Canoe races and Gunflint Trail offer new experiences for duo from Turkey

Sun, 07/24/2016 - 7:50am

The Gunflint Canoe Races took place on Wednesday, July 20. There were some familiar faces from around Cook County in attendance during this year’s event. But also on hand were two international students who are spending their summer working along the North Shore.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this feature on the first trip up the Gunflint Trail for two young people from Turkey. 


Wildflower Sanctuary Work Party!

This Sunday, 10 oclock, Devil Track Wildflower Sanctuary, work day.  Corner of Gunflint Trail and Co. Rd 60.  Please come help us weed and/or lay chips. Can also do some weeding at new rain garden.  Bring gloves, weed trowel, clippers, if you have them, and sunscreen, possibly bug net or repellent.  call 370-0115 with questions.

CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 2183700115
DATE: 07/23/2016 08:20pm


​Superior Ridge Resort Motel ​in Schroeder/Tofte area is looking for a part time Housekeeper for 10-25 hours per week.  Temporary or long -term work available, $12.00 to $15.00 per hour based on experience with extra tips from guests.  Extra $ for gas.   After 30 days of employment,  a $100 finders fee will be paid to person making referral and $100 to person accepting position.

DATE: 07/23/2016 01:11pm

Bookkeeping and Admin services available

I am a bookkeeping professional with over 35 years experience offering services in full charge bookkeeping and administration.

My services include, but are not limited to: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposits, complete payroll and sales tax computation, filing and payment, financial report generation, billing and filing.  I work extensively in Quickbooks and have a thorough knowledge of the program and its abilities.  I’ve also worked with a wide variety of other software programs designed to help businesses function optimally, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Wordpress and Adobe.

I have experience handling financials for a wide variety of businesses in several states, including bars/restaurants, apartments/rentals, retail stores, fabrication, various service oriented industries, and non-profits.

I can set up new systems that are comprehensive yet easy to understand and fit your business, simplify or work with existing systems, provide excellent customer service relations, help you and your business find ways to save money and tailor my service to suit your needs.  I can come to your home or place of business or do the work from my office.  My goal is to make things easy for you and help your business do its absolute best!

I currently have room for more clients and am offering a discounted rate to Cook County businesses and residents of $25 per hour.  I can provide a list of happy clients who will offer excellent references.

Give me a call or send an email if you think I can be of service to you.

CONTACT: Saraphine Metis
PHONE: 370-1024
DATE: 07/23/2016 12:20pm



CONTACT: North Coast Towing, Clark Bloomquist
PHONE: 218 387 4297
DATE: 07/23/2016 10:58am

WTIP Weekend News Roundup for July 23

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 10:52am

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. A mining meeting in Ely, Tofte and Birch Grove School work on disagreements, primary ballot confusion, death and destruction from violent storms…all this and more in the week’s news.


Chuck's Barber Shop will be closed Thursday and Friday this week

Chucks Barber Shop will be closed Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th

CONTACT: Chuck Petek
DATE: 07/23/2016 10:34am


'Scorching" Specials to Beat the Heat!

Saturday, July 23rd:   

*** MALTS..old-fashioned malts - choose: Chocolate/ Vanilla or WILD RASPBERRY ....$7.00

*** Cold Turkey Stacker .. turkey, Bacon, Swiss, LTO, mayo on a toasted Kaiser .. $8.00

*** Hoemade Salads: Potato/ Coleslaw/ Broc- Cauli/ 3-Bean

...serving up Floats... Cheese Curds .. Cream Cheese Wontons ... Boneless Wings .. Corn Dawgs...

...Burgers . the "Squealer" ... Sandwiches ...Sweet Tato Fries ... hot Dogs...the list goes on.............

Join us today at 8 Broadway Art Gallery - the "Backyard" - Grand Marais's best-kept Secret !

Call 370-1105 to place your order today!.

