Mass of Christian Burial

Person's Name: 
Jean Riley

A funeral service for Jean Riley will be at St. John's Catholic Church on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. Reception following Mass.

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Is Hiring Servers!

We are hiring servers for our busy Restaurant.  If  you are interested in a year round job, give me a call.  Our servers earn minimum wage, $9.50, an hour and make tips.

Cascade Restaurant

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen


Leave message for Maureen

CONTACT: Maureen O'Phelan
PHONE: 387-1112
DATE: 09/26/2016 01:09pm

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Soups Of The Day

Grass-fed Beef Chili, Hungarian Mushroom, Curried Cauliflower. Enjoy!

High insurance costs drive county levy higher

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:18am

Cook County Commissioners were busy on Tuesday, September 20, and highlighting their meeting was a 4-1 vote to renew the county’s health plan with the Northeast Service Cooperative Pool, a 19.1 percent increase over last year’s plan.

It was an increase that left some commissioners shaken.

“This is 4.5 percent of our county’s levy,” said Commissioner Garry Gamble. “Some counties are levying at that.”

The increase is a $300,000 hike. Total cost of the plan is $1,869,276. The county has 26 single plans and 84 family plans.

Gamble asked Cadwell is he had enough time to look at other options before the commissioners set the final levy at the end of the year, but Cadwell said the insurance plan had to be submitted by October 15. He also said it would take his department months to properly research and present health plan options for the county board to examine.

Commissioner Frank Moe said he thought the increase in cost was “too dramatic” and he moved to not approve the plan. His motion died of a lack of a second.

“I understand where Commissioner Moe is coming from,” said Gamble, “But if we do nothing we are abdicating our responsibility.”

With that a motion was made, seconded and approved with a no vote from Moe to pass the 19.1 percent increase in health insurance.

The board can renegotiate with the employees’ union for health plans in 2018, and Cadwell said he would have a variety of options for the board and the union to consider before it was time to set the 2018 budget.


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Visit Cook County Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager – Visit Cook County

Visit Cook County is the award winning destination marketing organization for Cook County, MN.  We are searching for a new team member; a person who wants to be a part of our progressive and fun work environment.  The administrative manager is responsible for all financial analysis.  Yes, proven proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel is a requirement.  This person is also the team member who works on the human resources needs of the organization. A high level of interpersonal skills is a must as well as leadership and discretion.  Experience in grant writing is an extra bonus and love for Cook County and its endless opportunities a necessity.

This is a fulltime salaried position.  The job description is available on the Visit Cook County website press page  .

To apply:  Please send your cover letter and resume’ to Sue Weber at  by October 14, 2016.

CONTACT: Sue Weber
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/26/2016 11:08am

Progressing through autumn: a little rain a little sun

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:03am

Once we get through a couple of rainy days, the weather should clear up nicely after Wednesday through the weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart.


Day Houseman - Lutsen Resort

Day Houseman

Lutsen Resort is hiring a full-time, year-round day houseman. This position reports to our housekeeping department, but works throughout entire resort. Responsibilities include shutting down units to prepare for housekeeping, as well as hauling totes of linens to and from laundry. Candidate needs to be self-motivated and able to prioritize, work independently and multi-task with speed and accuracy. Perfect for those who like a variety of work, inside and out. Valid driver’s license required. Benefits include paid vacation; health, dental and life insurance, resort discounts and free daily lunch. Come join our enthusiastic staff! Apply online at

CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/26/2016 10:02am

Laundry Staff - Lutsen Resort


Lutsen Resort has a full time, year-round laundry position available. The primary function of this position is to make sure all of the housekeeping and dining room laundry is cleaned in a timely manner. The laundry staff is accountable for effective and efficient use of laundry chemicals and machinery, maintaining laundry cleanliness standards, and monitoring laundry needs. Duties include doing laundry for resort and restaurant, shared between multiple laundry locations. Should be able to prioritize, work independently and enjoy variety in their day. No formal experience required, but 6 months of previous laundry work preferred. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Benefits include paid vacation; health, dental and life insurance, resort discounts and free daily lunch. Come join our enthusiastic staff! Apply online at

CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/26/2016 09:59am

Accounting Support - Lutsen Resort

Accounting Support

We are seeking candidates to fill this accounting/administrative position. Primary responsibilities involve payroll, daily audit, and administrative duties such as maintenance billing. This is a part-time, year-round position with the potential to be full-time, year-round by working at the Front Desk. Previous comparable experience preferred. QuickBooks and Excel knowledge critical to success in this role. Compensation and benefits dependent upon skills and experience.

