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Two Harbors City Council Meeting  April 10, 2023

The Two Harbors City Council conduct­ed their business in a fast paced meeting at City Hall on Monday night. Agenda items approved included the acceptance of a bid from American Engineering Testing in the amount of $14,800 for geotechnical soil borings at the site of the proposed new Li­quor Store. The Council authorized the Act­ing Mayor and the City Administrator to execute the contract for these services. The Council also accepted a recommendation from Bolton & Menk to award the bid for the Water Treatment Facility Improvements to Lakehead Constructors, Inc. The Notice of Award is for an amount of $7,340,209.12.

Believe it or not, the 4th of July is on the way. The Council accepted a proposal from J&M Displays to provide fireworks materials and display services for the up­coming celebration to be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The Council also authorized the Fire Department to submit two grant applications, one for a Volunteer Rural Fire Department Grant and the other to the Two Harbors Area Fund, for personal protective equipment for wildland firefighting.

Regarding the Highway 61 Project, Rep­resentatives from MNDOT will be at the City Council meeting on April 24th. Be­tween now and the 24th, Council members will be looking at various options on how to move forward with the work. There are a number of questions the Council members have, in lieu of the funding issues, and they are working to get clarity from MNDOT on what will make the most sense for residents and businesses as the project progresses.

Finally, the Recreation Board will be making a recommendation to the Planning Commission to have the surface of the Skate Park resurfaced. Updates to come. The next City Council meeting is sched­uled for April 24th at 6:00 PM.

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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