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Hazel Decker at about age 50 (Family photo reprinted in Lee Dalton’s book)

Questions loom larger than answers in Hazel Decker mystery

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For four years, Lee Dalton of Ogden, Utah, has been slowly unraveling the story of a Two Harbors geyser enthusiast that he met in Yellowstone National Park in the 1960s. His search has produced more questions than answers.


This month, he sent a short book to the Lake County News-Chronicle with the information he has gathered on Hazel Decker, a Two Harbors woman who spent the later years of her life parked in Yellowstone, waiting for geysers to erupt.

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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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