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Art Colony seeks applicants for "Artist-in-Residence" program

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:22pm

The Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking artists in the visual arts, dance, literary arts, etc. to apply for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at the Grand Marais Art Colony.  The 2013 Artist-in-Residence was Hazel Belvo who created a large-scale visual piece and offered lectures on visual literacy and art critiquing.

County to update Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:46pm

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 - 1:10pm

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 - 12:53pm

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

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:52pm

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 - 2:31pm

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.