Fiddler Darol Anger, founding member of the David Grisman Quintet & the Republic of Strings, GRAMMY nominee, & Berklee School of Music professor, is bringing the Anger-Gordy-Walsh Quartet (AKA Mr. Sun) to Grand Marais on March 15 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (7:30pm, $8 students, $20 adults, 51 W. 5th Street).
Darol Anger, Joe Walsh (mandolin, The Gibson Brothers), Grant Gordy (guitar, David Grisman Quintet), & Karl Doty (acoustic bass, A Far Cry). Genres: American roots, folk, bluegrass, jazz, old-time, indie/pop grass. About the group: http://darolanger.com/
Advance Tickets (no fees): http://arrowheadcenterforthearts.tix.com
Tickets also for sale at box office one hour before show. For more details about this and other NSMA events, go to www.northshoremusicassociation.com
CONTACT: North Shore Music Association
DATE: 03/06/2014 05:52am
Following up on three public meetings hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in January on the potential environmental impact of a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, the non-profit Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW) hosted its own public meeting in Grand Marais on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
Jerritt Johnston, coordinator for Sustainable Ely and administrator for NMW welcomed about 30 people to the Cook County Senior Center. Jane Reyer, a former attorney for the National Wildlife Federation, (NWF) who lived in Cook County from 1998 to 2006, gave a presentation on highlights of the 2, 200-page supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS). The information she shared can be found on the NMW website at (www.nmworg.org/documents/)
The deadline for comments is March 13, 2014. Anyone wishing to comment should write to: Lisa Fay, EIS Project Manager, MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Environmental Review Unit, 500 Lafayette Road, Box 25, St. Paul MN 55155-4025 or email: NorthMetDEIS.email@example.com.
After several years of dogged planning it looks like housing for seniors may finally be built in Tofte.
Dick Grabko and Gary Lamppa of Community Connections came before the Tofte town board on February 13, 2014 and informed the supervisors that the Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) had awarded the township a grant of $230,000. The money will be used to put in infrastructure for a planned 12-unit senior housing project expected to cost $1.9 million to develop.
Originally the township was hoping to receive $350,000 from the IRRRB but due to a shortfall in the IRRRB’s budget for this grant cycle, it was pared down. Grabko said the township could reapply for the remaining $120,000 in the IRRRB’s next grant cycle.
The township plans on renting housing units at market rates and will finance the rest of the project through general obligation abatement bonds with a 20-year repayment plan. Currently township supervisors have been working with Dynamic Homes on the design of houses. To get a better idea of what might be built in Tofte, township supervisors toured Mill Stream Village in St. Joseph, Minnesota, looking at the layout of those senior living and assisted living houses.
Senior housing options will allow older residents a chance to live in their home town when they are unable to take care of their house, said Supervisor Paul James.
“We are trying to get the cost of the houses down as low as possible and yet maintain quality,” said James.
Senior housing will be on the agenda at the township annual meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
”We will have a presentation with preliminary designs and we hope costs for the public at our annual meeting,” James said.
A representative from Dynamic Homes should be at the annual meeting to answer questions, said James.
The Cook County commissioners room was during the Tuesday, February 25 county board meeting as about 35 community members gathered to learn more about a proposed Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) quarantine of Cook and Lake counties in the effort to slow the spread of the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar).
Lucia Hunt, gypsy moth unit supervisor and Alan Sommerfeld, senior communications officer for the MDA, gave the presentation, which many North Shore residents have heard before, describing the impact of the gypsy moth as a nuisance pest and landscape defoliator. Hunt said that currently, 800,000 acres are deforested nationwide by the pests.
Four loggers and two timber industry representatives and one resort owner spoke after the MDA presentation. Several noted that 800,000 acres were deforested nationwide by the advancement of the gypsy moth. One logger, Victor Bohnen of Grand Marais said that seems relatively small, considering the potential economic hardship to Cook County.
County commissioners seemed sympathetic to the logging industry representatives. Commissioner Bruce Martinson said it seems that the “cat seems to be out of the bag” and there is no stopping the gypsy moths.
Commissioner Garry Gamble said he had talked to some noted entomologists about gypsy moths and had been told that the pests would never ravage Cook and Lake counties, basically because the climate is not suitable for them. Gamble also noted that gypsy moth outbreaks are associated with the presence of oak forests and Cook and Lake county forests consist of 0 percent oak and the Superior National Forest’s 2004 Forest Plan projected that the forest would remain that way for 100 years.
Gamble presented a potential resolution stating the county’s opposition to the proposed quarantine listing numerous other reasons. The board passed the resolution unanimously.
Looking to rent a work/studio "space" to work on computer projects.
- Internet access or the ability to set up a century link account.
- 24 hour access to the facility with a key (I must be able to lock my room, or the entire facility)
- a toilet.
- within 3 miles of "downtown" grand marais on highway 61 or highway 7 (not on the gunflint. I want to bike...)
- at least 9x9 ft.
- sole use of the room.
- a second story window with a view!
- "good" light (natural/eletric)
- sole use of the faciltiy.
Im willing to:
- do light "maintainence" for reduced rent (no pet care)
- be flexible (within a week) to temporarily vacate the facility if you need to use it for a short period of time (a week or less).
I hope this will be a positive experience for both parties so im willing to consider any situation you propose!
CONTACT: Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: 03/05/2014 05:01pm