Gala for the Grove: A Fundraiser for Birch Grove Community School

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 5:42pm

On May 17, the fourth annual "Gala for the Grove" will take place at Surfside in Tofte. The auction held at the gala is a fundraiser for Birch Grove Community School. North Shore Morning host Julie Carlson talked with Diane Blanchette, the director of the school about the event, the food, and the wonderful cause that it supports.

More information and reservations from Birch Grove Community School at 663-0170.


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Fishing closures to protect spawing walleye

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:03pm

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the following closures took effect April 1: Sea Gull River from Sea Gull Lake through Gull Lake to Saganaga Lake, approximately one-third of a mile north of the narrows, closed through May 23; Saganaga Falls on the Minnesota‑Ontario border where the Granite River enters Saganaga Lake, closed through May 31; Maligne River (also known as Northern Light Rapids) on the Ontario side of Saganaga Lake, closed through May 31; channel between Little Gunflint and Little North Lakes on the Minnesota‑Ontario border, closed through May 31; Cross River (inlet to Gunflint Lake) from the Gunflint Trail to Gunflint Lake, closed through May 23.

The following areas will be closed to fishing from May 10 through May 23: Tait River from White Pine Lake to Forest Road 340 crossing, including a portion of White Pine Lake; Junco Creek from the first log dam above County Road 57 downstream to Devil Track Lake, and including a portion of Devil Track Lake near the river mouth.

Closures apply to fishing only; travel is permitted through these areas. All closed areas will be posted.

The closures are intended to protect concentrations of walleye that may be vulnerable to over-harvest in what is expected to be a year with relatively late ice-out and delayed spawning. Questions may be directed to the DNR fisheries office in Grand Marais at (218) 387-3056, or to Grand Marais area fisheries supervisor Steve Persons at


Nominate someone who inspires you to "Move It!"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:18pm

Celebrate Move It! in May by nominating someone who inspires you to Move It!

During the month of May, nominations will be accepted for awards for a Cook County resident who inspires others to move more. Maybe it’s someone who shoveled a path for his or her neighbor to walk safely this winter or someone fighting cancer who still gets out to ski after chemo treatments; a child who encourages his or her classmates to play outside no matter the weather, or a Care Center resident who loves to dance!  There are amazing people all around us who are Movin’ It!  Send us your stories!

Submit your nominations for a chance to win one of six prizes.  A panel from the Cook County News Herald, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, and Cook County Senior Center will randomly pick from the entries.  In early June, prizes will be awarded in three categories; children, adults, seniors.  Each winner will receive a $40 gift certificate to a local business for the nominee and a $20 gift certificate for the nominator!  Send nominations of 200 – 300 words to: Cook County News-Herald, PO Box 757, Grand Marais MN 55604 or email to Deadline for Nominations: Monday, May 26.

Questions?  Contact Rhonda Silence at the News Herald at (218) 387-9100; Kristin Wharton at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 387-2330, or Bev Greene at the Senior Center 387-2660.

Funding for the Move It! Awards is provided in part by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Cook County Herald, and the Cook County Senior Center.

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op

Good Eats @ the Co-op


(218)-387-2503 Monday – Saturday 9-7 and Sunday 10-6


   Friday’s Soups

Indian Spiced Lentil
White Chicken Chili
Creamy Tomato & Basil


    Friday’s Sandwiches

Turkey & Cheddar
Ham & Brie Croissant
Sicilian Gladiators
Co-op Club


Friday’s Grab n Go’s

* NEW* Sugar Snap Peas W/Sesame
*NEW* Sesame Ginger Beet  Salad
* NEW* Vietnamese Noodles
 *NEW* Herb Roasted Potatoes
 Curried Chick Pea Salad
Lemon & Spinach Quinoa Salad
Garden Salads
Garlic Lovers Pasta
Peanut Noodle Salad
Turkey Broccoli Bacon Salad
Tuna Salad
Legendary Egg Salad
Curried Tofu Salad
Hummus; Plain Tahini & Garlic or Roasted Red Pepper
Fresh Salsa and Guacamole



We always have a variety of freshly made items in our Grab ‘n Go Deli Cooler; HOT Coffee and Juices; FRESH Baked Goods; LOLA’S baked goods, including cakes & scones; Fresh produce; Bulk Snacks, Trail mixes and Chocolate Treats! BELLY UP!




Memorial service for Ranger Bob

Person's Name: 
Ranger Bob Maki

A Memorial and Celebration of Ranger Bob Maki's life will be at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 at the American Legion in Grand Marais.  Chicken dinner to follow ceremony.  Join us in sharing stories and memories of Bob in a celebration of his adventurous life.  Condolences and remembrances of Ranger Bob may be sent to his children Janelle and Cal Maki, PO Box 521004, Big Lake, Alaska  99652.

Trail Center Lodge OPEN

New Sausage Gravy~New Black and Red Bean Chili~Fresh cut Ribeye Steaks

Happy Friday!

Fish Fry tonight All you eat Alaskan Pollack served with Fries, homemade slaw and tarter. $10.95

Devin's wonderful Seafood Chowder every Friday

cup $5.95 bowl $7.95


Sarah and crew