Motel for sale

39 Room Family Motel for sale.  Seven wooded acres.  Assumable Mortgage.

Northwest Wi, Residence with 3 large bedrooms.

Reduced to $650,000.

Grand Marais Realty

Tom Kurschner Broker


CONTACT: Tom Kurschner
PHONE: 218-370-2019
DATE: 05/25/2016 11:09am

Cook County High School Band returns from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:19am

The Cook County High School Band traveled to Cleveland last weekend for quite an adventure.  The band spent Friday morning studying with Dr. Birch Browning of Cleveland State University where they were taught many helpful techniques to improve their sound and musicianship. The band visited—and played at—the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They also attended a Twins game against the Cleveland Indians (the Twins won!), visited the Great Lakes Science Museum and Hard Rock Café and more.

They got home at 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon and on Tuesday, performed at a concert for hometown fans, along with the Middle School choir, 6th grade band and combined 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands.

At the end of the evening, Bilben recognized her senior band members and presented several awards. She presented the John Philips Sousa Award to three students – Sara Carman, Owen Anderson and Madison Roy. Receiving the 2016 North Shore Music Association scholarship was Isabel Wahlers. And earning the Unsung Heroes Award were Lily Gruber Schultz and Shauna Blake.


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Community gathers to consider Cook County's arts economy

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:17am

Community members were invited to an “IDEA” meeting on Wednesday, May 11 at the Voyageur Brewing Company in Grand Marais. The invitation came from the Cook County Arts and Culture Economic Planning Team, which was formed following the interesting results of the study released in November 2105 which showed that the nonprofit arts and culture sector of Cook County’s economy generates over $4.6 million in total economic impact annually.

The study, Creative Minnesota: The Impact and Health of the Nonprofit Arts and Culture Sector, found that 17 nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Cook County support the equivalent of 127 full time jobs in the city, and that 78,000 people attend nonprofit arts and cultural events annually.

According to Sheila Smith, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, which conducted the study, although Cook County ranked 16th of the 17 local areas studied in size of population, the county ranked 7th in overall economic impact. Cook County ranked 3rd among the cities studied in this report, behind only Minneapolis and St. Paul, in per capita economic impact from the arts and culture, with a whopping $889 for every one of the county’s 5,176 residents.

Smith was on hand at Voyageur Brewing to deliver a first hand summary of the study and to offer encouragement to Cook County as it proceeds with its road map and strategy to develop Cook County as an arts destination.

Other speakers were Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, County Commissioner Jan Sivertson, Visit Cook County Director Linda Kratt and others, all pledging to work together to strengthen the arts economy.

For more information about the Cook County Arts and Culture Economic Planning Team, contact Amy Demmer at (218) 387-2737 or


Dance to Earth Wind and Todd at Grandma Ray's Saturday May 28th!

Come see the band and join in the fun at the newly remodeled "Grandma Ray's!" (Formerly the American Legion). A real stage and the biggest dance floor in the county! Great food and drink and lots of warm company to start off this summer with a bang. Earth Wind and Todd are a popular local '70's dance group that plays uppity pop, dirty funk, smooth soul, groovy disco and rebellious rock. Come on down and join the band in not taking things too seriously.

CONTACT: Todd Miller
PHONE: 218-387-9441
DATE: 05/25/2016 09:08am

Everything Postal Service, learn, ask questions, - Community Conversations

Community Conversation with Frank Lehto from the USPS.

Join us Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 am at the Senior Center as Frank discusses how to manage your mail, strategies for snowbirds, how to quickly sort through your mail and determine what's really important.

He'll talk about using online postal services, explain, how to ship items that you've sold online from your home and mail fraud (including common mail and money order scams). If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Jes or Bev at 218-387-2660.

PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 05/25/2016 08:55am

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca @ ACA June 11

If there's one concert you don't want to miss this season, it may well be L.A.’s  Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, a band whose music the Los Angeles Times calls "seamless and infectious" and the New York Post "celestial." The Boston Globe says their unique sound is "one of the most potent musical marriages imaginable, the Cuban son with the African soukous."

Thanks to generous support from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and the Global Awareness Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, the North Shore Music Association is thrilled to present:


Arrowhead Center for the Arts, 51 W. 5th St. Grand Marais

June 11 - 7:30 PM

Tickets: General admission. $20 adults, $5 youth (18 & under). For sale in advance (no fees) at  (search "Arrowhead Center for the Arts") and at door.

More about Ricardo:

Ricardo Lemvo is a celebrated pioneer of innovative music that blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba).Congo-born of Angolan ancestry, Lemvo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora, which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has performed countless shows with them throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Australia.

There will be room to DANCE!!!

CONTACT: North Shore Music Association
PHONE: 218-387-1272
DATE: 05/25/2016 08:34am


Rain? Fog? Sun?...Grand Marais has is all!

Weather got you down? Need some "comfort" food?

