County board comments on public comment period policy

Following two recent special meetings where there was an outpouring of public in attendance who wished to speak at those meetings—with not all of them allowed enough time for that privilege—Cook County Board of Commissioner Chair Heidi Doo-Kirk asked fellow commissioners for suggestions on possibly changing the county’s policy on its public comment period policy. Doo-Kirk noted that ISD 166, […]

Weird Poetry at GM library Nov. 2

When people think of poetry, they often think of old-timey love poems and pretty rhymes about flowers. There are certainly many beautiful poems of this variety. But, contemporary poetry also has a wild and crazy side, a rock-and-roll and hip-hop side, and an exciting workshop Nov. 2 will explore that side. This workshop will explore those weirder branches of modern […]

Bluegrass Masters Weekend Nov. 6-8 at Lutsen Resort

Celebrate, make music, learn, and listen at the North Shore Music Association’s 25th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend Nov. 6-8 at Lutsen Resort. A quarter-century of this popular event has been satisfying appetites of bluegrass musicians and fans from all over the region and the U.S., who come to listen to and learn with the nation’s best bluegrass players and instructors. […]

Puppies and pumpkins

This week I met the cutest puppy ever. (And I have met some really adorable puppies in my day.) This little black and white pom pom covered my face with kisses and wiggled his way into my heart. I smelled like puppy breath the rest of the day but I didn’t mind one bit. Puppies are the best. They love […]

Vikings Cross Country finishes 3rd at Polar League conference meet

The Polar League Conference Meet marks the winding down of the cross country season. Many of our runners only have one more meet, which will take place on Tuesday, October 20. Fourteen of our runners will move on to run at the 7A Section Meet on October 29 and a couple may make it to the State Meet at St. […]

Talk continues on future of Taconite Harbor

Will it become a high tech computer center? A power plant that generates its electricity from biomass rather than coal? Something else altogether? Or will the buildings at the Taconite Harbor Energy Center in Schroeder be taken down and sold for scrap? No one knows at this time, but the people in attendance at the September 21 Taconite Harbor Community […]

Sliding Fee Scale helps everyone get quality healthcare

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s mission is to provide access to high quality, comprehensive, primary healthcare in Cook County to all users, regardless of financial ability to pay for services. Amy Schmidt, an RN at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic explained, “In other words, we want everyone who needs medical care to get it, even if they can’t pay for it. To that end, […]

AEOA again offers help with heating costs

Once again, the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency is offering energy assistance to help low-income residents heat their homes throughout the winter by providing help and information to manage fuel costs. Eligibility is based on household gross income, and households must provide income verification. Statedeveloped forms must be used for all households claiming zero or low income. In general, income guidelines […]

Schroeder board approves rescue squad agreement

Tofte Supervisor Jim King came before the Schroeder Town Board on October 13 with a request for the township to pay half of the cost of operations of the Tofte/Schroeder EMS squad for 2014-2015. King was following up on an agreement between the townships made some time ago. Each share emergency management services provided by volunteers and the cost borne […]

Community Calendar

Events at Drury Lane Books Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Full Moon Reading featuring Tom McCann. Outside on the lakeshore. Halloween Youth Lock-In at the Y October 31: Halloween Youth Lock-In from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. for ages 8-15. Enjoy all-night activities such as swimming, sports, games, and movies. $30/person. Music of the Immigrants Norwegian music […]