Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant is Open for the Season

Prime Rib Dinner 5:30 - 8:30PM

10 oz Hereford Prime Rib of Beef served  au jus with Roasted Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables

Titambe West African Dance & Drums at Arrowhead Center for the Arts Saturday

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 7:26am

North Shore Music Association will sponsor a performance by Titambe at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

NSMA will also sponsor a free drumming and dance workshop for kids K-8 on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Participants in this workshop may perform some numbers with Titambe at the concert Saturday night if they wish.

Titambe West African Dance & Drum Ensemble is a unique, world-class ensemble based in Minneapolis. Established in 2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a multicultural performing arts organization, Titambe moved to Minneapolis with founder and artistic director Christian Yao Adeti in 2003. The group’s mission is to preserve traditional African drumming and dance heritage, as well as promote cultural understanding.

This is done by educating audiences of all ages about different African countries through language, music and movement for a better appreciation of diversity. Through performances, workshops, and school residencies, the group’s members—from Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Trinidad and the U.S.––reach out to our communities.

Titambe has a repertoire of over 100 performance pieces incorporating traditional drumming, dance, music, storytelling, dance-drama, reggae-dancehall, ndombolo, soukous, coupe decale, and others.

For more information, see the website



Mozart's music -- "The Mannheim Connection" to be performed at Bethlehem and Trinity

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 7:19am

'The Wolfgang," a Twin Cities-based ensemble with a Cook County 
connection, will be performing instrumental music from the time of 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a program entitled "The Mannheim Connection" 
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. May 19, and at 3 p.m. May 20 at
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hovland. The program at Bethlehem Lutheran 
is a fundraiser for the organ fund.
For both programs a donation at the door is requested.

City agrees to proceed with litigation regarding pool contract

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 7:15am

Grand Marais city councilors voted 4-1 May 9 to pursue 
litigation against the Wisconsin firm, Burbach Aquatics. The action, 
if successful, will allow the city to participate in ongoing efforts 
to construct a community center.
An action for declaratory judgment will be filed by Flaherty & Hood, 
the city’s legal counsel, seeking relief against Burbach Aquatics 
Inc. The firm has alleged that, based on a 2005 contract it signed 
with the city regarding possible repair or replacement of Grand 
Marais’ municipal swimming pool, a breach of contract will exist if 
the city takes part in construction of a new community center or any 
facility that includes an aquatics center, and does not utilize 
Burbach’s services. Because of those legal threats, the city has not 
taken part in any planning sessions regarding the community center.
The resolution not only states that the city disputes Burbach’s 
claims that any action means a breach of contract, but it affirms the
city’s “desire to support the Cook County community center’s 
future operations and maintenance…in an annual amount not to exceed 
the $156,000 average annual net operating loss the city incurs in 
operating and maintaining the city’s municipal swimming pool.”
It was that part of the resolution that caused some discussion. Mayor 
Larry Carlson said he was not comfortable including the $156,000 
figure in the resolution. He said, “This says we support construction 
of a community center, and I don’t. I’m not in support of this,” 
he said.
Councilor Tim Kennedy said the resolution is designed simply to move 

Moondance Coffee House 7 Days a week 7am-6pm Downtown Lutsen MN $6 dollar lunch special!

Tomato Tortellini or German Beef soups w/ Turkey Bacon Cheddar Melt

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today’s Sandwich
Turkey Bacon Cheddar Melt
Build Your Own Sandwich
Choice of bread - Whole Wheat, Multi-grain, Sourdough, or Focaccia
Choice of Meat – Deli Turkey, Ham, Salami or Pastrami
Choice of Vegetables – Lettuce, Tomato, Sprouts, Red Onion, Pickles
Choice of Cheese – Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack
Soups of the Day
German Beef
Tomato Tortellini
½ Sandwich & a Bowl of Soup $6
PLUS! Many fresh baked goodies!
Of course, the BEST COFFEE on the North Shore!
*We have Coffee Beans for sale by the pound or half pound*

Forest Service to implement campfire restrictions in the BWCAW

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 5:57pm

In light of continued dry and windy conditions, the U.S. Forest Service will implement campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest.

Beginning Saturday, May 19, 2012, campfires, charcoal or wood-burning camp stoves will be allowed only between 7 pm and midnight within the entire BWCAW. 

Use of gas and propane cook stoves is allowed at any time of day.

For details regarding current conditions on the Superior National Forest, please check with one of the Forest offices or visit the Forest web site at:

In Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources administers fire restrictions for lands other than national forest system lands.  For information regarding State restrictions and policy, check the Minnesota Interagency Fire Information Site:

Fire officials add a few other reminders for campfires.
* Use only a designated fire ring.
* Don’t have a fire if it too windy or if high winds are predicted.
* Clear flammable materials from the area up to five feet from the fire.
* Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
* Stack extra wood upwind and away from the fire.
* Make sure fire is completely out, cold to the touch, before leaving it unattended.