Holiday Truffle Samplers at Gunflint Mercantile

Holiday Truffle Samplers are ready!!! 

1 dozen of our delicious handmade truffles.... 
Flavors: Triple Chocolate, Red Velvet, Dark Chocolate, Dark Mocha, Eggnog, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Peppermint, Pumpkin

Open 10-5pm

CONTACT: Gunflint Mercantile
PHONE: 387-9228
DATE: 12/17/2014 04:19pm

SEE *Cook County's Most Wanted* SAT@ Legion

In the  mood for some "Fine Rock and Choice Country" music?  Appreciate good singing and well chosen tunes?  Feel like cuttin'' a rug?  

Local band Cook County's Most Wanted will be at the American Legion in Grand Marais this Sat., Dec 20, starting at 8 pm.  Come on out and show your support for local musicians, and the venues that host them!  Thanks and have a safe and happy Christmas season.  Remember to always have a designated driver and never drive under the influence.



CONTACT: mncaribou
DATE: 12/17/2014 03:39pm

Schroeder township now on-line

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:07pm

It’s not finished; in fact it’s a work in progress.  “But it’s up and running,” said Schroeder Supervisor Tina McKeever, of the the township’s new website.

McKeever made the exciting announcement at the town board’s December 9 meeting.

Last month the supervisors hired Lavona Czaplicki to help them design and get the long- planned site up and going.

McKeever and Town Clerk Doug Schwecke have been adding pictures and information to the site, but, as she noted, “We need to add a lot more information about the township and we need to get more pictures that represent Schroeder onto the site.”

The website can be viewed online at


This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald ~

National Park Service sees positive results in ballast water testing

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:06pm

The National Park Service continues its efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Invasive species such as the zebra mussel have caused extensive damage to natural resources and cost millions of dollars in eradication and control efforts. Ballast water discharges from ships (water used for ship stability) is a primary pathway for introduction of invasive species. The NPS and its partners have conducted significant research into ballast water treatment technology, most recently this summer at Isle Royale National Park.

Results are in from the summer testing of two freshwater ballast treatment systems on the NPS ship Ranger III. The NPS tested a manually operated rapid response treatment process that used chlorine and a neutralizer and a fully automated permanent treatment system using filtration and ultraviolet (UV) technology. The shipboard status tests were conducted in September 2014 and the final report was recently released. Both systems passed United States federal and international standards for two out of three requirements: discharge of living zooplankton and indicator bacteria.

The systems did not meet the standards for phytoplankton, which remain some of the toughest organisms to kill. Since the numbers of live phytoplankton collected exceeded the standard, the test facility conducted a viability analysis. After giving the organisms optimum conditions for growth and reproduction it was determined they were not viable (not capable of reproduction) after undergoing either of the treatments.

More information on results and criteria will be posted on the Isle Royale website,

Late Night Shopping for Locals - Sivertson Gallery

Don't forget! We are open until 7 pm on Friday, December 19th!

Join us for Christmas Cheer, Wine and Gift-Wrapping :-D

See you Friday!

CONTACT: Sivertson Gallery
PHONE: 218-387-2491
DATE: 12/17/2014 02:31pm

Holiday help needed

Attention college students and those back home for Christmas Break - Lutsen Mountains has temporary positions available through the holiday season (now through January 11). We are looking for lift operators, rental shop staff, cashiers, etc. Have fun, make some extra money, and earn skiing privelages while you work!

Please contact Kathy Buckman if interested.



CONTACT: Melissa Dressely
PHONE: 2184061319
DATE: 12/17/2014 01:39pm