Community Calendar

Cook County AA Meetings Mondays: Open Meeting, 7:30 PM, Grand Marais Senior Center (1st Monday of the month is potluck/speaker meeting. Potluck at 6:30 PM and speaker at 7:30). Tuesdays: Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 6:00 PM, First Congregational Church in Grand Marais. Wednesdays: 12 Step Study Meeting, 6:30 PM, Arrowhead Electric Co-op building, Lutsen. Thursdays: Women’s Meeting, Noon, […]

West End Calendar

Tofte Town Meeting Held the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Tofte Town Hall, 7240 Tofte Park Road. 3/13tfn Lutsen Township Monthly Meetings Held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lutsen Town Hall located at 116 Caribou Trail. 4-17tfn Schroeder Town Meetings Held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. […]

Fall pocket money

I’ve been hearing a bit of whining lately from friends who will miss the hot and muggy weather we had this summer. I’m not with them. I love the fact that fall has arrived in full force. I don’t really have a favorite season. I can find something I like about each of the four seasons. Winter I love because […]


Wait in patience

“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.” This is the opening sentence of a short paragraph in the New Testament letter written by James. He was addressing a volatile and bitter conflict within the Church in m Jerusalem that featured questions that have faced religious n […]

Historical Reflections

Do you have an old picture or a story from years gone by that you would like to share with Cook County News-Herald readers? Give us a call, or stop by our Grand Marais office.We’d love to hear your Historical Reflections. Call (218) 387-9100; e-mail starnews@boreal.org; or stop by our officeat 15 First Avenue West.

Down Memory Lane

10 Years Ago · Oc t. 2, 2000 • WTIP, Cook County’s community radio station, received some good news last week: the Federal Communications Commission has agreed to process the station’s request for a translator at the end of the Gunflint Trail. In August, the outlook for an FCC blessing on a WTIP translator that would reach into the Boundary […]

Would You?

The long line at St. Louis Lambert International Airport serpentines back and forth between the cordons. “Oh great,” I think as the security guard returns my driver’s license and boarding pass, “Just what I feel like doing, standing in line.” But I join the throng. Here we are, waiting to go through airport security…all ages…teen-agers…toddlers, elementary children with young parents… […]

Sawtooth students earn rewards for healthy habits

Sawtooth Elementary students found out on September 10 that it pays to incorporate healthy habits into their summer vacation. It even pays to go to summer school. For years now, elementary teacher K.B. O’Neill has been arranging tangible rewards for students who verify at the beginning of the school year that they spent a portion of their summer vacation doing […]

Help kids find their passion

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell The challenge to help students find their bliss was given to ISD166 staff on September 1 at a Search Institute workshop called “Sparks.” The training was based on research by Search Institute President and CEO Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., and his […]