One of the best things about summer in the Northland is the sight and sound of our state bird on area lakes. Full Story
Community hears Phase 2 plans for biomass district heating system
After many years of planning, the proposed biomass district heating system for portions of Grand Marais didn’t come to fruition, at least not yet. The project was felled by a lack of grant money ($4.5 million from a 2014 legislative bonding bill) and by much higher than expected construction bids. Full Story
Funding shortfall for 1 percent sales tax projects
The start of the county board meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 started with adjustments to the agenda to accommodate the absence of two commissioners and the pending departure of another. Full Story
As I write this Unorganized Territory, I’m preparing to travel to Brainerd for the final session of the program I have been participating in this summer, the Blandin Foundation Editor & Publisher Community Leadership Program (E&P). Full Story
Bringing the Gospel home
“And coming to his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? And they took offense at him. Full Story
Last week we featured a somewhat formal portrait of Grand Portage settler Peter Gagnon. Full Story
Jazz guitar at Grand Marais LibrarySolo jazz guitarist Briand Morrison will be at theGrand Marais Public Library, August 27 at 6:00 p.m.Legacy event, everyone invited! Full Story
Volleyball season begins
While school isn’t in session yet, the Cook County High School gym has been alive with the sounds of volleyball players practicing hard to get ready for their upcoming season.
Head Coach Pam Taylor welcomed 34 players to practice on Monday, August 11.
With more than 30 years as head volleyball coach, Taylor said she sees a lot of potential in this year’s team. Full Story
Viking football hits the field
Head Football Coach Mitch Dorr welcomed 26 players who came out for the 2014 Viking football squad.
Captain’s practice began August 4, but coaches began working with players on August 11. Full Story
Cross Country teams run towards success
Head Cross Country Coach April Wahlstrom has a large group of young, talented runners coming back from last year’s team.
“It seems like every year I am saying that we have a young team, and once again we still have a young team. We have about 13 seventh-graders out this year,” said Wahlstrom. Full Story
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