Cool temperatures and winds didn't stop visitors to Finland from having fun March 18 to celebrate St. Urho's Day. This was the 42nd year for the celebration and this year's theme was Urho-palooza. St. Urho's Day celebrates a fictional saint who is said to have driven the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland (the country) and saving the grapes ancient Finnish vineyard workers depended on. The story originated in Minnesota in the 1950s but has grown to be celebrated by people of Finnish descent around North America and even in Finland.
The Polar League All-Star basketball games will be played at Two Harbors High School beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. Two Harbors players include Ayla Lemke, Tori Bott and Jayden Ruberg, while representatives from Silver Bay include Jason Blood, Hunter Monson and Jocelyn Russell. Two Harbors’ Brianna McGrath was selected but will miss the game with an injury. Tickets are $5.
Lake Superior School District Community Education announced it will offer a 10-session health and wellness program to residents 50 and over beginning April 20. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program and was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The classes will be held at the Two Harbors Federal Credit Union in Two Harbors.
The first freighter to leave Duluth of the 2017 commercial shipping season the Roger Blough on Wednesday, and it was the first to dock in Two Harbors. The Blough passed beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth around 7:45 a.m. and pulled into Agate Bay around noon to pick up a load of iron ore pellets as onlookers from the breakwall in Two Harbors took pictures. It passed the inbound U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder as it headed out onto Lake Superior Wednesday morning; the Alder's icebreaking skills were not needed, with open water on the lake as far as the eye could see.
The Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual spring banquet Tuesday at Clearwater Grille. Awards were presented to Anderson's Greenhouse for Small Business of the Year; Betty's Pies for Large Business of the Year; the Lake County DAC for Not-for-Profit of the Year, John Harju for Volunteer of the Year; and David Battaglia for Citizen of the Year. Harju and Battaglia passed away earlier this year, so their awards were presented to their families. This was the largest attended spring banquet to date.
Rep. Rick Nolan announced last week his nomination of Keller Conrow of Two Harbors for enrollment in the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Conrow is a senior at Two Harbors High School and received nominations to the Naval Academy and West Point. He played football and baseball for Two Harbors and for the North Shore Storm hockey team.
This week's legals include Minnesota foreclosure notices, help wanted ads, office space for rent, apartments for rent, dogs for sale and Two Harbors City Counicl meeting minutes. To see this week's classifieds and legals, click here .
The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District is currently accepting applications for a 2017 field season part-time intern. The internship is for May through September for 15 to 20 hours a week. The Lake County SWCD began a culvert inventory in May 2015 with ongoing data collection. The intern will spend the season working both alongside SWCD staff and independently performing field data collection contributing to the culvert inventory.
The Two Harbors City Council is holding hearings at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
This week's legals include Minnesota foreclosure notices, help wanted ads, office space for rent, apartments for rent and dogs for sale. To see this week's classifieds and legals, click here .