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Weekend News Roundup for December 6

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:47am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top    news stories. Wolf season ends, a final taconite fiber report, Lonnie back to the mountain, the pool comes down and paddlers reach DC…all this and more in the week’s news.


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Shopping, pancakes and Santa Saturday

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:47am

On December 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there is unique shopping opportunity at the Cook County Girl Scouts Santa’s Workshop at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais. The event has some great gift items for sale for all ages, but what makes it extra special is that the Girl Scouts give youngsters the chance to shop for their parents and siblings secretly. The Girl Scouts help select gifts and help the kids wrap them.
Santa’s Workshop kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and switches to a light lunch at 11:30. There will also be a bake sale of delightful treats made by Girl Scouts and parents.
And Santa Claus himself will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and kids will have the chance to have their photo taken with him.

Borealis Chorale and Orchestra performs December 7&8

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:06pm

Selections from Handel’s Messiah will be just a portion of the music you can hear at the annual Community Christmas Concert. WTIP volunteer Joe Detrick spoke with Philis Anderson, oboe player with the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, on North Shore Morning.   


Borealis Chorale and Orchestra Annual Community Christmas Concert
7:00 pm on Sunday, December 7, 2014 and Monday, December 8, 2014
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1st Ave. West
Grand Marais, MN 55604

The Borealis Chorale, a regional community chorale under the direction of Bill Beckstrand, is a music festival of choir and orchestra.


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Grand Portage Lodge & Casino hosts Christmas Craft Sale Dec. 6

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:16am

It's Christmas all over! On December 6, the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino will be opening its conference room for a Christmas Craft Sale, which will feature beadwork, chainsaw carvings, jewelry, clothing, candles and jams, holiday décor, gift baskets and more.

For more information, contact Billi at Grand Portage Lodge at (800) 543-1384, ext. 2917.

Free Church Christmas Craft Sale Silent Auction to benefit Kim Nelson.

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:12am

In Grand Marais on December 6, the Evangelical Free Church will be hosting its annual Christmas Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The setup will be a bit different this year, with the crafters stationed upstairs in the church with the luncheon and a Silent Auction downstairs.

Proceeds of the Silent Auction will be used to assist Kim Nelson of Grand Marais who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Anyone who would like more information on the event is encouraged to call the Free Church at (218) 387-1565.


This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald ~

GunFlint Tavern to host grand opening of brewpub Friday, Dec. 5

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:31pm

At the beginning of October 2014, Gun Flint Tavern owners Jeff and Susan Gecas and brewer Paul Gecas told the Cook County News-Herald that the brewpub would be open for business soon. That day has officially arrived. After a quiet opening with a sharing of samples to a few lucky regular customers, the brewpub is hosting its Grand Opening on Friday, December 5. Join the fun starting at 5 p.m.

Brewer Paul Gecas issued the invite, saying, “A vision of 16 years is now realized as we serve up Cook County's first handcrafted beers to the public.”

The night's festivities will include a variety of house brews and energetic live music by the Twin Ports band Black River Revue. “Come celebrate with us!” said Paul.

Located overlooking the shore of Lake Superior in downtown Grand Marais, the Gun Flint Tavern has featured a creative menu, quality craft beers, a great atmosphere, and live entertainment since 1998.


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