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Registration open now for 37th Annual Tofte Trek

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:33am

Registration is now open for the 37th Annual Tofte Trek 10k Wilderness Run/Walk on Monday, July 4, 2016. There are events for runners, walkers and children.

The Trek was started by Tofte resident Jan Horak as a way to get people outside and be healthy. Today, the Sugarbush Trail Association carries on the muddy tradition of the run/walk on snowmobile and hiking trails.

The 4th of July celebration in Tofte is a classic small-town Americana celebration of Independence Day: Do the Tofte Trek, and then enjoy the day's festivities in Tofte, as well as in Grand Marais.

Pre-register for the Trek at http://sugarbushtrail.org/tofte_trek.php.

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This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com.

Warm-up on the way

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 9:50am
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A slow warm-up is in the forecast and the temperatures will start to feel more like spring.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Linda Engebretson.

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April birthdays to be celebrated

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 8:48am

The North Shore Care Center will be helping Ethel Leng celebrate her 100th birthday on April 12. Friends and family are invited to a social with cake and ice cream at 3:00 p.m. that day to honor Ethel on her milestone birthday.
Trudy Boyd and Phyllis Noyes will also be celebrating birthdays this month. Phyllis will turn 101 on April 30. The monthly birthday party for all with birthdays in April will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. Cake and ice cream will be served along with classic piano music by Doug Sanders.
There are volunteer opportunities for all ages at the North Shore Care Center. For more information about our volunteer program, please contact the Activity Department at 218-387-3518.

CCHS band invites community to pizza fundraiser tonight

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 8:45am

The Cook County High School Band has teamed up with Sven and Ole’s to host a pizza fundraiser Monday April 11, 2016 from 5:40 - 8:00 p.m. at Sven and Ole’s Pizza. Sven and Ole’s will be providing the great food (pizza, salad, dessert and drink) and the band kids will be providing the elbow grease to wait on tables, bus dishes, etc.
The cost for dinner ranges from $3 for children under seven years; $7 for kids between 7 and 12 years and $12 for anyone 12 or older. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the band trip to Cleveland, Ohio in May 2016.
“I am impressed with all the time and energy the kids have put into raising money for the trip,” said Kerri Bilben, Cook County band teacher. “All their effort will be worth it for the great trip we have planned. One of the exciting things we’ll do in Cleveland is play a concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Bilben.
The Cook County band has been working diligently for almost two years now to raise the funds needed for their trip to Cleveland. Their past fundraisers have included donkey basketball, car washes, silent auctions, bake sales, selling wreaths and holiday band CDs, and helping out at Fishermen’s Picnic.

CCHS band invites community to pizza fundraiser tonight

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 8:45am

The Cook County High School Band has teamed up with Sven and Ole’s to host a pizza fundraiser Monday April 11, 2016 from 5:40 - 8:00 p.m. at Sven and Ole’s Pizza. Sven and Ole’s will be providing the great food (pizza, salad, dessert and drink) and the band kids will be providing the elbow grease to wait on tables, bus dishes, etc.
The cost for dinner ranges from $3 for children under seven years; $7 for kids between 7 and 12 years and $12 for anyone 12 or older. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the band trip to Cleveland, Ohio in May 2016.
“I am impressed with all the time and energy the kids have put into raising money for the trip,” said Kerri Bilben, Cook County band teacher. “All their effort will be worth it for the great trip we have planned. One of the exciting things we’ll do in Cleveland is play a concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Bilben.
The Cook County band has been working diligently for almost two years now to raise the funds needed for their trip to Cleveland. Their past fundraisers have included donkey basketball, car washes, silent auctions, bake sales, selling wreaths and holiday band CDs, and helping out at Fishermen’s Picnic.

CCHS band invites community to pizza fundraiser tonight

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 8:45am

The Cook County High School Band has teamed up with Sven and Ole’s to host a pizza fundraiser Monday April 11, 2016 from 5:40 - 8:00 p.m. at Sven and Ole’s Pizza. Sven and Ole’s will be providing the great food (pizza, salad, dessert and drink) and the band kids will be providing the elbow grease to wait on tables, bus dishes, etc.
The cost for dinner ranges from $3 for children under seven years; $7 for kids between 7 and 12 years and $12 for anyone 12 or older. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the band trip to Cleveland, Ohio in May 2016.
“I am impressed with all the time and energy the kids have put into raising money for the trip,” said Kerri Bilben, Cook County band teacher. “All their effort will be worth it for the great trip we have planned. One of the exciting things we’ll do in Cleveland is play a concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Bilben.
The Cook County band has been working diligently for almost two years now to raise the funds needed for their trip to Cleveland. Their past fundraisers have included donkey basketball, car washes, silent auctions, bake sales, selling wreaths and holiday band CDs, and helping out at Fishermen’s Picnic.