Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Lake Superior School District board of education and high school sports in Lake County.
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The Lake Superior Rivals, the North Shore's American Legion summer baseball team, opened its season with a pair of losses to Esko and Proctor. Unlike many Legion teams, the Rivals are a squad meshed together from a couple of different high school teams with players from both Silver Bay and Two Harbors. "When we played Esko the other night, it was basically their high school team," Rivals coach Rob Best said.
Lake County has filed an injunction against a Lake County resident to "cease and desist" the use of his septic system because the system is leaking and presents an "imminent health threat," according to court documents.
It all started when Greg Fangel started buying wooden skis at garage sales around Minnesota and as he collected more, he started to learn about the extensive history of skiing in the state. "When I saw that fiberglass skis were coming into play, I started finding wooden skis at garage sales and collecting them," Fangel said. "When people started telling me their stories behind the history of their skis that really interested me. It started as a passion for wooden skis and the history came from talking to people and being inspired to dig further."
Earlier this month, the Superior Hiking Trail was a little less than its tranquil, relaxing self. Instead of bubbling streams and birdsongs filling the air along the trail, the sounds of construction dominated as people used chainsaws and other power tools and volunteers from the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa (CCMI) scratched out a trail reroute for the SHT north of Gooseberry Falls State Park.
After seven years and millions of dollars spent, Lake County looks to be getting out of the broadband internet business. The Lake County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to declare its intent to sell Lake Connections, the county's broadband internet company, during its meeting Tuesday in Two Harbors.
The Lake Superior School District Board unanimously approved its fiscal year 2018 budget during its meeting Tuesday in Two Harbors. The planned budget shows more than $800,000 deficit for the year, but the budget includes some projected new hires at an estimated placement on the salary scale. All staff were moved up one step on the pay scale and a 12.3 percent in health insurance premiums. It also included an update to the Two Harbors High School science curriculum, the first update to the curriculum since the 1990s.
Members of the Two Harbors City Council, Lake County Board of Commissioners and representatives of several partner groups gathered June 8 at the gazebo in Paul Van Hoven Park in Two Harbors to celebrate the city's certification as a "Heart Safe Community" by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Joel and Heather Stillwell's backyard was a mess last week with around 20 people working around their Two Harbors home. Saws screamed and drills squealed as they cut two-by-fours and secured railings. A nice breeze blew in off Lake Superior and the bright sunshine revealed sawdust floating gently in the air. The scene had all the ingredients of a pretty major home improvement project, right down to the boxes of donuts for workers to snack on as they worked.
Two Harbors senior Ian Johnson ran the best race of his high school career Saturday in the finals in a thrilling race that saw him finish third at the Minnesota Class A state track meet in St. Paul. Johnson finished third in the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 14.87 seconds, a personal best and just two tenths of a second behind state champion Reid Pierzinski of Pequot Lakes. Johnson's time was his second personal record of the weekend and was nearly half a second better than his previous best in the preliminaries the day before.
Somewhere in the Sax Zim Bog between Duluth and Hibbing, a man parks his pickup, grabs a fishing pole, a bucket and a shovel and heads into the woods near the St. Louis River. It's one of the first few truly warm days Northern Minnesota has seen after two months of consistent cold rain and the trees and plants have exploded into brilliant greens with the white and yellow blossoms of wild strawberries decorating the ground. The man walks into the woods with a purpose and it isn't long before he's swallowed by the deluge of green and white. His name is Daniel Paulson.