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Anniversary dance for Gladys and Whitey Dockan at North Shore Care Center

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:57pm

November music at the North Shore Care Center will feature the band Cook County’s Most Wanted on Friday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Whitey and Gladys Dockan’s 63rd wedding anniversary.

Additional live music in October will be performed by Myron Bursheim on Sundays; Irene Thompson on Mondays; Al Fuller on Tuesdays, and Susan Scherer on Wednesdays.

Empty Bowls is coming soon

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:55pm

Empty Bowls Soup Lunch and Dinner will be here Nov. 14. This is the single-largest fundraiser for the local food shelf, and last year served soup to 510 people, raising $6,905.

This year’s Empty Bowls Lunch and Dinner and silent auction will be held Nov. 14 at St. John's Catholic Church. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m.

Patrons will receive a tasty local soup and have the opportunity to buy a bowl (limited supply of bowls) with soup or just  enjoy soup.

If you aren't able to attend you can still make a donation to the event by mailing it to Kelsey Kennedy, Attn: Empty Bowls, P.O. Box 413, Grand Marais, MN 55604.

The Lake Superior Project: Adapting, A Year Later

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 11:17am
Lake Superior Project logo

A year ago on The Lake Superior Project, we spoke with several people around the lake—environmental advocates, policy makers, residents, and others—about climate change. Most of these people stressed the need to adapt to the changes that are happening here—including lower lake levels, warmer water temperatures, and less winter ice cover on the lake.

So, a year later, we were curious. How are folks around the lake adapting to climate change? Some of their answers may surprise you. In this edition of the WTIP's award-winning, original series, The Lake Superior Project, we talk with folks and communities around the lake who are adapting to climate change...with a positive twist.  (Click on link to North Shore Morning below to hear this feature.)

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1st Annual Lake Superior Storm Festival on now

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 1:52pm
Photo courtesy Cook County Visitors Bureau

Cook County's 1st annual Lake Superior Storm Festival, November 7-10, celebrates the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake.  Check out the line-up of events online at 



Photographer Paul Sundberg to share North Shore storm photos during Lake Superior Storm Festival

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:09pm
Lake Superor waves November 7, 2011

Lake Superior is starting to show its wild side, just in time for this upcoming weekend's Lake Superior Storm Festival, Nov. 7-10. One of the Storm Festival evnts is a free program "Seasons of the North Shore" by photographer Paul Sundberg at East Bay Suites at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 9.

Sundberg is well known for his amazing photography. The hour-long program will highlight the North Shore’s scenery, wildlife and storms.


Cook County Booster Club Viking gear is a great investment

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:02pm

With shrinking school budgets, fundraising to keep non-academic activities open for kids is essential. One of those fundraising vehicles for Cook County High School is the Cook County Booster Club, and recently the club received some good news when Chris and Terri Goettl of Arrowhead Pharmacy in Grand Marais announced that $1,200 worth of CCHS Vikings sweatshirts and T-shirts was sold through their business this summer.

“The merchandise was sold June, July and August,” said Chris Goettl, adding,  “The staff at Arrowhead Pharmacy helps with all of it. It’s a team effort here.”

As members of the Booster Club, the Goettls agree that whether someone purchases Vikings gear through Arrowhead Pharmacy or at one of the home games, each purchase goes a long way to helping support sports programs offered by CCHS.