Panel and congressman talk moose, housing, tourism in Cook County

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:17pm

On Tuesday, June 28, Congressman Rick Nolan visited the North House Folk School for a roundtable discussion with local officials and members of the community. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs has this report on Nolan’s public forum. 


Fifth Wheel Camper for Sale

30 foot 1995 Dutchman Fifth Wheel Trailer for Sale

Everything is in working condition.

One large slide.  Needs some TLC.

$4000 or best offer.


Call 387-2994.

CONTACT: Larry Larsen
PHONE: 387-2994
DATE: 06/28/2016 11:41am

Found Tracfone LG at Napa

Found LG Tracfone at Napa. Stop in to claim.

CONTACT: Matthew
PHONE: 218 387 2304
DATE: 06/28/2016 11:33am

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Soups Of The Day

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

Water contact advisory posted for Kadunce Creek beach area

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:22am

A Cook County beach has received a “no water contact” advisory from the Minnesota Department of Health. Water samples collected at the beach on June 27 at Kadunce Creek beach, on the northwest side of the creek near the picnic area, indicate possible fecal contamination. The water at the beach will be tested again tomorrow, June  28.

Beach monitoring is conducted at the following beaches in Cook County:  Chicago Bay boat launch in Hovland; Paradise Beach, Kadunce Creek, Durfee Creek in Colvill; Old Shore Road, Harbor Park in Grand Marais, Recreation Park campground in Grand Marais, Cutface Creek Wayside Rest; Temperance River State Park, Schroeder Town Park and Sugarloaf Cove Beach in Schroeder. At press time, all had “water contact acceptable” ratings.

A number of factors, such as dog, geese and other wildlife feces, dirty diapers, failing septic systems and sewer line breaks and overflows, can contribute to higher levels of illness-causing bacteria.

The Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program offers the following tips to minimize risks associated with potential water contamination. Its website recommends waiting 24 hours before going swimming after a heavy rainfall and showering after swimming or recreating at the beach. It also advises that beach goers do not swallow water and that they try to keep face and head out of the water. If possible, the website says to wear earplugs and goggles. Finally, it advises people with weakened immune systems not to swim.

Anyone who becomes ill after contacting beach water is asked to contact the Minnesota Department of Health at (877) 366-3455.

To find the latest results of beach monitoring for North Shore beaches, visit


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Water loss problem at Cook County Community YMCA resolved

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:12am

For the last month the Cook County Community YMCA swimming pool seemed to have a high tide and low tide, as water levels fluctuated. In reality, it has been learned that water was leaking out of the pool and then being replaced automatically.

Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Water and Sewer Director Tom Nelson said that from May 20 to June 20 the Cook County YMCA swimming pool lost more than one million gallons of water,

Nelson said his PUC crew discovered the leak when they were completing random meter checks on water usage throughout the city. They made the discovery around the 14th of June, and County Maintenance Director Brian Silence was notified.

Nelson said by then the pool had lost between 800,000 to 900,000 gallons of water.

Nelson first noticed an uptick in water consumption at the pool around Memorial Day, on the heels of the mid-May closing to drain, clean, and refill the pool, which took about 10 days to accomplish.

Silence suspected a valve had somehow remained open after the pool had been cleaned and then refilled.  Silence retained the services of a scuba diver who swam to the bottom of the 10-foot deep pool and found that a rock had gotten stuck in the mechanical valve that helps the pool drain and kept the valve open.

The PUC will likely work with the YMCA on a reduced charge for the lost water.

To help ensure that the YMCA is properly taken care of, the Cook County Board of Commissioners recently authorized hiring a full-time person to perform custodial duties at the Y. In the meantime, Silence said he is taking an online class in pool maintenance so he can help troubleshoot mechanical failures should they occur again at the YMCA pool. 


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Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Yummy Breakfasts! Eggs Benedict, Buttermilk Pancakes & More! Turkey Dinner Today! Happy Hour 3-6pm!

Come celebrate the 4th of July weekend at Cascade Restaurant and Pub!!

Breakfast served 'til 2pm!  

Traditional Turkey dinner starts at 11am!

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen

Located between Lutsen and Grand Marais and overlooking Lake Superior!



Sunshine and Fresh Air.....

June Hours: OPEN at 11 am Tuesday thru Saturday*

Today's Special:

*** Bacon Cheddar BBQ Burger with Onion Rings.....$13.50

Serving up ....Munchies....the "Squealer" ...Burgers ....Floats ....Chili/Soup .... Sandwiches ...

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

Call: 370-1105 to place your order today!

Little care pet fish at ODDZ&ENDZ

PET FISH!  no feed, no smell, no eat.  Affordable price.  Come with their own home.

SPIKED BUCK to watch over your fireplace.  To see it is to love it. (keep wife at home if you are planning to buy).

PENGUIN  nearly life sized...well, that is if you are two years old, then it is life sized. 

GOOSE also no feed, no smell, no eat...but will look good in your den along with the Spiked Buck.

Raggedy Ann and Andy...great buy...great condition and looking for a forever home (probably not with the Spiked Buck).


Amoire... really nice...well, it isn't really an amoire, it is an entertainment center, but with a few shelves, or a clothes rod it would be great in a small child's room.  Drawers for clothing, diapers, toys,  It can be painted or used in the nice wood tone that it is.

Curio Cabinet..lovingly hand built..  If you are curio (us) stop in and see for yourself.

small end plain, one decorative.

You missed a lot on Monday... most everything that arrived ...went to new homes... except for the Spiked Buck.

Coffee is hot...the welcome is warm....         We will be closed on July 4.

This is table week.... come and look at what we have left.


CONTACT: EvaLyn Carlson
PHONE: 370-0615
DATE: 06/27/2016 11:10pm

Voyageur Brewing Company

Live Music!!

Live music from 4p-7p!!

Jim McGowan will be playing live at the VBC!! Jim plays acoustic folk, rock, roots and blues!!

For more information, please go to


See you there!!

Voyageur Brewing Company

Live Music!!

Pete Kavanaugh will be performing Live at VBC from 4p-7p!!  Pete is a local guitarist, singer and songwriter and his acoustic show features his arrangements of Blues, Folk and Rock standards as well as his own compositions.

For more information, please go to

See you there!!

Voyageur Brewing Company

Live Music!!

Live Music from 4p-7p!!

Ben & The Road Beers

Two memebers of Ben & The Road Beers will be performaning at VBC!!  The group is based out of the Twin cities and performs Country Rock!!

For more information, please go to

See you there!!!

Voyageur Brewing Company

Live Music!!

Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo 

Live at Voyageur Brewing Company


There performance emphasis is on acoutsic style duets of their own compositions and unique renditions of music by some of their favorite artists.  

For more information go to

See you there!!!

Old woodworking magazines

Free woodworking magazines

- Woodsmith magazine   1983 - 1993

- Wood Magazine   April 1987 - Oct 2015

- Workbench Magazine   Feb 1990 - Aug 2009

- Shop Notes magazine   Jan 1992 - July 2008

Please call Dick at 218-387-9172

CONTACT: Dick Swanson
PHONE: 218-387-9172
DATE: 06/27/2016 06:02pm

Oak Magazine Bookcase

Oak magazine bookcase

33" wide  X  72"  tall  X 12 1/2" deep

$125.00 - cash only please

Call Dick at 218-387-9172

CONTACT: Dick Swanson
PHONE: 218-387-9172
DATE: 06/27/2016 03:45pm