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Operation Family Christmas under way

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 10:52am

It's Operation Family Christmas time! For most Christmas is a time of joy, but not for all. So far 65 children throughout the county will be short Christmas presents if no one lends a hand, but you can help.

“The North Shore Federal Credit Union in Grand Marais will have a tree with ‘ornaments’ on it that will have the age, gender and some ideas for a child’s wishes on it,” said Andrea Everson, one of the organizers of Operation Family Christmas.

“Please select however many kids you would like to help out and return the gifts that you have bought, unwrapped or in gift bags with each ornament tag securely fastened to the outside of the gift bags,” Everson said. “We are trying to keep gifts around $20.”

All gifts need to be dropped off at the North Shore Federal Credit Union in Grand Marais by December 15. If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Mielke at or Anna Sandstrom at


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Enjoy Cook County and shop local Saturday

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:56pm

Tomorrow is “Shop Local Saturday.” Linda Kratt, executive director of Visit Cook County says, “You'll find that shopping is much cooler in the Coolest Small Town in America!"

"The holidays in Cook County are a truly authentic small town experience with the warm, friendly shopping environment the holidays used to be known for. It's the kind of place where you'll find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts from the small mom-and-pop shops, as well as high-end specialty gear shops and art galleries,” said Kratt.

Visit Grand Marais shops Saturday, Nov. 28, as well as Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be Christmas carols and a traditional tree lighting at 6 p.m.

In Hovland, shoppers can enjoy the Hovland Arts Festival holiday sale at Hovland Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. Local artists share their wares.


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Happy Thanksgiving from the Cook County News-Herald!

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:22pm

All of us at the News-Herald wish you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving Day. May all your news be good news!

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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for November 28

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 10:57am

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Wolves and icebreakers, county culverts and a good deer season.…all this and more in the week’s news.


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The $10,000 price tag of North Shore snowfall

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 7:34am

Though snow is often a welcome sight along the North Shore, it also brings hazardous road conditions and steep costs to the county. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs spoke with Russell Klegstad of the Cook County Highway Department about how snow removal is managed. 


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Getting to Know the Candidates for House District 3A

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 7:56pm

Welcome to an hour of interviews with the candidates for Minnesota House District 3-A.  The special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. David Dill is Tuesday, December 8. In this broadcast, we’ll hear from Democrat Rob Ecklund of Koochiching County, Independent candidate Kelsey Johnson from St. Louis County and Roger Skraba, Republican from Ely. An election special: Getting to know the candidates for House District 3A.


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