At his home on the Seagull River, Dewey Pihlman has frequent visits from wildlife. However, while fishing recently, he had an amazing encounter with a bald eagle. Full Story
Contract agreement reached for North Shore Hospital and Care Center staff
By a 4-0 vote, the Cook County North Shore Hospital board voted to accept the 2014-2015 Hospital and Care Center Association labor agreement at its April 7 meeting. Under terms of the agreement employees will get wage increases ranging from .75 percent to 2 percent. Last year employeesreceiveda1percentraiseaspart of their contract they signed two years ago. Full Story
County gets update on gypsy moth quarantine
Howard Hedstrom, president of Hedstrom Lumber Company, came before the Cook County commissioners on April 8, 2014 to give them an update on the coming gypsy moth quarantine to be imposed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) on Cook and Lake counties beginning May 1, and he had some good news. Full Story
Calm in an emergency
I have covered my share of catastrophes—real and pretend— in my 14 years of working for our community newspaper. I’ve learned a lot about fire behavior, prevention and safety. So you wouldn’t think I would be freaked out when a fickle electrical device started smoldering recently. Full Story
God loves Pizzazz!
Why are there loons? Or lynx? Or hummingbirds? Or eagles? Why are there lady slippers? Or Indian pipe? None of them seem to have too much relevance to human life right at the surface of things.
We haven’t domesticated them or depend on them for food. We seem to live without any reliance upon them. Why are they? “God loves pizzazz!” Full Story
Easter Festival and Egg HuntOn Saturday, April 19th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST. Funfor the whole family. $10/child includes lots of activitiesand Easter Loot. $7/adult. Babies under 2 FREE (no loot).Farm animals, duck races, tire swing. Also draft horserides, face painting, bake sale and snacks. Gammondale Full Story
Track and Field off and running
Seventy degrees and sunny sure feels nice on a day right after another snow storm. This is how the Viking Track and Field team opened up its season. I should mention that the meet was indoors. We brought 35 athletes down to University of Wisconsin, Superior. Full Story
Two earn medals at Harold Fisher log rolling meet
With the popularity of log rolling growing every year, competition gets tougher and tougher at the tournaments, and the annual Harold Fisher log rolling meet held this past weekend in Hudson, Wisconsin, was no exception. Full Story
Time to sign up for baseball
With spring slowly wiggling its way through the snow and grass peeking up here and there thoughts turn to baseball. It shouldn’t be too long before the sweet smell of grass and flowers and leather baseball mitts will be wafting through the air.
And flies. Can’t forget flies—fly balls that is. Full Story
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