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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In Lake County, 71.2 percent of the registered voters turned out for the midterm elections Tuesday. That's better than the statewide statistics; 63.4 percent of registered Minnesota voters turned up...
Greg Ruberg is the type of person who never sits still. During college, he worked 60 hours a week for his grandfather's dairy business so that he didn't have to...
It was another Johnson vs. Johnson race for the mayor's seat in Silver Bay this year, and Scott Johnson is the winner in a race decided by just two votes...
The voters of Lake County have spoken, and they want to keep the auditor-treasurer and recorder positions on the ballot. Of those who voted, 54.73 percent voted to keep the auditor-treasurer elected and 53.12 percent voted to keep the recorder an elected position. The Lake County auditor-treasurer and recorder are two positions that have long been filled by the electoral process, with residents voting on who should have the jobs.
A study published in April claiming that the U.S. functions as an oligarchy got a lot of press. The study, completed by a professor from Princeton University and one from Northwestern University, analyzed answers to nearly 2,000 survey questions covering the period from 1981 to 2002. They found that almost half of the time, policy changes supported by the economically elite were implemented.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to pay $500,000 out of its own coffers over the next two weeks to contractors building the county-owned fiber optic network while they wait for payment from the federal agency funding the project. Commissioners first discussed the request for money last week from Rohl Networks, the main contractor building the network. The County has been waiting almost two months for about $6 million requested from the U.S.
Beginning Oct. 27 and lasting for about three months, Cooperative Light and Power members can expect brief outages as contractors convert electric meters from the current outdated meter system to...
The Big Buck Contest in Brimson is more than just a contest to see who bagged the biggest deer each year. For many hunters, it's a family tradition. Aaron Salakka of Two Harbors, now in his 40s, remembers entering the contest as a teenager. Last year, he won first place for bagging the biggest doe in the field, earning himself a Marlin 30/30 shotgun.
Thanks to a delay in payment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Services, contractors building Lake County's fiber optic telecommunications network are asking the County for $500,000 in "stop gap" funding, according to County Administrator Matt Huddleston. RUS is funding the building of a $66 million fiber optics telecommunications network in Lake County and some parts of St.
Jill Holmen of Duluth rented homes and apartments in Duluth for 10 years, but was itching to buy a home. Coming up with a down payment and affording normal housing...