March 14, 1918: The completion of the organization of the Lake County Farm Bureau Association now seems to be assured, which means that this county will receive $1,800 from the federal government to apply on the salary and expenses of a county agricultural agent, who will devote his entire time to the improvement and development of the agricultural resources of this county.
March 4, 1943: Resorts to keep open
Feb. 28, 1918: Commercial Club dead or sleeping – Arrangements are already being made for the entertainment of tourists to the head of the lakes country during the coming summer.
Feb. 25, 1943: Women storm stores, stock canned goods – Grocers in Two Harbors enjoyed a brisk trade on the eve of the freeze of canned goods prior to the rationing, which commenced Monday.
1943: Draft dodger sentenced – Herbert Nord, 34, of Knife River, who was captured Dec. 18 after hiding in a cabin since last July, pleaded guilty to refusing to report for induction into the army when arraigned in federal district court last week in Duluth.
1918: Foes in America to register – The week of Feb. 4 was set aside by the Department of Justice for registration of the half-million unnaturalized Germans in the continental U.S. by police and postmasters, in pursuance of President Woodrow Wilson's alien enemy proclamation directing this action as a means of minimizing the danger from enemy sympathizers in the U.S.
1942: Selective Service will reclassify – Local draft boards have been instructed to reclassify essential workers on essential farms into 2-C and 3-C deferred classifications, the Office of War Information in Washington, D.C. announced this week on the basis of information of the War Manpower commission and the army and navy departments.
1942: County in nine-state air raid blackout – The Lake County Civilian Defense committee held a meeting Dec. 8, 1942, to perfect plans for the total blackout Dec. 14, 1942, from 10-10:20 p.m.
1917: The second contingent of Lake County's quota of boys for the National Army left Monday, Dec. 17, 1917, on the train.
1992: Silver Bay Community Center opens – Nearly 100 people came for the official dedication of the remodeled and revitalized community center in Silver Bay on Nov. 28, 1992.