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This week, Riley Niemi, 7, donated over $13 to the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf. His mom, Jennifer, said that Riley set up a stand and raised the money by selling cups of juice during the Heritage Days and the Minnesota Street Rod Association event last weekend. Riley is a second grade student at North Shore Community School where Jennifer says he has a friend who is also an active philanthropist. "I think he got his inspiration from Ellie Johnson. They're best buds," she said.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed the state's decision not to conduct an environmental review before auctioning off mineral exploration rights to mining companies in Northeastern Minnesota. A group of landowners, mostly from Lake County, asked a three-judge panel in July to demand that the state do an Environmental Assessment Worksheet. Last year the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources turned down their request, saying the mineral lease auction held each year is not the proper time to do one.
Some area roads will be closed Saturday, 6:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., for the 18th annual NorthShore Inline Marathon. They include: Scenic Highway 61 (Congdon Boulevard) from Two Harbors to Duluth Highway 61 (London Road) from 26th Avenue East to Superior Street I-35 from Mesaba Avenue to 26th Avenue East 6:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. for the 18th Annual NorthShore Inline Marathon. Superior Street and the Hwy 61 Expressway will be used as alternate routes. For updated travel information on all Minnesota roads, call 511 or click on www.511mn.org .
James Moors and Kort McCumber entertained crowds Aug. 9, as part of the Fridays in the Park concert series. The concerts at the bandshell in Thomas Owens Park in Two Harbors, start at 7 p.m., with Pub in the Park starting at 6:30. This week check out Alas, Alas. Next week, Rachel Nelson and Cafe Melange will perform. The concerts are sponsored by Arts on Superior, the Two Harbors Area Fund, Converging Visions and Great River Energy.
For the 18th year, Lakeview National Golf Course was the site of the Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing. 21 teams participated in Monday's event. The Lion's Club and ReMax/Prodigy both came in with a score of 61 after 18 holes, but the Lion's Club was awarded first place after the tie-breaking holes were tallied. Lion's Club team members included Darrin Young, Blaine Gambst, Kevin Ruberg, and Jamie Swenson. ReMax/Prodigy golfers included Sue Bott, Aaron Rustad, Mandi Hraban, Dick Kempfert.
Johnson and Hessen came across a photo of their third grade class -- from nearly 90 years ago -- and are having some trouble identifying some of their classmates.
The Woodbury Police Department will launch an internal investigation into the actions of Officer Vickie Braman, who was found not guilty of assaulting a Two Harbors nurse Monday in Lake County Court. After two hours of deliberation, the four men and two women on the jury found Braman, 51, of Richfield, not guilty of charges of fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct Monday evening. The case stems from an Aug. 30, 2011, incident at Lake View Hospital in which Braman was cited for allegedly putting her hands around a nurse's neck and shoving her.
On one side is the Beaver Bay Club, a group with roots to wealthy early 20th century Twin Citians who summered along the North Shore. One the other is a Duluth couple who own a Beaver Bay fish house that has withstood countless Lake Superior storms since hardy Norwegian fishermen built it 115 years ago. The issue heard in State District Court in Two Harbors this week is how long that house should stand, with the nonprofit club seeking to evict its owners, Bruce and Bonnie Anderson.
A parcel of land along Lake Superior's North Shore was sold last week, but the controversy surrounding the sale is showing no signs of slowing down. An Eden Prairie couple outbid the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in a public auction held last Wednesday for the 65-acre parcel, about 10 miles north of Silver Bay.
Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Harold Fallgren. Harold died on Monday, July 15, in Baxter, Minn., at the age of 90. Harold and his family lived in Finland very many years. A service was held on July 20 in Brainerd. Burial will be at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Jim and Marlene Voita of Afton spent a few days at their cabin and took in the events in Finland this past weekend. They had a chance to visit with many friends and enjoy a cup of coffee with Ruth Himes and Judy Martell and to purchase Ruth's book, which Ruth signed for them.