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 Two Harbors football team started practice earlier than normal this season as a result of an Aug. 25 opener against Crosby-Ironton in Two Harbors. The Agates went 6-4 last season, half of those losses coming to Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin in a pair of closely played games — the final in a back-and-forth loss in the section semifinals. Two Harbors will be a very young team this year after graduating 17 seniors from the 2016 team, including leading rusher Ian Johnson, quarterback Keller Conrow and offensive and defensive lineman Trey Fleck.
The Two Harbors City Council approved three requests from different entities to use the city stage for a variety of events during its meeting Tuesday. The requests came from the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf and Beacons of Hope for their Whistle Stop concert and food drive Sept. 9, the Two Harbors Area Fund Million Dollar Celebration Sept. 30 and a late request last week from the Lake County Fair to move the stage to the fairgrounds Wednesday for this weekend's fair.
The Two Harbors volleyball team had its most successful season in several years last fall, but with seven seniors leaving last year the team will have a tough test to reach 10 wins again this year. Last year the Agates went 10-13, but after several seasons of reaching just two or three wins, a double-digit win total was a big accomplishment for the team. Among the losses from last year's squad are top hitter Ayla Lemke and setter Alyssa Ruberg. Brianna McGrath also graduated, leaving Tori Bott as the only starter returning to the 2017 squad's front row.
The Lake County Housing and Redevelopment Authority faced criticism last week in how it is managing a Two Harbors apartment building. The HRA took over management of the Lakeview Apartments in July, at the request of Lake County officials. The county took over ownership of the building after it fell into tax-forfeit status.
It was a nearly perfect day Monday at the Burlington Bay Campground in Two Harbors, with blue skies and a dramatic view of Lake Superior beyond the campers and RVs parked in the terraced portion of the campground. Around 30 people came together for a ceremony that dedicated the campground addition, which includes the RV part of the campground and the new bathhouse complex, to former Rep. David Dill. Dill represented Two Harbors from 2003 to 2012, and during that time, he helped secure the state bond funding that helped build the addition to the campground.
Two Harbors girls soccer team took back to the practice field with a new focus on fitness and speed in an attempt to revitalize the offense after a difficult 2016 season. Last season, the Agates went 4-11-2 and throughout the season, the team struggled to score. Two Harbors was shut out eight different times in 2016 and scored more than one goal only four times, in each of their wins.
Cliffs Natural Resources, North America's largest producer of taconite iron ore, has put Cleveland back in its name. The Cleveland-based company announced Tuesday that it was renaming itself Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., as part of its 170th anniversary celebration.
Dennis and Danielle Massie have been bringing their kids to Two Harbors for eight years, but this year the trip took a dangerous turn while their son Lincoln was playing in Burlington Bay Monday.
It's been a busy six years for Castle Danger Brewery since its 2012 founding 11 miles north of Two Harbors. The brewery has gone through enormous growth since it was started by Clint and Jamie MacFarlane as a three barrel brewhouse next to their resort in Castle Danger. They built a taproom and much larger brewery in downtown Two Harbors that is now undergoing construction to expand it even further.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved a grant application to seek funding to repair a leaking septic system as part of a settlement in a dispute with a property owner. The county is applying for a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency grant for Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Low-income Fix-up Grant to repair the septic system installed in 2013 on the property of Stewart Cannon.