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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 9

This is a totally different West End News column.

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West End News July 2

Once again the Tofte Fourth of July celebration is about to happen. The celebration reminds me of a self-running aquarium; it maintains, year after year.

 
A beach in Lutsen/photo from picasaweb by PAUL

West End News June 3

When we were in graduate school we had a friend who could come up with an appropriate saying for any occasion.


 
Frank remembers Clara Sivertson, who worked to preserve the story of Cook County's commercial fishing families

West End News May 20

A couple of weeks ago my child bride, Mary Alice, took a tumble and ended up with a cracked femur. That was disrupting to our regular routine.


The dome at Sawbill Outfitters

West End News April 29

We have all heard of delayed gratification. Delayed vindication, which is evidence that a decision made long ago turns out to be correct, even commendable, is not often discussed.


 
Snow in August?

West End News April 22

In the last column I mentioned that someone had said that August was the only month in which it had not snowed in Cook County. I expressed grave doubt that this could be correct.


With ice out happening early this year, Bill and Cindy Hansen enjoy a paddle on Sawbill Lake

West End News: April 14

The current ban on fires of any kind is not the first and not the most severe.


 
Fishing in the BWCAW

West End News April 7

The tax helpers will be at Birch Grove just one more Wednesday, April 14, which is just a day before the deadline for turning in your income tax returns.


Frank reminisces about playing lacrosse

West End News April 1

A notice that an original member of the seasonal Gust Lake community, Dick Brown, had died brought back many memories.