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Mittens, baskets, cards, pottery, jewelry, scarves and rugs are just some of the handmade fiber items that the Northwoods Fiber Guild members have created for the Annual Holiday Sale and Open House at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An evergreen tree decorated with handmade ornaments and a plentiful supply of treats will set the holiday spirit. Everyone is invited to learn a fiber craft at the Hands On Table.
This is the 25th year that the Fiber Guild and its approximately 26 members from Cook County and beyond have been supporting fiber artists and encouraging fiber arts in our community.
Cook County Higher Education invites the community to a special “Dedication Event” on Saturday, December 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at an Open House at the North Shore Campus. “Come and celebrate with us as we honor Mark Abrahamson,” said CCHE Executive Director Paula Sundet Wolf.
For the past 17 years, Abrahamson has been the instructor for all of the Higher Ed nursing assistant classes, in addition to teaching licensed practical nursing and registered nursing clinicals. “Almost all of those students have gone to work in the health care field, most of them right here in Cook County,” said Sundet Wolf.
“To honor his passion and commitment we will be dedicating the lower level nursing lab classroom to him, and installing a plaque naming the room the Mark Abrahamson Classroom. You will have a chance to hear from Mark and his students their stories, and learn about what an impact this has had on our community. This will be a great chance to see and hear the impact of your continued support of Cook County Higher Education,” said Sundet Wolf.
If you cannot attend the Open House event, Sundet Wolf said Higher Ed would happily accept a renewal or additional donation to Higher Ed. She said the “Friends of Cook County Higher Education” dollars are used for student support services, which includes the CCHE mentor program, textbook scholarships, instructor services (like Abrahamson), and some nursing classroom needs.
“Thanks to board members, staff, and other generous patrons of education, we have matching funds on the table, so this is an excellent time to make your contribution count even more,” said Sundet Wolf.
The North Shore Campus is located at 300 W. 3rd street (the corner of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue) in Grand Marais.
Ojibwe Heritage Murals project to honor the home place, traditions and talents of the Grand Portage peopleWed, 12/04/2013 - 11:06am
The Grand Portage National Monument in partnership with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa announces the Ojibwe Heritage Murals project. The project commemorates the people of Grand Portage, Ojibwe handicrafts at Grand Portage, and Gichi Onigamiing, the great carrying place.
One artist will be chosen to create two murals, 6 by 18 feet, for permanent exhibition in the Heritage Center’s Cultural Demonstration Gallery at Grand Portage National Monument.
The murals will be installed overlooking the Ojibwe Heritage Room on the second floor of the Heritage Center.
Pam Neil, chief of interpretation at the national monument, is excited to see the project under way. “The new exhibit will be a welcome addition to the Ojibwe Heritage Room, which was envisioned from the very beginning as a unique space to honor the home place, traditions and talents of the Grand Portage people.”
This is a cooperative project between the Grand Portage National Monument and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The national monument and the Grand Portage Band have successfully partnered on over 100 projects. The Heritage Center, which overlooks Grand Portage Bay on Lake Superior, was opened in 2007 and sees nearly 100,000 visitors annually.
The call is open to all artists. Preference will be given to Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and Grand Portage Band members. Artist’s proposals must be received by Jan. 31, 2014.
The Grand Portage National Monument lies entirely within the Grand Portage Reservation. The national monument interprets the heritage and lifeways of Ojibwe people, the use of the historic Grand Portage trail, and cross-cultural encounters between native and Euro-American people made possible by the fur trade.
For more information or to obtain an artist packet, visit www.nps.gov/grpo, or contact project coordinator Beth Drost at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-475-0123.
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The hospital has worked out an agreement with Blue Cross to continue their payments schedule, and the hospital board is revisiting its final levy proposal. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County North Shore Hospital and Care Center administrator Kimber Wraalstad. .
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration systems.
”Open water areas created by aeration systems can shift or change shapes depending on weather conditions," said Marilyn Danks, DNR aquatic biologist. "Leaks may develop in air lines creating other areas of weak ice or open water."
Aeration systems are generally operated from the time lakes freeze until ice break-up in the spring. They help prevent winterkill of fish, but they also create areas of open water and thin ice, which are significant hazards.
Two types of signs are used to post aerated lakes: “Thin Ice” and "Warning” signs. The person who applies for the permit (permittee) is to maintain “Warning” signs at all commonly used access points to the lake. This sign warns people approaching the lake that an aeration system is in operation and to use extreme caution.
The permittee must also put up “Thin Ice” signs to mark the area’s perimeter. Some municipalities may have ordinances that prohibit entering into the thin ice area and/or prohibit the night use of motorized vehicles on lakes with aeration systems in operation. These local regulations are often posted at accesses where they apply.
Aeration systems are inspected for safety and compliance with regulations by permittees and DNR personnel. For more information, call a regional fisheries office or the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a list of the approximately 280 lakes that will likely have aeration systems in operation this winter.
When there are lakes in the county with the same name as the aerated lake, the nearest town is shown in brackets. Names in parentheses are alternate lake names. Those names followed by an asterisk are newly aerated lakes.
