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Local writer Jim Boyd's history of Hedstrom Lumber, now celebrating its 100th year

Hedstrom Lumber Company of Grand Marais is celebrating its 100th year in business. Jim Boyd has written a wonderful history of this resilient company and family, "Sawdust in Their Blood," weaving personal stories of the Hedstroms with business and area history. He spoke with Buck July 4 about his experiences and observations researching and writing the book. "Sawdust in Their Blood" is published locally by Northern Wilds Media and can be found at local stores. 


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2014 Lutsen 99er bike race brings more riders than ever

Last weekend marked the 4th Annual Lutsen 99er mountain bike race, a 99-mile event for all skill levels circling around the back roads of Cook County and Highway 61.


Cook County Whole Foods Co-op (photo from cookcounty.coop)

Co-op Update: July 7

WTIP spoke with Jennifer Stoltz, the general manager of the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op about upcoming classes that will be offered in the month of July.


Planked trout

Cook County Historical Society Planked Trout Dinner, Saturday July 12

On Saturday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m, the Cook County Historical Society is hosting a planked trout dinner as a fundraiser for the museum.


Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Early weather warning system upgraded at NWS Duluth

The North Shore was hammered by rain and hail over the holiday weekend, but the latest improvements to weather radar at the National Weather Service in Duluth got the flash flood warning out sooner th


Eastern Phoebe Fledglings (Sayornis phoebe)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: July 5th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


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Weekend News Roundup for July 5

Cook County is getting grayer, The Duluth mail processing center is again on the block, black flies may be getting worse …all this and more in this week’s news.
 


Showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: June 28th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.


Study on International Worker Program in Cook County

Who: 
Cook County Extension and Blandin Leadership Group

Cook County Extension and several members of the recent Blandin leadership training are partnering to do a comprehensive study entitled "International Worker Program: Short and Long Ter

North Shore Music Association seeks public input

Who: 
North Shore Music Association

The North Shore Music Association seeks input from the public, to assist in determining future direction and programming. An online survey will be posted through August 31:

A benefit for Carolyn Larsen will be held on Saturday, July 12, starting at 2 p.m

Benefit for Cook County Resident Carolyn Larsen on July 12

Friends and family of Cook County resident Carolyn Larsen are hosting a benefit for her as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer.


Koi fish can become harmful invasive species if released into lakes and rivers.

Aquatic Invasive Species Expert Doug Jensen discusses habitattitude

Doug Jensen is an aquatic invasive species expert with the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program.


Howard Hedstrom

Hedstrom Lumber Sawmill Tours

Hedstrom Lumber Company offers sawmill tour evary summer.


The Ice Cream Social will be at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for Chiapas, Mexico - July 4th

The First Congregational Church of Grand Marais and St. John's Catholic Church have parterned together to put on an ice cream social on July 4, from 6-8 p.m at the First Congregational Church.


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Field Notes: Black-throated green warbler, veery, ovenbird and American redstart

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage F


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