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Community conversations: mushers ready for Beargrease

Starting on Jan. 28, one of the North Shore’s signature and most iconic events will take place during the John Beagrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Members of the YMCA Northerns Swim Team. Photo by Sara Taylor

Local youth swim team to host meet in Grand Marais

As January begins to wind down, the Cook County YMCA Northerns Swim Team is preparing for sections and the state competition.


Alpine girls take first at conference meet

The Cook County Vikings Alpine team sponsored a conference meet at Lutsen Mountains on January 11. The Cook County girls team skiied into first place. 


Bill Blackwell, Jr. recognized for work at Bemidji State

A Bemidji State University administrator, and former Grand Portage resident, Bill Blackwell Jr., was one of 17 Minnesotans honored at the Governor’s Martin Luther King Day celebration in St.

Megan Mullen (far right) with her father, Scott (far left). Submitted photo

Vikings fans with Duluth ties regret leaving playoff game early

Minnesota Vikings football is serious business in the Mullen family. And so when it appeared the Vikings were heading toward another crushing playoff defeat on Jan.


Northern Gardening: White Wash and the effects of Roundup

Northern Gardening co-hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam talk with Carey Gillam, investigative journalist and author of the new book, “Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corrup


Local youths head to the State Capitol

The Minnesota State Capitol was taken over on January 4-6 by a new generation.


North Shore Title a success story

North Shore Title received the 2017 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from the Cook County Chamber of Commerce.


Alpine Vikings do well in extreme cold temps at Hibbing Invite

The Cook County Vikings traveled to the Hibbing Invite on Thursday, January 4, one of the coldest days on the slopes. The Vikings did well despite the weather challenge.