Discussion of new Border Patrol station in Grand Marais finding momentum

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:39am

There are discussions being held by local elected officials, others around the state and perhaps beyond regarding a new Border Patrol station in Grand Marais. WTIP's Joe Friedrichs had a conversation with Matt Curran, the patrol agent in charge of the local Grand Marais Border Patrol Station, about a possible new facility and his monthly Thursday morning coffee with the PAIC. 


3" Nautical Suunto deck compass

Liquid filled flush mount Suunto compass. Made in Finland. For car boat or kayak. Very nice. The mount ring is cracked otherwise this is ready for your boating adventures. 

Call and leave a message thanks 370 2277


DATE: 06/22/2016 10:17am

Healthy Families Event in Hovland from 9:30-11am this Saturday June 25

Join us this Saturday at the Trinity Church in Hovland for a fun-filled morning! This event is for families with preschool and elementary-aged kids and the focus will be on Play Every Day. We will be learning time-filler activities and games you can play with your child or a group of children. The event is from 9:30-11am and the cost is free!

Every family can be a healthier family. The Y understands that health begins at home and we support families in their efforts to build the five pillars that support a healthy family home:


See you there! 

CONTACT: Emily Marshall
PHONE: 2183873386
DATE: 06/22/2016 10:11am


Beer-battered Onion Rings are now here!

June Hours: OPEN at 11 am Tuesday thru Saturday

** Patty Melt..... 1/3 # Burger cooked to perfection, SMOTHERED in Fried Onions, grilled up on our

    Homemade Raisin Rye Bread

We serve a palethra of Burgers...Munchies...Sandwiches..etc... guarenteed to satisfy your tastebuds!

Located at 8 Broadway Art Gallery...the "Backyard"...Grand Marais's best-kept Secret Dining Spot!

Call: 370-1105 to place your order today!


Summer is here...hurry and get your picnic stuff...

We do have picnic stuff, from the genuine picnic basket just like Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz  to plastic containers and even brown paper bags...whatever works!  We have table cloths (the oil cloth kind), lovely picnic dishes and glassware (er plasticware) for your favorite drinks.  Lemonade pitchers, tableware (that means knives, forks etc.)... and don't forget umbrellas...we have them, too!

You are one ant short of a picnic if you don't bring along tether ball, or other games... or in-line (on line?) skates, some fishing equipment, and a Good Book.  We probably have what you are looking for including totes to carry all the stuff you need.

Maybe you want to just sit on your deck....  need chairs?  We have them.  How about tables?  We even have a metal Pub table.

Just in:

  • Rattan or wicker occasional chairs
  • new bath/shower surround
  • book shelves (or, with imagination, things you can make into bookshelves)
  • medicine cabinet with a mirror
  • cool cabinet that could be for medicine without a mirror
  • Very nice French doors.

Plus....  we have table leafs..or is it leaves?  priced extremely low because we have no tables to go with them!   AND WE HAVE SHUTTERS.... many sizes both plastic and wood. They aren't just for windows any more, you know.  There are those who have made headboards out of them.  I shutter to think about it.

Stop in the coffee is always on and the welcome is always warm!!

CONTACT: EvaLyn Carlson
PHONE: 370-0615
DATE: 06/21/2016 09:58pm

Birch Terrace

Oyster Shuck


             Starts 12:00pm til Gone

Music by: "Cook County's Most Wanted"


Phone # 387-2215


Lake Superior Boat

FOR SALE  1989 20' Shamrock Cuddy

This boat is in excellent condition, handles extremely well on the big lake and the inboard is powerful and suprisingly good on gas. It's ready to go, rod, reels two electric downriggers and all the required Coast Guard items to be legal.

Low hours, fun, comfortable and a great fishing boat!

$8500.00 BO


PHONE: 218-370-9586
DATE: 06/21/2016 03:18pm

July 4th: Ice Cream Social

July 4th Ice Cream Social

6:30-8:30pm at First Congregational UCC, in partnership with St. John's. Free will donation benefits mission partnership with St. Francis Parish, Chiapas, Mexico.


