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. […]

Welcome Twinkle Toes

Sometimes the Internet is wonderful. When my daughter-in-law Sara learned that she was pregnant, she happened across a website (www.babycenter.com) that sends out weekly e-mails detailing “Your Pregnancy ThisWeek.” She forwarded one such message to me when she was very newly pregnant and I learned that my future grandchild was the size of a grape. I also learned that my […]


Reflections on loss and change

Life is full of changes, some of which affect us more profoundly than others. Whether they are anticipated or unexpected, changes often push us to grow and stretch, while also bringing new responsibilities and opportunities. I have found this to be true as I’ve dealt with the unexpected death of my mother. She died in late June, two days after […]

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.

Need a Weapon?

If said I was going to give you something that weighed 93 pounds for free what would you guess it might be? A) A week’s worth of washing. B) An average size middle school student. C) A car load of zucchini and a cookbook. I happen to have A and B in my home as we speak but I would […]

Ghoulish fun at the Playhouse

Ghosts, goblins, witches… haunted houses! Yikes, what have we gotten into now? Grand Marais Playhouse is sponsoring—along with additional help from KIDS Plus, Community Education, Cook County Extension, and ISD #166 Middle School Student Council— a haunted house for some Halloween/ fall fun this month. The Playhouse is donating use of equipment, lighting and sound, as well as a few […]

Woerheide graduates Flight School

On Aug. 5, 2010, Warrant Officer Jon T. Woerheide, son of Jon and Wendi Woerheide, Lutsen, graduated from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Jon was one of 31 who graduated, and who are now pilots of the Army’s UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Just prior to the pinning ceremony, Warrant Officer Woerheide asked his mom to […]

1st Lieutenant Kangas earns Wings of Gold

First Lieutenant Matthew Kangas, United States Marine Corps, earned the Naval Aviator “Wings of Gold” on August 27, 2010. Thisimportant event is the culmination of many months of intensive study and actual flight required for the successful completion of the demanding academic, military, and airborne curriculum. The syllabus is difficult and highly competitive, and ability to perform under conditions of […]