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Lake County News Chronicle
Two Harbors Council moves forward with CIP
Commission urges action on toxic flame retardant in Great Lakes region
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Dec. 2
Grant to allow students Internet access on buses
Two Harbors Police Report: Dec. 2
Mariners fall to Duluth Marshall
Bayside Chatter: Rebels swept away by Storm
Agate senior selected for Minnesota football all-star game
Bayside Chatter: Storm girls tally a win, loss and tie
Despite nerves, Overby goes to state
baseball and softball
Letter: Thank you Segog for Christmas spirit
On Faith: Advent is a time of reflection and prayer
Ask a Trooper: Drive with clean windows this winter
Climate Column: The voice of our youth
Starwatch: December is great for moon fans
WILLIAM ALLEN COX
RICHARD E. "OZZIE" CARLSON
MAGEN JEAN SCHNEIDER
ALICE E. FRANSEN
TERRY LYNN NYHAGEN
North Shore Library News: Dec. 2
Two Harbors pianists compete in contest
Lake County Past: Dec. 2
Julebyen expands for fourth year
Shop Local Contest returns again
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Dec. 2
Local trails to be included in national trail network
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS TV: Embrace winter's majesty on this sled dog trek into Minnesota's backcountry
DNR Report: Nov. 25
DNR Report: Nov. 18
Legals: Dec. 2
Legals: Nov. 25
Legals: Nov. 18
Legals: Nov. 11
Legals: Oct. 28
May 1, 2015
Lake Superior schools approved for 4-day week
The Minnesota Department of Education commissioner sent a letter Wednesday to the Lake Superior School District approving them for one more year of the four-day school week. Five school districts in Minnesota received the same letter stating they were approved to continue the...
May 1, 2015 - 8:07am
May 6, 2014
District granted four-day week for one more year
The Lake Superior School District will have a four-day school week – for one more year. According to Superintendent Bill Crandall, the Minnesota Department of Education has granted the district one more year of four-day weeks, with a caveat – they are to transition back to...
May 6, 2014 - 12:20pm
February 7, 2014
District applies for four-day week renewal
It’s that time of year again — Lake Superior School District officials are working on their four-day week application. LSSD officials hope to get another “yes” from the Minnesota Department of Education, which reviews applications for flexible learning years. The district...
February 7, 2014 - 12:47pm
February 14, 2013
District reapplying for four-day weeks
The four-day school week has settled in as something of an institution in the region. However, the structure isn't guaranteed--the Lake Superior...
February 14, 2013 - 12:45pm
November 29, 2010
Things are A-OK on 4-day
According to survey results released at a Lake Superior School District Board meeting Thursday in Silver Bay, district parents and students are adapting well to the four-day week schedule. "We talk a lot about what's going on," said Superintendent Phil Minkkinen said. He said the...
November 29, 2010 - 8:08am
October 21, 2010
Four-day week: So far, so good
The four-day school week is almost two-months old and, for the most part, students, teachers, and parents are adapting well. Anthony Altiere, who teaches advanced biology and earth science at Two Harbors High School, said he has found the extra class time to be of great benefit for...
October 21, 2010 - 9:49am
September 23, 2010
Seniors bring fifth-day option
Students in middle school in Two Harbors will use some of their Fridays off this fall to work with older adults on a photography project. The program "Do You See What I See?" involves six middle school students and six senior citizens and will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 in the community...
September 23, 2010 - 8:56am
Students scatter on first Friday off
Eighth-grader Willis O'Neil basked in the glory of not having school on a Friday this year, declaring the day off "awesome" as he played a bowling...
September 23, 2010 - 8:52am
September 16, 2010
The Lake Superior School District Community Education and its Fabulous Friday community partners are looking for a few "fabulous" community members. Some positions are: Tutor Looking for adults to assist students who need homework help Monday through Thursday between noon and 5...
September 16, 2010 - 9:39am
September 9, 2010
Letter to the editor: What's vital at schools?
After the major concern exhibited by the school board regarding the district's "dire" financial situation earlier this year, and its supposed impact on the quality of education for our district's children, I was taken aback when I saw what the four-day week savings were being spent...
September 9, 2010 - 9:29am
New year, plenty of change
New computers. New leaders. An orchard? Those three things mark a new school year in Lake County. Other than the obvious four-day week change...
September 9, 2010 - 8:46am
August 26, 2010
Three buses purchased
The Lake Superior School District Board has approved the purchase of three new buses at a cost of about $76,000 each. The district is able to purchase the buses after getting a four-day week approved, which saves the district about $250,000 a year. Two of the buses would be used...
August 26, 2010 - 9:41am
Guest Commentary: Four-day is a golden chance
Change is difficult. When something has been done a certain way year after year, decade after decade, a recognizable pattern is created. People become accustomed to and comfortable with that pattern, and when it suddenly changes it can cause confusion, stress, and, occasionally, even...
August 26, 2010 - 9:34am
August 19, 2010
Fifth-day options get detailed
Ideas are gelling on what students will do on Fridays under the new four-day week the Lake Superior School District is implementing for the coming school year. At a meeting Tuesday, ideas were plentiful and some dates were even set. Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center will...
August 19, 2010 - 8:26am
August 12, 2010
4-day school changes swirling
Aside from a day off from classes, the Lake Superior School District's recently approved four-day week might have more students saying "Thank God It's Friday." Chris Olafson-Langenbrunner, the district's community education director, said there are plans to have events throughout...
August 12, 2010 - 9:43am