Ask A Trooper

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:31pm

By Sgt. Neil Dickenson of the Minnesota State Patrol

Question: What should I do about my neighbor who snow blows the snow from his driveway into the street? I do not know who to report this to. This morning I nearly had an accident sliding down our street.

The Crooked Spoon

Bone in Ribeye Tonight!

Winter Hours

Lunch Thur-Mon 11-3

Dinner Thur-Sun 4:30-8

Apartment for Rent

Large apartment, over 1,000 square feet, one bedroom, furnished unit on one floor of a private home 50 feet from Lake Superior shore in Hovland. Utilities included. Renter does their own phone and garbage. No pets. No smoking. Call 475-2359 early AM or evening. First and last month rent plus references or security deposit. Rent is $750 per month.

CONTACT: Harry Drabik
PHONE: 475-2359
DATE: 01/13/2017 11:36am

Banadad Opened and Tracked

New Snowfall: 
5" Tuesday
Last Grooming Date: 
January 12 and 13
Base Depth: 

Banadad Ski Trail Snow Report
Banadad tracked yesterday- a cold and windy day. Skiing should be excellent except in a few open areas along the trail where drifting snow might have drifted over the trail. Lace Lake & Tall Pines trails tracked today. Cold again today but warmer tomorrow -Saturday

Snow on the ground- 23"

Last Tracked- Thursday and Friday

Conditions - Good to Excellent for update trail information call0-  218-388-4487

20 New Aprons at Gunflint Mercantile

20 brand new handmade aprons available at Gunflint Mercantile only!

Stop in and check out the great selection!

Open 10-5pm all weekend
(closed on Tues, Wed, and Thursdays)

CONTACT: Gunflint Mercantile
PHONE: 387-9228
DATE: 01/13/2017 11:22am

Stained Glass

This is single sheet stained glass. Assortment of all colors. Could be used also for mosiac projects. Not suitable for fusing no known co-efficient. Would like to sell all in one sale. $500 or obo.

CONTACT: Millie Spry
PHONE: 218-370-1602A
DATE: 01/13/2017 08:18am

Subway Winter Hours

Subway Winter Hours

Monday thru Friday       7 am to 8 pm

Saturday                      8 am to 3 pm

Sunday                        Closed

CONTACT: Robert Svadlenka
PHONE: 2183879279
DATE: 01/13/2017 06:56am

Princess Di fan?

Rare Princess Diana Beanie Baby, pristine condition, tag in plastic sleeve still attached, purple with white rose.  check out big prices online. Can email photo if desired.  Moving and just can't take everything!  $15.  Please call 370-0115

CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 2183700115
DATE: 01/12/2017 09:13pm

WTIP shares the latest law enforcement report

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:47pm

Cook County Law Enforcement Report
The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center in the last week. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers. 




Trail grooming continues

Recent Snowfall: 
4-6 inches depending location
Recent Grooming: 
Trails are getting groomed as conditions permit. Gunflint Trail most recently.
Current Trail Conditions: 

There are been wet areas that have not froze over yet, trees have come down and the lakes do not have enough ice for the groomers to cross. Use caution as you ride but there is good snow from Grand Marais up to the mid-trail area, The Gunflint Trail has been groomed many times. The Expressway is difficult due to the lake crossings and is not in as good of shape. The markers have been put out across Devil Track Lake. Blueberry trail to the Grand Portage trails has been cleared and groomed.

The State Trail will be groomed Friday night and an additional trail will see grooming Saturday night. Most likely the Gunflint Trail and the Expressway down to Tressel Pine Lake. The mid-trail area will be groomer Saturday night also.

Ride safe and use caution as there are many hazards if you ride off the groomed trail.

Skyport Lodge & Raven Rock Grill

$1 off glasses of wine - soup & salad $7

It's a blustery evening! Warm up by the fire and enjoy $1 off glasses of wine & a cup of beef barley soup & side salad for $7.


Dupre abandons attempt to climb Mount Hunter

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:22pm


After enduring several days of high winds, poor snow conditions, and brutal cold, Grand Marais adventurer Lonnie Dupre abandoned his attempt to become the first person to climb Mount Hunter in Alaska's Denali Park unaided and alone.

