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Fire activity diminishing in the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:23pm

The US Forest Service reported Monday evening that during the day, they had a Beaver fly over several fires on the Tofte and Gunflint Districts.  

Mark Lawler from the USFS said the Emerald Lake Fire on the Ontario side of the border in Quetico is still showing several smokes but no new activity today and still no fire on the American side.

There was no smoke detected on the Mora Lake Fire, Lawler said, and none from the Polly  Lake or Jock  Mock  Point Fire on the Brule. .

"This is very good news considering the higher winds we are experiencing today.  The forecast calls for diminishing winds tonight," Lawler said. . 


Hiking Trail Association hosts fall hike in Lutsen

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:37pm

Join the Superior Hiking Trail Association for a great hike in the Arrowhead this month, beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
On Sept. 29, hikers should meet at the Caribou Trail parking lot for a 6.4-mile climb and descent from Lutsen to the Caribou Trail. Good fall colors should add to the outdoor experience.
Note that the meeting place is the end point of the hike, and there is a group car shuttle to the starting point. For more information call (218) 834-2700.

ATV Club invites all to annual Fall Color Ride

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:35pm

The Cook County ATV Club invites members and friends to join them for the club’s annual Fall Color Ride on Saturday, September 29. Meet at the Trestle Inn, 9459 County Road 7, Finland at 11 a.m.
This beautiful fall color ride will last 3 - 4 hours depending on conditions. Bring beverage of choice and snacks. The ride will be postponed if it’s a steady rain day, but organizers say there is no postponement for cold weather – just dress warmer! 

Riders will head back to the Trestle Inn for supper. Arrival at the Trestle Inn should be around 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Whether you ride or not, you are invited to join the club for dinner at the historic Trestle Inn.
For more information about the Cook County ATV Club, visit

New sled dog race mushing our way

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 11:17am

From Grand Portage to mid-trail to Grand Marais and back to Portage. Sound like a sled dog race?  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Beth Drost about the Gichigami Express.

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School News from Cook County Middle School, September 21

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 2:47pm

It’s sports galore at CCMS! This week on Cook County Middle School News, teacher Pam Taylor gives the lowdown on all the great things happening with Cook County Athletics. We hear from John Muus on CCHS Varsity Tennis, April Wahlstrom on CCMS/CCHS Cross Country, Jen Sutton on 7th Grade Girls Volleyball and others!

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School News from Sawtooth Elementary, September 21

Sat, 09/22/2012 - 2:47pm

There’s so much going on at Sawtooth Elementary! Kara Ramey of the Youth Radio Project brings us this edition of Sawtooth Elementary School News. This week, she fills us in on the first edition of Viking Voice Monthly which will be going home with students soon, International Peace Day events, the 100th year anniversary of the Cook County Courthouse, and much more.

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