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Magnetic North Feb. 18: Tween time up north

Welcome back to Magnetic North. It’s the “tween” season, a funky time in the north country. A time to test one’s mettle.


Anders Zimmer

Anders Zimmer to compete for Junior Olympic spot

Anders Zimmer, 14, of Grand Marais, has been selected to once again compete in Marquette, MI this week for a spot on the U.S. Junior Olympic National team.


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Booster Club names Bob Carter Fan of the Year

Each year the Cook County Athletic Booster Club picks two community members for the Fan of the Year honor.


Lots of doggie events in the Gunflint Trail neighborhood this time of year

Wildersmith Feb. 10

The blasé approach of Old Man Winter continues at this end of the Trail. Although seasonally cold, the other character of the season remains abysmal.


Snow depths varied widely in the West End after the most recent storm.

West End News Feb. 10

Once again we have a dramatic example of the many micro-climates in Cook County and specifically the West End.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Organizers gear-up for Mush for a Cure

Mushers and dog teams will be cloaked in pink on the Gunflint Trail next month in a race to raise money for cancer.


Essay contest winner Will Brandenburg

Cook County Junior wins essay contest

The winners of the 12th annual PBS-8 High School Essay Contest have been announced and Cook County High School Junior Will Brandenburg took first place.


Steve's slippers

Comfort, warmth, and slippers on the Gunflint Notebook

On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve pays tribute to his slippers.


Morrison family and other Sunday parishioners, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Chippewa City (Photo from CCHS)

Walking the Old Road: The Legacy of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

The Legacy of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church is the second segment in an ongoing series called Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa. Built before the turn of the century, the St. Francis Xavier Church has played an important part in the lives of the Ojibwe people who once lived in Grand Marais and Chippewa City, including the family of modern artist George Morrison, whose grandfather was a caretaker of the church.