 Dupre was flown to Kahiltna glacier at the base of Mount Hunter on January 5 but unfortunately, couldn't begin his climb until high winds decreased.

On January 7 Dupre set across the glacier at the base of the mountain on skis, encountering large chunks of ice that encumbered his progress. When the terrain got too steep to ski, Dupre switched to making his way on foot with poles. Walking was difficult. The snow was waist deep, but Dupre couldn't plow through the snow because it had a thick crust. Making little progress and realizing he would have to camp among the ice falls, Dupre returned to his camp and relocated further north, seeking out a route with a steeper pitch. 

The next day Dupre sought an alternate way up the mountain but had to turn back.  According to his blog he climbed some steep, technical pitches, but did not have sufficient protection from falling rocks to continue. On his way down, Dupre broke through a bergschrund (a crevasse created where the glacier meets the mountain). With both feet dangling into the void, Dupre arrested the fall at shoulder level.

"With great effort and time, he managed to get himself and his backpack out of the crevasse. He was pretty shaken up," wrote his publicist, Stevie Anna Plummer. 

After enduring several days of brutal cold and high winds, Dupre started back for his landing strip.

At 14,573 feet Mount Hunter isn't exceptionally tall for mountaineers, but due to its steep pitch, nasty cold, high winds and often severe snow conditions, it is considered North America's most challenging 14,000-foot mountain to climb.

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CONTACT: Richard Fields
DATE: 01/12/2017 02:26pm

Grand Marais Visioning

Grand Marais would like to hear from all of you in Cook County.  Please search for "Grand Marais" on your computer and answer the survey.  Let us know what you like and what you would like to see changed.  

Thank you for your help,

Visioning Committee

CONTACT: Frances Jarcchow
DATE: 01/12/2017 02:06pm

3 Day Basic Welding January 27th, 28th, 29th

3 Day Basic Welding

January 27th, 28th, 29th | 9am-5pm
Instructed by Don Hammer 

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
Instructor: Don Hammer

Cook County Higher Education
Advanced Education on the North Shore
North Shore Campus
300 West 3rd St.
P. O. Box 57
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Website and Course Registration:
Events and Updates:
Ph: (218) 387-3411
Fax:  (218)387-3413

This series is made possible by a grant from the  North Shore Health Care Foundation

