February business luncheon focuses on online service

Join University of Minnesota Extension Educator John Bennett for a discussion of best business practices in providing service to online customers and clients at Cook County Higher Ed’s February Business Networking Luncheon on Feb. 29 at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be held at Chez Jude, 411 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais. Cost is $15. According to Bennett, most […]

Kristina Rude named to dean’s list

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has released its fall 2011 dean’s list, which includes Kristina B. Rude of Grand Marais. Students on the list all achieved a grade point average of 3.66 or higher while taking 12 or more credits. Kristina is attending the College of Education and Human Development, and is studying kinesiology. Kristina is a 2011 graduate of […]

Vikings record 16th win against Floodwood

Junior guard Kale Boomer had his best game of the season, scoring 19 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists to lead the Vikings to their 16th win on Friday, February 9 at Floodwood. In a see-saw battle, the Vikings won 63-50. Senior guard David Bergstrom also had an excellent game, scoring 19 points while grabbing 14 rebounds […]

Nordic season comes to a close

The Cook County Nordic Vikings’ season came to an end last Thursday at the Section 7 State Qualifier Meet held at Giants Ridge. Seven varsity skiers worked hard in the two-part pursuit race and were disappointed that no Vikings advanced to the state meet. The pursuit race was a combination of a 5k skate and a 5k classic for both […]


Tofte Town MeetingHeld the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at theTofte Town 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.Meetings are held at Schroeder Town Hall, 124 […]


Cook County AA Meetings Mondays: Open Meeting, 7:00 PM, Grand Marais Senior Center (1st Monday of the month is desserts and coffee at 6:30 PM and speaker at 7:00 PM.) Tuesdays: Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 6:00 PM, First Congregational Church in Grand Marais. Wednesdays: At Trinity Lutheran in Hovland at 6:00 p.m. Step meeting. Thursdays: Women’s Meeting, Noon, […]

Winter photography is focus of Feb. 25 workshop

Landscape photographer Chris Sandberg will lead a workshop designed to help outdoor photographers improve their artistry and technical skills on Feb. 25 at Sugarloaf Cove, with a “focus” on working in the cold and snowy Minnesota weather. The two-hour class will focus on the two important parts of the photographic process: finding and capturing outdoor scenes that reflect the photographer’s […]

Children invited to “Draw Your Adventure” at the library Feb. 22

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) invites children and their caretakers to an interactive, creative, author/illustrator adventure at the Grand Marais Public Library at 7 p.m. Feb. 22. The 321 Art Studio, run by artist Nancy Lucas, will inspire and lead children in the creation of their own adventure storybook with the “Draw Your Adventure” program. The event includes a fun […]

The attack of the Chia seeds

The gel-like mass bubbles and oozes. I stare in fascinated horror. We all have phobias, things that give us the creeps…spiders… snakes or leeches…ugh, but a whole new phobia has hit the jackpot on my yuk-ometer— Chia seeds. I recently started spouting seeds. These fresh greens taste wonderful and growing them is therapeutic for a summerstarved gardener. Alfalfa seeds grow […]

Mountain Stage to return for North House’s Unplugged XI

For the second year North House Folk School will welcome radio show Mountain Stage onto campus for the school’s premier music event, Unplugged: The Northern Harvest. Again, Mountain Stage will record two radio shows during the event, Sept. 13-16. After the overwhelming success of last year’s Unplugged event, North House, Mountain Stage and the Cook County Visitor’s Bureau (CCVB) knew […]