Despite difficulties, robotics team performs well at Regionals
The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) was again the site for the Minnesota FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional robotics competition where 63 teams from near and far got together to vie for spots to Nationals. Unfortunately, unlike last year, Ice Storm didn’t finish in the top 24 teams and make the finals on Saturday afternoon. Full Story
Historic Rock of Ages lighthouse gets preservation help
There are few places that more completely define solitude than Rock of Ages Lighthouse. Perched atop a knife-edged reef on the western brink of the Isle Royale archipelago, Rock of Ages Lighthouse has stood watch, silently guarding the rocky shores of Isle Royale for more than a century. Full Story
Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra to perform at Grand Marais Library
A noon time performance by members of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra is scheduled at the Grand Marais Public Library on Thursday, March 30. Full Story
Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church hosts an evening of writers reading about what kindles curiosity and lights the creative spark. Poems, stories, and essays will be interspersed with traditional Swedish folksongs by local a capella group, SVEA. Full Story
Stories in Stone at Sugarloaf Cove
What’s the difference between agates and thomsonite? Do you look for interesting rocks on every beach? Do you wonder about all those rock faces you see as you drive by on highway 61? Sugarloaf Cove is one of the best places on the North Shore to examine geology up close and personal. Full Story
Cloud-based Google apps for your business or nonprofit
Do you want to be able to access more of your business’s or non-profit’s information (documents, calendar) from anywhere with an Internet connection?
Then attend the free class that will be held Monday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cook County Higher Education. Grant Olson will be the instructor. Full Story
Gymnastics at the YMCA is in “full swing” and many winter session participants recently enjoyed building skills on the trampoline, vault, beam and tumbling mat during a sleepover at the Y Full Story
Dupre and Marceau thwarted in attempt to scale Mount Carpe
Two hundred feet separated Lonnie Dupre and his climbing partner Pascale Marceau from making a run for the top of Mount Carpe.
But it was 200 feet of loose rock, hazardous footing and ever present danger that kept them back, and on March 17, after five attempts at finding a safe route up the mountain, they called it quits and began their long journey back down. Full Story
Backpackers hold “Kickoff” workshop
Close to 50 backpackers and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) enthusiasts spent an afternoon on March 4 at the Camp Sacajawea Retreat Center, tucked into the trails and woods of Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Full Story
Conservation District to hold rain barrel and compost bin sale
Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a rain barrel and compost bin sale in conjunction with the annual tree and shrub sale. Pre-orders will be due on April 14, 2017 and distribution will be on May 11, 2017. Full Story
Bob Fenwick in select group of men
Not many people get to play the sport they love for a living. Bob Fenwick was one of the lucky few that did, playing professional baseball in the early 1970s.
However, Fenwick, age 71, doesn’t receive a traditional pension from Major League Baseball (MLB), and there is a man on a mission trying to change that for the 500 plus players who are in the same boat as he is. Full Story
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