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'Stuff the Bus' moves up the North Shore
Castle Danger Brewery celebrates six years
American Legion Legacy Run rolls through Two Harbors
Silver Bay City Council: Frericks honored by Law Enforcement Memorial Association
County works out septic system settlement
Two Harbors releases fall practice schedule
Legion season ends with loss to Esko
Hockey camp cools down Silver Bay
Despite setbacks, student wouldn't trade sports 'for the world'
Legion Baseball: Rivals fall short in first playoff game
baseball and softball
Belief Matters: The Chautauqua Movement
Home for the Summer: 'Cabin Kitsch' is great for the summer
Legal Learning: Lawyers are popular again and defending LSC
On Faith: The geography of grace
Ask a Trooper: School bus stop-arm violation fine increases
Lawrence Charles Byrnes
Carol M. Giacomini
Joyce Evenna Sanford
Family fun at the fair
Lake County Past: Aug. 11
North Shore Library News: Aug. 11
Cookout with The Lake Bank
Ukuleles take over Silver Creek
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Aug. 11
Baptism River High Falls
DNR Report: Aug. 4
DNR Report: July 28
DNR Report: July 21
Classifieds: Aug. 11
Legal: Aug. 4
Legals: July 28
Legals: July 21
Legals: July 14
August 11, 2017
On Faith: The geography of grace
I recently returned from a month long sabbatical study leave, during which I studied geography; world geography, and specifically, the geography of the Middle East and the Holy Land. For whatever reason, I never learned geography during my student years, and as I've come to appreciate...
August 11, 2017 - 4:00am
August 4, 2017
On Faith: The difference between a church and a cult
Dear friends and fellow fans of Jesus, When I was 18 or 19, my college pastor said to my college group: "Let me tell you the difference between a church and a cult." He had my attention.
August 4, 2017 - 4:00am
July 28, 2017
On Faith: Passing on our faith to next generation
"Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on...
July 28, 2017 - 4:00am
July 14, 2017
On Faith: Made to be loved by God
"O God, You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in You." — St. Augustine This above quote comes from one of the great masters of theology, a bishop named St. Augustine. St. Augustine died in the year 430, and Catholics celebrate his feast...
July 14, 2017 - 4:00am
June 30, 2017
On Faith: Ingredients needed for worship
The family of an 8-year-old boy got a new piano. He very excitedly sat down on the bench and played, but he had never had a lesson, so it was just noise. Frustrated, he pounded harder and harder, but still just noise came from the new piano. Angrily, he closed the lid over the keyboard...
June 30, 2017 - 4:00am
June 23, 2017
On Faith: Fulfilling your Christian calling
I am somewhat hesitant to write what I am about to write. Hesitant because I do not want to draw attention to me but rather use it as an example of what it means to be a follower of Christ. I am greatly concerned about the lack of many in all areas of life that have seemed to lost...
June 23, 2017 - 4:00am
June 16, 2017
On Faith: The good shepherd
In John 10 Jesus teaches us about God being our shepherd. "The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he...
June 16, 2017 - 4:00am
June 9, 2017
On Faith: Christianity in politics
My wife and I recently shared a dinner with some friends; joining us were another couple who we had not met before. It was a nice evening with good food and conversation. After our meal my new friend turned to me and asked, "Did you vote for Mr. Trump?" I was impressed with such a...
June 9, 2017 - 4:00am
May 26, 2017
On Faith: Learning to Grieve Part 1: It's important to allow grieving
Over the years, our town has gone through a series of catastrophic events affecting every aspect of our community. We have all been overwhelmed with huge sense of loss at times. Obviously when events like this happen, everyone is affected: family, friends, teachers, neighbors, even...
May 26, 2017 - 4:00am
May 19, 2017
On Faith: 'We are an imperfect church, made for imperfect people'
The year 2017 constitutes an important anniversary in the history of western civilization. Five-hundred years ago, Martin Luther submitted the 95 Theses to the Wittenberg University faculty beginning the Protestant Reformation. While interpreting these events can make for an interesting...
May 19, 2017 - 4:00am
May 12, 2017
On Faith: Silence at the empty tomb
After the Sabbath, some women were on their way to Jesus' grave to embalm his body. They were preparing to move on and come to terms with the finality of death once again. Along the way, they probably talked about how caring Jesus had been and what a great example he was. But then...
May 12, 2017 - 4:00am
May 5, 2017
On Faith: Our six word memoir
I stumbled across a website some time ago called "Six Word Memoirs," which invites people to tell a story, explain a philosophy, or describe who they are using just six words. The idea comes from Ernest Hemingway, who was once challenged to write a tragic novel using only six words....
May 5, 2017 - 4:00am
April 28, 2017
On Faith: The day that changed history
A Finished Work As Jesus hung upon the cross, He cried, "It is finished. Father, into Your hands. . .", and died. He died for Adam's fallen race. He died sin's curse to be erased. He died, that we might have God's grace. He died. They laid Him in a borrowed tomb that day. Shut the...
April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
April 21, 2017
On Faith: Why Easter matters
This past Sunday, we celebrated Easter, the most significant and joyful festival within the Christian church year. Easter is unique from Christmas, in that it is less "cluttered up" with cultural associations and celebrations; apart from Easter baskets and ham dinners, Easter primarily...
April 21, 2017 - 4:00am
March 31, 2017
On Faith: Gospel-shaped community
The past few months, I have been asking myself a question: What does a community shaped by the Gospel look like? The more I think about it, the more I realize that as Christians, it's a question we should be asking. Too often, I hear from people that one of the reasons they don't...
March 31, 2017 - 4:00am