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'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith tells reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, that she will run for U.S. Senate after her nearly year-long appointment ends next year. Don Davis / Forum News Service1 / 2
With her family on one side and Gov. Mark Dayton on the other, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith accepts Dayton's appointment of her to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service2 / 2
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual misconduct allegations. Smith plans ...
Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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Two injured in crash near Lafayette Bluff Tunnel

Emergency crews work at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday on Highway 61 northeast of Two Harbors. (Jamey Malcomb / Lake County News-Chronicle)
Two people were injured when their vehicle was struck head-on near the Lafayette Bluff Tunnel on State Highway 61 in Silver Creek Township on Tuesday morning.
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Authorities ID body found near Split Rock

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body that was found washed up on the beach near Split Rock Lighthouse over the weekend. Derek Sigurd Hansen, 45, of Minnetonka, ...
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Curling club welcomes novices to the ice

Two Harbors Curling Club board members Don Sitter (left) and Brice Hansen work together to flood the club's rink last week. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)
Things were pretty quiet outside the Two Harbors Curling Club, but there is a flurry of activity going on for two of its board members. Don Sitter and Brice Hansen ...
Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

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Climate: History shows energy regs must start at top

I hear an argument often regarding fossil fuels. It goes like this: “How can you talk about fossil fuels? You drive a car; you heat your house; you wear synthetic ...
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Cross-country: Storm girl duo’s dedication pays off

Kate Walsberg (left) and Isabel Schottenbauer practice running at a "conversational pace" Monday on a gravel road near Two Harbors High School. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)
Snow flurries danced in the air Monday afternoon as Kate Walsberg and Isabel Schottenbauer ran down a gravel road near Two Harbors High School. They try to keep a “conversational ...
Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

(218) 834-2141
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Cross-country: Storm boys build momentum

\North Shore’s Jake Paron runs in the Section 7A meet in Cloquet on Thursday. Paron finished second with a time of 17:06; 37 seconds behind Geno Uhrbom of Greenway Nashwauk Keewatin. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)1 / 2
Sophomores Brendan Seipke (left) and Noah Smith run on a gravel road near Two Harbors High School Monday preparing for Saturday's Minnesota state cross country meet. (News-Chronicle photo by Jamey Malcomb)2 / 2
Before the North Shore Storm cross-country practice Monday evening at Two Harbors High School, coach Dan Hebl sat down the team to talk about Saturday’s state meet. The Storm boys ...
Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County. 

(218) 834-2141
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On Faith: The Gospel in me

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until ...
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Legal Learning: Let’s talk impeachment

It is time to talk about impeachment. Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talked about it: “We have a pathological liar in the White House — unfit intellectually, ...
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North Shore Library News: Nov. 3

Two Harbors Public Library National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun. NaNoWriMo is a worldwide event where participants work toward the goal of creating a 50,000-word novel starting Nov. 1 ...
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