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 Silver Bay City Council approved a motion that would allow members of the Silver Bay Police Department to wear well-groomed facial hair while on duty. Police Chief Doug Frericks was unable to attend the meeting, but approved of the proposal and officers Cole Ernest and Alex McGrath attended to answer any of the council's questions. Councilor Carlene Perfetto said she voted against the measure because she believes the policy went a little too far by allowing officers to wear facial hair on the sides of their faces. She believes it should be limited to mustaches and goatees.
Wolf attacks in Lake County aren't particularly common, but occasionally wolves get hungry or stumble onto a farm and kill a some livestock, potentially costing the owner a lot of time and money. Grants are available to reimburse livestock owners for wolf depredation. For the first time, however, the Minnesota Legislature approved $240,000 over the next two years for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to reimburse livestock owners for preventative measures against wolf depredation.
When she was 12 years old, Leah Phifer's parents sat her down in their Two Harbors home to tell her their expectations. Phifer's family has deep roots in northern Minnesota. Her mother was a small business owner in Two Harbors and her father worked at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay. One set of grandparents opened Shari's Kitchen, which eventually became the Vanilla Bean. Her other grandparents each spent 30 years working in the Ely school system.
Two Harbors offense failed to score a goal in a first round playoff loss to Esko Oct. 12 in Esko. The Agate defense kept the Eskomos in check throughout the first half, but Kristi Demuth and Tori Vosburg both got a shot past goalie Callie Bergerson in the second half to give Esko the 2-0 win, both off free kicks. Bergerson finished the game with 10 saves. "The defenders did a fabulous job not allowing Esko any close range shots," coach Tom Sezendrey said. "They played, and supported each other, like a team as they did all season long. I couldn't have asked for a better effort."
Mariner sophomore Mason Ollman ran for 339 yards and three touchdowns to lead Silver Bay to a 45-8 victory over Northeast Range Wednesday in Babbitt. Silver Bay's Jared Dehart sacked the Nighthawk quarterback in the endzone for a safety in the first quarter and Derek Thompson recovered a blocked punt in the endzone in a good night for the Mariner defense and special teams. Dehart also scored a 21 yard touchdown and Peyton Westerlund scored on a 12 yard run. Silver Bay (3-5) will wait to find out who it will play in the opening round of the Section 7 9-man playoffs.
Two Harbors senior Spencer Ross ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the Agates 54-8 rout of Eveleth-Gilbert Wednesday in Two Harbors. Mason Meyer joined Ross in going for more than 100 yards, gaining 113 yards on six carries and scoring on a 20 yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Agate backs combined to run for more than 300 yards in the game and seven touchdowns against Eveleth-Gilbert.
Two Harbors-Silver Bay sophomore Riley Larson won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle in the North-South meet Tuesday at Mesabi East High School in Aurora. Larson won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of two minutes, 9.8 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:50.37. The 200 freestyle relay team of Larson, Katarina Hanson, Kate Thomasen and Kaylee Overby finished won with a time of 1:47.54. In addition, Overby won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.96 and was second in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:25.16.
Silver Bay had a pair of tough, five set losses this week to Ely and Northeast Range. In the loss Tuesday to Ely in Silver Bay, the Mariners lost 25-16, 21-25, 20-25, 30-28, 15-10. Ely's Brielle Kallberg had 25 kills, 18 digs and 10 blocks. Cora Carter had 17 kills and five ace serves to lead the Mariners and Jocelyn Russell added 10 kills. Junior Alexxa DeQuevedo had six kills and four blocks and senior Everly Bauck had 23 digs. Corrina Marolt added 35 set assists for the Mariners.
The North Shore Storm boys and girls both won the Polar League title at the conference meet Wednesday at Pincushion Mountain in Grand Marais. The Storm girls swept the top three spots at the meet, with Autumn winning the race in a time of 21 minutes, 2 seconds, Cedar Gordon in second two seconds later and Louise Ramberg finishing third in 21:24.
Two Harbors native Leah Phifer will hold a kickoff event for her campaign to represent Minnesota's 8th District in Congress next year beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday at Carmody 61 in Two Harbors. Phifer spent the summer crisscrossing the 8th District on her motorcycle exploring a potential primary challenge to Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby and announced her intent to campaign for the nomination Sunday in a Facebook post.