Thomas Owens Park Director: John Carr Music Program: The Star Spangled Banner by F.Scott Key, arranged by John Philip Sousa The Gladiator by John Philip Sousa Stella Polaris by Paul Koepke Song from Early America arranged by William Rhoads Unter Kaisers Fahnen by H.L. Blankenburg, arranged by James Jurrens Kit and Kaboodle (drum solo) by Paul Yoder Light Cavalry Overture by F. Von Suppe, arranged Henry Fillmore