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"India Changes Course" will be Great Decisions Discussion Group topic on March 19

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:27am

­­­­­­­­­Great Decisions is a discussion program on world affairs and this month’s meeting will discuss recent political changes in India. WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson spoke with this month’s discussion group leader, Mary McCormick, on North Shore Morning. 


Great Decisions Discussion Group: "India Changes Course"
Thursday, March 19
Cook County Community Center at 317 5th Avenue West

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Dr. Stover nominated for 2015 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:21pm

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) announced last week that Sandra Stover, M.D., a family physician who practices at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais is one of three finalists for the 2015 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year Award. 

 Family physicians were nominated for the award by patients and colleagues.  The MAFP Board of Directors will select a winner after reviewing each finalist’s qualifications and reading nomination letters received on their behalf.  MAFP stresses that the decision will be based on letters already received—no new letters will be accepted.

The 2015 Family Physician of the Year will be recognized at the MAFP Annual Meeting on April 16.  The other finalists are Dr. Gregory McNamara, Little Falls; and Dr. Thomas Bracken, Onamia


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Grand Marais Playhouse presents "September Bears" on March 13

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:29pm

“September Bears” is a one-act play set in New York City around the time of the 9/11 attacks. It will be presented at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts this Friday, March 13. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Jack Nickolay and Beth Faraone of the Grand Marais Playhouse on North Shore Morning. 

“September Bears”
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Friday, March 13 at 8 pm

In addition, the troupe will travel to Cokato, Minnesota to participate in the Minnesota Association of Community Theater’s MACT FEST March 19-22. 


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West End Township election results

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:29pm

West End Townships held elections Tuesday March 10th.
In Schroeder, former commissioner Bruce Martinson defeated incumbent supervisor Deb Johnson.  Martinson joins supervisors Tina McKeever and Bill McKeever on the board.  Alisha Kangas was reelected as treasurer.
In Lutsen, acting supervisor Larry McNeally was elected; and Treasurer John Groth was reelected.
In Tofte, Supervisor Paul James was reelected.  And Erin Huggins was elected as the new treasurer.
Tune in to North Shore Morning over the next week to hear Township reports on resolutions and the annual meetings.  Tofte Supervisor Jeanne Larson joins us Friday morning; Deputy Clerk Gail Ring of Schroeder joins us on Monday the 16th.  And Lutsen Supervisor Andrew Beavers joins us Wednesday March 18th.

Emergency personnel present ARMER info to County Board

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:14am

At Tuesday’s County Board meeting, a number of presentations were made regarding the ARMER emergency communications system. WTIPs Gary Atwood has this report.

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Town Hall meetings in Colvill and Hovland, Tuesday and Wednesday

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:40am

Cook County Commissioner Frank Moe will be hosting two town hall meetings to give residents in his district the chance to learn more about the Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan process. Commissioner Moe said, “The countywide planning process is happening and we on the East End need to decide what our involvement in that process is going to be.”

After information is given on the process to date, discussion will follow focusing on if and how residents in Colvill and Hovland want to participate.  Moe encouraged residents who can’t attend one of the meetings to contact him directly to express their opinions. 

The town hall meetings will be held at the Colvill Fire Hall and Chicago Bay Marketplace, because Moe said, those facilities are already heated, saving the expense of heating the county-owned town halls.

The meetings will conclude with decisions on if future town hall meetings will be held and what the topics of those town hall meetings will be. 

The first meeting will be at the Colvill Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m.  The second meeting will be in Hovland at the Chicago Bay Marketplace on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. 


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