June 12, 1919

Dairymen asked to decide on plan for central milk station creation

Since our letter suggesting a milk station for Two Harbors was sent out from this office in the spring, advantage from every possible opportunity has been taken to boost the idea at farmers’ club meetings, individual interviews and with groups of farmers in the outlying districts. With the exception of a few, the proposition has received general approval, with many farmers’ clubs having endorsed it heartily and voted to get back the movement and push it through.

The proposition has been favored especially by farmers in the outlying districts. A large quantity of milk and cream is being produced at Castle Danger, Beaver Bay and Finland, for which there has been no satisfactory market.

Farmers living along the lake at Little Marais, Beaver Bay and Castle Danger are able to ship their dairy products to Duluth during the summer, while boats are running, but during the winter are strictly up against it for a market. The details of organization will be hard to work out because of the fact the station will trade both milk and cream and the question of what to do with the surplus is one which will have to be carefully considered.

June 12, 1969

Vandals hit, leave broken glass trail

A wave of vandalism, worst in the recent history of Two harbors, erupted both early Sunday and early Monday morning, resulting in shattered store windows and other damages totaling several hundred dollars.

Chief victims of the broken glass forays were Falk Drug, where a pane of double-pane glass front show window was shattered; Carlson Apparel, where another front show window was broken; and the former site of the Man’s Store, where two windows were also smashed.

A beer bottle was apparently thrown at Falk Drug window and at the former Man’s Store, a trash can was thrown through one window and its cover through the other. No missile of any sort was found at the Carlson Apparel window, police said Tuesday.

All of the businesses are located on the north side of First Avenue.

At least four windows in the Two Harbors High School were also broken, it was reported. Two of them were on the south side and two on the north side of the structure.

Broken glass was also reported on the depot platform outside the Lake County Historical Museum. Isolated other incidents of vandalism, including damage to flower beds and littering of streets with refuse were reported in various sections of the city.

Police and citizens generally blamed the vandalism on juveniles, probably teenagers. The vandalism occurred after the final week of the 1968-69 school term.

A reward of $50 for information leading to the arrest of persons responsible for the recent glass breakage vandalism in Two Harbors was offered Wednesday by the Two Harbors Jaycees organization.