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Two Harbors family receives recognition
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Aug. 19
Two Harbors Police Report: Aug. 19
Silver Bay city offices to be closed Tuesday
Wayfinding signs go up after 6 years of work
Horseshoe Results: Aug. 1
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 9
Two Harbors releases fall practice schedule
Horseshoe Results: July 25
Agates hope summer work pays dividends
baseball and softball
On Faith: He has not abandoned you
Ask a Trooper: How to correctly do the 'zipper merge'
Climate Column: A mindset that we must overcome
Home for the Summer: Always turning off to the right
Adventures in Early Childhood: Sharing our summer crops with the food shelf
BRUCE A. ESKOLA
MARY (CHAUNCY) OPSAHL
JAMES W. GRUVER
North Shore Library News: Aug. 19
Lake County Past: Aug. 19
Art festival was a success
Five things to do in Lake County this weekend
North Shore Bike Ride returns for 16th year
arts and entertainment
Minnesota wolf population stable
DNR Report: Aug. 19
DNR Report: Aug. 12
Minnesota's high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
DNR Report: Aug. 5
Legals: Aug. 19
Legals: Aug. 12
Legals: Aug. 5
Legals: July 29
Legals: July 22
June 19, 2015
Race against clock as broadband project approaches deadline
After five years and more than $70 million dollars, the Lake County broadband project, dubbed Lake Connections, is nearing completion. "We're working to try to get everything done," said County Administrator Matt Huddleston last week.
June 19, 2015 - 1:29am
April 24, 2015
Lake Connections announces hires
Lake Connections, Lake County's fiber optic network, announced three new hires at its Two Harbors headquarters last week. Josh Innis was hired as a member of the inspection team. Innis' responsibilities include completing drops to homes and businesses, conducting outside...
April 24, 2015 - 1:52pm
March 27, 2015
Lake Connections project consultant passes away
Gene South, a project consultant for Lake County's broadband network Lake Connections, passed away last week in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 67. South was the CEO and general manager for a telephone company in Annandale, Minn., for 17 years before being hired in 2011 with Jeff Roiland...
March 27, 2015 - 12:09pm
March 20, 2015
Open house for broadband project
An open house will be hosted at the Lake Connections headquarters Saturday for residents that want to learn about the county's broadband project or are interested in signing up for service. The open house is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Connections headquarters, 409 17th Ave., Two...
March 20, 2015 - 11:57am
March 6, 2015
County board considers year 3 of data center marketing contract
At the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Brian Hanson of APEX presented a new data center marketing proposal to the board. Lake County and Cooperative Light and Power in Two Harbors have been paying APEX, a business development firm in Duluth, to market a parcel...
March 6, 2015 - 12:11pm
June 27, 2014
First customers connected to broadband
Putting legal battles and naysayers behind them, Lake Connections, the county-owned telecommunications company has finally begun connecting customers...
June 27, 2014 - 10:32am
April 25, 2014
Lake Connections open house May 1 in Silver Bay
Lake Connections is hosting a community open house at the Silver Bay Fire Hall on May 1 from 4-7 p.m. High-speed internet, digital TV and voice services will be available for live demonstrations. Lake Connections staff will be on hand to answer questions and residents can complete...
April 25, 2014 - 10:41am
November 22, 2013
FCC complaint filed against Frontier
Lake Connections, the publically-owned broadband provider in Lake County, filed a complaint against a competitor on Monday with a federal agency. On Nov. 18, Lake Connections filed an injunction with the Federal Communications Commission against Frontier Communications, claiming...
November 22, 2013 - 11:54am
June 7, 2013
It's time (again) to talk about broadband
Next Wednesday, community members will gather at Grand Superior Lodge, just north of Two Harbors, with broadband on the agenda. With broadband internet soon to be available in the entire county, community leaders have been looking for ways to educate the public and ensure the new...
June 7, 2013 - 9:49am
April 25, 2013
County defense bills rising in broadband related lawsuit
Legal fees are mounting in Lake County's ongoing legal battle over financing its broadband project. The county is the defendant in a federal District Court suit brought by Orix Public Finance, LLC. The Texas company entered into an bond purchase agreement with the county that would...
April 25, 2013 - 1:04pm
September 28, 2012
Fiber phase one nearing completion
Everyone in Lake County will eventually be contacted with permission cards for fiber optic network connection. The project is in its first phase...
September 28, 2012 - 11:47am
February 9, 2012
Guest Commentary: Mailings have muddled message
The Minnesota Cable Communications Association (MCCA), whose current President is Bill Jensen of Mediacom, is behind a public relations campaign to discredit Lake County's fiber-optic project. The association is spending tens-of-thousands of dollars to disseminate misleading and...
February 9, 2012 - 1:49pm
October 13, 2011
Lake County's fiber plan firming up
Lake County is closing in on securing the promised federal funding for its fiber optic project. County coordinator Matt Huddleston briefed the county board on the project at its regular meeting Tuesday. He expects final paperwork to be finished by the end of the month, including...
October 13, 2011 - 12:16pm