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A Minnesota State Patrol trooper who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on his way to a training session in Duluth pleaded guilty last Thursday to careless driving and escaped a DWI conviction. Trooper Nick Morse, 30, of Two Harbors was charged in September with careless driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or more. He pleaded guilty to the careless driving charge and the DWI charge was dismissed by the Duluth city attorney's office.
Carl Kunnari didn't speak English when he started classes at Toimi School in 1930. The son of immigrants, he knew only Finnish -- like most children of that time in the rural community along the Lake-St. Louis county line. It was a bit scary for a young child, he recalled this week; the kids of Toimi felt like immigrants in their own country, venturing into the English-only realm of the classroom. "Eighty-three years ago I entered there with my lunch bucket.
Twins to lead summer swim camp
The first all-girls shop class produced a functioning canoe. The students and their teacher, Rick Coughlin, showed off the working canoe in the Two Harbors High School pool earlier this month. Photos submitted by Terri MacFarlane
Numerous Two Harbors athletes were honored at the Two Harbors Athletic Banquet held this spring.
Isabella resident Steve Johnson says his heart is in Palestine and with the Palestinian people. Johnson, whose travels - both professional and personal - have taken him all over the world, has made three trips to the war-torn region and he will be sharing his observations at the Two Harbors Public Library June 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Several Lake County emergency responders hit the road this weekend to assist at the scene of the Bluefin Bay resort fire, which caused severe damage to popular North Shore destination. The Silver Bay and Finland fire departments joined several Cook County agencies at the scene of the fire in Tofte, about 30 miles north of Silver Bay, on Saturday. "I've been on for 3 ½ years, and this is certainly one of the bigger structure fires I can remember," said Danette Sundvick, a Finland firefighter. In rural areas like the North Shore, it's crucial for surrounding fire departments to respond to lar
The Agate Cheer Squad is headed to cheerleading camp this summer, and they've found a creative fundraiser to help pay their way--the Glow, Fight, Win Fun Run. The girls will be hosting the event on the evening of June 15, with a glow stroll for youngsters at 8:30 p.m. and the main event at 9:30 p.m. The run will start at the Breakwater in downtown Two Harbors and follow the Lake Walk to Burlington Bay (the kids' stroll turnaround point is at the water treatment plant). There, participants will turn around and return to the start.
Robotics team finishes third in state competition Along with the Duluth East Daredevils, the Two Harbors Rock Solid Robotics team took third place in the state championship in Minneapolis last weekend. In the unique format of FIRST Robotics, in which competition pits three-team alliances against each other, the Daredevils and Rock Solid qualified for the quarterfinal rounds as part of the same alliance.
This spring has not been a gardener's dream, but as the expression goes: 'if you don't like the weather in northern Minnesota, just wait a few minutes; it'll change.' In that spirit, a plant sale originally slated for Memorial Day weekend, has been rescheduled for June 1-2 at Silver Creek Institute, just north of Two Harbors. Planting season is bound to come eventually. Cree Bradley, who owns Chelsea Morning Farm with her husband Jason, will be selling over 30 varieties of heirloom vegetable and herb plants.