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Two Harbors City Council Prepares for the 2023 Construction Season

With the construction season fast approach­ing, improvement projects were a central top­ic at the recent Two Harbors City Council meeting. On Monday night, Council members approved resolutions to move forward with the next steps for both Sidewalk and Street Improvement work. Specifics include a fea­sibility study to be done related to sidewalk replacement on the 600 and 700 blocks of Eleventh Avenue and the 800 and 900 blocks of Tenth Avenue. A number of trees will have to be removed along that route because root systems are causing the current sidewalk to heave and crack. The Council also voted to approve specifications for advertising and ordering bids for the 2023 – 2024 Street Im­provement Project.

Updates were provided to the Council on work that has been completed on the Waste­water Treatment Facility Improvement Proj­ect. A memorandum from Jennifer Selchow of Bolton & Menk listed aspects of the project that have been completed to date. Mechanical screen and grit systems have been installed to address water quality concerns, a new raw water pump and related piping are installed in the pretreatment building, and piping was installed in the bio-solids storage tank. Inter­ested residents can see additional details from this report on the City’s website under Meet­ing Minutes, March 13, 2023.

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday March 27th at 6:00 PM.

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Rick Evans
Rick Evans
My wife, Marsha Kinzer (a proud DEHS Greyhound, class of ‘77) introduced me to the North Shore on vacation in 2012. It became our regular escape when the stress of our careers in education became overwhelming, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the nice people, and “salad” containing Jell-o and marshmallows. So you can either blame or thank my loving wife for my being here, because when we needed to choose a retirement hometown, Marsha advocated hard for her beloved Duluth, and here we are, six months later. Yes, this will be my first northern Minnesota winter. Yes, I welcome thoughts and prayers. Government, public policy, and social justice weighed heavily in the curriculums I taught at the high school level over a thirty-eight year career. In addition, we were a laboratory school focused on critical thinking in conjunction with technical and scientific writing. So when I found myself adrift on the great ocean of retirement and spied a raft, I jumped at the chance to take up what I’d left behind…minus the bad teachers’ lounge coffee. My position at the NSJ allows me to combine my passions for government and writing, and it’s helping me to feel less out of touch in new surroundings. When I’m not being “Cubby” (Marsha’s favorite new nickname for this green reporter) I enjoy pointing at eagles and saying, “Look, honey. There’s an eagle.” I’ve had an active side hustle as a professional musician for almost as many years as Charlie Parr. As a guitarist/singer/songwriter, I graced the stages of clubs and festivals around southern Wisconsin, including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion. Should I even mention A Prairie Home Companion, or am I the only one here old enough to remember what that is? Look! An eagle!
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