Bombs away! Grand Marais photographer Bryan Hansel caught Caleb Tapp enjoying some summer fun on Friday, August 19 in the Grand Marais Harbor. Full Story
Tom Spence submits resignation to hospital board
There was an empty chair at the North Shore Health hospital board meeting on August 18.
Following the sale of his Schroeder home on August 12, long time Hospital Board Member Tom Spence submitted his resignation to Board Chair Kay Olson.
“He’s already living in St. Paul,” said North Shore Health Director Kimber Wraalstad. Full Story
County board gets first look at 26 percent increase in levy
County Administrator Jeff Cadwell presented preliminary 2017 county levy requests to the Cook County Board of Commissioners at the August 22 meeting. In this first draft, the proposed levy has grown 25.99 percent, an increase of $840,359. Full Story
Summer school success
It seems that every news item sent to us at the News-Herald this week has something to do with going back to school. I know students out there don’t want to think about it, but school is starting soon. My teacher friends probably don’t want to think about it either, but they don’t have any choice. Full Story
Before you call
The sound of rushing water was out of place and made no sense. The windows weren’t open and the river was miles away. Setting aside preparations for the funeral that would begin soon, I followed the sound. It gathered strength as I went down the stairs. There appeared to be a growing river at the bottom of the steps. Full Story
Summer going fast at Birch Grove
It has been a busy July and August on the West End. As always summer goes by way too fast. Full Story
Cook County youth baseball on the upswing
Local youths are getting ready to head back to school soon with just the memories of baseball remaining. It was a great season, according to Baseball Commissioner Mitch Dorr.
The Twins won a 14-11 thriller over the Dodgers in the Cook County Little League championship game.
“Isaac Sandstrom and Paul Dorr pitched very well for the Dodgers,” said Dorr. Full Story
The Fisherman’s Picnic 2016 Fast Pitch Softball Champions, Donek Trucking, defeated last year’s tournament winners from Canada. Full Story
Where are the fish biting?
Captain Jerry Skarupa said he has been finding lake trout at 80- to-100-foot depths. He said there have been very few salmon. Jerry reports water temps around the 70-degree range. Full Story
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