Naturalist Training & Curriculum Coordinator

Wolf Ridge is opening a NEW full-time position on the program staff team! The program team works together to provide high quality learning experiences for students of all ages. As a member of the program staff, the Naturalist Training and Curriculum Coordinator will work under the direction of the Director of Naturalist Training to develop a learning community for 20-24 naturalists each year as well as manage some of the curriculum at Wolf Ridge. Job duties include mentoring and evaluating adult students, assisting in teaching graduate level course work, providing work direction for seasonal naturalist staff, help with curriculum development and maintenance and teach for our K-12 and summer camp programs.

For the full job description check here. Pay is commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, health insurance and participation in our retirement plan.

To apply for this position please complete an online application and submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

CONTACT: Lindsey Klemmer
PHONE: 218-353-7414
DATE: 07/22/2016 03:27pm

Tire inflator-Air Compressor with air tank

Tire inflator made using an automtive compressor and a 1/2 horsepower electric motor. Currently it is set at 100 psi but it can be adjusted to a lower pressure. Very handy for filling auto tires, bike tires, inner tubes, rafts, etc.  I have even run my air tools with it. The electric motor alone is worth more than my asking price.    $40.00 or best offer    Call the listed cell phone number.  The item is in Grand Marais. 

CONTACT: Randall Boyd
PHONE: 630/915-9433
DATE: 07/22/2016 02:14pm

looking for a few misc. items

In search of:

~Small (24") propane kitchen stove with working range and oven.  Can be old
if in working condition

~Random ceramic or stone tiles for mosaic.  blues, greens, natural, light

~Old bags of thin set, concrete like mixes, any color, any amount for
filling in low areas in bedrock under house

~Buckets with lids

~Small electric freezer

Contact Elise at or call 612-961-4691. Thanks


CONTACT: Melinda
DATE: 07/22/2016 01:52pm

Summer Vegetable Garden Tours - Saturday, July 30

Summer vegetable garden tours will take place on Saturday, July 30.

*  The morning tours will start at the Mineral Center Garden in Grand Portage.  Please meet at the CC Community Center in Grand Marais at 8:30 a.m. to carpool for the morning tours.

*  The afternoon tours will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the CC Community Center and we will carpool from there to the various vegetable gardens.

To pre-register please call 218-387-3015 by Friday, July 29th.  Cost is a donation of $5 - $10 to support the youth gardening programs in Cook County.

Thank you!

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 07/22/2016 01:48pm

3000 watt-Kohler Electric Plant-corrected price

Kohler Electic Plant (generator), model 3MM (when things were still made in America). The gas motor was rebuilt about four years ago. It has four 110 volt outlets (produces 3000 watts and 25 Amps) and is suitable to power a cabin, a small house or electic tools at your job site.  It starts easily and runs great.   It is mounted on a metal cradle and sits on a wheel cart. $150 or best offer.  The best way to reach me is to call the listed cell phone number. The generator is in Grand Marais.

CONTACT: Randall Boyd
PHONE: 630/915-9433
DATE: 07/22/2016 01:42pm

Antique Dresser/Storage Cabinet- SOLD-THANKS BOREAL!

Add a classic look to your cabin or house!  Depression era antique dresser/storage cabinet, believed to be hand made by the Catholic woman's movement in the 1920's. It is all wood and fastened together using only finishing nails.  It was hand made using old shipping crates. You can still see the product names inside the drawers, such as Old Gold Naptha Soap.  The lower left is a large drawer and the lower right is a latched storage bin.  It's history includes having gone through a fire and life in a garage.

Your bit of history for only $50.00 or best offer.   Item is stored in Grand Marais. The best way to reach me is through the listed cell phone number.

CONTACT: Randall Boyd
PHONE: 630/915-9433
DATE: 07/22/2016 12:54pm

Boundary Waters canoeist shares details of powerful storm

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:09pm

Near hurricane force winds pushed by one of the most powerful storms to hit northeastern Minnesota in decades moved through the region early Thursday morning, flattening trees and causing damage from Duluth to Ontario.

Winds may have gusted as high as 90 mph as the storms moved across the region, including large sections of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

WTIP's Joe Friedrichs spoke with Kevin Kramer, a canoeist who was camped at a campsite on Brant Lake near the Gunflint Trail during the storm.