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Lake County Past: March 2

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. A list of all the attractions that can be visited by automobile or by train is being prepared. Itineraries are being arranged and will be published in a printed pamphlet that will be gotten out. These itineraries will show distances, costs for travel by auto or by train, hotel accommodations and prices.

Now is the time for the Two Harbors Commercial Club, that has been sleeping peacefully for a number of years, to be awakened from its somnolent state and got into action so that Two Harbors may be included as one of the objective points for tourists to visit. The desire of the people who are back of the undertaking is to have every city and village at and adjacent to the head of the lakes get into this matter with their commercial club so that all communities can be properly represented.

One thing in particular that is going to be fixed definitely is what the various scheduled trips will cost, and these costs will be published so that all tourists may know in advance what a certain trip will cost and then they can arrange their financial matters accordingly. The published statement will show what automobile trips to all points radiating from the various central locations will cost for one, two or more passengers for a trip to any particular point and return, or for one way trips.

Two Harbors is the only city of half its size and importance in this state that has not got a live, wide awake commercial club. There is no good reason why such an organization should not be kept up in this city. Let every man who is interested in the welfare and development of this city and surrounding country ask himself: "Have I, in the past, done my duty towards the maintenance of the commercial club?" We do not believe there are a dozen men here who can answer that question in the affirmative. There is no excuse for this condition and every man in the city should ashamed according to the extent he has neglected to help support such an organization.

Feb. 25, 1943

Omtvedt reports Senate, House cut

Rep. August Omtvedt reported yesterday that a bill has been introduced in the Senate for a reapportionment which, if passed, would cut the House membership from 131 to 127 and the Senate from 67 to 63. It would divide the house into 63 districts and provides that the legislature for 1947 be elected on that basis. Omtvedt did not reveal whether or not the change would affect this district.

A new proposal, by Rep. Raymond J. Julkowski, would permit men to marry at 17 with consent of their parents and with the approval of the juvenile court. Present minimum marrying age for men under the same conditions is 18. Girls marry at 16, or at 15 with the consent of their parents.