Arts & Culture

Snow depths varied widely in the West End after the most recent storm.

West End News Feb. 10

Once again we have a dramatic example of the many micro-climates in Cook County and specifically the West End.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Organizers gear-up for Mush for a Cure

Mushers and dog teams will be cloaked in pink on the Gunflint Trail next month in a race to raise money for cancer.


Essay contest winner Will Brandenburg

Cook County Junior wins essay contest

The winners of the 12th annual PBS-8 High School Essay Contest have been announced and Cook County High School Junior Will Brandenburg took first place.


Steve's slippers

Comfort, warmth, and slippers on the Gunflint Notebook

On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve pays tribute to his slippers.


Morrison family and other Sunday parishioners, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Chippewa City (Photo from CCHS)

Walking the Old Road: The Legacy of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

The Legacy of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is the second segment in an ongoing series called Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa. Built before the turn of the century, the St. Francis Xavier Church has played an important part in the lives of the Ojibwe people who once lived in Grand Marais and Chippewa City, including the family of modern artist George Morrison, whose grandfather was a caretaker of the church.


Travis Novitsky tornado cloud

Art News for the Feb. 6 weeekend

All about clouds -- Travis Novitsky's photo, left, and the band Cloud Cult, which plays at Papa Charlie's on Saturday. Click to hear more.


Girls Alpine team goes to State

Girls Alpine team goes to State

The Cook County/Silver Bay Girls Alpine ski team won the Section 7 meet at Giants Ridge on Tuesday Feb. 2.


Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm was the first to cross the finish line of the 27th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


Frank remembers the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon of bygone days

West End News Feb. 3

The recent Beargrease Marathon revived some memories of the early days of the event that became the Beargrease of today. Early on, the race was nothing like it is today.


It's all about chickens at Magnetic North, as Vicki picks her flock

Magnetic North Feb. 3: Math and chickens just don’t mix

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where dreams of green grass and balmy breezes come to life on the pages of catalogs.