Bautch team wins Dairy Queen Blizzard Eating Contest

In a food-eating contest it isn’t always the biggest appetite, but who has the quickest chopsticks. Faux Chinese proverb Or in the case of the inaugural Grand Marais Dairy Queen Blizzard Eating Contest, which team of four people had the four quickest red plastic spoons. All told, there were 10 teams who trained diligently, fasted deliberately, and prayed deliciously to […]

Community Calendar

Events at Drury Lane BooksSaturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-The Muffin Man: Storiesfor young children; 5 p.m. Writer’s Salon /Full Moon Reading with Rachael Hanel readingand discussing We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let YouDown: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter.Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-The Muffin Man: Storiesfor young children. The Lake County Sex Trafficking Task ForceWill be at Lutsen Lutheran Church […]

G.M. Library announces $10,000 art project call for submissions

The Grand Marais Public Library has announced a Request for Qualifications to create one or more public artwork(s) for the Grand Marais Public Library. The artwork will celebrate one or more community specific, artistic, cultural or historical attribute(s) and will be placed in a high-profile location for all to enjoy. The intention of this public artwork is to create art […]

Effects of mine drainage explored at Aug. 12 Guest Lecture

The next installment in Cook County Higher Education’s Guest Lecture Series is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 12, when Kurt Anderson will present Scientific Review of Wild Rice/Sulfate Research. As the Polymet copper-nickel mining project advances through Minnesota’s regulatory machinery, questions about potential effects of acid mine drainage on area water quality in general, and wild rice in particular, remain […]

“Thanks for the Memories” music program at library

The Arrowhead Library System and the Grand Marais Public Library will present the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra program Thanks for the Memories with their string quartet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. The quartet consists of Nicole Craycraft, Laurie Bastian, Kevin Hoeschen and Rebecca Peterson. The “DSSO Music To You” string quartet explores the connection between music and memory in […]

Gunflint historical society presents benefit concert

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society (GTHS) announces the second chamber music concert by and for residents and guests of the Gunflint Trail to benefit the work of the society. The Gunflint Woods, Winds & Strings will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Fire Hall 1 on Poplar Lake (a mile east of Trail Center). A “Meet the Artists” […]

Rosie Flores coming to Grand Marais

The North Shore Music Association will present musician Rosie Flores at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Flores blends rockabilly, honky tonk, jazz, and western swing along with traditional influences from her Tex-Mex heritage. She lives in Austin, Texas, where in 2006, Aug. 31 was declared “Rosie Flores Day” by the Austin City Council, and […]

Cook County Visitors Bureau purchases Gunflint Realty building

It’s official! Efforts have been under way for several months for the Cook County Visitors Bureau (CCVB) to purchase the Gunflint Realty building on Highway 61 in downtown Grand Marais. The building at 116 West Highway 61 (next to the Grand Marais Dairy Queen) has been for sale for over two years. CCVB purchased the building from Tim Kennedy and […]

Congressman Rick Nolan spends two days on the North Shore

U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan made several stops on a two-day visit to Cook County on August 4 – 5, starting off with a veterans round table at the Cook County Senior Center in Grand Marais. Nolan talked to about 20 veterans about the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, a bipartisan bill to reform the VA and improve […]

Blandin grads focus on international work force

Cook County Extension and several members of the recent Blandin leadership training are partnering to do a comprehensive study entitled International Worker Program: Short & Long Term Impacts on the Economic and Social Fabric of Cook County. Rick Anderson, Linda Kratt, Steve Surbaugh, Dave Tersteeg and Abby Tofte of the Blandin Leadership Group are working with Diane Booth, Cook County […]