STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS 3 Northland teachers up for award
Three Northland teachers are among the 134 candidates for the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Luanne Ellingsen of Lake Superior, Julie Stauber of Proctor and Mary Warner of Hibbing school distric... Posted on 2/8/13 at 6:38 PM
This morning, veterans and community volunteers will be participating in an annual ritual of remembrance and honor—placing small American flags near the graves of over 1,000 service men and women throughout Lake County.
On ground still covered with snow and under trees bending in 30 mph gusts, a dozen men and women eagerly unloaded kayaks, paddles and dry suits and braved the 44 degree temperatures Saturday morning. The Baptism River roared just a few feet away as they prepared to take on the rock-strewn white-water near Illgen Falls in craft barely 6 feet long.
On the one hand, most Lake County residents will likely escape a proposed 2 percent state income tax hike on couples making $250,000 or more. But on the other hand, nearly everyone could feel the smaller pinch of a business-to-business sales tax likely to be passed on to consumers.
Last fall, Fran Kaliher of Two Harbors was one of thousands of Minnesotans advocating defeat of a proposed state Constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as being between one woman and one man.
Sexual violence isn’t easy to discuss. Statistically, only a fraction of all sexual assaults are ever reported. Fear, shame, and uncertainty about how they’ll be treated or whether they’ll be believed can keep victims from coming forward. The end result is that many women and a smaller, but significant number of men go without the help and support they need.
Some big changes could be coming to the Northeastern Minnesota logging and lumber businesses, bringing new challenges for one of the region’s biggest industries.The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is set to initiate a quarantine on wood harvested in Lake and Cook counties next spring in an effort to stop the nationwide spread of the invasive gypsy moth, putting in place strict regulations on the transportation of wood from the two counties.
On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., members of local faith communities gathered on the steps of the Lake County court house in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. The event was sponsored by the North Shore Evangelical Fellowship and was one of many similar events taking place all over the country.
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