Learn about Rangoli Sand Art at the library

The Arrowhead Library System will present Shakun Maheshwari’s Rangoli Sand Art, a free program being offered for ages 6 to adult on Friday, March 16, at noon at the Grand Marais Public Library. Learn about Indian culture, history, and celebrations through art. Explore the use of art made from chalk, sand, or rice flour. Wrangle designs are a temporary floor […]


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 […]

Free workshop offered on how to attract employees

Please join us for a free workshop on marketing your business to potential employees, 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at Cook County Higher Ed, 300 W. Third St., Grand Marais. No need to register; just show up. Attracting employees in today’s economy isn’t easy. In this workshop we will discuss how to successfully market your business to both customers and […]

2018 Lundie Tour planning starts now

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Lundie/Vacation Home Tour on Saturday, July 7. Registration is at Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 7. Bus loading starts at 1 p.m. and tour ends at approximately 5:30 p.m. Lake Superior ledge rock picnic follows tour and ends at 7 p.m. The tour will visit […]

The Wave

I was driving along the South Shore Drive, minding my own business, when the driver of an oncoming pickup waved at me. Dang. Who was that? I had no idea but waved back, trying to look intelligent and friendly. When I arrived home, I asked my husband if he knew anyone who drove a darkish bluish pick-up. “What kind of […]

2018 Great Place Project applications sought

In its fifth year, the Great Place Project is seeking proposals that demonstrate a strong ability to promote physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing or both. Grants will range from $250 to $1,000. Winning projects will be those which demonstrate a keen ability to create small nooks of beauty in the built environment. “We want to invest in projects with sufficient “pop” […]

Charles J. Futterer Memorial Bonspiel coming soon

The Cook County Curling Club will be a busy place over March 9 to to March 11, with as many as 18 teams taking part in the sixth annual Charles J. Futterer Memorial Open Bonspiel. This fun-filled event includes clubs coming from Arkansas, Twin Cities, Duluth, Two Harbors, Thunder Bay and of course, local curlers. Karen Futterer and Chuck Futterer […]

Vikings beat Nashwauk-Keewatin

With the team’s top scorer and best player Sophie Eliasen sitting on the bench, her ankle in a bucket of ice, the Vikings’ lead over the visiting Nashwauk-Keewatin Spartans dwindled until the Vikings trailed 17-16 at halftime. Sophie got the Vikings rolling with a lay-up to start the game. That was followed by a three-point basket by sophomore forward Abbie […]

Bizarre Burial Beliefs and Traditions coming to the Grand Marais library

“Get ready for a night full of scary history as we explore the days of being buried alive, vampires coming back from the dead, bizarre deaths, cemetery bells, and strange burial rituals that have to be seen to be believed,” said Chad Lewis, who will present “Nothing is Strange as Death” at the Grand Marais Public Library on March 7 […]