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The Air Force and Civil Air Patrol are suspending the search for a Twin Cities pilot and his plane that went missing two weeks ago over northeastern Minnesota.
Mike Bratlie of Lakeville left a South St. Paul airport in his Piper PA-31 Navajo on June 8 bound for Duluth. He made his last radar contact in the Silver Bay area, and since then search crews on the ground, from the air and on Lake Superior looked in vain for evidence of a crash.
Civil Air Patrol spokesman, Lt. Col. Paul Hertel, says Saturday the search is ending after 13 days without success. He says searchers covered over 2,000 square miles and that likely crash areas were searched multiple times.
Schroeder resident Jim Norvell told the Schroeder Town Board that the
park landscape design was nearly completed at the June 12 town
meeting. The next step is to get the plants, set a date and recruit
planters, said Norvell, who added that he will need help transporting
mulch and water and suggested buying lunch for the workers.
Due to an injury to Kyle Martinson, the Eagle Scout project he was
working on will be on hold until he heals. Martinson and other scouts
will cut brush and eliminate the Tansey weeds after he has recuperated
“The goal is to have the plantings in and the Eagle Scout project
completed by the 5th of August,” said Norvell.
Bishop Sirba will rededicate the Father Baraga memorial site on August
5. The last time the site was dedicated was 1932 when the ceremony was
performed Bishop Welch, then the Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth.
Norvell said Bishop Sirba would like to publicly thank the community
for their help and support. Rededication will be held at 3 p.m., said
On September 15 a birthday commemoration for Father Baraga’s birth
will be held at the cross. Yul Yost, a Father Baraga historian from
Roseville, Minnesota, will host the event. The time will be determined
at a later date.
Clear your schedule to celebrate two days of the very best of
’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino’s 2nd
annual Retro Rock Revue Festival, Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.
On June 29, rock out under the big tent on Lake Superior’s shore with
Thunder Bay’s The Hoolies, playing classic rock from 5 p.m. to 8:30
p.m., and followed at 9 p.m. by Kiss tribute Kiss Army. With identical
makeup, outrageous outfits, classic instruments and top-notch
musicianship, Kiss Army rules.
On Saturday, June 30, get down to the smooth sounds of Boogie
Wonderland, Minnesota’s number one ’70s disco dance band at 2 p.m.
Then, turn up the rock with Led Zeppelin tribute, the Zep Show, from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. when headliners Smash Mouth take to the stage with
their very own brand of ’60s-influenced garage band pop.
Since being formed in 1994, Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million
albums worldwide. Along with their number one hits—Walkin' on the Sun
and All Star—they have consistently impacted radio with other
recognizable hits like Then the Morning Comes, Can't Get Enough Of You
Baby, and a cover of The Monkees classic I'm a Believer, which was
prominently featured on the Shrek soundtrack. Having long since
established itself as the ultimate true-to-life California party-band
the vibe surrounding Smash Mouth is indeed—at its core—about having
Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Q will also be on hand all weekend.
Tickets are available at the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino front desk
or by calling 1-800-543-1384. This is an all-ages event, but those 16
Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Invasive species, a hunting bill that could affect the BWCA, Chippewa tribe funds passed the House, cell towers OK’s at Ely and of course flood damage in the Arrowhead…all in this week’s news.
The 15th North House Folk School Wooden Boat Show gets underway today, Friday, June 22 This event, to many will be the unveiling of the new look of the waterfront campus—the outdoor student commons.
The combination of paving stones and pavement, of etched cement and stone make a more user-friendly walking and working surface while retaining the charm of the folk school. Sturdy benches and wooden planters with flowers, perfect for an outdoor classroom session, surround the compass in the middle of the commons.
The circle seating area is all moveable, says North House Director Greg Wright, so never fear, there will be space for all the wooden boats and the Summer Solstice Pageant. There are also anchors hidden on the commons for the big tent that is raised for the Unplugged/Mountain Stage event in September.
“The goal of the commons is to have maximum flexibility,” said Wright. “We have to have a space that does a lot of things, because the folk school does a lot of things!”
Stop by on June 22 – 24 and see the changes. But plan to spend some time there, because as Director Wright said, there is a lot going on! Check out the beautiful boats, sample chowder or barbecue on the bay, sign up for a workshop, enjoy the music and puppets at the Summer Solstice Pageant, watch the many crafters offering demonstrations, or just sit and watch the water.
There is something for everyone at North House!
The Grand Marais Senior Center is hosting a “Magical Mystery Tour” on Monday, June 25. Are you adventurous, or enjoy surprises and love having fun? Then, you are invited to join the senior center for a Mystery Tour. Can you guess where the tour is going? Enter the senior center contest to win a free trip including your lunch. You must correctly guess three of four or five mystery stops.
Clue 1: The trip is less than 90 miles roundtrip.
Receive your second clue when you register and pay for the trip. This trip will include at least four mystery stops including a lunch stop. Cost is only $5 per person for transportation from the Senior Center. Lunch is at your own cost, ($5-$10 should be sufficient).
This trip is funded in part by the Scott Hawkins Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.