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American Civil War presentation at Grand Marais Library March 6

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:22pm

Arn Kind of Historical Experiences will visit the Grand Marais Public Library at 6 p.m. March 6 to present an interactive program about Minnesota’s involvement in the American Civil War.

A very important part of Arn's presentations are the artifacts, uniforms and equipment that participants are allowed to observe, handle, and interact with as part of their hands-on experience in living the history.

Kind is a member of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a reenactment group based out of Fort Snelling. Because this group is noted for its authenticity, it has appeared in many documentaries and historical feature films such as The Blue and the Gray, North & South, Glory, Gettysburg, Dances With Wolves, and Gods and Generals. Kind will bring this authenticity to his presentation.

The program is sponsored by Arrowhead Library System and funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact Patsy at the library, (218) 387-1140.

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'Music from the Tip O' the Arrowhead' exhibit debuts in May

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:38pm

"Music from the Tip O’ the Arrowhead" is a new Historical Society exhibit featuring historical as well as current local music in our area. WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with Carrie McHugh of the Cook County Historical Society about this exhibit on North Shore Morning.

(Photo courtesy of Cook County Historical Society)
 

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Dog Days of Winter celebration on March 8

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:03pm

You don’t need a dog to enjoy the ‘Dog Days of Winter’ event this weekend. WTIP volunteer Yvonne Mills spoke with Cathy Quinn of Go Dog North Shore, and Mary Manning with Cook County Dog Mushers Incorporated, on North Shore Morning

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The first-ever Dog Days of Winter is scheduled for Sunday, March 8th from 11 am until 4 pm at Trail Center Lodge on Poplar Lake. This day-long event features multiple dog sled races, skijoring races, snowman building competitions, snow sculptures and much more.  Mushers and skijorers interested in participating in the fun run can register on-site the day of the event.  The event is hosted by Trail Center Lodge, Cook County Dog Mushers Incorporated and Go Dog North Shore. 

More information is available online at http://www.trailcenterlodge.com/dog-days-of-winter.html

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Cook County has Maternal Child Health resources and services

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:05pm

Moms and other caregivers of new babies have a friend in Public Health.  WTIP volunteer Sherrie Lindskog spoke with Public Health Nurse Allison Heeren on North Shore Morning

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Grand Marais Public Library presentation offers Civil War 'Experience'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:30pm

The public can participate in Minnesota’s Civil War experience through an interactive presentation being offered at the Grand Marais Public Library. WTIP host Jana Berka spoke with Arn Kind of Historical Experiences on North Shore Morning. 

Mr. Arn Kind, from Historical Experiences, will be visiting the Grand Marais Public Library on Friday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. to present an interactive program about Minnesota's involvement in the American Civil War.

A very important part of Arn's presentations are the artifacts, uniforms and equipment that participants are allowed to observe, handle, and interact with as part of their hands-on experience in living the history.

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Birch Grove Community Center offers Go4Life fitness classes

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:55am

West End seniors have been enjoying winter by increasing attendance at the Birch Grove Community Center Go4Life fitness classes on Monday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and lunch Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Go4Life is a National Institute of Aging and National Institute of Health program.  It offers supportive educational material and focuses on balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility. 

Birch Grove Foundation Director Caroline Wood leads the classes and offers individual consultations if participants have questions or concerns.  Participants can also have a free online personal trainer.  To learn more visit go4life.nia.nih.gov website or contact Caroline at the community center at 218-663-7977 or email bgf@boreal.org.

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