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Lake Co. Past: May 16

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1914

Objection to baseball site

Complications have arisen in the matter of securing the ground at the southeast corner of the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Willow Street for a baseball park. The managers of the local team endeavored to make arrangements with the city council for the use of the ground for baseball park purposes, but members of the city council gave the fans to understand that they would not permit the land to be fenced. This, of course, would make it useless as a ball park as no admittance charge could be made and it would therefore be impossible to finance the game.

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A number of local ministers were present at a meeting of the city council and protested vigorously against permitting the ground in question as a ball park, on account of its close proximity to the residence portion of the city, especially if games were to be permitted on Sunday. The ministers stated that they would not make any protest against the playing of baseball on Sunday provided grounds were secured a sufficient distance from the residence district so as not to disturbe the peace and quiet of the day.

While baseball is the only game that can be legally played on Sunday afternoon in the state of Minnesota, those now in charge of the local team have practically given up all hope in securing grounds within a reasonable distance from the city, and are now making arrangements to fix up the grand stand and the fence, and the grounds, west of the city, and place the same in as good condition as the means at hand will permit.

1939

Deep-sea fishing prizes offered

Prizes have been posted by the Duluth Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Knife River-Larsmont Conservation Club for the largest trout caught in trolling on the North Shore during the coming trolling season. The success of commercial fishermen this spring in hook line fishing indicates a good season in the offing.

Deep-sea fishing in Lake Superior each season is drawing more popularity from sportsmen and prizes totaling $500 in value will be awarded fishermen in a series of 15 weekly contests this summer.

Trout must be caught in Lake Superior, off the North Shore, between Duluth and Two Harbors; fish must be registered on an official entry blank on the day caught; fish must be caught by hook and line while trolling; entries from holders of commercial fishing licenses are not eligible for prizes; contestants are limited to one prize during each weekly contest.

Hardware stores and sportsmen’s outlets are co-operating in conducting the fishing competition which last year attracted scores of parties from southern Minnesota and other states.

1964

Volume at library at record

Book circulation was the highest in the history of the Two Harbors Public Library during the past year. The total book circulation was 45,614, of which 67 percent were adult books and 33 percent children’s.

The library records show a total of 3,275 borrowers, of which 2,150 are adults and 1,125 are children. The book stock consists of 14,764 volumes, of which 10,944 are for adults and 3,820 for juvenile readers.

The library subscribes to three newspapers and receives seven by donation, subscribes to 44 magazines and receives 33 gift subscriptions, and also maintains a large pamphlet file.

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