The Crooked Spoon

Lunch Thur-Mon 11-3 Dinner Thur-Sun 4:30-8

Free T8 Tube Light Bulbs--4 Foot

I have quite a few T8 Flouescent tube lights 4'  Long.  We switched over to LED.  These are high efficiency bulbs.  A bunch of used (appx 20-25) and two boxes of new ones appx 20-25 more.  If your facility uses these bulbs here are a bunch of free replacements!


Call me at 218-387-1112 ext 107 to arrange for a pick up.



CONTACT: Michael OPhelan
PHONE: 2183871112
DATE: 01/19/2017 11:35am

Rain-snow mix, 30 to 60 percent chance over weekend

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:38am

Because of down telephone service, we’ve been unable to speak directly to the National Weather Service in Duluth. However we have been consulting their website.

The most recent forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

On Friday expect a slight chance of freezing rain between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday night, Rain and snow likely before 1a.m., then a chance of snow between 1 and 5 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 5. Cloudy, with a low around 33. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday there’s a chance of rain and snow before noon, then a chance of rain between noon and 5 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 5. Cloudy, with a high near 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday night A chance of rain and snow before 7 p.m., then a chance of snow between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 10. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday. A chance of rain and snow before 8 in the morning, then a chance of rain between then and 4 p.m. A chance of rain and snow after 4. Cloudy, with a high near 39.

Sunday night there’s a slight chance of snow before 11p.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow between 11 and midnight, then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 32.



Trail Center Lodge

Pasta Night!

Open 8 am 9 pm

Specials start at 5 pm


Have a great day!

911 and land-line telephone service down across most of county

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 8:53am
From the WTIP News Desk (as of midnight, Thurs, 1/19):
Phone service, including 911, across the majority of Cook County is currently unavailable. CenturyLink, the phone service provider, is dispatching a repair crew to locate the problem and restore service as soon as possible.
In the event that anyone needs emergency assistance, they should go to the nearsest Fire Hall, as each hall is being staffed while 911 service is affected.  Click here to be directed to a website with area Fire Hall locations and information.

At approximately midnight today, Cook County Sheriff's Office Dispatch was notified via radio from Grand Portage Casino that surveillance was unable to contact 911 or the non-emergency Sheriff's Office number 218-387-3030. Upon further testing, it has been determined that only the Gunflint area and 663- exchange numbers (Schroeder, Lutsen, Tofte area), are currently able to call 911, and that all other areas of the County are not able to call 911 or make other landline calls. Cell phone to cell phone calls are functioning, but calls to landline phones are not working.

According to Sheriff Pat Eliasen, deputies are on duty patrolling the county and personnel have been sent to fire halls to be a physical and technological link to Dispatch and emergency services through the ARMER radio system.

It is unknown how long it will take to repair the damaged fiber and restore 911 and extended telephone service to the area.

Restaurant Manager

Have you ever built anything?  Would you like to?

Cove Point Crossings, part of the beautiful Cove Point Lodge is being reimagined. 

Join us and help create an experience that will be compelling and memorable.

If you are someone who enjoys taking care of others and has a passion for details send us an email, we would be happy to speak with you.

Cove Point Crossings.  All paths lead here.

CONTACT: Richard Selz
DATE: 01/18/2017 03:11pm

204 1st Ave West, Nor Shor Building. at double garage doors

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Many tools & large items, see details in classified listing.

County likely to allow parking on both sides in Middle Gunflint area during Beargrease

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:45am

Update: From Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about the parking situation:

“After consultation with the County Highway department and the Sheriff’s office we have recommended that the stipulation attached to the Joh BearGrease sled dog event permit regarding one side of the road parking be removed and that the event be conducted as it has been in the past.  We have asked event planners and organizers to be mindful and responsive to situations which may affect transportation or public safety concerns and they have assured us that they will do so.  County staff and event organizers will meet to debrief and begin planning for future events after the completion of the race.”

As of 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, there was no final decision on parking in the Middle Gunflint area with regard to the upcoming John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

But according to Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell, a decision is likely to be made no later than Thursday morning, and in all likelihood will result in allowing parking on both sides of the Gunflint Trail during the race.

The audio file posted below is what Cadwell told WTIP Wednesday morning regarding the parking situation.

There were a number of statements issued during the public comment period of Tuesday’s meeting of the Cook County Commissioners. The comments came from Beargrease organizers, participants and supporters. The statements from the public urged the board of commissioners to reverse their decision made Jan. 10 to allow parking on one side of the road during the Beargrease.

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Race starts on Sunday, Jan. 29, with the busiest day of traffic in the Middle Gunflint Trail expected to be Monday, Jan. 30.


PRICED REDUCED - NOW $575 - table AND chairs.

SC8 Mayfair 8' conference table with 6 leather adjustable chairs w/ arm rests. Like new condition. Nary a scratch. Check out:  

Call or write Scott 218-387-9800 /

CONTACT: Scott Smith
PHONE: 218-387-9800
DATE: 01/18/2017 10:20am

North Shore Health Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy (OT) is available at North Shore Health.  OT is skilled in helping individuals learn or relearn the day to day activities they need to achieve maximum independence in the areas of self care, work and leisure."  For more information call 218-387-3040.

CONTACT: Michele Silence
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 01/18/2017 09:18am

Grand Portage Trails

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Free Pallets Behind Napa!!!

Free Pallets behind Napa! Take as many as you would like!

CONTACT: Matthew Schliep
PHONE: 218 387 2304
DATE: 01/17/2017 03:53pm

Daily Lunch at the Senior Center

$4.00 Lunch

BBQ Chicken


Steamed Cabbage


only $4.00 for ages 60+, others only$7.50

Make reservation by 9:30 a.m.