Elections will be held for town clerk and a supervisor in each of the West End townships on Tuesday, March 11, with polls opening at 5 p.m. and closing at 8 p.m., in time for the township annual meetings. Not all of the townships have candidates on the ballots however.
In Lutsen, current Clerk Silviya Duclos and Supervisor Marland Hansen did not file for re-election. No one else filed for election, so Lutsen voters will face a ballot with two spaces for write-in candidates. At press time, no one had announced a write-in candidacy.
If no one is elected and agrees to serve, the town board can appoint a citizen to fill the vacant positions. For the clerk position, Amity Goettl is the township deputy clerk and she can temporarily fulfill the duties of town clerk.
A possible write-in candidate suggested by some Lutsen citizens is former Lutsen Supervisor Diane Parker. The Cook County News-Herald contacted Parker to see if she was willing to serve, but Parker said she really didn’t have the time. Parker is a volunteer on a number of other boards and committees.
Parker said she thought someone would win the election as a write-in, but said if no one was elected or willing to be appointed for one year, she would be willing to go back on the town board. “From what I understand, the town has to have three supervisors. Rather than let the township dissolve, in order to preserve the township, I would accept the appointment—but only for one year.”
In Tofte, Clerk Barb Gervais said she is interested in continuing to serve as town clerk and her name will be on the Tofte ballot. She is running unopposed.
Improvements in safety and finding ways to make a bigger and better access to the current public boat ramp and possible wetland restoration in the Grand Marais campground area were the main topic of discussion at the Grand Marais Park Board March 4 meeting.
Joe Russell, Minnesota Department of Parks and Trails supervisor for the North Shore and Larry Killien, DNR Harbor Program Coordinator who manages and oversees the state’s Small Craft Harbor and Protected Access Programs on Lake Superior, came before the board.
Park Manager Dave Tersteeg noted that the project started in 2006 when the city had to replace some old docks and then began looking at other areas that needed upgrading. He said, “For several years now, we have been working with the DNR on improvements within the campground to enhance the public access to Lake Superior.”
A DNR-funded wave study, conducted by Johnson, Johnson and Roy, of the inner ‘rubble-mound’ break wall indicated that it is not big enough to protect the public. Harbor Program Coordinator Killien said, “The DNR has a ½ foot or less wave height design standard for public access projects.”
He explained that waves at launch shouldn’t be more than ½ foot. He said, “Otherwise it makes it hard to launch your boat or put it on a trailer when you are getting it out of the water.”
Killien said JJR looked at weather patterns, wind patterns, historical and current water levels, major storm events from one year to 50 years—along with possible costs for the fixes—and ran this data through their computers and finally recommended extending the current inner break wall 105 feet in the north/northeast direction.
Mountain Texas Holdem at Mogul's - Wednesday night - 24 player maximum
Register by 6:00pm - Play starts at 6:30pm - Must be 21 years old to participate
1st Place - $100.00 Gift Certificate / 2nd Place $50.00 Gift Certificate
3rd and 4th Place - Free Drink Coupon / No cost to enter
Happy Hour 3-5pm / $3 off Appetizers / $2 off Specialty Drinks / $1 off all Beer or Wine
*** Join our Mug Club - ask us for details
CONTACT: Scott Erickson
DATE: 03/10/2014 04:05pm
iOptron SmartStar-R80 GPS Computerized Telescope: In perfect condition $200
Instruction Manual and Getting Started Guide
80mm refractor optical tube assembly with 400mm focal length
K10 and K25 eyepieces
1.25" 45-degree diagonal
Cube alt-azimuth telescope mount
32-channel internal GPS
Aluminum tripod with adjustable height control
8405 GoToNova hand controller with 5,000 objects
The iOptron SmartStar-R80 GPS Computerized Telescope is an 80mm refractor telescope equipped with the award-winning Cube telescope mount. It's known for its quick setup process and easy-to-learn features such as automatic star pointing and tracking. A 32-channel internal GPS module also allows for automatic location synchronization. The perfect gift for any astronomy buff.
CONTACT: Carolyn Kopchik
DATE: 03/10/2014 03:58pm
GREAT EXPECTATIONS SCHOOL
All parents of children entering kindergarten in the fall are invited to an information meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at 4:30. The meeting will last about one hour.
We welcome you to come and meet the teacher, learn about all that our kindergarten program offers, and ask any questions you may have.
Great Expectations School is a free, K-8 public charter school serving families from throughout Cook County. We are located at 550 East Fifth Street in Grand Marais, across from the Law Enforcement Center.
For more information, please call us at 387-9322, or visit our website at www.GreatExpectationsSchool.com
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
CONTACT: Great Expectations School
DATE: 03/10/2014 02:55pm
Come enjoy the day and the beautiful Lake Superior view at Harbor House Grille. Great handcrafted food to whet your appetite. Spirits, beer and an extensive wine menu also available. 411 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais. 218 387-1889
CONTACT: Chef Ed Straub
PHONE: 218 387-1889
DATE: 03/10/2014 01:56pm