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Seventy-one years ago, a birthday to remember

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Louise Egger can thank Lake Superior for many things: saving her ancestors from a fire, giving her grandpa an easy route when courting her grandma and providing a living for her father. Above all, Egger can thank the lake for her own safe birth.


It was 1943, and Elta Croft was pregnant and nearing her due date. She lived with her husband, Clifford, on Fisherman’s Point in Two Harbors, a chunk of land across the lake from Burlington Bay now the site of Superior Shores Resort.

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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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