Johnson Heritage Post opening: Fire and Ice, May 29

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:04pm

WTIP volunteer Tracy Benson speaks with director Don Davison about the Johnson Heritage Post and their new photography exhibit ‘Fire and Ice, No Ordinary Landscape’.  The opening reception is Friday May 29th from 5 to 7pm.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm; and Sundays and Mondays 1 to 4pm.  More information online.


Arts and Cultural Heritage Awards presented May 29 at Grand Marais Art Colony

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:46am

The 17th Annual Arts and Cultural Heritage Arrowhead Arts Awards celebration will be held in Cook County, at the Grand Marais Art Colony, where one of the recipients of a prestigious arts award works. The celebration at the Art Colony on May 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will recognize Art Colony Director Amy Demmer for her significant contributions to the arts in the Arrowhead Region.

Demmer is the recipient of this year's Maddie Simons Advocate Award, in recognition of her work at the Grand Marais Art Colony since 2006. 

The award is presented by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, the largest funder of the arts in the seven counties of northeastern Minnesota.


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City ordinance change will allow Sunday growler sales in Grand Marais

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:44am

At the Grand Marais City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 13, the city council had a first reading of an amendment to a recently enacted ordinance allowing growler sales in Grand Marais. The revised language will allow off-sale of 64-ounce containers of beer or malt liquor on Sunday in accordance with a new law approved by the state Legislature.

A second reading of the city’s ordinance change will be held at council’s May 27 meeting. The amended ordinance will take effect upon approval of the second reading and its subsequent publication.


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Emerald Ash Borer Workshop TOMORROW 5/28

The Cook County Invasives Team and U of M Extension are offering a free workshop on the emerald ash borer tomorrow, May 28th from 10am-12pm at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais.

This is a great opportunity for landowners and land managers to learn practices that will reduce the impacts of the emerald ash borer of local forest communities. The workshop will also provide information on identification of ash symptoms to encourage early detection along the north shore.

The emerald ash borer is a non-native insect that is destroying ash trees in the Great Lakes region. All ash species are susceptible to emerald ash borer infestation and the mortality rate is nearly 100 percent.

There will be an additional workshop on Thursday, June 4th from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Two Harbors Law Enforcement Center (includes a field trip to a local, privately-owned and managed forest).

For more information visit

CONTACT: Laurel Wilson
PHONE: 218-387-3772
DATE: 05/27/2015 11:39am

CCHS Baseball Thursday in Hibbing at 4:30, Cook County meets Deer River.


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