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The hospital has worked out an agreement with Blue Cross to continue their payments schedule, and the hospital board is revisiting its final levy proposal. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center administrator Kimber Wraalstad. .
Mittens, baskets, cards, pottery, jewelry, scarves and rugs are just some of the handmade fiber items that the Northwoods Fiber Guild members have created for the Annual Holiday Sale and Open House at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An evergreen tree decorated with handmade ornaments and a plentiful supply of treats will set the holiday spirit. Everyone is invited to learn a fiber craft at the Hands On Table.
Cook County Higher Education invites the community to a special “Dedication Event” on Saturday, December 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at an Open House at the North Shore Campus. “Come and celebrate with us as we honor Mark Abrahamson,” said CCHE Executive Director Paula Sundet Wolf.
For the past 17 years, Abrahamson has been the instructor for all of the Higher Ed nursing assistant classes, in addition to teaching licensed practical nursing and registered nursing clinicals. “Almost all of those students have gone to work in the health care field, most of them right here in Cook County,” said Sundet Wolf.
Ojibwe Heritage Murals project to honor the home place, traditions and talents of the Grand Portage peopleWed, 12/04/2013 - 11:06am
The Grand Portage National Monument in partnership with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announces the Ojibwe Heritage Murals project. The project commemorates the people of Grand Portage, Ojibwe handicrafts at Grand Portage, and Gichi Onigamiing, the great carrying place.
One artist will be chosen to create two murals, 6 by 18 feet, for permanent exhibition in the Heritage Center’s Cultural Demonstration Gallery at Grand Portage National Monument.
Ever since the North Shore Federal Credit Union (NSFCU) announced in June that it was opening its fourth branch office in Grand Portage inside the Grand Portage Trading Post, community members have been anxiously awaiting the opening. The new branch office was opened at the end of October and last week, on Thursday, November 21, the NSFCU board of directors made it official with a ribbon cutting.
NSFCU President Mark Summers said, “We are very excited to have the opportunity to serve the community of Grand Portage. Opening this office fits perfectly with the mission of North Shore Federal, which is to provide the best financial services and education to everyone who lives along the North Shore, from Two Harbors to Grand Portage.”