Jamey Malcomb started as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle in August 2015. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and previously worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. He is the beat writer for the Lake County Board of Commissioners, Lake Superior School District board of education and high school sports in Lake County.
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KNIFE RIVER, Minn.—Steve Betzler made his way down to the rocky shore of the Knife River and stood looking at the pools and falls created by the large boulders in the river bed.
After seven years and millions of dollars spent, Lake County looks to be getting out of the broadband internet business. The Lake County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to declare its intent to sell Lake Connections, the county's broadband internet company, during its meeting earlier this week in Two Harbors.
Deborah Smoger Otten was a third-grader at Minnehaha Elementary School in Two Harbors in May 1968 and said she remembered it "raining like cats and dogs" when she and her older sister Laurie Smoger Rubesch were called to the office and told that they needed to go home. No one told them why. "We walked into my parents' kitchen and the first person I saw was Bob Huseby and I just remember looking at him and Pat Kane," Otten said. "I remember seeing these faces and I thought something's wrong here, something's really wrong here."
For the first time in its history, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will have a direct descendant of the race's namesake lead its board of directors.
The Two Harbors business community gained a new member recently when the start up frozen food company Ruth's Vegetarian Gourmet purchased the former Pizza Hut building along Highway 61.
Green and purple will once again dominate the landscape in Finland this weekend as St. Urho's Day makes its return with usual array of events — and this year, a musical theme of "Urho-palooza." The celebration is in its 42nd year and is thought to be the longest-running St. Urho's Day event in Minnesota, according to organizer Honor Schauland.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners was presented with a list last week of more than 4,500 items damaged in the fire late last year at the county's Highway Department garage in Two Harbors.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution last month to contract with CBS Squared Inc. (CBS2) to provide professional architectural services for repairing the county's existing Highway Department garage or rebuilding the facility after it was damaged in a fire late last year.
Castle Danger Brewery is planning a major expansion of its facility in Two Harbors that will enable the brewery to double its production capacity in the coming years. This spring, Castle Danger will begin work to build a packaging hall adjacent to the current brewery and taproom in Two Harbors — work that will be aided by a $90,000 state grant awarded earlier this year.
It's early afternoon on a bitterly cold Saturday in Beaver Bay 125 years ago, and residents can hear the barking dogs' bells before they see the sled round the bend and come down the hill. The sled isn't carrying a man — the "driver" is chasing the sled on a pair of homemade snowshoes. John Beargrease's sled pulls into town, and as it comes to a stop a crowd begins to gather around the man who will become an iconic North Shore figure. Not only is he delivering mail to the residents, he's bringing the latest gossip about who is having a baby, who died and so on.