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Local Fish Report for Friday, Feb. 10

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich, the weather’s been good, but fishing is a little slow.

Kate Watson is an outdoor writer and communications manager for North House Folk School based and Grand Marais, MN

Points North: Young women bring new perspectives to outdoor writing

We often hear young people are losing interest in the Great Outdoors, but plenty of 20-somethings enjoy activities ranging from cross-country skiing to hunting.

Mayor Carlson

Mayor Larry Carlson discusses two recent city council meetings

The Grand Marais City Council held two meetings so far this month.

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Lodging tax revenues for 2011 are up compared to 2010

Lodging tax revenues for December were up for the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Dave Tersteeg

Grand Marais Rec Park -- fitness, 'connections' and the big rec and park trade show

The Grand Marais Rec Park pool is getting serious about their fitness workout program and it’s time for the annual recreation vehicle and campground trade show.

The Cook County High School Invitational cross-country ski meet was broadcast on the radio and online through WTIP and Boreal

West End News Feb. 9

The second annual Birch Grove Foundation boot hockey tournament will be held at Birch Grove School in Tofte on Friday, Feb. 17 starting at 4:30.

Rick Nolan

Cook County GOP goes Santorum, DFL for Nolan in the 8th

Cook County Republican Caucus-goers went for Rick Santorum. According to local GOP party Secretary Mary Petz, Santorun garnered 33 of the 67 votes cast last night.

Sen. Al Franken in committee

Franken bill would improve courthouse security

Sen. Al Franken is introducing legislation to make courthouses more secure.

The cast of Shout!

Playhouse presents Dinner Theater this weekend

The 1960's are making a comeback this weekend at the Harbor Light Supper Club in Grand Marais.

Community Healing

Community Healing is First Thursday topic for February

Late last year Cook County was shaken by shootings at the courthouse, followed by a subsequent death. In 2007 the huge Ham Lake fire traumatized much of the North Shore, followed by a suicide.


ISD 166 public forum this Thursday at ACA

Cook County ISD 166 is hosting a community discussion on the district's 2012-13 budget from 6:00 -8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.

Interstate 35 - Duluth Mega Project

Interstate 35 lane closures scheduled for Feb. 7–8 in Duluth

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has advised that motorists traveling on Interstate 35 in Duluth will encounter lane closures Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb.

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There is snow in Cook County

There’s enough snow in Cook County to ski, snowshoe and snowmobile, even though that’s not the case in much of the rest of Minnesota.

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