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

The Crooked Spoon

Lunch 11-3 Dinner 4:30-8

Blow on in!

Soup~Chicken Wild Rice

Warmer weather is on the way

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:27am

It’ll be cold into the weekend but it’ll soon start to warm up and the next week will be much warmer and very pleasant weather. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Obituary for Don Roberts

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:43am


Don Roberts 73, of Grand Marais, died after a courageous battle with cancer, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in North Shore Health in Grand Marais.

He was born December 7, 1943, to Donald and Patricia (Brown) Roberts in Duluth.  Don grew up on the East coast and Alaska. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Delaware.  He enlisted in the Navy after graduation and served 32 years including two tours in Vietnam, where he was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts.  Don obtained the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer 1st Class before retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post #413, Ridge Rider Snowmobile Club, Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association, ATV Club, Ruffed Grouse Society, Ducks Unlimited, and the NRA.  Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, Fox News, and watching the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins, and most of all time with his family.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Richard.

He is survived by his wife, Kelly of Grand Marais, children, Troy of Hermantown, Natalie (Tobias) Odipo of Kenya, Krista Roberts of Fargo, North Dakota; brother, Dan (Judy) Roberts of Dover, Delaware; step-brother, Jack Blackwell of Idaho; and Billy Blackwell of Grand Portage; step-sister, Mary (George) Harrelson of Grand Portage; and step-mother Jean Roberts of Grand Marais; five grandchildren, Alec and Sofia of Illinois, Kirralee, Latisha, and Katelyn of Kenya; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m.  Memorial Service will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais. Burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery at a later date.  To sign the online guestbook please visit


Best Western Plus Superior Inn, downtown Grand Marais, is seeking applicants who enjoy cleaning. PT, year-round daytime hours. Involves weekdays and weekends. Requires ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

Some benefits include: Flex plan, disability, life, voluntary supplemental insurance, dental, retirement plan, PTO & Best Western discounts.

Apply in person or online at or email

CONTACT: Best Western Plus Superior Inn
DATE: 01/12/2017 09:42am

Guest Experience Representative

Best Western Plus Superior Inn, downtown Grand Marais, is seeking applicants with computer aptitude and excellent communication skills. Year-round, PT position. Involves weekdays and weekends. Requires ability to lift up to 35 lbs.

Some benefits include: Flex plan, disability, life, voluntary supplemental insurance, dental, retirement plan, PTO & Best Western discounts.

Apply in person or online at or email

CONTACT: Best Western Plus Superior Inn
DATE: 01/12/2017 09:40am

Trail Center Lodge

Pasta Night!

Specials start at 5 pm.


Have a great day!

Norpine Trails Are Picture Perfect!

New Snowfall: 
4-6 Inches
Last Grooming Date: 
Date Skied: 
Area Skied: 
Pioneer Loop
Base Depth: 
5-14 Inches

All trails are open, groomed and packed powder conditions that are picture perfect.  It may be cold, but it's worth it!

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HarborLand Cleaning Service

Offering residential and commercial cleaning, vacation rentals, long term rentals, and private home cleaning.   Please call (218) 370-9476 for information, rates, and scheduling.

CONTACT: HarborLand Cleaning
PHONE: (218) 370-9476
DATE: 01/11/2017 05:27pm

Kundalini Yoga is Back !

Kundalini Yoga is Back ! Starting next Thursday the 19th @ 5:30. Classes will be held at the historic 4H log building across from the community center. Visit for more details.

CONTACT: Brigette Nies
PHONE: 218-370-0150
DATE: 01/11/2017 04:42pm

Cattle Feed Lot For Sale

Cattle Feed Lot For Sale, Excellent Operation, Updated or New, New Apartments for the Employees.

Located in Dorchester, Wisconsin.  Asking $3,300,000.00

Call Thomas Kurschner   218-370-2019

CONTACT: Thomas Kurschner
PHONE: 218-370-2019
DATE: 01/11/2017 03:49pm