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Lake County Past: Feb. 7

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Lake County Past: Feb. 7
Two Harbors Minnesota 109 Waterfront Dr. 55616

1939

Blizzard lashes North Shore

Smug in their satisfaction over the beautiful weather they enjoyed Monday and Tuesday while Chicago wallowed the worst winter tie-up in its history, Two Harbors and North Shore residents faced the only real storm of the winter yesterday, as a 35 mile gale piled the light snow drifts. Rural students brought to the city in school buses were taken out at 11 a.m. and returned to their homes in the fear it might not be possible to get them home at nightfall. School closed at 3 p.m. Roads were so blocked by one o’clock that the rural mail carrier was unable to negotiate his route and the star route on the north shore failed to go through.

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Birthday Ball nets tidy sum

John M. Lambert, chairman of the Lake County Committee for the President’s Birthday Ball to raise funds for combating infantile paralysis, reported yesterday that receipts for the ball so far have totaled $91.00. Of this sum, $21.13 was deposited in the dime banks. Expenses outside of the ball, which was donated by the DM&IR Employees’ Association, totaled $29.61, which defrayed the cost of the tickets, orchestra and decorations.

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With the return of zero weather, the fishing industry here has again resumed a healthy stride and from present indications, shipments from this port this year will surpass all records. The fish along the north shore are said to be more plentiful this year than ever before. When the business is at its best, from 35 to 40 tons of frozen fish are shipped daily by rail out of this city. The steady increase in the fish business from year to year at this port is considered remarkable. A few years ago, there were no more than six men engaged in the fish business here. At present, an army of men are engaged in the work of catching the fish or bringing them to this city in small gasoline boats.

1964

Plans ready for annual fish derby

Final plans have been completed and the ice of Lax Lake is ready for an influx of fishermen who will compete for prizes in the annual fishing derby sponsored by Post 6204 of the V.F.W. in Silver Bay Saturday. A grand prize is offered and there are prizes also for the largest fish caught in various species. The annual event each year has attracted big crowds of fishermen and onlookers and this year’s event promises to surpass its predecessors.

Six county men are inducted into army

Six young men from Lake County were inducted into the U.S. Army as of Jan. 20, it was announced this week by the selective service office in Two Harbors. Starting their army service were Gerald Earl Anderson, Charles Marvin Nelson, Winston C. Rasmussen, all of Two Harbors; Roger Jacob Perry and Richard Allen Hellman, both of Brimson; and Marshall Cody Ness, Silver Bay.

Two Harbors soldier given commendation

Pvt. Michael J. Swanson, now in basic army training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was accorded a letter of commendation from his commanding officer as an outstanding private of the regimental guard during guard mount conducted Jan. 15. Pvt. Swanson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Swanson, 415 Second Avenue, Two Harbors.

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