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Weather: Chilly but there's a warm-up in sight

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:58am

Yes, it will be chilly for the next couple of days, then slowly warm up to the 20’s by week’s end. But, not much snow. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.

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Weekend News Roundup for November 29

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:12am

Each week the WTIP news department puts together a roundup of the weeks top    news stories. A new route for an old pipeline, concern over a new invasive insect, a U of M asbestos study and coal powered power plants get back on line…all this and more in the week’s news.


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"Shop Local Saturday" includes art and craft opportunities

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 10:44am

On Saturday November 29, there are a number of great local shopping opportunities. The Cook County Community Center and Log Cabin in Grand Marais will be filled with the sights and sounds of Christmas at the Crafts and Consultants Holiday Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be many beautiful crafts and representatives from AVON, Dove Chocolates, Origami Owl jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple and Tupperware. Girl Scout Troop 4110 will be there with poinsettias for sale too.

There will also be a bake sale and a delicious lunch at the Community Center by Alyce from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Also on November 29, the Hovland Arts Festival will be hosting its Hovland Artisan’s Christmas Sale at the Hovland Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s worth the drive to see the beautiful crafts, artwork and gift items. Shop and enjoy some coffee, cider and treats.

In Lutsen on November 28-29, Last Chance Gallery& Studio will host its Holiday Market with a tree lighting on Friday evening, exquisite gift items and much more.


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'Home for the Holidays' event at Last Chance Gallery

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 6:37pm

The Last Chance Gallery is having their 9th Annual Holiday Market, Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29. WTIP volunteer Mark Abrahamson spoke with Marcia Hyatt about this event on North Shore Morning.


The holiday party includes fund-raising for local charities, special art demos and the annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday evening.
Please bring items for the food shelf, make ornaments for the NS Health Care Foundation and know a portion of any art you buy goes to the Cook County Community Fund. 
Home for the Holidays
November 28 & 29
Fri. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Noon- 1 - Judie Johnson - Basket weaving
1-2 - Tom Christiansen - Casting Bronze Sculptures
2-4 - Nate Saunders - Pottery
Special event on Friday, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. with a tree lighting and more!
Christmas Carolers and Tree lighting at 6.
Noon- 1 - Judie Johnson - Basket Weaving
1-2 John Books - Creating Figurative Sculptures
2-3 Anna Hess - Pet portraits (painting on poster)

 Last Chance Gallery & Studio in Lutsen, MN (just off Hwy 61 across from Lockport, next to Arrowhead Electric)
17 Railroad Drive • 218-663-7008 •

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:50am

On Thanksgiving, the Cook County News-Herald would like to say thank you to all who contribute to getting the paper out every week. The local newspaper would not be here without the support of our loyal readers, subscribers and advertisers. Thanks to all of you!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!





The New Standards Holiday Show at Papa Charlie's Friday

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:51am

It’s become a holiday tradition. Papa Charlie’s Tavern & Stage in Lutsen is hosting The New Standards 8th Seasonal Holiday Show on Friday, Nov. 28.  “It’s a treat to preview the show before it debuts in Minneapolis and Lincoln Center in New York,” said Jim Vick, marketing director at Lutsen Mountains.  “With more than a dozen musicians, it is quite an extravaganza for our stage.”

The New Standards (TNS) is a trio of friends that’s been performing together since 2005 and continues to put on a great show for all age groups.  “Each year, TNS friends and their family head to Lutsen for some fun in the snow, and to share their new annual show in the intimate setting of Papa Charlie’s.  

Started in 2005 as an off-shoot between Minneapolis-based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John Munson (bass), TNS now performs around the world, and has generated CDs, videos, cartoons, and other projects.

TNS will perform their holiday show in Minneapolis Dec. 5-6 at the State Theatre, but only a few tickets remain. Vick recommends heading to Lutsen to ski and to take in The New Standard’s first show of the 2014 holiday season at Papa Charlie’s


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