Grand Marais Playhouse to hold open auditions for upcoming youth play

The Grand Marais Playhouse will hold auditions for Quilters on January 14 at 3:30 p.m. This is the annual community youth production with an emphasis on high school. There are roles for seven women and musicians. Six of the seven women will be high school age and the seventh may be high school or adult. Rehearsals will either start at […]

Relax and read to Aspen at the Grand Marais Library

Aspen is a therapy dog that made her first appearance at the Grand Marais Library on Saturday, Jan. 5. While dogs were pulling sleds up at the Gunflint Mail Run that same day, Aspen was cuddled up in the middle of some children. She has been trained to be read to, and, with Lisa Bauer, her human, she will be […]

Girls basketball loses in overtime to South Ridge

Despite a great second half of play, the CCHS Vikings girls’ team fell 67-63 in overtime to the South Ridge Panthers. The game was played at South Ridge on Friday, January 4. “We were down by 15 in the first half but battled back, playing a tough second half with a lot of composure,” said head coach Kelly Hawsen. Abbie […]

Alpine skiers race at Giants Ridge

No one expects rain in an alpine ski meet held in northern Minnesota in January, but rain it did at the Hibbing Invite that was held Jan. 3, 2019 at Giants Ridge. Approximately 120 boys and 100 girls from eight Arrowhead Conference teams, plus Brainerd, Minneapolis South West and Minneapolis Washburn skied two runs of slalom, one run on Innsbruck […]

Boys beat South Ridge Panthers

After starting out slowly, the CCHS boys’ basketball team picked up their play and ran by the South Ridge Panthers, beating them 84-63. The Vikings traveled to the Iron Range town of Culver to face the Panthers on Friday, Jan 4 in a conference game. Will Ramberg, the Vikings’ lone starting senior, once again led the team in scoring with […]

High school Nordic skiers compete in two events

The first race for the combined high school Two Harbors/Cook County Nordic ski team was held December 13, 2018, in Ely. Temperatures in the low 20 F degrees at the start time made for good conditions for the skate race. However, the scant snow cover on the trails was soft and made for challenging curves and downhills, providing an excellent […]

Aspire to be inspirational

The year was 1979, and I was a freshman at Cook County High School. I wasn’t nervous because in the ’70s we entered high school in seventh grade so I had already spent two years walking the halls of good old CCHS. However, I hadn’t had Mr. O as my English teacher. His real name was Mr. Ouellette but most […]

The 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade is topic of Jan. 13 Higher Ed presentation

On January 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cook County Higher Education is offering a presentation about the 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade. Cost is $20 to attend. This presentation focuses on the first national suffrage parade and the crowd violence that disrupted it. It works through the idea that women had to actually work at being perceived as public women, […]

Epiphany presentation coming Jan. 16

All are welcome to an art history presentation and discussion, facilitated by Art Historian Wayne Roosa, PhD. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the conference room at the North Shore Community Hospital. Roosa will be a visiting artist at The Grand Marais Art Colony and is doing this presentation as part of his visit. The Epiphany—celebrated […]

Cook County Law Enforcement briefs

It is the policy of the Cook County News-Herald to withhold the identities of individuals in Cook County Law Enforcement briefs. When court proceedings are complete, the Cook County News-Herald publishes a complete accounting of names and penalties in its Matters of Record. Thursday, Dec. 27 10:35 a.m., Grand Marais: Business check. 12:09 p.m., Grand Marais: Public assist on Gunflint […]