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Two Harbors City Council Meeting; June 26, 2023

Keith Larson, from the Veteran’s Memorial Project, appeared before the City Council to en­courage moving the proposed memorial project forward. The proposed site of the memorial is in Van Hoven Park near the Edna G. Larson stated that the American Legion is proposing to lease the land from the city and will add the project to their insurance policy so as not to burden the city with any expense. In discussion on the project it was pointed out that the Edna G saw service during both World Wars as part of ship­ping efforts to move iron ore for war produc­tion. Larson further reminded the council that there is currently no monument recognizing the efforts and sacrifices of Lake County residents who served in the military. The project is clear­ly supported by the City Council and has been referred to the Public Affairs Committee so that it can be worked into the city’s plan for water­front development.

Work has been ongoing at the Airport. The Council accepted a proposal for Bolton & Menk to provide engineering services for the Beacon Replacement Project. The proposal will go to the Airport Commission for approval.

The Public Arts Commission has been dis­cussing beautification ideas and is looking for new members. Interested residents can apply at City Hall or by going online to www.twohar­borsmn.gov.

Staff at the Two Harbors library have complet­ed sensory accessibility training through Kul­turCity, an organization dedicated to improving accessibility to public facilities and public pro­grams for people with sensory needs. The Two Harbors library is the first public library in the State to be certified sensory accessible. Council member Uriah Hefter reported that 70 young people have signed up for the library’s summer reading program.

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m.

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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