One of the most popular events at Grand Marais Plein Air is the Quick Paint competition, which gives onlookers the opportunity to watch artists at work. Full Story
Courthouse to get new phone system
Twenty-three thousand eight hundred sixty dollars may seem like a lot to pay for a telephone system, but according to Rena Rogers, it’s a bargain.
Cook County’s communications director told the county board Sept. 16, 2014 that it is past time to replace the outdated system that was installed at the courthouse in 2003 at a cost of $33,000. Full Story
City sets maximum 2015 levy increase at 1.9 percent
Grand Marais city taxpayers will see a 1.9 percent – at the most – increase in their tax levies next year following city council’s decision to pass a preliminary levy of $839,783.92.
The unanimous vote Sept. 10 means the 2015 levy cannot increase, but could go down before final certification at year’s end. Full Story
The “what if” game
I’ve always had an active— some would say overactive— imagination. I’m one of those people who creates little dramas in my head when someone I care about is overdue. Full Story
Walking on water
With all the lakes in Minnesota and such a big one within our reach, have you ever tried walking on water? Someone has suggested it’s good to know where the stepping stones are located but that’s only when such help exists. Full Story
In the caption accompanying this photo from the archives of the Cook County Star, North Superior Ski and Run Club volunteers were encouraged to come out for a trail day and to see the progress toward Full Story
Events at Drury Lane BooksSaturday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.: Writer’s Salon with poetKate Hallett Dayton reading and discussing Salt Full Story
Tough week for Viking volleyball
On Thursday, September 11, 2014, the Cook County High School volleyball team beat the Barnum Bombers 25-18, 25-11, and 25-13 to take the best 3 out of 5 games at home.
That win brought the Vikings’ record to 5-0 on the season, but coaches and players knew that the next week they would be tested by a trial of fire when they faced three very tough teams in rapid succession. Full Story
Vikings lose to East Central Eagles
Take away the first 7 minutes of the Cook County High School (CCHS) Vikings’ game against the East Central Eagles last Friday, September 12, and the 0-3 Vikings played the 3-0 Eagles even. Full Story
Vikings getting up to speed at Eveleth meet
On September 11, 2014 the Viking runners headed over to Eveleth Municipal Golf Course for the second meet of the season. The conditions were perfect for a running race, nice and cool. Our runners have been working hard and some of our youngsters proved to the team that this was going to be an exciting season. Full Story
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