Owner and Dog Found! Thank you Boreal Folks!

Woman and Dog have been found! The dog is up to date on its vaccines. Thank you everyone for your help!! What a great, helpful and caring community we have! 


CONTACT: Abby Tofte
PHONE: 2182209090
DATE: 09/02/2014 11:16am

Assessor's Office to hire temporary contract person to meet goals

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:30am

County Assessor Betty Schultz appeared before the county board on Tuesday, August 26 to request authorization to hire a contract person to fill the vacant property assessor position in the assessors’ office for up to eight weeks. Schultz said despite the vacancy, her office must still meet the state quintile requirements, which require a county to assess at least 1/5th of its parcels each year. Schultz said that means the office needs someone to fill in until advertising, interviews, hiring and the employment verification process is completed.

Schultz recommended contracting with Judy Shire, who has worked with the county in the past. Shire will work from her home. Schultz said Shire comes to the position with over 29 years of assessment experience and could “hit the ground running.”

Commissioner Garry Gamble asked how the proposed $6,510.72 to hire a contract employee compares to an actual employees’ wages. Schultz said the expense was about the same. In her written request, Schultz said meals and lodging for Shire would be provided by her.

Commissioners passed a unanimous motion to authorize hiring Judy Shire to temporarily fill the position, from September 1 to October 18. To Schultz, Commissioner Gamble quipped, “Thanks for being a B&B!”


This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald



Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center - Health Care Directives

Health Care Directives, sometimes called advanced directives, are legal documents that describe your healthcare wishes should you become unable to communicate your decisions.  It provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones when confronted with end-of-life health care decisions as well as appoints a health care agent (substitute decision maker) to make treatment decisions on your behalf if necessary.  Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center can assist you with the creation of a directive or help update your existing directive.  Contact Hilja at 387-3261.

CONTACT: Michele Starkey
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 09/02/2014 10:28am

Briand Morrison's Blues Galaxy CD Release Concert

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate new work of gifted local composer/guitarist Briand Morrison!

Briand Morrison's Blues Galaxy - CD Release Concert

September 20 - 7:30 PM

Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 W. 5th St. Grand Marais

Tickets $10 adults, $5 youth (18 & under) For sale in advance (no fees) at http://arrowheadcenterforthearts.tix.com or at door (box office opens 6:30 PM)

Guitarist and composer BRIAND MORRISON of Grand Portage, MN, through funding from the MN State Arts Board and partnership with the North Shore Music Association, composed twelve original jazz, rock, and blues numbers for guitar and an array of backing instruments and vocals. Having recorded this material at his studio with several other regional musicians and produced a full-length album, Morrison will release his CD at a concert featuring him and many musician friends.

Morrison was inspired to play to jazz guitar as a young teenager, when he heard Joe Pass play on the album Portraits of Duke Ellington. "I couldn't believe my ears," he says. "Jazz, I thought, really can be played on guitar." Also influenced by Tal Farlo, Kenny Burrell, D'Jango Reinhardt, John McLaughlin, George Benson, Pat Martino, Steve Kahn, John Abercrombie, and his all-time favorite, Wes Montgomery, he wanted to study guitar seriously.

He began studying with Dave Pederson at the West Bank School of Music in Minneapolis, learning technique and theory. After studying for two years with Pederson, Morrison was hired, at sixteen years old, by the West Bank School of Music as a rock guitar teacher. His special skill, he says, "was the ability to learn, transcribe, and teach a song to a student in one half-hour lesson."

CONTACT: North Shore Music Association
PHONE: 218-387-1272
DATE: 09/02/2014 10:05am

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Lakeside dining Open 7:30am-9pm

Mama's Red Ribs and Sweet Potato Fries. Come in for great fun and food. Happy Hour daily 3-6pm

Rib night!

or come in for #1 breakfast around- Buttermilk Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, Corn Beef Hash....served 'til 2pm every day.

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.


3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Open 7:30am-9pm

Great Deal! 1/2 price on ANY burger in the House 6-8pm We have veggie burgers, salmon burgers, portabella burgers or beef burgers.

Heres the best burger bargain around with 1/2 price on any burger in the house! We have veggie burgers, salmon burgers, portabella burgers or beef burgers.

Happy Hour everyday 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

The readers of Northern Wilds magazine have voted Cascade Restaurant among the best in 5 categories for 2014. First place for Best Breakfast, Best Happy Hour, and Best Vegetarian options!


3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais