Gunflint Trail exchange 388 is out of service

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:18pm

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office issued a notice at 5 p.m. announcing that the county is currently experiencing a problem with the Gunflint Trail area telephone system. Phone numbers using the 388 exchange are not working.

The Sheriff’s Office informed residents in the 388 telephone exchange area, that their telephone likely does not work.  Anyone who has an emergency, is asked to please go to the Gunflint Fire Department at Hall 1 – 7401 Gunflint Trail. 

The Gunflint Trail Fire Department will be manned until telephone service has been restored.


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

Fresh Caramel Apples! (made with local apples) at Gunflint Mercantile

Fresh Caramel Apples at Gunflint Mercantile! Delicious and just the perfect size... all made with locally grown fresh-picked apples!

Open 10am-5pm

CONTACT: Gunflint Mercantile
PHONE: 387-9228
DATE: 09/30/2014 04:09pm

Sign up now for Master Gardener training

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:08pm

 If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others, apply now to become a University of Minnesota Extension County Master Gardener.  Applications are being accepted for the Master Gardener program in each county now until October 1.

Individuals selected for the program need to complete a 48-hour Master Gardener Horticulture Core Course.  The core course can be taken online between January and May.  A new topic is added weekly.  Individuals can also attend in-person classes held on Fridays and Saturdays at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum between Jan. 9 and Feb. 7.  Instructors are University of Minnesota Extension educators and faculty.

Following the course, interns will complete 50 hours of volunteer time in the first year working with local Master Gardeners on a variety of projects that educate the public about gardening and horticulture.  You might answer plant questions by phone or in an information booth, submit information to the local newspaper, or make a presentation to a community group.  Examples of Master Gardener projects include:  Horticulture Day, Community Garden, Plant Sale, County Fair Booth, Farmers’ Market Booth, and many others.  For an application packet and more information, please call Diane Booth at 218-387-3015 or email: 

You may also stop by the office located in the Cook County Community Center building at 317 West 5th Street, Grand Marais.



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


Sivertson Gallery hosts "Do You Raku? We Do!" on October 4

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:18pm

Sivertson Gallery is hosting ‘Do You Raku? We Do!’ on Saturday October 4th from 10am to 3pm.  WTIP volunteer Mary Manning spoke with C.J. Heithoff of the Gallery on North Shore Morning.


Do You Raku? We Do!
Saturday 4th of October, 2014
Learn the secrets of a raku glaze and fire with ceramic artists Richard Gruchella and Carrin Rosetti. Buy a bowl to glaze yourself and Richard will fire it on the spot! This annual event takes place in Grand Marais on Saturday, October 4th from 10 am to 3 pm!
“Do you Raku” takes place during the North Shore’s “Crossing Borders Studio Tour.” This event offers a unique opportunity for folks to learn about artists’ processes and how their environment influences their aesthetic decisions.
Sivertson Gallery - Grand Marais
14 West Wisconsin Street
P.O. Box 178
Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA
Toll-free 888-880-4369
Sivertson Blog:

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Art Colony October Classes and Moose Madness

Check out the Art Colony's October Classes and give us a call today to register!

My Imaginary Friend the Superhero: Youth Class with Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

October 9 - October 30 | 4 Thursdays | 4 - 5:30pm
Tuition: $45

Harvest Bounty in Pastel with Lisa Stauffer

October 11- 12 (& 13 optional) | 2 or 3 days | 9am - 4pm
Tuition: $150

Community Ink Day: Autumn Designs with Jerry Riach

October 11 | 1pm - 4pm | DROP IN ACTIVITY
Tuition: $5

Watercolor: Youth Class with John Franz and David Hahn

October 20 - November 10 | 4 Mondays | 4pm - 5pm
Tuition: $25

Interior Landscapes: Cultivating Creative Resilience

October 25 - 26 | 2 days | 9am - 4pm
Kelly O. Finnerty
Tuition: $190 | Supply Fee: $11

Pots for Presents with Joan Farnam

October 28 - December 16 | 8 Tuesday evenings | 6 - 8pm
Tuition: $150 | Supply Fee: $30


There's A Moose In My Brush! with Tom McCann

October 17 | 10am - 11:30am

Intro to Letterboxing with Jill Levene

Friday, October 17 |  Noon - 2pm
Tuition: $5

MN Center for Book Arts Classes (REGISTER THROUGH MCBA at

Decorative Techniques on Paper with Jana Pullman

Saturday, October 18 | 9am - Noon
Tuition: $20

Explore Paste Paper with Jana Pullman

CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 218-387-2737
DATE: 09/30/2014 12:49pm

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls! (Glass and Clay)

Make-a-Bowl for Empty Bowls!

There is still space available in the Make-a-Bowl Sessions at the Art Colony and this year you have your choice between working in the clay studio or the glass studio.

Join us for one of the following sessions:

Make-a-Bowl | $5 | Clay or Glass Studio


Sunday, October 4 | Clay | 2pm - 3pm

Monday, October 5 | Clay | 7pm - 8pm

Sunday, October 12 | Clay | 2pm - 3pm

Monday, October 13 | Clay | 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday, October 22 | Glass | 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday, October 23 | Glass | 7pm - 8pm

Call the Art Colony to register: 218-387-2737



CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 218-387-2737
DATE: 09/30/2014 12:21pm