Burning house

House burning training scheduled for Saturday

The Grand Marais Volunteer Fire Department will hold a house burn training in conjunction with Mesabi Range Community College Saturday, April 10.

Rec Park

Park Board OK’s community garden, sets improvement priorities

At Tuesday’s Grand Marais Parks and Recreation board meeting, the plan for a community garden got the go-ahead.


Steelhead, photo from wikimedia commons

Points North: Strange Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead began running in North Shore rivers nearly a month ahead of schedule. If the rivers get much dryer, they’ll have to walk rather than swim upstream to reach their spawning grounds.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Budget and the 4-day school week among decisions pending at ISD166

Cook County Schools ISD166 is facing several big decisions as summer approaches. There’s the four-day week, breaks in the school calendar and the whole issue of the budget.

Playing Wii at the Senior Center - photo by Carah Thomas

"Wii for Seniors" read-a-thon a big success

The Grand Marais Senior Center is a happening place, especially now that they have a brand new Nintendo Wii game and widescreen TV, courtesy of some caring Sawtooth Mo

Crows

Wildersmith April 7

No foolin’, its April already and the forest is easing into week two.  The magic of Easter Sunday opened gloomy, with drizzle and snow along some parts of the upper Trail.


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.


Campfire

High fire danger puts National Forest on high alert

 Fire danger is high in most of the state.The Minnesota DNR has placed restrictions on open burning Cook County.

(L-R) Yvonne Rutford, Ryan Vine, Julie Gard

Three poets featured in Grand Marais reading Friday

April is Poetry Month and three poets from Duluth will be in Grand Marais to read from their work on Friday.

Marsh marigolds

Spring flowers are coming out and so are the beavers

This is the time of year we see pussy willows along the roadsides and marsh marigolds blooming in the wetlands WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with a local phenologist about early flowers, migrating bir

Audrey 2

Musical comedy with a blood lust opens in Silver Bay

A huge plant that likes human blood. No it’s not a new 3-D horror flick, it’s a musical comedy.

Play Nintendo Wii at the Senior Center

Where: 
Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais

Everyone is invited to play Nintendo Wii at the Grand Marais Senior Center. No experience is necessary. The game was earned by Cook County third graders and donated to the Senior Center.

"Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture," on First Thursday Community Conversation

Deconstructing Racism on WTIP's First Thursday program

Join Jay Andersen and Barbara Jean Johnson from WTIP North Shore Community Radio for "Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture." In this one hour program, they talk with in-stu


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