West End News

Bill Hansen

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Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen runs Sawbill Outfitters at the end of the Sawbill Trail with his wife Cindy. Bill grew up in Cook County and knows the West End community well. The son of beloved WTIP volunteer and long-time West End News columnist Frank Hansen, Bill enjoys following in his father's footsteps.

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Old steel bridge over the Temperance River along the 600 Road in Tofte

West End News: November 27

This week, the venerable 60 Minutes television news program ran a piece about the atrocious condition of America’s transportation infrastructure.  They laid out a grim story of crumbling hi


 Lutsen resident Amy Freeman viewing Statue of Liberty from a canoe

West End News: November 20

The West End’s prodigal son, Noah Horak, will be back in Tofte for the holidays.
 


 
Alta McQuatters

West End News: November 13

Shirley Bierbaum, longtime Schroeder resident, is turning 90 years old this month.


Sawbill Trail in 1939 (showing old telephone lines)

West End News: November 5

The North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum is holding its fifth annual story telling dinner at Lutsen Resort Friday, Nov. 21 starting at 6 p.m.
 


 
Icy dip

West End News: October 30

As I speak, the parking lot here at Sawbill is empty for the first time since May 16.  Every year, I think there will be a car or two left over after the season, but miraculously, they all disapp


Throwing for the spare under the disco lights at the Silver Bowl in Silver Bay

West End News: October 23

The West End resorts are all reporting that the fall color season was gangbusters this year.  This makes the annual tourism slow-down of late October and November a welcome respite before the bus


 

West End News: October 16

If you have even a passing interest in music, there is an event coming up at Lutsen Resort that you should know about.
 


West End News: October 9

‘Tis the season for your annual flu shot and, as usual, the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is making it convenient for West Enders to get their shot without driving all the way to Grand Marais.


 
Alex Boostrom

West End News: October 2

The West End was saddened recently on receipt of the news that longtime Schroeder resident, Joyce Kehoe, had passed away at the age of 85.
 


West End News: September 25

I’m happy to report that the Highway 61 construction projects that have been plaguing travel both ways from the West End are finally nearing completion.