The Grand Marais waterfront was filled with colorful canoes, kayaks and waterboards during the North Shore Water Festival on July 16-17. Full Story
County board accepts new sign ordinances
On July 19 the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to accept the sign ordinance changes as proposed by the sign ordinance committee and recommended by the planning commission. Full Story
No lease for Birch Grove Community School
Neither side blinked.
Tofte Supervisor Paul James and Birch Grove Community School (BGCS) Director Caroline Wood both stood their ground during a tense dispute over the cost of lease space for the school. Full Story
I received a fun news release this week detailing the new events and activities at the Minnesota State Fair. There is always something new at the Great Minnesota Get- Together and it was fun to read what was in store for this end-of-summer celebration. Full Story
Too great for me to understand
Last night it was really dark outside. I am outside on the deck, looking up at the sky. I looked up and there are stars everywhere. Wherever I look there are stars. This overwhelming sight caused me to think of a well- known beautiful psalm written long ago by King David. Read it, meditate on it. Psalm 139. Full Story
The photo featured in the July 9 Historical Reflections misidentified the young man pedaling the bike in the 1961 Grand Marais Fourth of July parade. He is Alan Hedstrom, not Dale Hedstrom, as he was originally labeled in the 1961 News-Herald. According to alert reader John Ottis, “no Dale exists...A great reflection though.” Full Story
Events at Drury Lane Books Saturday, July 23, 5 p.m.: Writer’s Salon with authors Kim Alan Chapman and James Armstrong reading from their book, Nature, Culture, and Two Friends Talking. Also on Saturdays at 11 a.m., Muffin Man Story Hour with stories for young children. Full Story
Local rollers do well at Namekagon River Roll-Off
The last time Dominic Wilson and Dominick Magnone rolled against each other, Magnone, of Chicago, Illinois, came back to win three falls to two. Full Story
Where are the fish biting?
Tyson at the Beaver House said someone caught a 28-inch walleye on Devil Track recently. Walleyes are biting on Devil Track on chartreuse or pink Beaver Flicks 8-14 feet deep in the evenings. Crescent Lake with a leech and slip bobber, also Elbow, East Twin, Poplar, Ball Club, Brule in the BWCA and Two Island Lake are also doing well. Full Story
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