Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. 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 worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune.
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It's March, it's still a little chilly and it's time for that most curious of celebrations in Finland...St. Urho's Day. The celebration is in its 41st year and is thought to be the longest running St. Urho's Day event in Minnesota, according to organizer Honor Schauland.
After a couple months in office, Rep. Rob Ecklund was in Lake County to meet with Lake County Commissioner Rich Sve as well as county administrator Matthew Huddleston, land commissioner Nate Eide and officials from Silver Creek Township. Ecklund said he spoke with the officials about his work so far in the Minnesota House of Representatives and his priorities for the next session that begins Tuesday.
Lake County Human Services director Vickie Thompson spoke to the Lake County Board of Commissioners Tuesday about the ongoing reorganization of the Waterfront Center in Two Harbors.
Silver Bay girls win in 1st round, lose in 2nd Sophomore Jocelyn Russell tallied a double-double with 31 points and 15 rebounds to lead Silver Bay to a 54-53 win over Hill City in the opening round of the Section 7A tournament Monday in Hill City. Silver Bay jumped out to a 30-21 lead at halftime, but Hill City made some defensive adjustments and closed the gap to one with seconds remaining. The Lady Hornets had the ball with five seconds remaining and drove down for a shot from the free throw line, but the shot clanged off the front of the rim as time expired.
Silver Bay's season came to a crashing halt with a 87-46 loss to North Woods in the Section 7A semifinals Thursday in Hibbing. The Mariners didn't have an answer for the intense, full court press the Grizzlies used from the opening tip, nor did they have an answer for North Woods sharpshooter Darnell Goggleye, who finished with 29 points including five 3-pointers.
Two Harbors boys finish season with loss at Proctor Two Harbors finished its season with a 88-47 loss to Proctor in the opening round of the Section 7AA tournament Wednesday in Proctor. The Rails jumped out to a 57-31 halftime lead and put the game into running time early in the second half. John Pioro led all scorers with 26 points for Proctor, while Jordan Wetterlind scored 20,
Silver Bay senior guard Michael Fischer scored 35 points and hit a game tying 3-pointer to send the game to overtime and another to give the Mariners the lead in overtime and power his team to a 67-64 win over Northland in the quarterfinals of the Section 7A tournament Saturday in Hibbing. "Is this kid coldblooded or what," said a jubilant coach Terry Blood in the locker room following the win. "We have a special kid that makes plays. How many times did he hit a big shot, how many times did he get a big steal? He just has that little extra that everyone wants to have on their team. Whenever we needed it, he made it."
The one in Silver Bay looks like a tank and the fire department's hook-and-ladder truck had a baby. The Two Harbors robot was in a little more disarray, with students furiously working to correct a problem with the climbing mechanism before the midnight Tuesday deadline. The Two Harbors team discovered their mechanism wasn't legal, according to the competition rules, at a scrimmage Monday and had to scramble to complete it.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners adopted a trio of resolutions to partner with the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency to apply for a Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Small Cities Development Program grant that would benefit the area of Finland. The county is needed on the application since Finland is an unincorporated city in Lake County unlike Two Harbors or Silver Bay.
Maybe it started when she first walked into the chorus and band classrooms as a sixth-grader in Two Harbors. Perhaps it was even earlier, when she would run races across the yard with her parents and sister. Or did it start the day she was born, the child of two self professed "science geeks?"