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Chuck Carlson (foreground) and Fred Hendrickson are retired from their full-time jobs, but they spend summers cutting grass for Lake County. Wednesday, they were trimming the lawn by the Lake County Historical Society in downtown Two Harbors. Photo by Jim Erickson.

‘Two antiques pushing two antiques’

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Chuck Carlson and Fred Hendrickson didn’t take to retirement well.

Carlson, 76, retired as a Lake County custodian more than a decade ago. Since then, he has spent his summers working four 10-hour shifts a week, mowing lawn for the county.


“I’m just thankful I can still do it,” he said.

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