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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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

West End News: November 7

The Schroeder Historical Society is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Lutefisk

West End News: October 31

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There is a lot happening in the West End in the month of November.
 
First, couple of quick reminders: 
 


 
 
The Land of Dreams

West End News: October 10

A new program at the Birch Grove Community Center is starting up this week.  “Second Sunday Fundays” is just what it sounds like, fun activities for people of all ages from 3:30 to 6:


Cook County Higher Education

West End News: October 3

I am a huge fan of Cook County Higher Education.


 
Bill Hansen with African friends in Nairobi, Kenya.

West End News: September 26

There is still time to make your plans for the 18th Annual North Shore Health Care Golf Scramble, which will be held at Superior National in Lutsen this Sunday, Sept. 29. 


James Deloria stands by the brook trout canoe that he created.

West End News: September 19

Congratulations to the Finland community on the occasion of paying off the debt for their beautiful Clair Nelson Memorial Community Center.  The taconite production tax, which is what the taconit


 
U.S. Senator Al Franken

West End News: September 12

If you’ve ever thought about going back to college, you should know that you can do it right here in Cook County, in a flexible way that fits with your life.  Cook County Higher Education h


Cloud, looking dejected after running off from her owner in the wilderness during a thunderstorm

West End News: September 5

I was surprised to receive a call from the Duluth News Tribune last weekend, asking me to comment on the permanent closing of Satellite’s Country Inn restaurant in Schroeder.  I don’t