State Rep. David Dill battles cancer

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:30am

State Rep. David Dill, DFL-District 3A, is battling for his life against cancer. According to the Ely Timberjay newspaper, the 60-year-old Dill, who took ill after the 2015 session, is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

District 3 Senator, and Majority Leader, Tom Bakk told WTIP he had visited Dill Tuesday in Rochester. He said Dill was “conversant” but the family was hesitant to release details of his illness at that time.

It’s the latest in a long string of illnesses that have plagued the state representative, who has struggled with diabetes and a heart condition.

According to the Timberjay, in 2010, Dill received a kidney transplant and later underwent surgery to install a pacemaker to treat an irregular heartbeat that had sapped his energy.

The newspaper further states that Dill’s cancer battle has fueled speculation that the state representative may not run for re-election in 2016. There has been no official announcement by Dill or his family on his plans.

Dill chairs the House Lands Subcommittee and is the DFL leader on the Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee. He also serves on the House Agriculture Finance Committee, the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee and the Greater Minnesota Economic and Workforce Development Policy Committee.

He’s played an influential role in legislation on mining and outdoor issues, and has been a strong advocate for education.


SplinterTones FRIDAY, July 31 Sydney's Rooftop 1 - 4

Dig it!  Sydney's on the east bay in downtown Grand Marais presents SplinterTones for your dancing, listening, pizza-eating, cold-beverage-drinking, beach-combing pleasure. Tomorrow, Friday, July 31 from 1 - 4 pm.  Crazy!

SplinterTones are a high-octane, 7-piece band based in Grand Marais, Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior. The ensemble plays an uppity blend of hep and snappy tunes in a unique and unmistakable style. Noted for their vibrant vocal harmonies, colorful stage presence and strong rhythmic grooves, SplinterTones crowd the dance floor with legions of enthusiastic dancers.  

SplinterTones perform at music festivals, wedding dances, town halls, clubs, parties and celebrations throughout the region.  

SplinterTones are:  Max Bichel - Fiddle/Vocals, Liz Sivertson - Saxophone/Vocals, Leah Thomas - Accordion/Vocals, John Gruber - Guitar/Vocals, Holly Harwig - Percussion/Vocals, Jeff DeShaw - Bass, Rick Brandenburg - Drums.

SplinterTones are on Facebook and YouTube. An archived television performance is available on "The PlayList", WDSE TV, Duluth.

Bookings:  218-387-1840 (Max), (Leah), Big Swamp Productions, 153 Pike Lake Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604

CONTACT: Leah Thomas
PHONE: 218-387-9709
DATE: 07/30/2015 07:12pm

Sumo For Charity

Friday & Saturday

10am until 5pm

take on your friends in the sumo ring!


100% of the proceeds will go to Charity

A $5 Donation per person – for 5 rounds of wrestling is requested.

Larger donations are always welcome!

Ages 10 and up



A small non-profit organization in northern Minnesota utilizing two experiential strategies: adventure education and service-learning to encourage people in the development of character and practice of Christian virtue


 Forkhorn Youth Summer Camps -

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association believes that educating hunters is key to perpetuating Minnesota’s outdoor heritage and that the best tool of wildlife and ecosystem education is instilling a greater appreciation for our natural resources in our children. MDHA’s method is Forkhorn Youth Summer Camps.

Since 1985, thousands of youth have attended Forkhorn Camps. MDHA currently collaborates with seven facilities around the state to implement camp sessions for youth ages 11-17. MDHA’s Forkhorn camps have developed remarkably since their inception, but their aim remains the same: youth education.

CONTACT: Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
DATE: 07/30/2015 04:23pm

ISD 166 Cook County Schools- School Board Meeting Agenda for 8/4


                                                             School Board Agenda

                                                                  August 4, 2015

                                                      5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting


1.0               Call to Order

2.0               Pledge of Allegiance

3.0               Recognition of Visitors

4.0               Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0          Community Comments            

               5.1      Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.

    5.2    Open Operating Referendum Discussion

CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 07/30/2015 04:21pm

Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Buttermilk Pancakes, burritos, veggie bennies, Traditional turkey dinner....Happy Hour 3-6pm!

Homemade food all day long!  Escape the crowds for a while and enjoy some homecooked food!  Burger made fresh each day, fresh hashbrowns, homemade soups, and more!  

Traditional Turkey dinner starts at 11am!

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen


Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais

Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Breakfast 'til 2pm! LIVE MUSIC tonight! Happy Hour 3-6pm.....Prime Rib too!

Pete Kavanaugh LIVE in the Pub tonight from 730-930pm!!

Prime Rib special starts at 4pm!

And Breakfast served 'til 2pm every day and Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.!!

3719 W. Highway 61 ,Lutsen


Right between Lutsen and Grand Marais