Minnesota Power takes down Unit 3
As his son Tim and grandson Jory looked on, Jim Schliep threw the switch to shut down Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor Energy Center Unit 3 coal-fired 75 megawatt electrical generator.
Unit 3 was taken off line at 4:20 p.m. on May 26, 2015. It had come on line May 27, 1967 and its first job was to produce 12 megawatts of electricity for Westinghouse. Full Story
Hospital rejects biomass proposal
On Thursday, May 21 the Cook County North Shore Hospital board made a motion to decline entering into a contract for service from the proposed Grand Marais Biomass Heating District.
Hospital Board Member Tom Spence read a motion not to participate in the district heating project and to not accept the proposed Thermal Energy Service Agreement. Full Story
Plans for Tofte Park and Gitchi-Gami Trail taking shape
Landscape Architect CJ Fernandez got some good direction at the second meeting held to consider the future of the Tofte town park and Gitchi Gami Bicycle Trail design.
With nearly unanimous consent about a dozen people attending the May 21 meeting decided Fenandez should focus on the lower portion of Highway 61 when planning to route the Gitchi-Gami bike path through Tofte. Full Story
Almost instant replay
Last week I missed an all-important meeting of the School District 166 school board because it was on the same afternoon as the Cook County Girl Scouts’ Court of Awards. At the time, I wasn’t too upset. As I told School Board Chair Jeanne Anderson before the meeting, I’d rather hang out with the Girl Scouts than sit in a school board meeting. Full Story
A question for the graduates
Centuries ago, as students came to the end of their academic careers at a particular school, they would appear before their teachers at the time of graduation. The teachers would pose a question to each student. The students would provide both an answer to the question and a defense of why their answer was correct. Full Story
A Brownies Investiture ceremony was held Oct. 11, 1979 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for 11 new members of the Brownie troop. Full Story
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