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Lake County Sheriff's Report: Aug. 26
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Radio Activity: Archivist's ambitious undertaking
MnDOT presents plan for bike route through Lake County
After 53 years, Two Harbors Lumber Co. for sale
Offense is key to Agates' success
Experience not lacking for Two Harbors football
Bayside Chatter: Mariners look to rebuild after losing seven starters
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Final standings
Swim team looks to rebuild after graduation losses
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December 9, 2010
Mike Creger: These words made in USA
Ms. Cringle and I made a pact this holiday season. No presents from China. She added another caveat: no chain stores either. Easy, I said, for last year I purchased most of my gifts in Lake County. Of course, the hard part is China. The pact was hatched as we recently flew to San...
December 9, 2010 - 9:59am
July 15, 2010
Mike Creger: Heritage Days is simple fun
There was the girl at Friday's street dance who let the music enter her soul and spit it back out with dancing that could only make you smile and be a little jealous of her abandoning any notions of care for what those watching might have thought. There were the horns and drumming...
July 15, 2010 - 8:03am
June 17, 2010
Mike Creger: Joe helped a new editor feel at home
It's considered good practice in journalism to come into each story with an open mind. No preconceived notions or conclusions about what you might see or hear at an event or in an interview. Yes, be a little prepared, but be ready when someone veers left when you were expecting a...
June 17, 2010 - 8:49am
June 10, 2010
Get to know our new intern
Of the 3,237 photos of Sonja Peterson the News-Chronicle has published, I have to say my favorite appears on Page 5A today. On Sonja's face is...
June 10, 2010 - 9:32am
May 6, 2010
Mike Creger: Oh mother, it's May again
I'm at that stage in my life when age doesn't seem to matter much any more. When you're, say, more than 40, it just means you're old and getting older. Rather than playing psychological games with mere numbers in your youthful folly, your body now says it all, loud and clear and...
May 6, 2010 - 8:18am
March 25, 2010
Mike Creger: Yeah, that's a lot of taxes due
Just in time for spring and your new exercise regime came last week's 32-page paper. Quite hefty, I know. A few arm curls with that monster and...
March 25, 2010 - 12:25pm
March 11, 2010
Mike Creger: City may pay for the piping
When ASCAP sends you a letter, some liken it to a visit from the mafia. They want their money or soon you'll be in court or out of business. "They're brutal," said Dunnigan's Pub owner Matt Davitt. Don't worry, he pays his dues, so there won't be any repercussions for him speaking...
March 11, 2010 - 9:27am
January 28, 2010
Mike Creger: Extra, extra to read all about it
A candy bar. Coffee. A pack of gum. A cheeseburger. A bottle of pop. A bottle of water. What do these things have in common? You can't buy them for less than a dollar these days. That's good perspective to keep considering that next week, the News-Chronicle will cost $1 at the...
January 28, 2010 - 10:40am
January 14, 2010
Mike Creger: Remember forced savings?
Wes Lane was responsible for making sure you turned down your thermostat. Can you imagine the outcry today, likely "Socialist!" if Wes knocked...
January 14, 2010 - 9:43am
December 17, 2009
Mike Creger: Come on down for the party
If you read the ads in today's edition carefully, as you should, you'll find out that we are having a little get-together here in the office...
December 17, 2009 - 9:09am
December 10, 2009
Mike Creger: It's really just a conversation
I agree that Steve Benson's board game, Agreed, is a tough sell. I told him so last week in the sparseness of the farmhouse he just moved into...
December 10, 2009 - 10:05am
December 1, 2009
Mike Creger: Cherish family this holiday season
I wrote the story above in 1996 (linked on the right). I was in a writing class with an instructor who obviously was on the cutting edge of writing...
December 1, 2009 - 3:56pm
A holiday moment captured
"Are you the announcer or something." Corey was standing a few feet from the sled run when she spoke; one hand on her hip, her other mittened...
December 1, 2009 - 3:53pm
November 19, 2009
Mike Creger: Wanted: News tips, always used
It makes some sense that I'm a journalist and a big fan of Ernest Hemingway's writing. Using sparse language to tell a tale, making, as William...
November 19, 2009 - 8:48am
November 5, 2009
A fall fueled by economy, fate
Given today's economy, it doesn't take a great leap from your own life to understand how she became homeless. Lose a paycheck, get sick, and...
November 5, 2009 - 10:32am