Empty Bowls volunteers needed

At some time in each month, one in 10 Cook County residents struggles to put food on their table. Most are working people, people down on their luck, or individuals who suffer from some form of disability who can’t make ends meet. To help fill those bare cupboards, Empty Bowls was brought to Cook County in 2006. This year’s Empty […]

North House intern contributes bowls to Empty Bowls fundraiser

The first Empty Bowls event in Cook County in 2006 featured handmade pottery bowls made by local schoolchildren and potters at the Grand Marais Art Colony. As this annual fundraiser for community hunger programs has grown, the bowl inventory has also grown to include pottery bowl pendants and glass dishes. Now, this year, for the first time and perhaps only […]

WTIP held up as model small town radio station

WTIP was recently cited as an excellent example of a community media/radio station in a feature story published by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB). NFCB Executive Director Sally Kane wrote the beautiful piece, which captured the intricacy and intimacy of managing and working in a small community radio station. Broadcasting at 25,000 watts, WTIPs newsroom at any given […]

Community Calendar

Lutefisk and Ham Dinner Zoar Church, Tofte, November 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Cook County Higher Education Career training and college courses at the North Shore Campus, 300 W. 3rd St., Grand Marais. Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 218-387-3411 or at www.northshorecampus.org. (32) 12/31tfn Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Foot Care Clinic The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County […]

Birch Grove Halloween Carnival is Sunday

The annual Birch Grove Halloween Carnival is Sunday, October 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Among the activities will be bingo, kids games, a cakewalk, cookie decorating, fabulous foods, and more. Wear a costume or come as you are, everyone is welcome. The Grand Marais State Bank branch in Tofte is once again sponsoring a jack-o-lantern carving contest! Bring your […]

Time to get going on that book you always wanted to write!

Make National Novel Writing Month a success with the Novel Starter Class at Higher Education. During the month of November, writers all around the world write 50,000-word first drafts for NaNoWriMo. Whether you’ve got a few books under your belt or are a beginner, writing is easier— and a lot more fun— with support. At the Novel Starter Class, you’ll […]

Casanova revisits the Prohibition era in her new novel, Ice-Out

Entangled in bootlegging schemes, the deaths of a friend, a sheriff, and a deputy, and his own jealousy putting him at odds with his girlfriend, Sadie Rose, 19-year-old Owen Jensen’s life seems to be spiraling out of control. Starting his own car dealership, even if it was with money from Mr. Pengler, who is a known bootlegger, was supposed to […]

Minnesota DNR updates Wildlife Action Plan to address emerging conservation concerns

The Department of Natural Resources and numerous partners have updated the Minnesota Wildlife Action Plan to better reflect conservation of the state’s native wildlife species in a changing climate. “The plan addresses the primary causes of species population declines in Minnesota,” said the plan’s coordinator, Faith Balch. “Those causes include habitat loss and degradation, low reproduction and other biological issues, […]

Vikings win playoff opener

Andrew Miller ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Vikings beat Mountain Iron-Buhl 28-12 to knock the Rangers out of Section 7 9-man playoffs in a game played last Tuesday night in Mountain Iron. Connor Somnis intercepted a MIB pass on the first series, giving the Vikings the ball on the Rangers’ 43-yard line. However, the […]

Many stories shared at Storytelling Dinner

It was a night to celebrate families, fishing, hard work and the experience of living on the Lake. At the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum’s Storytelling dinner October 22, seventy-five guests saw photos and heard the voices of fishermen Helmer Aakvik, Stanley Sivertson, Tommy Eckel, Ben Fenstad and more. Although much knowledge of Lake Superior was lost when these men […]