Community Invasive Shed Training August 31 at Sugarloaf Cove

Do you want to remove invasive species from your land but don’t know how? Do you want to see plants like tansy and Canada thistle gone from your yard but don’t have the equipment? The Community Forest Restoration Shed at Sugarloaf Cove houses tools, herbicide application equipment, and herbicides that are available for anyone to use. People wishing to use […]

Rendezvous Days draws big crowds

Grand Portage National Monument’s annual Rendezvous Days was another massive success, featuring 145 historic re-enactor camps on-site. Nearly 8,000 visitors attended the event over the weekend, which hosted approximately 300 re-enactors sharing their passion for history of the fur trade era. The event had an early French theme this year with the park playing host to renowned historian, Ken Hamilton. […]

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days and Pow-Wow

Community Calendar

Local Food Market Local Food Market producers will be selling locally grown products every Thursday evening from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais. Come and purchase locally grown! Ruby’s Pantry Ruby’s Pantry is a food distribution program held 5 – 6:30 p.m., every second Tuesday. $20 (cash only) per share. Buy more shares […]

Bone Builders coming to Cook County West End!

One of the most dedicated groups of volunteers in Northeast Minnesota, and actually, throughout the country, are the volunteers who lead RSVP’s Bone Builders classes. Bone Builders is a nationally praised exercise program started by Tufts University in 1995, and is designed to help individuals prevent osteoporosis and improve bone mass and strength, as well as improving balance. The classes […]

Care Partners to hold ice cream social

The second annual Care Partners Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 27, from 2-5 p.m. at Sydney’s Custard. The event will include sundaes for a $5 donation, a silent auction, chair massages from LutZen Reflections and a quilt raffle draw. All proceeds go to support Care Partners services to provide support and companionship for those on the […]

Mid-Trail fundraiser results

Despite the rain— make that a Mid- Trail mid-afternoon downpour!—the August 9 Mid-Trail Property Owners Association (MTPOA) fundraiser at Fire Hall No. 1 on the Gunflint Trail was a huge success. Flea market and boutique shoppers left the building with armfuls of textiles and unique treasures before heading to the big tent for the auction called by Michael Valentini. Bidding […]

Garlic Time

Everyone knows garlic has a distinctive odor, and yesterday it filled the air with a mellow, pleasant scent. The morning was ideal for garden work. A blue sky arched overhead, and the sound of squabbling nuthatches echoed from the trees. The good thing about gardening is the harvest. The bad thing about gardening is the harvest. I love having fresh […]

Where are the fish biting?

While anglers of all stripes are catching fish, angling for brook trout in the streams is hot right now. Limits are easy to achieve, and because not many people chase the wily brook trout, most streams have an abundance of fish. Remember, if you like to stream fish, you don’t have to leave with a limit of speckled trout. Catch […]

Seeking funding for a coastal project

Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program is accepting applications for Short Term Action Request (STAR) grants to enhance natural, economic, recreational, or cultural resources of Minnesota’s coast of Lake Superior. STAR applications are due Sept. 1 by 3 p.m. Find the grant guidance and application instructions on the MLSCP web page (www.mndnr.gov/mlscp). Staff are available to assist with application questions. Contact […]