REGION 1 (NORTHWEST)
BECKER: Big Cormorant, Bijou, Ellison, Eunice, Island, Little Cormorant, Melissa, Wolf.
BELTRAMI: Ewert’s Pond.
CLAY: Blue Eagle, Lake Fifteen.
OTTER TAIL: Adley, Big McDonald, Big Pine,* Fish (Parkers Prairie), Fish (Pelican Rapids), Lida, Little MacDonald, Little Pine, Lizzie, Marion, Paul, Pelican, Perch, Rush,* Tamarac, West McDonald.
POLK: Badger, Cable, Maple.
STEVENS: Hattie, North and South Baker.
REGION II (NORTHEAST)
AITKIN: Cedar (McGrath).
CASS: Eagle, George, Loon, Meadow.
CROW WING: Nisswa.
LAKE: Farm, Superior (Marinas).
ST. LOUIS: Colby.
REGION III (CENTRAL)
ANOKA: Centerville, Coon, Crooked, Golden, Ham, Martin, Moore (East), Peltier, Shack Eddy, Spring.
CARVER: Eagle, Lucy, Oak, Rice Marsh, Susan.
CROW WING: Platte.
DAKOTA: Alimagnet, Bald, Blackhawk, Bur Oaks, Carlson, Cliff, East Thomas, Farquar, Fish, Gun Club, Hay, Heine, Holland, Isabelle, LeMay, Manor, Marion, McDonough,* Pickerel, Rebecca [Hastings], Roger's, Schwanz, Thomas (Eagan), Thompson.
GOODHUE: Pottery Pond [Red Wing], Frontenac Pond.
HENNEPIN: Arrowhead, Bass, Cedar Island,* Crystal, Gleason, Hadley, Hyland, Indianhead, Mitchell, Penn (Lower Penn), Powderhorn, Rebecca [Maple Plain], Red Rock, Round, Shady Oak,* Snelling, Sweeney-Twin, Thomas, Wirth, Wolfe.
KANABEC: Knife, Mora.*
MORRISON: Alexander, Shamineau.
RAMSEY: Beaver, Bennett, Birch, Como, Gilfillan, Island, Loeb, Otter, Owasso, Pleasant, Silver (East Silver), Silver (Columbia Heights), Shoreview Community Center Pond, Vadnais, Willow.
SCOTT: Cedar (New Prague), Cleary, Crystal, Krenz(Sunset), Lakefront Park Pond, Legends, McColl, McMahon (Carls), Murphy, O’Dowd, Thole.
SHERBURNE: Ann [Becker], Birch, Fremont, Masford, Unnamed (Fawn).
STEARNS: Black Oak, Carnelian, Marie (Maria) [Kimball].
WASHINGTON: Battle Creek (Mud) [Woodbury], Cloverdale, Colby,* Goose, McDonald, Pine Tree, Sand, Shields, St. Croix River (Marina).
WRIGHT: Augusta, Crawford, Dean, Foster, Little Waverly, Louisa, Mink, Somers, Sylvia.
REGION IV (SOUTH)
BIG STONE: Artichoke, East Toqua, Long Tom.
BLUE EARTH: Crystal, Ida, Loon [Lake Crystal], Lura, Mills.
BROWN: Clear, Hanska, Sleepy Eye.
COTTONWOOD: Bean, Bingham, Cottonwood, Double (North and South basins), Mountain [Mountain Lake].
FREEBORN: Albert Lea, Fountain, Morin.
JACKSON: Clear [Jackson], Independence, Little Spirit, Loon [Jackson], Pearl, Round.
KANDIYOHI: East Solomon, Elizabeth, Foot, Long, Mud (Monongalia) [New London], Nest, Ringo [Spicer], Swenson [Pennock], Unnamed (Tadd), Unnamed (Upper), Wakanda, Willmar.
LESUEUR: Clear [Lexington], Gorman, Greenleaf, Mabel [Kilkenny], Scotch, Silver [Elysian].
LINCOLN: Benton, Dead Coon, Hendricks, Shaokatan, Stay (East Stay).
LYON: Clear, Cottonwood, East Goose, East Twin, Lady Slipper, Rock, School Grove, West Twin, Yankton.
MARTIN: Big Twin, Budd, Buffalo, Cedar, Clear, Fish [Trimont], George, Sisseton.
MCLEOD: Marion, Swan [Silver Lake], Winsted.
MEEKER: Star, Thompson.
MURRAY: Bloody, Buffalo [Currie], Corabelle, Current, First (South) Fulda, Fox, Lime, Louisa, Sarah, Second Fulda, Shetek, Wilson (North and South basins).
NOBLES: East Graham, Indian, Kinbrae, Okabena, Ocheda, West Graham.
PIPESTONE: Split Rock.
RICE: Circle, Cody.
SIBLEY: Silver [Henderson].
WASECA: Elysian, Loon [Waseca].
WATONWAN: Fedji, Kansas, St. James.
YELLOW MEDICINE: Tyson, Wood.