Trail Center Lodge

King Crab~Snow Crab~Shrimp~Ribeye

Specials start at 5 pm

King Crab 1 lb

All you can eat Snow Crab

8 Jumbo Shrimp

Surf and Turf ~ Ribeye or Prime Rib with choice of 3 Shrimp, 2 Snow crab or 1 King Crab 

All meals served with house salad, warm bread and choice of side.



Have a great day!

Sarah and crew

Sven & Ole's Pizza

Feed The Ones You Love! Heart Shaped Pizza's & Heart Shaped Dessert Pizza's

Heart Shaped Pizza     $17.99

Your Choice Of Up To 3 Toppings Of Your Choice.

The pizzas are approximately 14" on a medium thick crust.

Ask for a heart-shaped pizza when you order.  Baked only.


Heart Shaped Cherry & Cream Cheese Topped Dessert Pizza     $12.99

The Heart Shaped Dessert Pizza is approximately 12" on a medium thick crust.  Baked only.


CALL 387-1713 To Place Your Order!


veggie cutter/Kitchen Magician

Flash from the past! Vintage but functions perfectly. Has made tons of kraut, human powered! We now have an even more vintage style cutter and this too sadly must go. $10. 370-9497 or email.


CONTACT: Melinda
DATE: 02/13/2017 05:00pm

soy/rice/nut milk maker

Make your own alternative milk with the Soya Power Plus, new to us over $150. We replaced it with a Vitamix now so it too must leave our small space. $30, will deliver to town. 370-9497 or email.

CONTACT: Melinda
DATE: 02/13/2017 04:55pm

Notebook Found at Grand Marais Post Office

A watercolor notebook and and an accompanying photograph of an alpine skier were found today at the Grand Marais Post Office. If they are yours, please call us at 387-1020 or stop by to pick them up (9-4 M-F, 9-11 Sat.)!


CONTACT: Ben Steckelberg
DATE: 02/13/2017 04:23pm

Ride needed

Ride needed to Jay's Superior Auto in Hovland from Grand Marais on 02/13 or 14/17; call Tony at 218-877-7293

CONTACT: Tony Walzer
PHONE: 218-877-7293
DATE: 02/13/2017 04:09pm


Till Great Rock and Roll at the Tavern Fri Feb  17th at 8.30

Brothers In Arms  Rock till ya Drop Show!!!   See u  there!

CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:45pm

Thanks to local merchants!

The North Superior Ski and Run Club wishes to thank our generous Grand Marais merchants for their donations to the ski races at the Pincushion Mt. Winter Festival Sunday, Feb. 12.  Thank you to Johnson's Foods, Lake Superior Trading Post, Devils Track Nordic Ski Shop, Joynes Ben Franklin, Stone Harbor, Cook Co. Whole Foods CoOp, Voyageur Brewing, Sven and Ole's, and Genes's IGA.  Your gifts and food were very much appreciated by local folks and visitors.  Thank you very much for your support!

CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 2183700115
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:26pm

New DNR app directs Cook County residents to natural springs

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:24pm

A new web-based app developed by the Department of Natural Resources gives people the ability to submit reports on the location of springs in Minnesota.
The data will help researchers with important groundwater research.

Spring location and reporting is important because springs create and sustain vital ecosystems. They can indicate groundwater health and help protect against invasive species. Land stability and building integrity depend on knowing where springs are located. Trout streams and other coldwater fisheries, calcareous fens, and many streams and lakes require springs. Springs also have aesthetic and historical value that creates a special sense of place for residents and visitors.

Click here to locate or report a natural spring in Minnesota. 

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out more about the new DNR app in this interview. 


Local swimmers advance to state competition

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:24pm

The following are Cook County swimmers who are competing at the state meet on Feb. 19 at the University of Minnesota.

  • Jack Willis: 200 free, 200 Medley relay, 200 IM, 200 free relay, 200 breaststroke
  • Shaelyn Hingos: 200 Medley relay, 200 free relay
  • Ella Hedstrom: 200 Medley relay, 200 free relay
  • Arora Schlemeske: 200 Medley relay, 50 freestyle, 100 IM, 
  • Tanner DeBoer: 200 Medley relay, 50 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 free relay, 100 freestyle
  • Henry DeArruda Wharton: 200 Medley relay, 200 IM, 100 backstroke, 200 free relay, 100 butterfly
  • Tristan Surbaugh: 200 Medley relay, 100 backstroke, 200 free relay, 100 breaststroke
  • Isaak Lien: 100 IM, 25 backstroke, 25 breaststroke
  • Martine Redshaw: 400 free relay
  • Liv Hedstrom: 400 free relay
  • Lexi Surbaugh: 400 free relay
  • Mary June Wharton: 400 free relay

Stay tuned to WTIP online and on the air for updates on the 2017 Minnesota State Swim Meet. 

Preparing for Valentines Day 2017

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:49pm

February 14 is Valentine's Day and local shops are getting ready with special treats, flowers and gifts. 

Rhonda Silence stopped by two local businesses to find out how they are preparing for this special day. 


Now Hiring - Development Manager

The Grand Marais Art Colony is now accepting applications for a FT Development Manager. Application materials are due by Sunday, February 26, 2017. Please click the follwing link for full details on the position and to learn how to apply:

CONTACT: Amy Demmer
PHONE: 218-387-2737
DATE: 02/13/2017 02:08pm

Job Opening: Cook County Higher Education Executive Director

Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) is seeking an energetic, visioning Executive Director to help us expand the services and program offerings we provide to our rural remote community.

CCHE Executive Director is responsible for maintaining a high quality post-secondary education resource center in Cook County. 

The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CCHE’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. 

Cook County Higher Education was established in 1996 as a pilot Federal Grant program and is a non-profit organization providing local access and support for students to attain college education and training in the rural North Shore region of Minnesota for the past 20 years. CCHE provides college preparation, college certificates and degrees, workforce training, and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/13/2017 01:40pm

Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is hiring - Come work in our brand new Casino we will train you!

Grand Portage's brand new Casino is loking for employees to join our TEAM!

Not only can you work in a great enviroment but you will receive the BEST benefit package around! All Medical Premiums are paid for by Grand Portage

We are hiring for Cashiers, Slot attendants, Blackjack Dealers and many, many more positions!!!

Please visit our website 

You can also Apply online

Any questions Call Human Resources at 218-475-2809 or 218-475-2808

We look forward to having you join our team!


DATE: 02/13/2017 01:37pm

Yoga at Cobblestone begins this week

Iyengar Yoga classes begin this week and run for 4 classes at Cobblestone Cabins, 6660 W. Hwy 61, Tofte MN. Schedule follows:

MEN'S CLASS- Tue. 6PM  Feb. 14-March 7      Beginners welcome.

GENTLE CLASS- Wed. 10AM  Feb. 15-March 8    Beginners welcome.

WOMEN'S CLASS-Wed. 6:30PM  Feb. 15-March 8   Beginners welcome.

All classes taught by Kathy Horak, certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.

Cost is $40 for 4/classes or $15 to walk-in or $75 for a 6 class punch card.

Please call 663-7957 or e-mail Kathy at if you have any questions or if you are a first time student at Cobblestone.

CONTACT: Kathy Horak
PHONE: 218-663-7957
DATE: 02/13/2017 01:23pm