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, Silver Bay City Council and high school sports in Lake County.
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Last month, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, moving away from the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind passed in the early years of the George W. Bush administration. ESSA does away with much of the federal government's involvement in assessing an individual school's success or failure and also tries to take away some of the predesigned interventions required under NCLB. Much of the power the federal government previously held in determining a school's success was turned over to the states. Under the new law, if a high school that has a graduation rate below 67 percent, the federal government requires states to intervene. What that intervention looks like, however, is up to individual states. Before the ESSA became law last month, NCLB had four models of how to turn a school around. ESSA requires the state to work with the district, administration, teachers and the community to turn the school around instead of shoehorning the school into one of four NCLB models.
0108.SnowmobileTrails(1): Minnesota DNR groomers pack the North Shore State Trail, a 150 mile snowmobile trail going from just outside Duluth to Grand Marais. (Photo courtesy DNR) 0108.SnowmobileTrails(2): Trees bowed with heavy, wet snow block the Yukon Trail managed by Voyageurs Snowmobile Club in Two Harbors. The club has worked nearly every day over the past few weeks to try to get the trail ready for traffic. (Photo courtesy Voyageurs Snowmobile Club)
Two Harbors girls top Pine City, fall to Mesabi East Two Harbors split a pair of games over the last week, defeating Pine City 57-49 Saturday and falling to Mesabi East 54-43 Tuesday. Against Pine City, the Agates fell behind by 17 points midway through the first half. Turnovers were the main reason for the deficit, but the Agates switched defenses early and started to take care of the ball a bit better and began to chip away at the Dragons' lead. By halftime, Two Harbors was down only five and took the lead early in the second half
The atrium of the Lake County Courthouse in Two Harbors glowed with simple candlelight and was filled with soothing sounds of a harpist as about 20 people and the Lake County Sex Trafficking Task Force held a vigil to remember victims of human trafficking.
When people groggy from a late night Thursday wake up on New Year's Day, they will be at step one of enforcing that traditional New Year's resolution of getting in better shape or shedding a few pounds, but not for many seniors at Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors.
The Two Harbors cross country ski team competed in its first meet of the year at Ely High School Classic Invitational Ski Race Dec. 19 after its initial meet in Grand Rapids was cancelled due to the lack of snow. Junior Mikael Overby was the only male Agate racer, finishing the 5.4 kilometer classic race in 17th with a time of 19 minutes, 32.2 seconds.
After more than a year operating with less than a full complement of officers, the Silver Bay Police Department will return to a complete staff with four full time patrol officers and Chief Doug Frericks. For most of his tenure as chief, which began in August 2014, Frericks has been forced to juggle schedules to ensure proper coverage and has been unable to do many of the community outreach efforts he believes are so important to a community like Silver Bay. "It's been a very trying time period for our department," Frericks said. "I give my guys a lot of credit, I really do. They've worked their butts off for us."
Two Harbors girls split tournament games Two Harbors lost the opening game of its Christmas tournament to Duluth Marshall 55-47 Monday evening but bounced back to top Ogilvie 66-40 Tuesday morning. Against Ogilvie, junior Brianna McGrath led the Agates with 21 points, eight steals and eight rebounds, while freshman Tori Bott added a double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, including nine offensive rebounds. Two Harbors jumped out to a 14 point lead early in the first half and never really looked back. The Lions did cut the lead to 11 late in the first half, but an Agate timeout righted the ship as Two Harbors' defense stiffened and the offense increased the lead to 14 at the half.
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Last spring, Silver Bay baseball faced off against Ely in the state playoffs and coach Ward Wallin found himself in a bind. Freshman pitcher Jason Blood had pitched well, keeping the Mariners in the game, but now it was going into extra innings and Wallin needed someone to take the mound. He turned to junior Nathan Bauck, who had blossomed into Silver Bay's ace over the season. Bauck had just pitched a complete game a couple days earlier and had just five innings left available to pitch over the three day span.