Community Calendar

Cook County AA MeetingsMondays: Open Meeting, 7:30 PM, Grand Marais SeniorCenter (1st Monday of the month is desserts and coffee at7pm and speaker at 7:30 pm.)Tuesdays: Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 6:00 PM,First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.Wednesdays: 12 Step Study Meeting, 6:30 PM, ArrowheadElectric Co-op building, Lutsen.Thursdays: Women’s Meeting, Noon, First CongregationalChurch in Grand Marais; Big Book Study […]

White out and wax challenge at Pincushion

The Cook County Pursuit Invite Nordic ski races at Pincushion Mountain Trails System started in near-blizzard conditions, with snow and wind on Friday, Feb. 4. The fresh snow and warm temperature made waxing a challenge. According to Cook County volunteer mentor and waxing magician, Cory Berg, the slot for selecting the ideal wax narrows as the temperature climbs near the […]

Facebook for Parents Feb. 17

Do you think you know what your child is doing on the computer? Think again! Beth Schwarz of ISD 166 will teach Facebook for Parents Feb. 17 to familiarize parents with Facebook and show the different ways children can hide their pages and information. “We will also take time to discuss concerns about the electronic age and cyber bullying. A […]

Harlem All-Stars take on Grand Portage team

A few years ago the amazing comedy basketball team, the Harlem All-Stars performed its wizardry before a delighted audience at the Grand Portage Community Center. The Community Center is happy to confirm that the All-Stars are returning for a rematch with a Grand Portage team at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19. Community Center Director Judy Ranta said she doesn’t […]

AARP tax help available

Local AARP TaxAides will again help members of the community with their federal and state income taxes, and property tax refunds. While tax preparation volunteers no longer assist with taxes at the Senior Center, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. they do help with taxes at the Community Centers in Grand Marais and Birch Grove. On Fridays they […]

West End Calendar

Tofte Town MeetingHeld the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the TofteTown Hall, 7240 Tofte Park Road. Lutsen Township Monthly MeetingsHeld the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at theLutsen Town Hall located at 116 Caribou Trail. Schroeder Town MeetingsHeld the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetingsare held at Schroeder Town Hall, 124 […]

Rehearsing in go-go boots for Shout!

Rehearsals for Shout! The Mod Musical continue at the Grand Marais Playhouse with an energetic cast of North Shore women practicing British accents for this musical about the liberating days of 1960s England. The cast of Shout! is Hilja Iverson, Kerri Bilben, Molly Hicken, Karen Blackburn, and Karina Roth, joined by Kay Costello on keyboard. We caught up with two […]

What exactly is a Salty Dog?

I happen to love salt and Lord knows I have met my share of dogs—both the two and four-legged variety. But how did the two ever get put together as an expression? I will tell you—it is the most delicious candy bar you will ever taste. Sea salt and dark chocolate together is truly delightful. Delightful is not an expression […]

Minnesota Newspaper Association: community newspapers important

Hundreds of reporters, editors, journalism educators and students, historians and vendors gathered at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington for the Minnesota Newspaper Association 144th Annual Convention on January 27 – 29, 2011. Attending to represent the Cook County News-Herald were Editor Rhonda Silence and Reporter Jane Howard. Silence had the honor of accepting three awards for the News-Herald. The […]

Vikings beat Two Harbors 50-35

The Cook County High School girls’ basketball team received somewhat of a test when they traveled to Two Harbors last Friday night and played a far more polished Agate team than they faced on December 14. Last time around the Vikings won 57-29. This game was more of a contest as the Agates handled the Vikings’ high-octane half court pressure […]