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 01/12/2017 01:04pm

January 2, 2017
8:25 a.m. W Hwy 61, Lutsen Caller states her 84-year-old husband is having a hard time breathing. 
10:53 a.m. W Hwy 61, Lutsen Traffic stop, warning given.
11:00 a.m.  Law Enforcement Center  Party requests a callback. 
12:15 p.m. Hovland  Party hit a deer near here. No injuries. Just wanted a report for insurance. 
1:35 p.m. Eliza Rd, Grand Portage Caller states his car slid into his brother’s last night in his driveway. Wanted a police report for insurance reasons. 
1:40 p.m. Schroeder  Caller hit a deer around this location. No injuries. Just wanted a report in case her insurance asks for it. No deputy needed. 
2:40 p.m. North Shore Health Party needs a ride from hospital back to Lutsen.
2:37 p.m. Grand Marais  Caller reporting snowmobiles running up and down Broadway 
2:57 p.m. Lindskog Road, Grand Marais  Deputy slipped off the roadway near this address due to icy conditions and damaged the front of his squad.
3:27 p.m. Grand Marais  Caller reports a man screaming and yelling on County Road 7. Party was yelling for their missing dog
3:41 p.m. County Road 6, Grand Marais Truck pulling trailer slid backwards into snowbank. 
4:23 p.m. Gunflint Trail Caller states a black pickup is in the ditch near here. Three females in the vehicle, no injuries 
5:53  p.m. Hovland  Picked up a deer off highway. Party will pick up tag tomorrow.
9:49 p.m. Superior National Golf Course Man walking on Highway 61 with no reflective clothing and wearing dark clothes.
10:39 p.m. Grand Portage  Unwanted person in house.  
11:13 p.m. Grand Marais  Medical call for a diabetic patient.  
January 3
1:28 a.m. N. Broadway/E. Wisconsin, Grand Marais Stop sign gone from this corner. City to place temporary sign to prevent traffic accidents. 
7:58 a.m. Shoe Lake Rd, Hovland A pickup with a snowmobile on a trailer parked at the Carrot Lake parking lot. It's been there since Friday and caller thinks it's a bit odd. 
8:02 a.m. Cook County High School  Safe routes to school patrol.
8:20 a.m. Grand Marais   73-year-old man may have had a stroke, needs medical transport to hospital 
8:46 a.m. Linnell Road, Grand Marais Truck parked in the road near this location. Plow truck driver doesn't think he can get around it.
11:10 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  911 hangup from 911 only phone.
12:55 p.m. Schroeder  Passerby reporting a deer hit by car near this location. Deer needs to be dispatched.
2:08 p.m. Grand Portage  Caller states that party was seen dragging party by the hair on New Year’s Eve. 
2:41 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Permit to purchase firearm application.
5:19 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Deputy call back requested. 
10:17 p.m. East Highway 61  Run away dog - strawberry blonde huskey mix with a blue collar. Leash was attached. Answers to "Shawnee." 
10:39 p.m. East Highway 61  Semi with emergency flashers on. 
January 4
8:24 a.m. Upper Rd, Grand Portage Traffic stop, warning given.
9:24 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  911 hang up – Cook County rang back and spoke to front desk. Unaware of any problems but will check and let Cook County know. 
9:41 a.m. County Road 7, Grand Marais Residence check.
10:05 a.m. Gunflint Trail  83-year-old female fell outside, not sure if injured but needs lift assist.
11:01 a.m. Grand Portage  Attempt to pick up parties with Cook County warrant.
11:10 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Deputy call back requested. 
11:24 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Permit to carry application received.
11:31 a.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage Traffic stop, warning given.
12:28 p.m. Cc Sheriffs Office, 2gm  Deputy assisted with fingerprinting party.
12:48 p.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage  Traffic stop, warning given.
1:04 p.m. Gunflint Trail  83-year-old female has fallen.
1:09 p.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage Traffic stop, citation issued.
2:40 p.m. Ski Hill Road, Lutsen 911 hang up from cell phone. Cook County rang back and left voicemail. Coordinates put it approximately at a location on the Ski Hill Road.
4:43 p.m. Gunflint Trail  83-year-old female has fallen again.
5:22 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Deputy call back requested. 
6:15 p.m. Gunflint Trail  Vehicle with flashers on located on a curve in the road. 
January 5
8:03 a.m. Cook County High School School patrol.
8:26 a.m. Cook County Courthouse Child protection meeting.
8:34 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Deputy call back requested. 
9:42 a.m. Grand Portage  Papers served.
10:14 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Urine analysis on 2 females.
10:30 a.m. Grand Marais Rec. Park  Walk through.
11:07 a.m. Grand Portage Lodge  Walk through.
11:18 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Deputy assisted with urine analysis.
11:48 a.m. Grand Portage Lodge Checking with surveillance.
