Lake County Past:: Jan. 6From Lake County newspaper archives.
From Lake County newspaper archives.
100 years ago, 1911
Two young men listened to indictments returned against them for murder in the first degree on Monday. The young bandits held up the night clerk and porter at the Hotel McKay in Duluth, robbing the cash register and later killing officer Harry Chessmore while he was taking them to the police station. State law provides for capital punishment regardless of the culprit’s age.
The city rate will be 65.8 mills on the dollar showing an increase of some over 50 percent. The rate last year was 40.9. The cause of this high rate is principally the special levy for grading Cedar and Poplar streets and the purchase of the new rock crusher.
75 years ago, 1936
Effective Feb. 1, the men in the Two Harbors DM&N shops will work two more days a month, which will materially increase the payrolls and purchasing power of the men. Per Paul Van Hoven, there is a possibility of an increase to five days a week if conditions warrant it by spring.
At the theater
Members of the Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s second Antarctic Expedition is brought to the screen by Paramount. It covers 12,000 miles by tractor, 6,000 miles by dog team, and reached 16,000 feet by airplane, the record for Antarctic flying.
50 years ago, 1961
The new post office in Two Harbors, on the corner of First Avenue and Sixth Street was open for business Tuesday thanks to the efforts of several post office employees that worked over much of the New Year’s holiday to get it in readiness.
Seeing the president
Pfc. Dwight Moe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Moe, member of the 214th Army band stationed in Alaska, has been selected from his group to play clarinet at the Presidential Inauguration ceremonies in Washington D.C. Jan. 20. He is a former member of the Two Harbors city and high school bands.
25 years ago, 1986
Jerry and Char Wing will take over ownership of Falk’s Pharmacy following their move from Owatonna. Joe Zastera, the former owner of the store, will continue to work part-time in the pharmacy.
A twice-as-long layover at Highway 2 rest point will give watchers of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race a longer opportunity to view sled dogs and mushers close up at the spot of Two Harbors. The teams are expected on the return leg of the marathon race on the morning of Jan. 11 with 35 anticipated teams. Officials are forcing a minimum of four hours compared to the two hours they spent at the checkpoint the first two years of the race.