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The Tax Survey

Community conversations: The 2017 Cook County tax survey

This past September a property tax survey was compiled and distributed by a group of local residents formed under the name 'Concerned Citizens for an Affordable Cook County.' The purpose of th

Wildersmith on the Gunflint December 22, 2017

Wildersmith on the Gunflint  -  December 22, 2017          by     Fred Smith

North Shore Storm photo by Michelle Ketola

North Shore hockey update December 21

Each week during hockey season, Jeff Asmussen updates us on the North Shore Storm hockey teams.  The report includes scores and stats from the North Shore Storm b

Superior National Forest Update December 22, 2017

National Forest Update – December 21, 2017.

The Hovland arson scene

Hovland arson investigation continues

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, along with the State Fire Marshal continue the investigation into a residential arson which occurred in the early morning hours of Nov.

David Mills is moving out of the City of Grand Marais

David Mills resigning from Grand Marais City Council

The Grand Marais City Council is losing one of its members because of a move outside of city limits. David Mills has served on the  city council since January 2015.

Big Bear Lodge


7969 Northwoods Loop
Grand Marais, MN 55604
United States

West End News - December 21

West End News 12/21/17
Ski Trails

Jennifer Rue (in red jacket) with others at US Bank Stadium

Minnesota Vikings extend special invitation to Jennifer Rue

Through the generosity of the Minnesota Vikings and Hotel Ivy, Cook County staff were able to provide an employee battling cancer a special trip to a Vikings game on Dec. 17.

Chris Gillis animatedly playing piano

Chris Gillis donates childhood piano to local church

Chris Gillis started his road towards a musical life by playing on a special 1914 Mason & Hamline piano with his father Frank, a professional pianist.

Jan Sivertson

Board chair shares thoughts on final meeting in 2017

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

Rita Plourde

No action on community health funding

Congress still has not reauthorized funding for the upcoming year for the Community Health Center Program following the recent “funding cliff.”

Friends gathered for a Hanukkah celebration on December 13

Learning about Hanukkah with Gary Latz

Hanukkah 2017 began on Tuesday, December 13 and ends Wednesday, December 20. 

Black bear in winter. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Bear killed after attacking three people near Isabella

There were two separate attacks involving the same bear on the morning of Dec. 19 at McDougal Lake in Lake County. The lake is located off Highway 1 near Isabella.

Eero Moody

Local youth demonstrates holiday spirit by returning lost cash

Need a story to brighten your day?  Rhonda Silence talks with a very special young man.

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