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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The Superior Hiking Trail leveraged social media to collect 15,000 votes and win a $75,000 grant from REI outfitters. REI pledged to give $5 per vote up to $75,000 and $500,000 total to 10 trails across the country in an online campaign. The Superior Hiking Trail was one of two trails, the other was the Mount Columbia Summit Trail in Colorado, to collect enough votes to receive the $75,000 maximum.
The Lake Superior School District board approved a pay raise for substitute teachers in the district at its meeting Tuesday. The unanimous decision, with board members Dwight Moe and Cyndi...
The grass is a little brown and there is a baseball field a few feet away, but the goals and lines leave no doubt: Someone is playing soccer in Silver Bay. Two Harbors Soccer Club recently finished adding two soccer fields in Silver Bay for the under-6 and U8 teams based in Silver Bay.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved changes to an ordinance which allows ATV riders to use almost any county road to access ATV trails throughout the county. The only roads maintained by the county that would not be open to ATV traffic would be Fernberg Road from Lake One to Highway 169 near Ely and Highway 2 from County Road 15 to Upland Trail near Toimi. The board also instituted a 40 mph speed limit for ATVs on county roads, unless the posted speed limit for the road is less than 40 mph.
After more than a month closed for repairs and remodeling following a small electrical fire, Judy’s Cafe in Two Harbors will be ready for the breakfast crowd at 6 a.m. Monday morning. The the popular breakfast hangout known for its regulars and old-fashioned diner appeal was closed when a small electrical fire broke out in the dining room. Smoke quickly filled the entire restaurant and caused damage throughout the interior of the restaurant.
Dense fog blanketed Burlington Bay Saturday morning delaying the start of the John Abraham 18-mile marathon kayak race, the Ellen Anderson 10-mile race and the Betty’s Pies 5-mile race for more than an hour and a half. The fog burned off and visibility improved for most of the races, but toward the end fog rolled back in and chased the final marathon finishers back into shore during the 18th annual Two Harbors Kayak festival. Despite the gloomy conditions early and late, more than 300 people turned out for the festival. Sixey-one racers left at about 10:30 a.m., while 257 others came out to try kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and take tours around the Burlington Bay.
A recreational vehicle driving through Two Harbors on a summer afternoon isn't exactly a rare occurrence, but one sponsored by the U.S.
ATV riders may soon be able to take their vehicles on almost any county road in Lake County if the Board of Commissioners approves changes to an ordinance next Tuesday at its weekly meeting. At the Aug. 4 meeting, the commissioners discussed the implementation of the proposed ordinance and the results of a public hearing that board chair Rich Sve said was well attended. "We had some really good input from some experienced riders and an ATV club and perspectives on what they see or don't see," Sve said.
Bike riders from across Lake County and even Minnesota will gather Aug. 15 for the 15th annual North Shore Bike Ride on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail. Bill Blank, president of Gitchi-Gami Trail Association, said he expects from 130-160 riders to join the ride that starts and ends at Gooseberry Falls State Park and stretches all the way to Highway 1 in Finland. "Gooseberry Falls is a spectacular place to start," Blank said. "There are all sorts of scenic spots to stop and the route winds through the park for about a mile before exiting."