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Highway 1 open near Ely; fire 90 percent contained

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 6:01am

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Highway 1 near Ely is reopened, as officials continue to mop up hot spots around a forest fire.
Officials say the fire is now 90 percent contained. Residents who evacuated were allowed to return to their homes Saturday, and Highway 1 was reopened on Sunday morning.

Officials say the fire affected 175 acres. They suspect it started Thursday with a spark from a downed power line.
More than an inch of overnight rain helped firefighters make significant progress Sunday.

Fire information officer Jean Bergerson tells the Duluth News Tribune that because the situation is improving, some fire resources are being demobilized. About 130 people were working the fire on Saturday, but she expects that will be reduced today.

Community invited to help with Harbor Park flower beds Monday

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 11:02am

The Grand Marais Garden Club and Grand Marais Rec Park staff 
will meet at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 21 to beautify Harbor Park for the 
summer.  They will deadhead flowers and trim garden plants.
Community members are invited to come and help.

Make your reservations now for Fish Cake Dinner at Satellite's Restaurant

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 11:00am

A wonderful tradition continues on Tuesday, June 12 at 
Satellite’s Restaurant in Schroeder. A family-friendly dinner of 
Marion’s Famous Fishcakes will be served to benefit the Birch Grove 
Call to reserve your seating: on the half hour from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Don’t miss these award winning fishcakes and fixings. The cost is 
$13.95 adults and $6.95 for 10 years old and younger.
To make a reservation or for more information e-mail or 
call (218) 663-7977 for more information.

Weekend News Roundup for May 19

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 10:02am

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Burning restricts to lift, BP oil spill remnants show up in Minnesota birds, Rep. David Dill talks about the end of the legislative session and the weather is wetter in the Midwest…all in this week’s news.


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Titambe West African Dance & Drums at Arrowhead Center for the Arts Saturday

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 7:26am

North Shore Music Association will sponsor a performance by Titambe at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

NSMA will also sponsor a free drumming and dance workshop for kids K-8 on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Participants in this workshop may perform some numbers with Titambe at the concert Saturday night if they wish.

Titambe West African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a unique, world-class ensemble based in Minneapolis. Established in 2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a multicultural performing arts organization, Titambe moved to Minneapolis with founder and artistic director Christian Yao Adeti in 2003. The group’s mission is to preserve traditional African drumming and dance heritage, as well as promote cultural understanding.

This is done by educating audiences of all ages about different African countries through language, music and movement for a better appreciation of diversity. Through performances, workshops, and school residencies, the group’s members—from Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Trinidad and the U.S.––reach out to our communities.

Titambe has a repertoire of over 100 performance pieces incorporating traditional drumming, dance, music, storytelling, dance-drama, reggae-dancehall, ndombolo, soukous, coupe decale, and others.

For more information, see the website



Mozart's music -- "The Mannheim Connection" to be performed at Bethlehem and Trinity

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 7:19am

'The Wolfgang," a Twin Cities-based ensemble with a Cook County 
connection, will be performing instrumental music from the time of 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a program entitled "The Mannheim Connection" 
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. May 19, and at 3 p.m. May 20 at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland. The program at Bethlehem Lutheran 
is a fundraiser for the organ fund.
For both programs a donation at the door is requested.