Write-in candidates for county offices must file request to have votes counted

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:34pm

It is far too late for a citizen to have his or her name printed on the 2014 General Election ballot. However, an individual may still run as a write-in candidate, as Chris Goettl and Jeff Kern are for the School District 166 school board.

However, for county offices there is an additional step.

Since 2008, election officials have not required to separate and count the ballots with handwritten candidate entries for county, state and federal offices. So, according to County Auditor Braidy Powers, all votes cast for write-ins will be tallied and recorded as one—unless a write-in candidate fills out a Written Request by Write-In Candidates for County Office form.

If an individual wants the votes cast in his or her name tallied, he or she must complete the form and submit it to the county auditor’s office on before October 28, 2014.

This rule applies only to candidates for county, state and federal offices. It does not apply to write-in candidates for the city, school board, or hospital board.

 

American Legion Auxiliary sponsors clothing drive for homeless veterans

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:26pm

The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to serve our nation’s veterans and the members of American Legion Post 413 have been troubled by the number of homeless veterans in the United States. They decided to do something to make a difference for homeless veterans in MN and Wisconsin. From now until just after Veterans Day, November 15, the Legion Auxiliary is conducting a clothing drive.

The Legion Auxiliary is teaming up with Help-A-Vet, a Minneapolis group formed to deal with the growing numbers of homeless veterans in Minneapolis.

The organization works to help homeless veterans who are not dressed appropriately for the cold winters in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The project began with volunteers giving veterans a quilt designed just for them. Quilts are still accepted, but just as—or perhaps more important—are donations of warm clothing and cold-weather gear. Help-A-Vet is seeking items such as winter boots and coats, socks, long johns, hooded sweatshirts, new men’s underwear, travel-sized toiletries, backpacks and sleeping bags.

The organizations are also expanding their mission to help veterans find jobs and housing, so monetary contributions are also welcome.

If you would like to help Post 413 Legion Auxiliary collect these necessary warm weather items, simply bring them to the American Legion lounge in Grand Marais. If you would like more information, please contact Nancy Backlund at (218) 387-1798.

Obituary

Person's Name: 
Jean Husby
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Jean D. Husby, a much-loved member of the Grand Marais community, died on October 5, 2014, at Hillhaven, surrounded by her family. She was 89. Born and raised in McIntosh, Minnesota, Jean Vaatveit was the youngest of four girls. She married Harold Husby in 1944, and the two moved to Kansas City, Missouri, in 1950. Jean received a B.A. in Music from the University of Missouri in 1974. In 1979 she and Harold moved to Grand Marais, and built a lovely home on Maple Hill, with a two-floor greenhouse that she filled with flowers. She was a fine gardener and for years supplied "Jean's greens" to restaurants in the area. She was also one of the Grand Marais "wildflower ladies," contributing to the two-volume Wildflowers of Cook County, Minnesota.

            Jean had wide-ranging interests and a broad circle of friends of all ages. She was an avid reader and an accomplished musician, fiber artist, and author. Her needlepoint tapestry was displayed at the Johnson Heritage Post (1998) and in the atrium of the hospital (2000). Her essays appeared in many magazines, but she was most proud of her two short-story collections, illustrated by her son Scott: Willow Water (2003) and A Return to Willow Water (2011). In the later years of her life, Jean was working on a biography of Fanny Mendelssohn.

             She is survived by her husband, Harold, as well as her four children: Scott (Tracey Cullen) of Grand Marais, Timothy (Barbara) of Broomfield, Colorado, Carolyn Godfrey of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Peter (Martha) of Alameda, California. She also leaves seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hillhaven in Grand Marais.

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Electric stove- G.E., harvest gold with hood/and back splash, works great and in excellent condition............make offer. 

 

 



CONTACT: Lois Steven
PHONE: 218-663-7648
DATE: 10/18/2014 06:38pm

Mogul's Grille and Tap Room at Lutsen

Date: 
11/03/2014
Special: 
Chef Inspired Dinner Specials / Happy Hour 4-6pm

Chef Inspired Dinner Specials ($16.95)

Our Chef has created three plated dinners, each for one special price. We will feature a Grille, Pasta, and Fish Special daily.
There is also a fine selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

We are open Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am-9:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm

Happy Hour (4-6pm)

$3 off Appetizers / $2 off Specialty Drinks / $1 off Wine and Beer

Mogul's Grille and Tap Room at Lutsen

Date: 
11/02/2014
Special: 
Chef Inspired Dinner Specials / Happy Hour 4-6pm

Chef Inspired Dinner Specials ($16.95)

Our Chef has created three plated dinners, each for one special price. We will feature a Grille, Pasta, and Fish Special daily.
There is also a fine selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

We are open Monday-Thursday from 4:00pm-8:00pm,Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am-9:00pm,and Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm

Happy Hour (4-6pm)

$3 off Appetizers / $2 off Specialty Drinks / $1 off Wine and Beer