Lake Superior Community Theatre will present an historic production of August Wilson's Fences this coming spring in Duluth, Two Harbors and Silver Bay. Auditorium performances are slated for March 27-29 at Duluth's Lincoln Park Middle School; April 6-8 at Two Harbors High School and April 13-15 at William Kelley High School in Silver Bay. The drama Fences will be presented by an all African-American cast, the first time an area African-American cast has performed a main stage play production in Duluth and on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
In the Oct. 20 article "Police proposal gets hairy," some readers mistakenly believed agreement between the City of Silver Bay and Northshore Mining referred to city residents' drinking water. The agreement is for the Silver Bay wastewater treatment plant to begin treating Northshore Mining wastewater after it has been treated at the plant, but before it is returned to Lake Superior. The News-Chronicle regrets any misunderstanding.
Local Republican candidates will hold a meet and greet from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the Two Harbors Community Center. Candidates attending the meet-and-greet include Rep. Doug Wardlow, running for Minnesota attorney general; Pete Stauber, running for the 8th Congressional District seat; Jim Newberger, running for the U.S. Senate; and Phillip Parish, running for governor. This event is organized by the Lake County Republicans. Dave Pascoe, deputy chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, is expected to attend.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drug Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take Back Day — the 14th in seven years — aims to prevent pill abuse and theft.
Wet weather has delayed the reconstruction of Horn Boulevard in Silver Bay, pushing the project to the edge of the construction season. Lake County highway engineer Krysten Foster told the Lake County Board of Commissioners construction crews need as many as seven more days of good weather after this weekend's projected snowfall to finish the project. Project contractor Ulland Brothers originally hoped that the project would be finished by Oct. 6, but rain has delayed pouring concrete and finishing the asphalt surfacing over the project near William Kelley Schools.
Motorist traveling on Highway 61 through Beaver Bay will experience lane closures through the end of the month. Traffic will be reduced from one lane in each direction to a single, traffic signal controlled lane as work on the Beaver River bridge is finished. Motorist should expect delays. The Minnesota Department of Transportation started the rehabilitation of the bridge in late May and is expected to complete the project by the end of the month.
Two Harbors physics students tested their ingenuity and creativity against the chilly fall waters of Lake Superior in the annual physics boat regatta Oct. 13 in Burlington Bay. Nineteen students paddled 10 cardboard boats out into Lake Superior and teacher Penny Juenemann timed how quickly each boat made its way down the shore with David Anderson and Wyatt Haugen's "Skol" taking the top spot in the 150 yard race.
Type 2 diabetes is a prevalent disease in Lake County and Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors is offering a free educational luncheon for the community to provide an opportunity to learn more about the disease and ways to help manage it.
Two Harbors High School are hosting a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) event for seniors and their families Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. At the event, local financial aid experts will be on hand to help guide families through the online FAFSA application. It is helpful, but not required, to sign up for a Federal Student Aid ID prior to the event by going to studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners will host an open house to seek public input on a proposed new highway facility at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lake County Law Enforcement Center in Two Harbors. The facility on Highway 2 in Two Harbors was severely damaged in a fire in late 2018. The fire originated in a snowplow truck and flames quickly engulfed the roof. Firefighters spent more than seven hours battling the blaze. The meeting will provide an overview of the damage to the building and a presentation on preliminary architectural plans for a new facility.