A grumpy German equals a Sour Kraut!

The standoff between Germans and Americans has become daily warfare (of the friendliest kind) in the Holthaus home because with the arrival of our exchange student from Dusseldorf we now have two proud Germans under one roof. Yes, my husband is 100 percent Deutsch. Neither Tim nor Mike likes to be wrong about anything… ever. Spoiler alert: I’m buying them […]


Cook County AA MeetingsMondays: Open Meeting, 7:00 PM, Grand Marais SeniorCenter (1st Monday of the month is desserts and coffee at6:30 PM and speaker at 7:00 PM.)Tuesdays: Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting, 6:00 PM,First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.Thursdays: Women’s Meeting, Noon, First CongregationalChurch in Grand Marais; Big Book Study Group, 7:00 PM,Senior Center in Grand Marais; 7:30 PM […]

Moose Madness

It’s time for a little craziness in Cook County.Moose Madness hits Friday, October 19 and runs throughthe weekend, offering all kinds of moose activities.Stop by “Moose Central”—the Grand Marais/Gunflint TrailVisitor Information Center—or visit www.grandmarais.com/moosemadness for the latest about Moose Madness.Friday, October 199:00 a.m. Moose Medallion Hunt beginsFind clue No. 1 at Moose Central!10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Moose Art DisplayBring […]

Huge cast of characters in Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood

The Grand Marais Playhouse is rehearsing for Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood. This is a 1950s take on the classic fairy tale. The cast has students from grade one to adults. It’s very funny and for adults there are memorable references to the ‘50s in music, song and TV shows! Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood was written by Charlie Lovett, with music […]

Plein Air program wins Emmy Award

Duluth Public Television’s WDSE-WRPT’s showcase for the arts has been recognized with a 2012 Midwest Regional Emmy Award for The Brush Off, created by The Playlist TV show in 2011. The show highlights the annual quick paint competition hosted by the Grand Marais Art Colony on the shore of Lake Superior. The special about this popular North Shore event was […]

Great attendance at benefit concert for restoration of George Morrison painting

The Arrowhead Center for the Arts was crowded with art and music enthusiasts who gathered on Saturday, October 6 for a wonderful evening of entertainment for a great cause. Proceeds from the evening will be used toward restoration of Dawn and Sea, an oil painting by Grand Portage artist George Morrison donated to Cook County High School in 1952. The […]

County boards defend Thye-Blatnik subsidy for BWCAW

Lake County Board of Commissioners Chair Rich Sve recently wrote a strong letter to Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) in defense of federal funding for the three counties – Lake, Cook, and St. Louis – that cradle the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). On September 11, 2012, the Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized sending a letter to Grijalva in […]

Down Memory Lane

10 Years AgoOct. 11, 2002 The Two Harbors Area Wildlife moose check stations have registered 61 moose since the season opener began Sept. 28. This compares with a final harvest figure of 75 at the end of last year’s season. It is likely that the total moose registered at the three check stations will exceed that of 2001. The present […]

County Revolving Loan Fund supporting all kinds of businesses

Numerous local businesses large and small, established and new have recently requested funding from the Cook County Revolving Loan Fund. On October 9, the county board followed the Revolving Loan Fund Committee’s recommendations from its September meeting by approving requests in the following amounts: . 1010 Interiors: $5,000 loan over five years at 1.5 percent over the 10-year T-bond rate. […]


Tofte Town MeetingHeld the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the TofteTown Hall, 7240 Tofte Park Road. 3/12tfnLutsen Township Monthly MeetingsHeld the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at theLutsen Town Hall located at 116 Caribou Trail. 4/17tfnSchroeder Town MeetingsHeld the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.Meetings are held at Schroeder Town Hall, 124 […]