Dave and Amy

West End News Dec. 3, 2009

We should have expected that the perfect ice on Sawbill Lake would not last, and sure enough the temperature stayed above freezing, the ice melted and for one more year wilderness skating disappear


County holds budget hearing

The Cook County Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2010 county budget at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the Commissioners Room. The board will likely adopt the budget at their Dec. 22 meeting.


County board creates new entity to run fiber optic network

The county board continues to pursue a county-wide fiber optic network, or broadband, and adopted an ordinance on Tuesday Dec. 1 to create a management structure for the network.


Wildersmith On The Gunflint Dec. 2, 2009

Appropriately, the last segment of 2009 serves up a double-cheese whammy of northern lunar brilliance. As this column heads off into cyberspace, the universe celebrates the coming of the full cold moon.


Cook County Schools launch Survey

Cook County Schools ISD166 is asking  for community input through a Stake Holder Survey. According to Superintendent Beth Schwarz, all residents are stake holders in the education of county students.


State reps react to Obama’s war plan

Eighth District Congressman Rep. Jim Oberstar and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken weighed in with reactions to President Barak Obama’s Afghanistan speech, Tuesday night.


Forest Service unveils new OHV plan

Superior National Forest managers have announced a new decision regarding off-highway vehicle (OHV) use in the forest. Off-highway vehicles include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles, and four-wheel drive vehicles.


County adopts sales tax ordinance

Voters approved a 1 percent local option sales tax in November, requiring commissioners to adopt an ordinance making the tax a reality. 


Outdoor education effort at local school draws national attention

The kids at Sawtooth Elementary have been included in a recent issue of the Healthy Schools Program Success Stories Newsletter. The story is titled “Being Active Outside Despite the Cold” and chronicles an outing last spring, when Sawtooth Elementary students made the most of the coldest days of winter on snowshoes.


NorthShore ArtScene Nov. 28

Helen Miller makes a big bow for one of her handmade wreaths. She and other local artisans will be featured at the Holiday Market at Last Chance Gallery this weekend.


Gratitude to Ourselves

How do we cultivate and express gratitude to ourselves?  Is it selfish or a good foundation for a more joyful life? Marcia Hyatt explores this question on this edition of the B


Gratitude: Expressions

How do we express more gratitude and appreciation to those around us? Marcia Hyatt explores this question on this edition of the Best of Ourselves.


Growing Gratefulness

November the show focuses on gratitude.  This segment explores how to be more grateful for what we already have.


Behind the Work: Staci Lola Drouillard

Staci owns and operates Lola’s Sweetlife Bakery in Grand Marais out of the old church now known as Betsy Bowen’s Studio.

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