This fall, Minnesota's DFL Governor Mark Dayton is facing off against a field of qualified challengers. Republican Jeff Johnson is the most significant threat, just 10 points behind Dayton in pre-election polling, according to RealClearPolitics. Dayton spoke with the News-Chronicle last week and Johnson was interviewed in May. Hannah Nicollet, the Independent candidate, was not available for an interview before the News-Chronicle's deadline.
1964 Spooky Halloween advertisement from Bob Helgeson's Ben Franklin which was located at 605 First Avenue, Two Harbors.
Christin Libal, a senior at Two Harbors High School, will be heading to Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16 to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Libal was nominated to attend by Dr.
Recently, the Mariner Varsity football team tried a different kind of conditioning. They helped a local family who has always supported Silver Bay athletics haul and stack their wood supply for winter. In turn, the Huss family provided a veritable feast for these strapping young lads. Photos by Michelle Ketola,
The Mariners and the Night Hawks of Northeast Range put on a wild show at Babbitt last Friday that was finally decided 43-30 in favor of the Mariners. The Night Hawks jumped out to a 16-0 lead after their first two possessions of the game, but the Mariners cut it to 16-6 after the first quarter and scored 24 second-quarter points for a 30-24 halftime lead.
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. This fall, residents will be asked whether the positions should remain elected or be appointed in the future. There will be two questions, one each for the recorder and the auditor-treasurer position.
Last week, we printed a letter from Marie Anderson of Two Harbors addressing frustrations she had with this year's Lake County Fair ("Fair frustrations"). Visit www.twoharborsmn.com if you'd like to read that letter. The Lake County Agricultural Society / Fair said they sent this emailed response to Anderson on Sept. 29, responding to her concerns.
Tara Golden, executive director North Shore Horizons October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so we at North Shore Horizons encourage readers to learn more about how to end violence. Domestic violence is a problem that is too often kept quiet and can end with devastating results. The human cost is staggering. So far in 2014, at least 12 Minnesotans have been killed as a result of domestic violence.
Donna Bellino for the Lake County News-Chronicle As winter approaches, so does cold and flu season. Everyone knows to stay away from people who are sick, but do you know what else you can do to keep yourself healthy? Here are some suggestions that are particularly useful if you have somebody sick in your home. Encourage everyone in your home to cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze. The particles from a sneeze can travel across the room and another person can inhale the germ or get sick by touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Katya Gordon for the Lake County News-Chronicle I am often asked, "How much should kids know about climate change? Isn't it too overwhelming for them?" I sympathize with the sentiments behind this question. Firstly, innocence is precious and fleeting, even more so in our sophisticated culture. Secondly, children should never be instilled with guilt for something that is not their fault. Thirdly, it's true that the consequences of our decisions in the next decade could be dire — more dire than young children could ever grasp today.