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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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West End News: July 17

Pastor Deborah Lunde has announced her resignation as minister of Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte.  She has served as pastor at Zoar for six years and has guided the church to a strong position in


West End News: July 10

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder is offering a fascinating lecture next week.  Award-winning author Ron Morton will guide you into the world of the night sky as seen through the lens of


 

West End News: July 3

Commentator Bill Hansen reports on the latest West End News.


Temperance River Bridge

West End News: June 26

Farmers markets are popping up all across the country as Americans rediscover the joys of eating farm-fresh food.
 


 
Cook County Hospital Ambulance

West End News: June 19

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder has a few cool things happening soon.
 


BWCA Wilderness Artifact (Courtesy of the Superior National Forest)

West End News: June 12

There has been a lot of action around the wayside rests that are located up and down the North Shore along Highway 61.
 


 

West End News: June 5

The Great Place Race micro grants provided by Cook County Moving Matters and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce included several awards in the West End.  Tofte and Schroeder will install bike ra


Grand Portage 1857 by Eastman Johnson

West End News: May 29

Congratulations to the 2014 West End graduates from Cook County High School.  This year’s graduates are coincidentally all from Lutsen.  Anna Carmen, Charlie Lawler, Megan Lehto and Sh


 
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West End News: May 22

I’m sorry to report that Joyce Krueger, one of Tofte’s most beloved residents, took a nasty fall down her stairs and broke both ankles.  She was taken to Duluth for treatment and is n


George Nelson

West End News: May 15

Sawbill Lake officially became ice-free on May 14 this year.  We started monitoring the ice depth on a daily basis during the brief warm spell in the first week of April, only to have winter retu