LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native who 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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I hate grammar and spelling mistakes. I'm one of those people that will correct you if you use "who" where you should use "whom." Double spaces after sentences drive me crazy, and I never met an Oxford comma I liked. Which makes it all the more humiliating when there are mistakes within the pages of this paper. Our staff hates seeing these mistakes, and I'm sure our readers do as well. Some errors are inevitable, but I thought I would let our readers know that we are taking steps to make sure fewer of those mistakes get past us and printed in this weekly newspaper for all to see.
Lake County residents will soon be able to pay their property tax bills by credit card or online. County auditor Linda Libal presented two frontrunners for the contract for credit card payments to the county board at its agenda meeting on Tuesday. The only cost to the county would be a $259 fee to install a credit card terminal. One provider would charge a 2.35 percent convenience fee, and the other would charge 2.5 percent of the total purchase.
One of the locomotive engineers involved in a December 2013 train derailment in Two Harbors is suing Wisconsin Central Ltd., his employer and a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway. Terry Forsell of Two Harbors filed a complaint in Sixth District Court last October, claiming that he was injured due to the negligence of his employer. A jury trial to decide damages is scheduled for August.
On Monday, the Roger Blough was the first ship to enter Agate Bay in Two Harbors this year, opening the shipping season for the ore docks. The Blough frequently opens...
A Finland-based organization has expanded to Mexico.
Betty Lessard sold Betty's Pies in 1984, but in the 30 years since then, she remained the face of the Two Harbors institution. For a time, she hostessed at the "world famous" restaurant she started, and she graciously greeted any customers that approached her during her weekly breakfast visits. Betty's Pies still stands on Highway 61 north of Two Harbors, weathering 60 years of North Shore winters, three owners, one relocation and two failed attempts to expand south. The restaurant will likely live on, but its beloved namesake Betty passed away last Thursday at the age of 90.
The Silver Bay Marina made its network TV debut earlier this month. Committee Films, a film production company based out of Minneapolis, was in Silver Bay last fall to film an episode for their show "In an Instant" that's currently running on ABC-TV. The episode filmed in Silver Bay was about a father and daughter who survived a grizzly attack in Glacier National Park in Montana.
Gene South, a project consultant for Lake County's broadband network Lake Connections, passed away last week in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 67. South was the CEO and general manager for a telephone company in Annandale, Minn., for 17 years before being hired in 2011 with Jeff Roiland to manage the county's broadband project.
Lake County has received five bids for the demolition for the old Hardee's building in Two Harbors and hopes it will be demolished by August of this year.
Betty Lessard is most famous for her pies. She started Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors in 1956 and spent decades perfecting her pie recipes, which are now incredibly popular. But...