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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.


courtesy hearalamode.com

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.


Moose calves

Increasing bear hunt proves valuable to moose calves on Grand Portage land

In response to high predation rates of moose calves in recent years throughout northeastern Minnesota, wildlife officials from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa took a proactive approac


Lutsen Mountains gondola in the fall

Update on Lutsen Mountains expansion plan

Lutsen Mountains continues with plans for expansion of the North Shore downhill ski resort.


Predawn Sky SSW April 2 2018

Northern Sky: Mar 17 - 30

Northern Sky by Deane Morrison -  March 17-30 2018


James Everest

James Everest talks "sound garden" and new Roma di Luna on Scenic Route

James Everest is a musician and artist who is no stranger to bringing his work to the North Shore.


Cheryl Buckman casts her vote in the Schroeder township election

Low turnout for township elections, annual meetings

All of the townships in the state of Minnesota meet second Tuesday in March – all 87 townships, including Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder.


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