Ideas and draft plans for improvements to the existing, public water access area near the Dog Pound and Public Works garages in the rec park are available for review and comment. Follow this link: http://www.grandmaraisrecreationarea.com/grand-marais/master-plan.htm and let us know what you think.
Paper copies are also available for review at City Hall and the Library. Further project presentation and review of written comments will be featured on the April Park Board agenda, with a meeting date of 4/1/14 at 4:45 PM in the Park Office.
For more information contact the Park Office: 218-387-1712
CONTACT: Dave Tersteeg
DATE: 03/07/2014 01:18pm
Jim Miller has had 30 years in the home lighting industry and is now serving cook county for new constrution and remolding projects. No job is to big or small. Don't get left in the DARK call jim now for all your lighting needs.
CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 218 475-2656
DATE: 03/07/2014 12:55pm
The BUY ONE GET TWO FREE childrenswear Sale ends this week!!!
We found another stash of stuff this week so there will be even MORE items coming out!!
Don't miss out.
Get your presents early, stock up for summer!!!
DATE: 03/07/2014 11:12am
Tonight is the night we've all been waiting for. The Walking Dead are heading to Windigo for some Zombie FUN! Get out your zombie duds(pink of course) and join us for an evening of FUNdraising for Mush for a Cure.
There will be a live auction with a football signed by Adrian Peterson, a hat signed by Greg Jennings, a beautiful breast cancer themed blanket and more.
There's the crowning of the Zombie King and Zombie Queen(best dressed Zombies), great door prizes and of course the head shaving by Andrea Everson of Studio 61. Come watch Cory Christiansen, Ana Genz and Craig Horak become Bald and Beautiful.
We hope you will come support the 8th Annual Mush for a Cure FUNdraiser from 7-11pm at Windigo Lodge. Have an early dinner at Trail Center from 5-7pm and meet some mushers who will be registering there. Saturday's festivities are all on Gunflint Lake in front of Gunflint Pines. It's going to be a beautiful day and the tent will be set up to keep you out of the wind(if there is any).
Thank you VERY MUSH for making this event happen.
Sponsors... SUPERIOR FUEL COMPANY, Lake Superior Trading Post, Grand Marais State Bank, Republic Bank, Cook County Visitors Bureau, Gunflint Trail Association & Granite Gear.
Thanks to the Ridge Ridgers Snowmobile Club for grilling and to all businesses and individuals who have donated to the cause.
CONTACT: Sue Prom
DATE: 03/07/2014 11:05am
There is nothing more fun on a cold winter night than gathering the family together to play some games. Gene’s Foods in Grand Marais is promoting family game nights with a series of drawings each Saturday for the next three weeks, starting March 3 with the first drawing on March 8.
Two winners each week in each category—ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9 – up—will win a brand new board game. There are new games like Beat the Parents, Mad Libs Crisscross, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar game and old favorites like Candy Land, Monopoly, Scrabble, Life and many more.
In addition to the game, winners also receive pop and popcorn—an instant family game night!
Stop by the store and enter the drawing today to see if you will be a lucky winner!
The debate of whether or not to keep the school’s open lunch policy that allows juniors and seniors to leave the campus during lunch break continued at the School District 166 school board meeting on February 20. Sophomore Sean MacDonell spoke during the community comments portion of the meeting in favor of keeping the policy in place.
MacDonell stated that some of the negative comments made by others the past couple of weeks do not really speak for all of the student body. He stressed that “We can be the responsible students you expect us to be.”
Principal Adam Nelson brought up the idea of offering open campus during lunch one or two days a week as a reward to students. One concern that he has about ending the policy altogether is that it is already difficult for all the students to make it through the lunch line and have time for lunch during the 30-minute break. He gave the example of a student who already had to wait in line for 13 minutes before even getting his lunch. By adding an additional 40 students to the lunch line it may compound the problem further.
Board Member Sissy Lunde suggested the possibility of staggering lunch times but Nelson said that was not really feasible.
Superintendent, Beth Schwarz informed the board that ISD 166 attorney said that in his opinion there are more reasons to close the campus than to leave it open, however there are arguments on both sides. He cited several examples including that the outcome from lawsuits is unpredictable. Board member Ed Bolstad again stated that this is being considered mainly because of possible safety concerns for the students.
Board member Deb White added that, “Our children are the lifeblood of our community.”
The earliest that a final vote will take place on this issue will be in April. The board continues to invite any one wishing to comment on this to contact them.