Contact: Daleri Brown at or apply online at

CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/26/2016 09:56am

North Shore Health Physical Therapy Services

North Shore Health is proud to offer a full service Out Patient Physical Therapy Department with special interests in postural therapy, sports injury prevention and treatment, balance disorders, incontinence and manual therapy with exercise for the spine and extremities.  We are open M-F and can be reached at 218-387-3284. Our In Patient Physical Therapy services include treatment for hospital patients, swing bed patients and care center residents.

CONTACT: Michele Silence
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 09/26/2016 08:52am

Volleyball Concessions help tonight!

Looking for volleyball concessions help for tonights home games.  Concessions raise money for athletics.  Help support your Vikings!  2 shifts to cover.  If you can help at all, please show up & we'll put you to work.  Anytime between 4:45 & 8:00.  It's fun & easy.  

Come & cheer on your Cook County Vikings!

CONTACT: Debbie Bakke
PHONE: 2184752450
DATE: 09/26/2016 07:56am

Tool bag found on Caribou Trail

Carpenter's tool bag found on Caribou Trail yesterday

Call 663-7105 if it's yours


PHONE: (218) 663-7105
DATE: 09/26/2016 07:17am

Not to late to plan...

....for w.i.n.t.e.r.   If you are the kind that leaves your snow shovel out all summer, you don't need to plan. But for those who need some extra hints (besides the lowering temperatures, cold rain and colorful trees) let us at ODDZ & ENDZ help,

1.  There is always hot coffee for you as you browze. (I believe in mentioning the most important stuff first)

2. We have a fabulous fireplace insert that would love to not only provide warmth, but romantic ambiance on those coming cold nights.  It would really be best to get it now rather than after the first snow.  It comes with all the tinny stuff for installing. It has been barely used.

3. Speaking of ambiance...for those of you who live off the grid, listen up.  You deserve an elegant,  evening now and then and we have just what you need.  Crystal wine glasses (can't you just see the color reflecting off the fire in the fireplace... and with the glasses,  crystal bowl with floating candles, or even crystal candle holders.  Get a friend to come in with his violin and you have all the makings for a romantic evening.  We also have sleeping bags.

4. Been looking for some nice pieces of furniture?  We now have some end tables, night stands, dressers, a couple of different couches (divans, if you will).

5.  For those of you on the grid...we have some really nice new light fixtures, plumbing supplies,  a great cabinet or two that would look great in your kitchen or work room...

CONTACT: EvaLyn Carlson
PHONE: 370-0615
DATE: 09/25/2016 09:51pm

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning, Odor/Stain/Spot Removal, Furniture Cleaning, Area Rug and Oriental Rug Cleaning (Natural or Synthetic Fibers) Tile and Grout Cleaning. Residentail and Commercial, FREE Furniture Moving With Cleaning (Restrictions Apply). FREE Estimates. Serving all of Cook County and The North Shore. Owner/Operator: Mark Hinnenkamp. Superior Carpet STEAM Cleaning, Grand Marais, MN. 218-370-9013 or email.  

CONTACT: Mark Hinnenkamp
PHONE: 218-370-9013
DATE: 09/25/2016 05:26pm


found tan large male dog with back top on coat. Looks like a Lab/Shepard/Beagle mix. Very friendly! Blue collar with no name or address. Found by the Coop.


Please call if he is yours!!



CONTACT: Anna Sorensen
PHONE: 218-370-9471
DATE: 09/25/2016 03:59pm