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Dispatches from Douglas County: Countdown-to-Christmas edition

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Great Lakes Elementary students in Group Two, consisting of students in kindergarten, second and fourth grades, perform “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” during the Winter Sing Along
Great Lakes Elementary students in Group Two, consisting of students in kindergarten, second and fourth grades, perform “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” during the Winter Sing Along on Monday morning, Dec. 19, in Superior.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — Some sense of timing that Mother Nature has. I hope you're able to celebrate the holidays this weekend with limited disruptions from the latest major storm.

Snow didn't stop Great Lakes Elementary School from hosting its Winter Sing Along — photographer Jed Carlson shot a few nice photos of the action for us this week.

Here are a few headlines for your consideration:

Changing of the guard

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Douglas County Sheriff Tom Dalbec smiles in his office on Friday, Dec. 16.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

Leadership will change in the coming weeks for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Superior Fire Department. Maria Lockwood sat down with outgoing Sheriff Tom Dalbec, who is tied as the longest-serving sheriff in county history at 20 years, to hear his reflections on his time in office.

She also caught up with sheriff-elect Matt Izzard and incoming fire chief Camron Vollbrecht.

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Monarch magic

A monarch perches on one of the vibrantly colored Salvia flowers in the oyamel fir forest.
A monarch perches on one of the vibrantly colored Salvia flowers in the oyamel fir forest.
Contributed / Emily Stone

Emily Stone recently traveled with a group from the Cable Natural History Museum to see where monarch butterflies winter in Mexico.

Close contest

Solon Springs’ Isaiah Kastern (50) battles for a rebound with Superior’s Drew Eisel (35)
Solon Springs’ Isaiah Kastern (50) battles for a rebound with Superior’s Drew Eisel (35) in the first half of the game in Superior on Tuesday evening, Dec. 20.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

The Spartan boys basketball team handed the Solon Springs Eagles their first loss of the season Tuesday, Dec. 20, but the Eagles put up one heck of a fight. It was a one-possession game headed into halftime.

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Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten is the regional editor for Duluth Media Group, overseeing the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.
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