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Suspect pleads guilty in North Shore homicide
Rough legislative road smooths out at end
Lake County Sheriff's Office Report: May 26
Two Harbors Police Report: May 26
Two Harbors City Council: Chambers gets approval for new attraction
Baseball: Agates fall to Hermantown
Track: Agates, Mariners compete at subsections
North Shore Storm girls coaching staff resigns
Bayside Chatter: Mariners baseball, softball on winning streaks
Mariners hand out athletic awards
baseball and softball
Starwatch: Giants take over the sky in June
Belief Matters: Ambassadors of welcome
Veteran Service Officer's Briefing: Memorial Day is a day to remember those lost
On Faith: Learning to Grieve Part 1: It's important to allow grieving
Legal Learning: Bad facts make for bad policy
Gary Lee Phipps
Rita R. Svir
Bruce A. Highland, Jr.
Donn Raymond Nelson
Lake County Past: May 26
Special Olympics Torch Run comes to Two Harbors
North Shore Library News: May 26
Salmon Classic returns to North Shore
Lake County Past: May 19
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: May 26
DNR Report: May 19
DNR Report: May 12
DNR Report: May 5
DNR Report: April 28
Legals: May 26
Legals: May 19
Legals: May 12
Legals: May 5
Legals: April 28
Lake Superior School District
March 22, 2013
School Board throws support behind levy bill
Last Thursday at William Kelley School, the Lake Superior School District voted to support a bill introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives by Rep. David Dill. The bill would allow Lake Superior School District to levy up to $200 per resident pupil per year for technology,...
March 22, 2013 - 1:38pm
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
December 27, 2012
Good news on taxes: School district levy decreases, county holds steady
Lake County property owners may notice a reduction in their next round of property taxes. Although many factors affect property taxes, the Lake Superior School District and Lake County both kept their budgets at or below last year's numbers--meaning they aren't asking for any more...
December 27, 2012 - 11:45am
December 20, 2012
LSSD stresses safety in wake of Newtown
Law enforcement officials in Connecticut say they're still unsure what caused a young man to enter Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown a week ago, opening fire to take the lives of 12 girls and 8 boys -- all 6- and 7-year-olds -- and six adult women. The alleged shooter is believed...
December 20, 2012 - 2:41pm
September 28, 2012
School district funding has uncertain future
School district funding was on the minds of many commissioners at Tuesday's county board meeting. In other meetings the county administrator and commissioners have attended, the Secure Rural Schools Act, Thye-Blatnik Act and payments in lieu of taxes have been topics of discussion....
September 28, 2012 - 12:15pm
August 23, 2012
High school principals' school year preview
A post-secondary technical program in the high schools and over ten new hires mean there will be a lot of new faces roaming Lake Superior School...
August 23, 2012 - 2:03pm
April 20, 2012
School board considers bus leasing option
Lake Superior School District school board members are mulling over the option of leasing school buses instead of purchasing them. Hoglund Bus and Truck representative Randy Johnson presented the option of bus leasing to the school board last Thursday. The school district currently...
April 20, 2012 - 11:12am
March 30, 2012
Scholarship News: March 30
Clair Nelson scholarship recipients Friends of the Finland Community are pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarships. Colby Abazs of Finland, Photography at Central Lakes College; Melissa Maria Nikula of Finland, Veterinary Technology at Duluth...
March 30, 2012 - 11:03am
March 15, 2012
School board members discuss Feb. 29 school closing with district bus drivers
The midday school closing Feb. 29 continues to be a source of debate as local bus drivers appeared before the Lake Superior School District school board at the school board meeting last Thursday. Two Harbors bus driver and union steward Paul Beckey said the bus drivers who sent...
March 15, 2012 - 2:08pm
March 8, 2012
Lake Superior School District bus drivers upset over call to release students during winter storm
In one of the only school districts in the region that didn't close for last Wednesday's winter storm, Lake Superior bus drivers were faced at mid-day with news that they would be driving children home at the height of a snowfall that dumped almost 10 inches on the North Shore. A...
March 8, 2012 - 1:13pm
February 16, 2012
School board member resigns from chair position
With a 2-1 victory over the Hibbing Bluejackets in Cloquet Tuesday, Silver Bay advanced to the section 7A championship game. The Mariners face Chisago Lakes Friday at 7 p.m. in Cloquet with a berth at the state tournament at stake. Cassie Swanson stopped all 16 shots she faced in...
February 16, 2012 - 12:38pm
December 22, 2011
Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship available for Lake Co. students
Lake Superior School District students can soon apply for the Clair Nelson Vocational Scholarship. Each year four scholarships of $250 are awarded to students interested in pursuing a career in a vocational or technical field. Vocational career fields are usually considered to be...
December 22, 2011 - 11:16am
December 1, 2011
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation offers scholarships for Lake Co. students
Students in the Lake Superior school district are eligible to receive more than $50,000 in scholarships from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. "There are valuable scholarships for students living on the North Shore," David Hammer, scholarship officer at the Community...
December 1, 2011 - 11:51am
Lake Superior school district explores tablet computers in classrooms
Heavy backpacks full of books may be a thing of the past for Lake Superior school district students and teachers. Superintendent Phil Minkkinen thinks that in the future their backpacks may hold only one thing: a tablet. Minkkinen said that the school district has been talking about...
December 1, 2011 - 11:49am
Lake Superior school district superintendent on two years probation
Lake Superior school district Superintendent Phil Minkkinen has been sentenced to two years of probation in Lake County District Court for an Aug. 14 incident in which he violated a protection order for his now ex-wife. Minkkinen, who pleaded guilty Oct. 31, was sentenced last week...
December 1, 2011 - 10:42am