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County to update Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:46pm

There have been a number of contentious issues facing the Cook County Planning & Zoning Commission in recent years—use of recreational vehicles for living quarters, establishment of dog sled kennels, placement of communication towers and more—and the planning commission relies on the Cook County Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan for direction. At the January 21, 2014 meeting of the Cook County Commissioners it was decided that it is time to update that guidebook.

A steady month of bookings and transports

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:10pm

Slick roads and a steady month of bookings and transports:  North Shore Morning host Mary Manning spoke with Cook County Sherriff Mark Falk.


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"Don't be a Target of Health Care Fraud" presentation at Senior Center January 29

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:53am

Community invited to join local Girl Scouts for UMD Bulldogs "Girl Scout Appreciation Day"

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:52am

On Sunday, February 9, the UMD Bulldogs women’s hockey team is playing North Dakota at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. The game starts at 3:07 p.m.  It is also “Girl Scout Appreciation Day” and there is a special price for Girl Scouts, families and friends! The Girl Scouts of Cook County would like to invite anyone interested to go with them to the game.

Two Harbors musher Ross Fraboni wins John Beargrease Sled Dog Mid-Distance Race

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:31pm

Surviving the brutal temperatures and finishing the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Mid-Distance race in first place was Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors who crossed the finish line in Tofte at 9:04:31.

Fraboni was followed closely by Joshua Compton, also of Two Harbors at 9:09:56. Martha Schouweiler of Irma, Wisconsin was third coming in at 9:20:50.

Erin Altemus of Nuannaarpoq Kennel of Grand Marais finished in fourth place in her first Beargrease race, finishing the race at 9:33:52.

The public is invited to the banquet for the Mid-Distance Marathon tonight, Monday, January 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Birch Grove Community Center. The meal will be Cross River Cafe's famous chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and beverages. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for 12 and under. All are welcome and all proceeds go toward Birch Grove Foundation's programming.

Grand Marais Playhouse announces auditions for "Our Town"

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:09pm

Auditions for the Spring Community Youth play will be January 28 at 7 p.m. at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. This year’s production will be Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Auditions are open to the entire community, not just high school age actors.

Our Town is the classic American play! Our Town won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. The play takes place in the fictional town of Grover Corner from 1901 to 1913 and covers the life of the small town through daily life (Act One), love and marriage, (Act Two) and death and dying (Act Three). There is no set. Actors mime most of the props. The play requires a large mixed cast! Performances will be one weekend only, March 6 -9, 2014.

Rehearsals will be Sunday - Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Individual schedule will be determined by role.