Come on down to the Trailer for Fresh, Cooked-to-Order Goodness!

Serving up Burgers....Corndogs...the Squealer...Sweet Potato Fries.... Deep-fried Munchies....and more!

May Hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesday thru Saturday

Call: 370-1105 to place your order today

North Shore Care Center hosts brunch for volunteers

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:44pm

The annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at the North Shore Care Center will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. The residents and staff want to acknowledge our many volunteers who shared their time and talents with us in 2015. Activities Director Belinda Hudler said, “Our volunteers are truly our greatest natural resource—enriching the lives of our residents, and keeping them connected to the community. Thanks for all that you do!”

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Care Center or to check out the May calendar of events, please contact the Activity Department at 387-3518 or our website:


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John Deere Snowblower for Sale

John Deere TRS-27 snowblower for sale. $450 OBO. Please call Larry at (218) 370-9475 for details.

CONTACT: Larry Marxen
PHONE: (218) 370-9475
DATE: 05/24/2016 09:03pm

Evinrude Outboard for Sale

1992 Evinrude 25 h.p. long shaft outboard tiller for sale. $750.00 OBO. Please call Larry at (218) 370-9475 for details.

CONTACT: Larry Marxen
PHONE: (218) 370-9475
DATE: 05/24/2016 08:54pm

Custom Chopper for Sale

Featured in V-Twin magazine December 2006. The pictures in magazine don't do this bike justice; it's a show stopper. Handlebars and triple trees have been altered since the feature in the magazine. Bike now features drag bars and smooth top 5 degree Hawg Halter triple trees.
Polished TP 114 " motor, polished 6 speed transmission, S & S super G carb, DM Spear intake, Martin Bros. Daisy Cutter pipes, XTreme Machine Pyscho wheels, matching sprocket and brake rotors, one piece stretched chopper gas tank with flush mount cap, sidemount tail light- license plate.
Performance machine contour hand controls, .44 magnum risers by Choppers, Inc, BDL Top fuel open belt primary, Doss waterfall billet lower legs, headwinds billet headlight, hidden wiring harness with auto return key start switch.
Paint is black with tribal flames and House Of Kolor Fireball F-20 flake plus a very cool tank mural of Bettie Page as MayHemm.
6 piston PM rear brake caliper, custom built fenders and pitchfork between frame down-tubes. Legend air ride suspension, compu-fire, single fire ignition. 32 amp charging system, Oddessey maintenance free battery. Black powdercoated frame, chrome horseshoe oil tank, custom made hand shift with 8 ball knob.
Uses hand clutch with foot shift but also has the old school look with the hand shift, and many more custom extras. Bike had approximately 200 miles, selling to fund other bike builds. Bike is a $42, 250 build. Will sacrifice for $16,500.Please call or email for additional photos.  Call Larry at (218) 370-9475.

CONTACT: Larry Marxen
PHONE: (218) 370-9475
DATE: 05/24/2016 08:51pm

Ginger Breadman Wood-Fired Bakery at the Farm & Craft Market on Saturday

Are you looking for good, fresh, local, artisan bread?  Search no more: head down to the Cook County Farm and Craft Market this summer.  The Ginger Breadman Wood-Fired Bakery, run by Caleb Mattison, will be serving up organic loaves baked fresh in a brick oven.  Support your local food movement and enjoy quality sourdough and artisan breads when you visit The Farm and Craft Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Senior Center Parking lot. The market opens May 28.

For more about the Ginger Breadman, see his Facebook page at


DATE: 05/24/2016 08:08pm

Free Stuff

Trail-a-bike, bike frame, foot stool, styrofoam cooler at the end of the driveway - 936 Devil's Track Rd.

#### Whoever picked up the trail a bike, contact me for the piece that connects it to the adult bike.

PHONE: 2183871468
DATE: 05/24/2016 06:31pm

What's Happening at Voyageur Brewing Company?

We're looking forward to Memorial Weekend and the official start of summer. Our new hours begin this weekend and we'll have our new menu items ready to go along with them. Live Music for this weekend is as follows. Thursday night Dat Dere Jazz Band is performing from 4pm-7pm, Friday we'll have Pushing Chain and Saturday the Plucked Up String Band.

Also happening at Voyageur this weekend is the hosting of the inaugural Le Grand Du Nord Bike Race. There will be packet pick up Friday night and a celebration of racers on Saturday.

If you're craving the delicious pulled pork items served by our local Double D Barbeque then you are in luck. They will be set up in our parking lot on Saturday to satisfy your hunger.

On Sunday, Eve & Gary Wallinga will be signing copies of their book, "Waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore and More" from 12:30-2:30pm.

We look forward to another summer serving all of the great folks in our community and those who visit as well.

Summer Hours

Sunday- Thursday- Noon-9pm         Friday-Saturday-Noon-10pm


Thanks for your patronage,


Sue Prom

PHONE: 2183701352
DATE: 05/24/2016 05:01pm