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Great Expectations School News - March 23, 2018

Great Expectations School News with Tristan and Sol.
March 23, 2018

Kelly Swearingen is a new Grand Marais city councilor

Meet the new city councilor: Kelly Swearingen

Two Grand Marais city councilors have resigned from the board since the beginning of the year because they were moving outside of the city limits.

West End News - March 22, 2018

West End News 3/22/18

Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer talks local road restrictions

Load limits on many Cook County and local township roads are restricted during the spring season per Minnesota Statute 169.87.

"Turning the Ship Around" explores Native Health in Minnesota

“Turning the Ship Around: Two Native Physicians Talk about Improving Native Health in Minnesota,” is a program recently aired on WTIP.

Cook County courthouse

County hears update on Lutsen Mountains expansion plans

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 20. The meeting took place in the committee of the whole format.

Jonathan Steckelberg is a new Grand Marais City Councilor

Meet the new city councilor: Jonathan Steckelberg

Two Grand Marais city councilors have resigned from the board since the beginning of the year because they were moving outside of the city limits.


Pop & indie funk dance group Alamode stops by The Roadhouse

Alamode, a pop & indie funk band based in Duluth, was in town last weekend to play a few gigs. Three band members, Ned Netzel, Peter Knutson & Nathan Holte, stopped by the studio to chat and play several cuts from their new CD, "Swell."

Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort

2018 shipping season begins on Lake Superior

The anticipated departure of six vessels this week signals a strong start to the 2018 commercial shipping season for the Port of Duluth-Superior and the entire region.

Tim Kingstrom and Dante Leyva of Space Monkey Mafia

Space Monkey Mafia plays loud and live on Scenic Route

Space Monkey Mafia is a mighty and energizing six-piece band from the Twin Cities mixing rock, punk, and ska influences. Their debut album "Sorry for Your Time" is released March 23rd.

Curling is hot since U.S. men won the Olympic gold

Olympic curling team skip John Shuster on winning the gold

John Shuster is the skip of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic curling team, and a native Minnesotan. He joined Dave to talk about the curling, the Games, and the long journey to the podium. 

Northern Lights by Tom Spence

Bob King of "Astrobob" blog fame talks spring equinox, falling space stations, and more

Bob King, who writes the Astrobob blog for the Duluth News Tribune, joins us regularly to talk all things celestial. This time, he chatted with Ann Possis about the spring equinox, northern lights, star-planet conjunctions, and much more. You can read his column here. 

City Hall

Mayor shares thoughts on conditional use permits

The Grand Marais City Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 14, and there were a number of planning commission items on the agenda.

The Kekekabic Trail can be challenging in summer or winter

Update: Hiker thought missing on Kekekabic Trail found safe

Update: The hiker presumed missing during the weekend of March 16-18 was found safe without needing rescue assistance. 

Eleanor Waha has given thousands of hours to a number of volunteer activities

Eleanor Waha: the ultimate volunteer

If you live in or visit Cook County, it is likely that you’ve encountered Eleanor Waha somewhere. Eleanor has been volunteering in the community for decades in several places.

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