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Lake County News Chronicle
New pastor enjoys 'diverse' congregation
Lake County Past
County sets bond sale
Curling cuts across the generations
'Go for it': On Valentine's Day, Northland couple will celebrate first anniversary at age 81
DNR Report: Feb. 16
Mariners' range downs Agates
Two Harbors Curling Club League Results: Feb. 8
Scoreboard: Feb. 16
Dwyer shines in Storm playoff loss
baseball and softball
February's darkest skies are upon us
Slices of Life: Name changer
'Treatment court' coming to Lake County
Slices of Life: Wee morning worries
Ask a Trooper: Why State Patrol squads are maroon
Floyd J. "Babe" Kempffer
Wilmer G. Miller
Lester L. Mattson
Monica Alice Johnson
Goldie Doris Jacobson
North Shore Library News
Lake County Past: Feb. 11
Two Harbors pianists perform in 'Monster Concert'
Lake County Past: Feb. 6
North Shore Library News: Feb. 9
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Feb. 16
DNR Report: Feb. 9
Experience Split Rock, Gooseberry Falls by candlelight
North Country National Trail progress stalled
DNR Report: Feb. 2
Mike and Diane Holbeck
Supporting Denny McNamara
Gordon & Janice Klein
December 11, 2015
School Board reduces levy even further
The Lake Superior School District board voted to reduce the district’s levy by more than 8 percent during its meeting Monday in Two Harbors. The proposed 2016 levy was already more than 3.5 percent less than the 2015 levy, but board member Dwight Moe proposed to lower it by a further...
December 11, 2015 - 4:00am
March 27, 2015
Lake Superior School District looks to eliminate deficit spending that began in 2012
For the first time since 2011 the Lake Superior School District will not be deficit spending and is predicted to have a positive general fund...
March 27, 2015 - 12:21pm
December 26, 2014
County board budget approved
Along with a host of other end-of-year business, the Lake County Board of Commissioners approved its net levy on Tuesday at just over $9 million, an increase of about 9 percent from last year. They also approved the salaries of elected officials, most with increases, while commissioners...
December 26, 2014 - 12:14pm
December 19, 2014
County Board faces tough budget questions
More than a dozen residents showed up in the Lake County Enforcement Center in Two Harbors Tuesday night, proposed tax bills in hand, to ask questions about the Lake County tax levy. It is proposed to increase 9 percent and the County Board will vote on the budget Tuesday at their...
December 19, 2014 - 12:06pm
December 20, 2013
District anticipates $900K deficit after levy increase
After a 10 percent decrease last year, the Lake Superior School District board members approved an eight percent levy increase for 2014. On Dec. 12, the board voted unanimously to adopt the $4.2 million levy budget for 2014, up from $3.9 million this year but down from two years...
December 20, 2013 - 9:27am
June 27, 2013
District budget and Crandall contract approved
The Lake Superior School District met on June 13 at Two Harbors High School, with all board members present. To begin, Forrest Johnson, who has been working for Lake County Health and Human Services under a grant from the Statewide Health Improvement Program, presented an overview...
June 27, 2013 - 5:12pm
June 7, 2013
LSSD gets modest hike in state education budget
Lake Superior School District Superintendent Bill Crandall said the state budget passed by the legislature in May didn't hold any big surprises for the district. "That is what we were thinking we were getting," Crandall said. The budget will increase state aid to school districts...
June 7, 2013 - 9:56am
May 2, 2013
School district faces $900,000 deficit
The Lake Superior School District school board held a special meeting before a full house on Tuesday to discuss looming budget cuts under consideration for next year. Business manager Lance Takkunen started the meeting by telling the board that, based on projections, the district...
May 2, 2013 - 1:34pm
September 1, 2011
Counties, cities see tax base changes
It's hard enough planning a city or county budget, but when the rules change on you a month before a preliminary budget is due, things just get that much harder.
September 1, 2011 - 12:11pm
May 20, 2010
State budget passes; more work next year
There they were in the governor's office, frequently the scene of Democrat bashing, the Republican governor praising Democrats, and vice versa, over a new anti-drunken driving law. Gov. Tim Pawlenty invited the DFL sponsors of a bill requiring repeat drunken drivers to use a device...
May 20, 2010 - 8:53am
April 15, 2010
State cash picture gets worse
Minnesota state government is delaying school, university and some refunds payments in order to pay bills. And the situation will get worse later this year, state budget officials told a legislative committee Monday. "Our overall balances are getting drawn down," State Budget Director...
April 15, 2010 - 10:02am
March 4, 2010
Budget picture improves a bit
Minnesota's current budget picture is a bit brighter than three months ago, but the next budget could be the state's largest financial challenge...
March 4, 2010 - 9:16am
February 18, 2010
Silver Bay weighs options with state cuts
The city of Silver Bay may be facing deeper local government aid cuts than once originally thought. On Tuesday, Mayor Scott Johnson said the city could be facing another $158,000 in cuts on top of the already expected $110,000 cut. "The council worked really hard to keep taxes down,"...
February 18, 2010 - 9:10am
December 3, 2009
Reality budget talk needed
On Wednesday, Minnesota State Economist Dr. Tom Stinson released the economic forecast that predicts Minnesota will again be in a deficit by...
December 3, 2009 - 9:38am
September 17, 2009
City budget: no layoffs needed
City employees won't be laid off, and more important to residents, services won't be cut, according to preliminary budget talks discussed at...
September 17, 2009 - 8:50am