The Two Harbors Dog Park is officially open for the season and is located in the outdoor hockey rink behind Lake County Arena. This year the dog park features a new canine agility course built with the help of volunteers and a Round Up Grant from Co-op Light and Power — and the dogs are loving it. The dog park is a public park for owners and their dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash. It is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Pooch Play Groups on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. There are even separate zones for small and large dog.
Wyatt Bartelt, 7, took first place in Two Harbors competing against his local pack of Cub Scouts with his derby car and then advanced to the district level race, held in Hermantown. He took first place at the district competition with a time of 3.038. The same week, Loren Carlson, 83, stopped by the News-Chronicle office to say "Hi!" in his rebuilt 1926 Ford Model-T Roadster pickup.
Roxanne Distad, stylist and owner of Evolve Salon at 118 Waterfront Drive in Two Harbors recently announced the departure of stylist Mark Higgs. After almost two years of working at the salon, Higgs' last day will be May 29 as he prepares to relocate to Hinckley, Minn., to join his fiancé. At the same time, Erin Christensen will return to Evolve as a stylist on a part-time basis.
Two Harbors city worker Tim Larson puts finishing touches on this year's official city Christmas tree in Thomas Owens Park. The city held a brief lighting ceremony on Thursday. Photo by Jim Erickson.
With a new owner and a longtime manager working together, Country Inn of Two Harbors has been renovated and updated. Owner Keith Bakke and Manager Vicky Louks, who has been at the hotel for 13 years, excitedly showed off $500,000 worth of changes on Tuesday. The improvements included new carpet, paint, furniture, flat screen TVs, refrigerators and microwaves. Each of the 46 rooms also has new beds, linens and duvets.