12:20 p.m. Grand Portage   Attempt to pick up on Cook County warrant.
1:02 p.m. East Highway 61 Traffic stop, warning given.
2:57 p.m. West Highway 61  911 complaint on icy road conditions at the Rock Cut.
3:19 p.m. West Highway 61, Schroeder Traffic stop, warning given.
4:50 p.m. Temperance River State Park Bluefin Bay Resort had phone call from a guest out on the Superior Hiking Trail between Temperance River and Carlton Peak. The guest is part of a group of 5 hikers.  Caller is in the front breaking the trail. Three of the group have fallen at least 10 minutes behind him and it is getting dark.
5:59 p.m. West Highway 61  Traffic stop, warning given.
6:54 p.m. Co Rd 7, Grand Marais Run away dog - brown and white boxer type dog - call if found. 
7:38 p.m.  Tofte Attempt to pick up party on warrant.
January 6
9:19 a.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen 911 hang up from Lutsen Resort. Cook County rang back to desk who were trying to get info about the call as well.
10:34 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Permit to purchase app weapon received.
2:05 p.m.. Ski Hill Rd, Lutsen Picking up a .357 hand gun and delivering to Law Enforcement Center. 
4:23 p.m. Gunflint Trail  Car slid into the ditch. No injuries. White Toyota corolla 
7:29 p.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage  Papers served.
7:35 p.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage  Papers served.
7:41 p.m. Grand Portage  Papers served.
8:03 p.m. Birch Cliff Drive, Tofte  Traffic stop, warning given.
9:40 p.m. Papa Charlies, Lutsen Walk through
10:17 p.m. West Highway 61, Schroeder  Traffic stop, citation issued
10:18 p.m. Lutsen Resort employee housing, Party complaining about the noise at the east building.
January 7
1:37 a.m. Grand Portage  Party would like a deputy to come to this location. He feels his life is being threatened. Man arrested on 2 misdemeanor warrants.
2:54 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Party called to see if anyone had reported a sustained power outage. They had a report of a blip on the power grid.
9:00 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Turned in a box of old and new ammunition, variety of calibers. 
9:22 a.m. Trail Center Out on foot for dog sled race.
9:24 a.m. W Hwy 61/Temperance Rd, Schroeder  Injured deer upper ditch 100 feet south of Temperance River Road.
10:44 a.m. Grand Marais  Unwanted, drunk person. Arrest for disorderly conduct.
12:43 p.m. Clearview General Store, Lutsen  Older female drove vehicle into the Clearview Store.
1:06 p.m. Ward Lake Rd, Lutsen  Two-vehicle head on at this location, no injuries.
1:24 p.m. W Hwy 61/Temperance Rd, Schroeder  Saw vehicle hit deer, deer injured in upper ditch. 
1:51 p.m. Co Rd 7, Grand Marais  General tamper alarm. 
2:22 p.m. Caribou Trail, Lutsen  Trees hanging down over the road causing vehicle to go to the opposite side of road to get around between Holly Lake/Tait Lake access roads. 
2:34 p.m.  Highway 61, Lutsen Hit deer by Arrowhead Cooperative in Lutsen. Need report for insurance. 
3:01 p.m. Eagle Ridge, Lutsen  Vehicle parked blocking 4 other vehicles so closely that if tow is attempted it would damage other vehicles.
3:16 p.m. Rollins Ridge Road, Lutsen  Possible power outage.
6:03 p.m. Grace Drive, Grand Marais Traffic stop, warning given.
6:04 p.m. East Hwy 61/Grace Dr, Grand Marais Out with snowmobiles on Grace Drive.
7:55 p.m. Bow Lake Rd, Gunflint Trail Camper was in sauna - went outside and passed out 15- yeo female passed out after being in sauna. 
9:06 p.m. Bay Rd, Grand Portage Traffic stop, warning given
9:15 p.m. Bay Rd, Grand Portage Party was looking for her husband who went snowmobiling around the village, hasn't been able to find him 
January 8
9:10 a.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen Traffic stop, warning given.
9:29 a.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Traffic stop, warning given.
10:20 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, warning given.
10:28 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, warning given.
10:46 a.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen Traffic stop, citation issued.
11:59 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, citation issued.
12:28 p.m. Grand Marais  92 year-old needs transport to hospital, in pain. 
1:49 p.m. East Highway 61, Hovland Traffic stop, warning given.
2:08 p.m. N Broadway, Grand Marais  Foot patrol.
2:43 p.m.  Cascade River State Park  Park manager calling: someone has been staying in the park overnight the last few nights - always coming in after the park has closed and then leaves before workers come back in the morning.
3:11 p.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen Traffic stop, citation issued.
5:19 p.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Deer was just hit on 61 in front of his driveway. The deer is dead and the person that hit it doesn't want it, wondering if he can have it.
7:32 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Permit to purchase firearm application received.
7:58 p.m. Grand Marais  Party threatening caller.