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Lake County News Chronicle
TH Council discusses city stage, utility rates
Cleveland back in Cliffs company name
Living Building Challenge lives up to name
HRA faces issues with county property
Campground addition dedicated to 'true leader'
Young Agates look to advance to state playoffs
Agate offense looks to utilize speed
Young Agates looking to build on success
Mariners poised for a strong 2017
Two Harbors releases fall practice schedule
baseball and softball
Ask a Trooper: Can vehicles drive in bike lanes?
Beuna May Bugel: Memory loss may not be cause for concern
Guest Commentary: Supporting a free press
Editorial: Newspapers remain the trusted source for news, advertising
On Faith: What's your flavor?
Ellen H. Saine
James Joseph Tuttle
Lawrence Charles Byrnes
Lake County Past: Aug. 18
Businesses celebrate community appreciation
Family fun at the fair
Lake County Past: Aug. 11
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Aug. 18
DNR Report: Aug. 11
Baptism River High Falls
DNR Report: Aug. 4
DNR Report: July 28
Classifieds: Aug. 11
Legal: Aug. 4
Legals: July 28
Legals: July 21
Legals: July 14
August 18, 2017
Guest Commentary: Supporting a free press
In Minnesota, we understand the importance of a free press. It's hard to forget in our state, Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens in the country. Last year we again ranked first in the nation in voter turnout. Minnesotans volunteer at the second highest rate in the country....
August 18, 2017 - 4:00am
July 28, 2017
Guest Commentary: Lake County's courage to expand broadband deserves recognition
Hope is the engine that powers change. Hope inspires communities to imagine a vibrant future for themselves and the generations to come. Lake County leaders' foresight, and ultimate decision, to strengthen their community by expanding high-speed Internet (broadband) access was grounded...
July 28, 2017 - 4:00am
July 21, 2017
Guest Commentary: Lake Connections a failed broadband effort
In 2012, workers strung fiber optic cable in Two Harbors as part of Lake County's Lake Connections broadband internet project. Today, the network is almost completely built but the county has decided to try to sell the operation.
July 21, 2017 - 4:00am
May 12, 2017
Guest Commentary: Children desperately need foster families now
Children in need of foster care come from all families, all areas of the state, all socioeconomic backgrounds. What they share in common are their struggles. Most have been abused or neglected; some are dependent on alcohol or drugs; some have mental health concerns; some have had...
May 12, 2017 - 4:00am
May 8, 2017
Nolan: Future of health care remains uncertain
What a travesty for our nation. President Donald Trump and House Republicans last week passed their American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). And by doing so, they delivered a simple and direct message to the American people:...
May 8, 2017 - 3:24pm
April 14, 2017
Guest Commentary: Education should be our priority
Recently, the House Republicans approved their education bill that underfunds our state's education needs and particularly hurts Greater Minnesota. Disguised as a technical change, the House Republicans changed the "compensatory revenue" formula which results in gutting education...
April 14, 2017 - 4:00am
January 6, 2017
Guest Commentary: Knife River's plans for Crusader II off to fast start
On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Knife River received a Christmas gift from the Lake County Historical Society which was the return of the 35 foot fish...
January 6, 2017 - 4:00am
November 4, 2016
Guest Commentary: Increasing opportunities for kids and families everywhere in our state
In September, more than 837,000 Minnesota students went back to school, including 65,000 kindergartners. For the third year, more than 99.6 percent of those kindergartners will attend school all-day, free of charge. And their parents can be certain their children are receiving the...
November 4, 2016 - 4:00am
April 22, 2016
Guest Commentary: Lake Country Power arrogant once again
Lake Country Power has a service territory that covers 10,872 square miles. It includes parts of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties. Within that service area LCP has 48,487 active services. LCP has offices in Grand Rapids, Mountain Iron and...
April 22, 2016 - 4:00am
April 18, 2016
Guest Commentary: Failure is not an option with water quality
My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities: to take what we have been given or have...
April 18, 2016 - 2:36pm
April 8, 2016
Guest Comentary: April is sexual assault awareness month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year's campaign focuses on ways that individuals, communities, and the private sector can help prevent sexual violence. Nearly one in five women and one in 71 men are victims of sexual assault, but all of us are impacted by sexual...
April 8, 2016 - 4:00am
March 25, 2016
Guest Commentary: Why a Vietnam commemoration
I don't often feel compelled to write guest commentaries, but I decided to suspend any personal inhibitions to put some thoughts to paper regarding Vietnam War commemorations. Or should it be called The Second Indochina War? Or something else?
March 25, 2016 - 4:00am
February 26, 2016
County Commissioners, APEX double-down on data center plans
It had been a while since I had any news about the Lake County data center, so when I learned it would be a topic of discussion at the upcoming Lake County Committee of Whole meeting, I had to attend. APEX president and CEO Brian Hanson was a few minutes late for the 6 p.m. meeting...
February 26, 2016 - 4:00am
February 12, 2016
Guest Commentary: Younger veterans
Shortly after our Commander Bill Johnson of the 10th District American Legion of Minnesota was elected last spring, he called me and told me that he had a special project for me. He wanted me to head an Ad Hoc Committee on Younger Veterans. To find out what they wanted out of a veteran's...
February 12, 2016 - 4:00am
January 22, 2016
Guest Commentary: A two-state solution
Division of space is a concept in use everyday. In order to have operations run smoothly and cause less peril, dividing space so each side of the conflict can conduct operations in their own manner often helps solve the problem. In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a similar division...
January 22, 2016 - 4:00am