CONTACT: First Congregational UCC
PHONE: 2183872113
DATE: 06/21/2016 03:13pm

Tuesday night means Trivia at Grandma Ray's

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:09pm

On Tuesday night in Grand Marais friends and family gather at Grandma Ray’s (formerly the American Legion) for a Trivia Contest hosted by “Big B” and his sidekick Kristi.

The trivia competition is open to all. Join the fun at 7 p.m. at Grandma Ray’s on 1st Avenue in Grand Marais.

To make this lively event a bit more interesting, the Cook County News-Herald has agreed to publish the weekly "winners" when they are available.

Grandma Ray’s June 14 Trivia Night top teams and their prizes are:

1st        The Legion      $50     

2nd       Better Than Nothin’   $25  

3rd        Table 8            $10

4th        Danger Zone   T-shirt

Last     Bobblehead     a Butterfingers candy bar

Congratulations and good luck!


Two students received Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:04pm

The Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award, an annual scholarship, was developed by the Grand Marais Art Colony and Leah Thomas in memory of Leah’s brother, Eric Thomas (1956-2013). Two awards were presented at the Cook County High School Awards Program on May 23.

Presenting the award, Leah Thomas said, “Congratulations to Cassie Burkett and Samantha Scalise, recipients of the 2016 Eric Thomas Emerging Artist Award. Cassie and Samantha each receive a scholarship to the Grand Marais Art Colony to further their artistic journey.”

The scholarship provides full tuition and cost of materials for a young Cook County artist finishing his or her sophomore or junior year (or equivalent home school program) to attend a Grand Marais Art Colony class of their choice. The winning scholarship recipient—or recipients—must demonstrate clear artistic interest, originality, and motivation.

In addition to this new scholarship, the Art Colony offers youth and financial need-based scholarships available so that everyone in Cook County has the opportunity to access artistic education.

Contributions may be made to this scholarship fund by contacting the Art Colony at 218-387-2737 or director@grandmaraisartcolony.org.


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

North Shore Health - Casual LPN or RN Charge Nurse

North Shore Health has casual hours available for a LPN or RN Charge Nurse at the Care Center.  Applicant must be willing to share in weekend and holiday coverage, as well as working rotating shifts.

To fill out an application, please visit our website at:


Please complete the application and application inserts and send them in.


CONTACT: Michele Starkey
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 06/21/2016 02:50pm

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Soups Of The Day

Minnesota Wild Rice, Sausage Lentil, Tuscan White Bean And Vegetables. Enjoy!

Upper Trail housekeeping

Cross River Lodge is looking for part time or even almost full time housekeeping help. We want our cabins and suites to be at their very best for our guests so good cleaning habits are appreciated. Starting pay of $13 hour meals included! Our helpers are appreciated and values here at the Lodge!

CONTACT: Rose Schloot
PHONE: 218-388-2233
DATE: 06/21/2016 10:57am

Upper Trail Lodge part time

Cross River Lodge needs part time help mowing and weedwacking along with other various chores. Can work around your schedule if needed. $13 hour. Employees are very much appreciated and valued that work for us.

CONTACT: John Schloot
PHONE: 218-388-2233
DATE: 06/21/2016 10:48am

Community Acupuncture today

Sarah Wilson returns with Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais which takes place at Laurie Senty's Massage Studio this Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

This is a good opportunity to receive acupuncture from a well established acupuncturist. Sarah's been in practice since 1991. No need to make an appointment 

for community acupuncture, just come over anytime before 5:30. If you would like to attend and the 3pm to 6pm timeframe will not work, please contact me and lets

work with schedules so you can attend.  For more information, please visit


If you have any questions, feel free to call, email or text Sarah at 612-825-2160 and sarahwilson.n@gmail.com.

cost is $25. Private appointments will be available beginning this May. 

Laurie Senty's Therapeutic Massage Studio, across HWY 61 from the DQ

CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 06/21/2016 09:49am