A U.S. Customs and Border Protection AS- 350 helicopter buzzed over the city of Grand Marais and landed on the football field at School District 166 on Tuesday, May 19. There was no reason to be concerned however. The visit was part of Career Day at the school. Full Story
Cook County-Grand Marais Airport receives nearly $3 million grant
Cook County received some good news May 19 when a congressional delegation announced it had secured $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to extend the Cook County-Grand Marais Airport runway.
The money will be put towards the county’s $5 million project that will lengthen the runway from 4,200 feet to 5,000 feet. Full Story
Nearly 400 turn out for first-ever Ruby’s Pantry event
The first-ever Ruby’s Pantry food distribution went extremely well, with nearly 400 people lining up at School District 166 to take part. The line to register started by the Sawtooth Elementary School gym and wound through the school and nearly out the playground door. No one seems to mind the wait as neighbors visited with one another and new friends were made. Full Story
A pat on the back for parents
It’s been a busy few weeks for the community, especially for our local schools as they wrap up the school year. It’s been an adventure as Brian Larsen and I struggle to remember when and where all the events are taking place. We’ve been juggling and rearranging schedules to try to be everywhere to get photos. And then, we have to find time to write it all up. Full Story
Seeking real and lasting joy
There are three oak bookcases in the small guest room where I am staying. The aging owner, slipping away into the grayness of dementia, has given to others many of the books once housed there. But many remain. Full Story
Cinco de Mayo and more
We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a cultural celebration. We had four guest speakers this month and learned a great deal about Mexican Heritage, library services, the Northwoods Food Project, and Care Partners of Cook County. Full Story
Annual Memorial Day Service At Maple Hill Church, 9:30 a.m. May 25 2015. Followed by services at the courthouse at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon at the American Legion Post 413. Events at Drury Lane Books Full Story
Bulldogs put the bite on the Vikings
As well as things went for the Cook County High School Vikings vs. top rated Ely, they went that poorly vs. bottom dweller Carlton five days later. On Thursday, May 14, the Vikings lost to the Bulldogs 8-11 at Chub Lake. Leo Johnson started on the hill for the Vikings on a cold, wet, and windy day. Full Story
Vikings gracefully bow out of playoffs
The Cook County Vikings softball team traveled to Carlton on Thursday, May 14 to face the Carlton Bulldogs. Going in, the Vikings knew they were underdogs, but Carlton had been 10-runned by Silver Bay and just a few days before, the Vikings had beaten the Mariners.
Still, whatever magic the Vikings had against the Mariners was gone against Carlton and the Vikings were 10-runned 11-1. Full Story
Perfect conditions for Polar League Conference track and field
Wednesday, May 13 marked the day of the Polar League Conference track and field meet at Barnum High School. It was a perfect day for a race, nice and cool.
Eleven teams competed on the girls’ side. In first place was Cromwell followed by Esko, South Ridge/Northwoods, Two Harbors, Moose Lake Willow River, Carlton, Barnum, Cook County, Silver Bay, McGregor, and Wrenshall. Full Story
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