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Campfire restrictions in effect

Campfire restrictions went into effect on Monday throughout the Superior National Forest.

AARP Tax Volunteers still at it

AARP Tax Volunteers still at it

The AARP TaxAide Volunteers are still at it, and there are three more opportunities to get your taxes done for free in Cook County:

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Interstate construction begins – expect delays!

It’s called the Duluth Interstate MegaProject and we’ll be living with it for the next three years.


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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.

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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.


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

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.

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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