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Grand Portage Elders "Reading with Kids" at Oshki Ogimaag

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:04am

The “Reading with Kids” program started the second week of school at Oshki Ogimaag. The Grand Portage Elders continue to donate time at the school each week to encourage children to read.

If you can spare 20 minutes twice a week to listen to grade school children practice their reading, please contact Patty at 475-2655 or 2002. Elders participate in “Reading with Kids” on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. in the morning.

Textile course offered at Cook County Historical Society in collaboration with North House: September 12

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:49pm

The Cook County Historical Society is collaborating with North House Folk School to offer a course in historical textiles on September 12. Director Carrie McHugh spoke with WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson about this class as well as an update on the Historical Society on North Shore Morning.


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Governor Dayton proclaims Patriot Day, a day of service and remembrance

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:57pm

Tomorrow, in observance of the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset. Individuals, businesses and other organizations also are encouraged to join in lowering their flags in observance of the anniversary.

 As a mark of respect for the victims of this tragedy, Governor Dayton has proclaimed Thursday to be Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance in the State of Minnesota. In solidarity with the rest of the nation, Governor Dayton also encourages all Minnesotans to observe the National Moment of Silence at 7:46 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

 President Barack Obama asks that the people of the United States honor and remember the victims of September 11, 2001, and their loved ones through prayer, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight remembrance vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. 


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


North Shore Care Center celebrates birthdays today .

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:13pm

The monthly birthday party will be celebrated at the North Shore Care Center on Wednesday, September 10 to honor Bernice LeGarde, Sweeney Croft, and Deb Berry. Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m. with piano classics by Doug Sanders.

For more information about activity programs or volunteer opportunities at the North Shore Care Center, please contact the Activity Department at (218)387-3518 or visit the website:

Three days of craft, 3 nights of music at North House Folk School's Unplugged

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:12pm

During the 13th anniversary of Unplugged, North House Folk School will present three days of craft making, three nights of music, and more than 12 performers on North House's harbor-side Lake Superior campus in Grand Marais.  Unplugged XIII takes place from Sept. 11 – 14. Tickets are going fast!

For the fourth year, West Virginia Public Radio’s Mountain Stage Radio Show, which is broadcast nationally, will feature live concerts on Thursday and Friday nights. During the weekend, Unplugged will feature these artists and more: David Wax Museum, Dan Wilson, Chris Smither, Tony Trischka’s Great Big World, The Don Juans (featuring Don Henry and Jon Vezner), David Lindley, Pert Near Sandstone, Carrie Newcomer, Jeff Gilkinson, Judith Owen, and Bill Miller. Saturday evening’s show will be hosted by Minnesota native, founder, 
and Grammy award-winner, Jon Vezner, whose songs have been recorded by John Mellencamp and Martina McBride.

Weekend events include more than a dozen course offerings from North House Folk School ranging in length from two hours to multiple days. On Saturday, swing your partners to live music during a called contra/square dance. Saturday also features the chance to join fellow musicians on the commons.

No need to worry about getting thirsty. Fulton Beer, a Minneapolis craft brewery with direct ties to the North Shore, will be on campus to teach and taste. You can also learn about craft and music with expert public speakers at this year’s event.

For more information about Unplugged XIII or ticket availability, call the North House at (888) 387-9762.

Thirteenth Annual 'Unplugged' Fall Gathering: September 11-13

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:08pm

This year’s annual event, “Unplugged Thirteen: The Northern Harvest” starts Thursday at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson spoke with Greg Wright, executive director at North House Folk School, on North Shore Morning. 

North House Folk School
500 Highway 61 West
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
218-387-9762 or 888-387-9762

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