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life Two Harbors, 55616
Two Harbors Minnesota 109 Waterfront Dr. 55616

1913

EASTER PARADE OR ????

Easter Sunday was a rather discouraging day to display new headgear and glad-rags. The “Easter Day Parade” here consisted of wallowing through snowdrifts in the face of about the worst blizzard of the year. What with the cyclones and floods in other parts of the country, one derives a little satisfaction of residing hereabouts, even if we are a little nearer the North Pole than some would wish. Meanwhile, automobile owners are getting their cars in shape for use as soon as good wheeling comes.

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TALK OF EXTENDING D & NM RAILROAD

The report seems to be persistent that the Duluth & Northern Minnesota railway will be extended on to Port Arthur in the near future. President Millen of the railway announced that construction gangs will be put to work next week completing the air line between Fort William and Duluth.

1938

TWO NEW THEATRES LOOM FOR CITY

Two Harbors is looking expectantly to a building boom in the business section which will give employment to labor, fill in a couple of ugly gaps and provide two recreational institutions which will provide steady jobs for at least ten or twelve people. Sheldon Grengs, movie theatre chain operator of Cloquet was given assurance by the city council that with the approval of the city engineer, he will be granted a building permit for the construction of a $35,000 movie theatre. Marcus Miller, owner of the State theatre made application for a building permit and license to operate a theatre and was given assurance he would be allowed to operate a new theatre with options on the W. B. Woodward property adjoining the city hall.

MAKE “CENTS”?

George Washington suffers a loss of dignity in the proposed stamp changes some critics say. Now on the most commonly used stamp, the three-cent, George Washington will be demoted to the one-cent variety. Thomas Jefferson goes from the nine-cent to the three-cent, and Benjamin Franklin, founder of the postal system, falls from the one to the one-half cent stamp.

1963

RESCUE TWO CHILDREN IN ICY SKUNK CREEK

Two small children one in water nearly to the neck and the other waist-deep, were rescued from Skunk Creek in Two Harbors by Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Running last Saturday. The ice there is very thin and the creek is running bank-full, making it extremely hazardous particularly for small children. Extreme care in keeping children from the creek was urged during the spring thaw.

BUTTON CANVASS IS SET

Future citizens will go all out Friday for the “Future for Two Harbors” when a big group of junior and senior high school boys and girls will conduct a house-to-house canvass to raise necessary preliminary activity funds for the Council for Industrial Development in Two Harbors. The buttons sell for $1 each and it is the hope of the students in the drive that all residents in the city would buy the buttons.

1988

OPEN WATER

Russ Peters of Chisago City came to Two Harbors on Wednesday for a fishing break from his studies at the University of Minnesota. He’d pulled in one small coho by the time the 858-foot Roger Blough became the first boat to visit Agate Bay this season. The Blough was followed within several hours by the John G. Munson. Shipping officials are predicting a busy season for the port.

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