One Minute Lunch Room

This week was an Allard girl reunion in Pine Island, Minnesota. The five remaining daughters of Haven and Isabella Allard were able to get together for a long weekend and catch up. This sounds like a simple feat but each of these girls has flown like a seed on the wind since their youth in Schroeder. Luckily for me the […]

The Secret Life of Puppets!

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present The Secret Life of Puppets, a free puppet workshop by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz at the Silver Bay and Grand Marais public libraries on Friday, August 8. The puppeteers will be in Silver Bay at 10:30 a.m. and Grand Marais at 3 p.m. The Secret Life of Puppets allows children to learn the […]

Gawboy artwork featured at Cross River Heritage Center

On Aug. 5 the opportunity to see a constellation of Carl Gawboy’s migration to a seasoned world of artistic expression begins at Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder. The exhibition at Cross River Heritage Center includes watercolor pieces from Bois Forte Heritage Center in Tower, Minnesota as well as other private collections. Gallery pieces for sale include the Voyageurs Bench […]

Journey to Grand Portage National Monument for Rendezvous Days

Load up your canoe, your car, or whatever gets you to Grand Portage and prepare to embark on an historical adventure! Aug. 8-10 marks the annual Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow at Grand Portage, when voyageur songs, Ojibwe drums, and Highland bagpipes mix a the Montreal canoe brigades, native peoples, fur traders, and North West Company partners gather for their […]

Maritime history featured in new county museum exhibit

Before a highway made the North Shore accessible to automobiles, people came to Cook County by boat. To highlight those bygone days, By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior is the latest exhibit at the Cook County Historical Museum. It shares the story of how the lake shaped the people and communities of this region. Come to the […]

A makeover under way for Grand Marais Apartments

The need for senior housing has been a concern in Cook County since the 1970s. A group of Grand Marais citizens joined forces in 1974 to build an apartment complex for elderly North Shore residents in 1974. The Grand Marais Apartments are the result of their work—and the work continues today with another volunteer board overseeing renovations to the 40-yearold […]

Emergency responders called twice to rescue Eagle Mountain hikers

The Eagle Mountain hiking trail has proven especially treacherous this summer. A 29-year-old man died after collapsing on the trail in June and Cook County emergency responders were paged to the site twice this week to rescue hikers in distress. The first call for help came at 2:48 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. A 54-year-old female, Nancy Meinholz of Cross […]

DNR announces higher wolf, lower deer hunting limit

With the winter survey showing Minnesota’s gray wolf population stable, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced it would add 500 more wolf hunting licenses this season, up from 3,300 last year. This will be the third wolf hunting season for Minnesota. The first occurred in 2012 soon after the wolf was taken off the federal Endangered Species […]

Boater transported to hospital after bee sting

The Grand Portage ambulance was paged at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 to respond to the Hat Point Marina in Grand Portage. A boat was bringing ashore a 24-year-old male suffering an allergic reaction from a bee sting. The boat, on its way from Isle Royale to Grand Portage, radioed that its estimated arrival time was in 35 minutes. […]

Community Calendar

Smokey Bear’s Birthday!Help celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday withcake, crafts, and a watercolor exhibit! Join usbetween 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,August 9 at the Gunflint Ranger District Officelocated at 2020 W. Highway 61, Grand Marais. Upcoming events at North HouseUnplugged XIII with Mountain Stage Radio, Sept.11-14; Family Weekend, Oct. 16-19. UpcomingCourses: 6 two-hour Unplugged mini coursesSept. 12 and […]