Authorities do not suspect foul play in the death of a Minnetonka, Minn., man, whose body washed up on the shore of Lake Superior south of Split Rock Lighthouse last weekend. Derek Sigurd Hansen, 45, was found early on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 25, the Lake County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday evening in a news release, adding that it appeared Hansen had drowned. Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson said Wednesday there is no evidence of foul play; an autopsy is planned.
The Tettegouche State Park visitor center outside Silver Bay will host an art show by Minneapolis artist Greg Lecker starting Friday, Dec. 1.
The City of Two Harbors will host a public open house Tuesday, Dec. 5, to provide information and answer questions regarding the proposed 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
Just Kids Dental (JKD) recently received a $25,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota. The grant will support JKD's "Healthy Teeth at School" program, which increases access to preventive dental services and oral health education for underserved children at schools and community sites throughout rural northeast Minnesota.
Two Harbors Community Radio KTWH 99.5 FM is hosting a live music event at Mocha Moose Thursday, Nov. 16, for "Give to the Max Day."
There are many items on the checklist for the Two Harbors High School long-range facilities plan, but the biggest project discussed Monday was Stadium Field.
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.