For Sale Pontoon

2006 TMC 18 foot with 25 hp Honda 4 stroke

Custom Boat Cover - Cockpit Cover
Stereo - AM/FM/CD player w/4 speakers
Docking Lights - Flooring - Carpet
Hydraulic Steering with Tilt Wheel
Swim Ladder - Bimini Top
Outboard Motor:  2006 Honda BF25

CONTACT: Pat Vaughan
PHONE: 651-357-5139
DATE: 05/26/2016 02:53pm

Permit to Carry Class

Still have room for a couple more people interested in taking a permit to carry class.

Instructor MIKE HART

When::  Saturday June 11th from 12:00 to 3:00

Where: Grand Marais, exact location to be announced

Cost: $60.00

Questions? Call or text Pam at 218.370.9711

PHONE: 218.370.9711
DATE: 05/26/2016 02:10pm

Sale of Gunflint Lodge nears completion

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:55pm

The sale of Gunflint Lodge is likely to be complete by mid-June, according to county officials and staff at the lodge. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 


Counselor puts hair on the line for Food Shelf

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:33pm

Cook County Schools/ISD 166 Counselor Kris Hoffman was considering a new haircut for the summer season—and decided to let Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School students determine what his new look will be. Hoffman put his head on the line in a Food Drive from now until May 27. The original goal has been met but communitiy members have upped the stakes.

Originally Hoffman promised that if Sawtooth Elementary School collected 500 canned and non-perishable items for the Cook County Food Shelf, he would shave his head on stage at the Wednesday, June 1 talent show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The hair is going! Students not only met the goal, they have now collected 613 items.

The class that collects the most for the Food Shelf will also win a party, courtesy of Hoffman and his advisory council.

The ante has been upped. School faculty and community members are trying to raise 2,000 items (or cash donations) for the Food Shelf. If that goal is reached, Hoffman will not only shave his head, but will shave off his goatee and will have his shoulders waxed at a local spa!

Donations can be sent to school with students or dropped off with Hoffman at ISD 166. Items to donate should be boxed or canned food; no bags that can be punctured or food that can spoil.

Hoffman said, “Please help spread the word, I’d love to get these kids a great going-away present for the summer!”

For more information about the Cook County Food Shelf or to volunteer with the Food Shelf, contact Bill Lenz (218) 387-9860.


This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com.



Take a Kid Fishing event on June 11

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:23pm

Interested in teaching your kid how to fish and enjoy the many lakes in Cook County?  Interested in introducing them to a life-long activity that can connect them with their local environment, encouraging stewardship and appreciation of one of Minnesota’s wonderful resources . . . the lake?

Then join the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District and the United States Forest Service for a day of fishing on June 11 at the Kimball Lake Campground from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will also be natural resource professionals demonstrating fly-fishing casting and tying, presenting aquatic invasive species information and more.  Space is limited so call 218-387-1750 or email gunflint@fs.fed.us for reservations no later than May 27.

What to Bring:  A child 5-12 years of age accompanied by an adult.  Make sure they are dressed to be near water – jacket, hat, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, insect repellant, and life jacket if you have one. Some life jackets and fishing rods will be available, but due to limited supply bring your own if you can.

Directions to the Campground:  Travel 12 miles north on the Gunflint Trail (CC 12), turn right on the Trout Lake Road (FR 140) and travel 2 miles to the Kimball Lake Campground entrance.  The entrance is on the right.  Parking is limited so either carpool or park along the side of the main road into the campground.

Lunch and water will be provided! 

This event is being sponsored by the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District, United States Forest Service, Solbakken Resort and Buck’s Hardware Hank.


This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com.


Art therapy studio opens in Grand Marais

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 1:20pm

Local resident Belle Janicek has opened a new therapy business in Grand Marais.  WTIP's Joe Friedrichs spoke with her about the new art therapy studio located in the Cook County Higher Education building. 


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Solid Surface Kitchen Countertop SOLD

Remodeling - Solid surface kitchen counter top –  approximately 36 square feet of counter top with bullnose edge and  backsplash.  White with blue / gray flecks.  Very good condition.  SOLD


DATE: 05/26/2016 01:13pm

Picture Framing Equipment

Picture framing equipment for sale

Jyden picture framing chopper. Includes 60 inch extension with scale and production stops.  Cuts perfect 45° angles. Very good condition. Extra set of blades. $350.00

Starr-Springfield professional mat cutter with production stops – very good condition     $ 50.00

Some mats and glass included.


Please call Greg at 387-9074

DATE: 05/26/2016 01:05pm

Kohler Toilet with Insuliner Tank

Two white Kohler toilets with insulated (Insuliner) tanks and elongated bowl.   Eliminates tank sweating.  Very good condition.  $25.00 each.


Please call Greg at 387-9074

DATE: 05/26/2016 12:59pm

Antique Oak Bookcase

Antique oak bookcase.  Circa 1900.  Mission style with two glass doors with mullions and adjustable shelves.  Size:  48" W x 48" H x 12" D.   Nice shape.  $300.00

Please call Greg at 387-9074

DATE: 05/26/2016 12:55pm

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center Open for the Season

Opening Day this Saturday, May 28.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center opens for its seventh season.

Stop in and visit the new Nature Center hours will be 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily until October 23.

This year's temporary exhibit is on "Birds: Heard but not Seen"

The Museum will be open daily on May 28 through October 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Nature Center will be open daily on May 28 through October 23, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

See you this season

CONTACT: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
PHONE: 218-388-9915
DATE: 05/26/2016 12:54pm

Bookkeeping services available

Full charge bookkeeping services available: locally and regionally. Over 35 years experience in all aspects of bookkeeping, tax filing and tax payments.  Bill paying, invoicing, filing, automatic payment set up, payroll, etc.  A master in Quickbooks usage, I can take care of all your bookkeeping needs quickly and accurately, traveling to your location or bringing your records to my office.

Numerous local referrals available.  I charge $25 an hour but am willing to work with you to make my services affordable.

Please contact me with any questions.  Thank you!

CONTACT: Saraphine Metis
PHONE: 370-1024
DATE: 05/26/2016 12:54pm

Honda Generator

Honda EB 6500 110/220 with cart for moving it around. Electric start. In excellent condition. Used very little as a back up generator at cabin. For more info call Jim Deering at 612-597-2125.

CONTACT: Jim Deering
PHONE: 612-597-2125
DATE: 05/26/2016 12:49pm

Looking for some rainy day fun? Come tonight to CCHE's Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats - Oh, My!

May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats -  Oh, My!

This presentation will focus on telling some of the stories  from seven weeks as Volunteers in the National Park Service at Cape Look-out National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Hillary Freeman is retired and has worked as a volunteer at various National Parks for six years including Grand Portage National Monument.

Carol Mork retired in 2008, has lived in Cook County since 2011, and volunteers annually at National Parks including Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN, and Grand Portage National Monument.

Thursday, May 26th at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 

No RSVP required. Everyone welcome - All Ages! $5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community and sponsored by the Birchbark Books and Gifts, Lake Superior Trading Post, Cook County Co-op, Sven and Ole's Pizza, Bluefin Bay Resort, Lutsen Resort, and  Visit Cook County MN. 

For more information please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

CONTACT: Kelsey Kennedy
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 05/26/2016 11:47am

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Today's Soups

Mulligatawny, Bacon Potato Chowder, Tomato Leek. Enjoy!