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February is Pet Dental Health Month

Humans routinely brush their teeth and schedule cleanings for themselves, but may forget that this is something their furry family members also need.


Youth Frontiers brings high energy to ISD 166

School District 166, with help from community donors and the Northland Foundation, brings Youth Frontiers to the school for four high-energy, thought-provoking sessions each year.


Two Viking Alpine skiers statebound

The Cook County/Silver Bay Alpine ski team headed to Giant's Ridge for the Section 7A meet on Tuesday, February 6.


Students can write their way to fully outfitted BWCA trip

All aspiring authors at Cook County High School and across the country have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.


Grand Portage to host 15th Snowarama for Easter Seals

The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino has partnered with Easter Seals of Ontario for 15 years now to offer Snowarama for Easter Seals.

Sophie Eliasen. Submitted photo.

Vikings basketball player achieves career milestone

Vikings basketball player and local student-athlete Sophie Eliasen surpassed 1,000 career points on Jan.


Community conversations: A decline in youth hunters and anglers in Minnesota

A decline in the number of young hunters and anglers in Minnesota has some concerned about the future of public lands in the Midwest and throughout the country.


Local author talks about the journey to Grand Marais

Local author Rae Poynter is a new arrival to the North Shore. She moved to Grand Marais from a small town in Wisconsin. 


Taking the Polar Plunge

A Grand Marais woman is participating in her seventh Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in February. Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview. 


Local Luthier: Tim Scannell

Tim Scannell is a former county attorney who now is the man behind Lydia Guitars.