Grand Marais photographer David R. Johnson enjoyed watching this gathering of wood ducks on May 20. Full Story
County board accepts assessor’s resignation
Cook County commissioners were caught off guard when County Administrator Jeff Cadwell announced that he had received the resignation of Cook County Assessor Betty Schultz.
Cadwell said he received a letter from Schultz on May 18. “I expressed my regret and expressed my belief that a lot of [good] work had been done,” he added. Full Story
Who should serve on city’s comprehensive plan committee?
Intending to put together a steering committee for the comprehensive city plan, the council has been gathering a list of people who might be interested in serving. During the meeting on Wednesday, May 11, plans for the committee began to move forward as the council discussed what the members could expect and who would be qualified to serve on the committee. Full Story
Honoring all on Memorial Day
I try not to get into discussions on social media. I’ve learned, after a time or two of making what I felt was a benign comment, that the online reader often interprets comments in an entirely different way than intended. So when I see a heated conversation on Facebook or a dispute in blog posts, most of the time I scroll on by. Full Story
His amazing love
Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him. John 14:21 Full Story
Spring has sprung at Birch Grove
Finally spring has sprung! Green is filling our world as well as a lot of yellow—can’t keep those dandelions from popping up to say hello. The trees are filled with birds, chipmunks and squirrels full of renewed energy. Full Story
Annual Memorial Day service At the Maple Hill Cemetery May 30 at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Day service At the courthouse on Monday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. Events at Drury Lane Books Full Story
Vikings make big comeback to defeat Mesabi East Giants
Following a great last week, the Viking baseball team is heading into playoffs on a 3-game winning streak.
Last Friday, May 20, the sun was out and it was warm enough for Viking baseball fans to sit and watch a ballgame without having to wear a jacket or sweater. Those fans enjoyed watching the Vikings play the Mesabi East Giants, in a game filled with big rallies by both teams. Full Story
Softball season ends at Silver Bay
The season ended for the Cook County Viking softball team with their Section 7A loss to the Silver Bay Mariners on Tuesday, May 24. The game was a rubber match between the North Shore rivals as each team split wins during the season. Leading up to the playoffs were games played against the Mariners and Two Harbors Agates. Vikings fall to Mariners Full Story
This monster muskie was caught by Bill Torhorst from Madison, Wisconsin on May 23 while fishing with Joe Carlson of Joe’s Inland Fishing. The fish was 45 inches. Full Story
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