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Christopher Owen, Cassidy Olson and Adam Matthys during their 22-mile trek from Port Wing, Wis. to Two Harbors. The men were raising money for Minnesota Teen Challenge, a faith-based addiction recovery program from which Owen and Matthys graduated and Olson is close to completing. The men trained with John Burmeister of Mighty Oaks Academy, and he lent them the equipment for the trip. They were prepared for emergencies with a ham radio, flares, wetsuits, whistles and tow straps, but they got through the ...

Going the distance on the North Shore

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Christopher Owen, Cassidy Olson and Adam Matthys completed an ambitious feat last weekend: crossing Lake Superior in kayaks from Port Wing, Wis., to Two Harbors-- about 22 miles-- in 5 ½ hours.


The same day, a couple on a quest to bike around Lake Superior passed through Two Harbors. Molly and Rich Hoeg were on the home stretch of their 500-mile journey around the western half of Lake Superior.

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LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native that began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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