Cook County Jewish Community celebrates Chanukah

Members of the Cook County Jewish Community celebrated the second night of Chanukah on December 13 with a traditional evening at the home of Yafa Napadensky and Bob Shannon. Chanukah is a Jewish holiday commemorating a victory over a tyrant king and the re-dedication of the temple after its desecration. During the eight nights of Chanukah, Jews light menorah candles […]

First annual Freezin for Reason 5K set for December 31

If you want to combine some good old fashioned exercise with a good cause, come out and take part in the first annual run/walk Freezin for a Reason 5K. Dec. 31 marks the one year anniversary since the passing of Gunnar Anderson, who died tragically in a snowmobile accident. Gunnar was known in the community for his kindness and selfless […]

Norpine Fat Bike Classic January 6

The second annual Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen is set for Saturday, January 6, 2018, and showcases cycling fanatics from across the United States and Canada. They’ll compete for the chance to win a cash prize in the 24-mile long-course or a top finisher award in the 16-mile short-course. The course will take place on cross-country ski trails, requiring […]

Grand Marais Ole Opry lineup set

The North Shore Music Association presents its fifth annual Grand Marais Ole Opry, a classic country, old-time, honkytonk, and bluegrass music showcase of local and regional musicians performing favorite classics and lesser-known gems. Emceed by WTIP’s “Classic Country” host Carl Solander, this year’s lineup features a bang-up group of Twin Cities talents called The Midwesternaires, GM Ole Opry Hall of […]

Goodbye to the Long Goodbye

I’m weaning myself off the “Long Minnesota Goodbye” and believe me, it’s not easy. All native-born Minnesotans know what I’m talking about. We never walk away from each other after only one goodbye. We’ve honed the art of leave-taking to the nth degree. In other words, Minnesotans never leave a social gathering when we say we will. My first “long […]

Charlotte Ann (Curry) Maciejewski,

Charlotte Ann (Curry) Maciejewski, 72, of Lutsen, formerly of Bloomington, Ind., passed away Dec. 16, 2017 at North Shore Hospital in Grand Marais. Born Oct. 5, 1945, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Henry and Annabelle Curry. Charlotte graduated from Indiana University in 1970 with a degree in social work. She spent the rest of her life being an […]

Down Memory Lane

10 YEARS AGODEC. 21, 2007 Fire destroyed a newly built home on Hut Point Road owned by Orwoll and Jean Anderson. The cause of the blaze is unknown, but the house was engulfed in flames by the time the Colvill Volunteer Fire Department arrived. The owners had just visited the house the afternoon of the fire and planned on moving […]

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Community Calendar

Ruby’s Pantry Cook County Ruby’s Pantry, 2nd Tuesday of the month food distribution 5 – 6:30 p.m., $20 (cash only) Sponsored by Spirit of the Wilderness Church. You will be amazed at al the food you get at the High School. No financial or other qualifications— this is surplus food for all! Cook County Higher Education Career training and college […]

Legacy grant approved for single track mountain bike trail

As presented by Cook County Land Commissioner/ Parks and Trails Director Lisa Kerr, commissioners approved authorization of a Minnesota Legacy Grant contract with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for funding to build a mountain bike trail system. The vote came at the board’s December 19 meeting. The Legacy grant is for $278,000. Those funds will be used to […]