Life under the snow

In winter plants may be dormant, but their chemistry works overtime

We all know animals have various ways of dealing with winter. Some hibernate; some stay active under the snow. Much the same is true for seeds and plants.


Forest fire aftermath

Crews on Gunflint Trail clearing dead trees

 

 

The U.S. Forest Service is asking motorists to watch for crews and equipment clearing trees along the Gunflint Trail and side roads near Seagull Lake. 


The Tofte Fire Department

West End News Feb. 25

It is time for a heads-up to all West End folks about an upcoming blood drive at Zoar church. The drive will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 2, from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.


Anders Zimmer

Zimmer to compete in Junior Olympics

Fourteen-year-old Anders Zimmer of Grand Marais competed and qualified to be part of the US National Ski Team.
 

Essa Jacobsen on the rebound, photo by Carah Thomas

Cook County athlete selected for state All-Star Basketball Team

Cook County senior Essa Jacobsen has been selected to play in the 2010 Minnesota Girls High School All-Star Basketball Series.


County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

It’s not an April Fools prank. April 1 is the day Cook County begins collecting an additional 1 percent tax on retail sales within the county.


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

County helps EDA and Superior National with finances

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners agreed to advance the Joint Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) a portion of the first half of the property tax levy.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Wildersmith Feb. 24

The border country landscape will be illuminated this weekend once again as February is signed off into the history book.


Gypsy moth

North Shore to be focus of gypsy moth treatment again this year

Residents along Lake Superior’s north shore will once again see aircraft overhead as the state continues to battle against the tree-munching gypsy moth.


Shawn Perich

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PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

U.S. EPA gives PolyMet mine proposal low marks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an analysis of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine proposed for Minnesota’s Eastern Iron Range.  The agency says the mining operation would result in “unacceptable and long-term water quality impacts,” and should not proceed as proposed.


ISD166 makes cuts

ISD166 to cut staff and programs to balance budget

The Cook County Schools ISD166 school board needs to make program reductions of $440,000 in school year 2010-11 to balance their budget.


 

Tom McCann: Mapping Haiti from Cook County

Ann talked Feb. 19 with local GIS specialist Tom McCann about his volunteer work helping Haiti relief efforts, using his mapping skills, without ever leaving the county.


happy dog

Lost and found dog--a happy tail

Buck chatted with Stephan Soleas of Taos, N.M., about the amazing good fortune that led his lost dog to find him in New Orleans, 1,200 miles from home. Listen to the interview.


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