Three groups and/or individuals were recognized at a recent Two Harbors City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 22, for awards received or accomplishments.

Girl Scout Troop 4251 was recognized for earning its Bronze Award and providing a service to the city.

The troop worked with Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, the city of Two Harbors and Shoreview Natives to devise a plan to handle a run-off and icing problem at North Shore Horizons' building by building planters to contain the rainwater. The planters were built and installed by the scouts, with a little assistance from their parents, in early August.

Judy Osbakken, executive director of the Two Harbors Housing and Redevelopment Authority, received the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award during the group's fall conference Sept. 12-14 in Duluth.

The Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity was also recognized for completing six "Age in Place" repair projects, the largest number of repairs conducted in Two Harbors, with help from several community partnerships. Age in Place projects help older adult homeowners stay in their homes longer.

Finally, the Groundskeepers were recognized in appreciation for their trail cleanup work. Groundskeepers are a small local group formed by Granite Gear consisting of seven to eight volunteers who committed to hiking two to three times per week, cleaning the trails as they go. The Groundskeepers collected about 700 pounds of trash over the summer.