Behind the Work: Ann Curtis

Ann Curtis is head of the Cook County Schools ISD 166 Cafeteria. She serves school breakfast and lunch daily and makes the majority of the meals from scratch.


Marco Good

Marco Good runs Beautyway Horselogging. He and his draft horses perform a variety of jobs from logging timbers to giving old-fashioned sleigh rides in the winter.


Chuck Petek

Chuck Petek has been a barber in Grand Marais for 41 years. Chuck does more than just cut hair; he’s a shoulder to lean on for many and is always willing to listen. He’s privy to much of the town gossip and holds people’s secrets dear.

Tuesday Classics airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WTIP (maitri/Flickr)

Tuesday Classics

on WTIP Tuesday 8-10pm.
Classical Music
Immerse yourself in the world of classical music every Tuesday evening from 8 to 10 PM on WTIP.  From the Baroque to the Classical to the Romantic eras, modern composers and new recordings t

Shannon Perkins

Shannon Perkins, like many Cook County residents, works more than one job to get by. Shannon has a college degree in social work but picked up many odd jobs to make things work in Cook County.

Get your fill of music from around the globe, Tuesdays at 4 p.m. on WTIP (Laurence Edmondson/Flickr)

Putumayo World Music Hour

on WTIP Tuesday 4-5pm.

Dave Seaton

Dave Seaton is a luthier or instrument maker. His primary focus is guitar making and repair. His guitars are played by prominent musicians including local artist Michael Monroe. Dave’s workshop is located halfway up the Gunflint Trail on Hungry Jack Lake.


Peggy Staples

Peggy Staples is a waitress at South of the Border in Grand Marais. She’s not afraid of early mornings or cranky customers, and she knows how to sling hash brown potatoes!


Elaine Erickson

Elaine Erickson is a full-time clerk at the Grand Marais Public Library.


Amanda Drake

Amanda Drake is a trained farrier with a passion for horses. She sought out training while still in high school, making her not only the only farrier in town but the youngest too!


Paul McFarlane

Paul McFarlane is a captain with the Colvill Volunteer Fire Department. He’s also the lead training officer, the equipment officer, and chair of the board.


Dennis Chilcote

Dennis is a master craftsman and teaches many classes at the North House Folk School. He has a great appreciation for historical crafts and a long-standing fascination with the way our ancestors expressed art through craft. In that vein, he uses baskets, brooms and traditional woodwork as both canvas and palette for his art.


West End News Nov. 4, 2009

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic board held their October meeting at the Birch Grove Center Monday, Oct. 26. The board meets at the Grand Portage and Birch Grove clinics at least once a year so board members may see the facilities at the clinics.

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