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Lake County News Chronicle
Two Harbors Police Report: Dec. 15
Lake County Sheriff's Report: Dec. 15
Students present street intersection solutions
Error to cost Silver Bay taxpayers
County makes lump sum payment on settlement
DNR Report: Dec. 15
KTWH to broadcast basketball, hockey games
Hockey: Storm boys fall short against North Branch
Hockey: Storm girls get first win
Basketball: Late run dooms Mariners
baseball and softball
On Faith: Signs of hope in dark days
Whitefoot: Harassment is harassment, period
Judge's View: We must support a free press
Climate: Reviving the sacred
Center for Rural Affairs: Mental health care must not be overlooked
Kala M Lingren
Rodney K. McDonald
Kenneth Marvin Bigham
Terry L. Gerard
Mary Ann Pearson
Community Partners receives $50,000 grant
North Shore Library News: Dec. 15
Lake County Past: Dec. 15
Benefit planned for North Shore resident
North Shore Library News: Dec. 8
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: Dec. 15
DNR Report: Nov. 24
Deer harvest up 36% in NE Minn.
DNR Report: Nov. 17
DNR Report: Nov. 10
December 15, 2017
Climate: Reviving the sacred
Is anything sacred anymore? So many "sacred cows" – beliefs or customs considered sacred, though truly we'd be better off without them – have been tossed out like weeds since, say, Puritan times.
December 15, 2017 - 6:06am
December 1, 2017
Climate: We have so much to be grateful for
With Thanksgiving season upon us, I decided it was time to generate a list of gratitudes.
December 1, 2017 - 6:42am
November 12, 2017
Climate: The garbage scoop
Garbage. Ew! Who wants to talk about that?
November 12, 2017 - 12:16am
November 3, 2017
Climate: History shows energy regs must start at top
I hear an argument often regarding fossil fuels. It goes like this: “How can you talk about fossil fuels? You drive a car; you heat your house; you wear synthetic fibers; you use plastic bags.” I understand the principle behind this sentiment. Just as Gary Forsman commented in...
November 3, 2017 - 11:08pm
October 27, 2017
Climate: What changed the clearest of the Great Lakes?
Here's a piece of news for you: Lake Superior is not officially the clearest Great Lake anymore. The full story illustrates how dramatically things are changing around the Great Lakes Region. For starters, Lake Superior's clarity is dropping, particularly in shallower waters and along...
October 27, 2017 - 4:00am
October 6, 2017
Climate: Minnesotans should lead the way
The year is 1991. I am fresh out of college, and have taken a job that will get kids into the woods. I drive from my hometown near Philadelphia to an outdoor camp north of Ely. I have never been north of Chicago. The first night, the entire staff goes swimming in a lake that is connected...
October 6, 2017 - 4:00am
September 29, 2017
Climate: It's time to act now on climate change
Many of us are noticing this year's warm, wet September. "Everything smells!" "We have mushrooms in our yard!" "How can it be so lush in September?" "The fall colors would feel much more normal if the temperature was 20 degrees lower." "Mom — kids were fainting in the heat at...
September 29, 2017 - 4:00am
September 15, 2017
Climate Column: Do we have it in us to respond proactively
Usually I make sure this column is not too heavy, too gloomy, or too alarmist. Life does need to be lived, and laughed, and loved, whatever the circumstances around us. But today we will look hard at the facts and see where they take us.
September 15, 2017 - 4:00am
September 8, 2017
Climate Column: A warmer Lake Superior is becoming normal
In mid-August, Lake Superior surface water temperatures around Two Harbors hovered in the mid-60s. I know, because I swim in the waves almost every day, usually for 10-20 minutes. Before I go in, I take a thermometer and hold it in the waves at my feet. Then I know what I am getting...
September 8, 2017 - 4:00am
August 4, 2017
Climate Column: City staff, council deserve thanks for infrastructure work
"Good morning, you're listening to KTWH 99.5 FM, Two Harbors Community Radio." I chanted those words happily. I was sitting in the studio on a Friday morning, returning to my morning show after a two-month hiatus. Will I still remember what to say? What's going on in Two Harbors anyway,...
August 4, 2017 - 4:00am
July 28, 2017
Climate Column: The political and the personal
We're back — in Minnesota, anyway. The glorious and sometimes mundane details of our voyage on Lake Superior are available on our blog (www.gordonsailing.typepad.com) and if you run into us at the farmer's market in Two Harbors this summer, or come sailing some lovely Tuesday...
July 28, 2017 - 4:00am
June 9, 2017
Climate Column: How to reduce carbon in small ways
"What uses fossil fuels?" we have asked kids, ages 5-13, over and over again. Their answers are correct, general and speak for their parents more than themselves. "Driving cars." "Electricity." "Power plants."
June 9, 2017 - 4:00am
June 2, 2017
Climate Column: Left in awe by teachers, students
Greetings from Michigan! We are docked in the Portage Canal in Houghton, where we arrived the morning of May 22 after a rough, rollicking passage from the Apostle Islands. The northeast winds, rain and fog, had delayed our departure to the point where we almost didn't get here in...
June 2, 2017 - 4:00am
May 5, 2017
Climate Column: Taking a break from the rat race
Today my family and I, along with a few others, moved aboard our 40 foot red steel sailboat, Amicus II. Our intention is to sail the western portion of Lake Superior over the next month, stopping at schools along the way to talk about climate change and jump-start students and teachers...
May 5, 2017 - 4:00am
April 28, 2017
Climate Column: Carbon pricing, what to do with the money
As Congress warms to the idea of market-based carbon pricing, the question of what to do with the revenue rises closer to the surface of our collective consciousness. From the start, we at the Citizens' Climate Lobby have advocated for a "revenue-neutral" price on carbon. This means...
April 28, 2017 - 4:00am