What were your top North Country stories of 2012? by Brian Mann on December 28th, 2012 This is Brian Mann thinking very seriously about the big stories of 2012. (Photo: Courtesy of Kathleen Keck, Paul Smiths College) Monday during the 8 O’clock Hour, Martha Foley, David Sommerstein and I will kibitz about the stories that topped our list of the most significance and eye-catching of 2012. The 20th district congressional race? The dairy farm-farm bill crisis? Struggling North Country schools? How about the serial killer lurking in our midst? We’ll talk about all that and more during the 8 O’clock Hour Monday. But you can chime in right now. Maybe you’ll remind us of a big event that we’ve let slip our minds. Or maybe it was a story that we missed altogether and failed to cover. What were the big items that stood out for you in 2012 in your community, in the region — not to mention statewide and beyond? It’s the 2012 Big Story Round-up — the In Box edition. Have at it.