2020-10-03 E-Edition


Maple Hill Cemetery is awash in fall colors, but not for too much longer. Early snow flurries are predicted for our Thunder Bay neighbors this weekend, so we can’t be far behind. Cold weather is coming. Hope this picture warms your heart.

Cook County Historical Director resigns

The Cook County Historical Society has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Carrie Johnson, their Executive Director. Carrie worked as a volunteer for CCHS when she moved to the area in 2005. She was later the manager for the Tofte Historical Society and wrote her master’s thesis on “close call” stories of North Shore commercial fishing. She joined the staff […]

A chat with Tom Bakk and Rob Ecklund

Minnesota State Senator Tom Bakk (District 3, DFL) and State Representative Rob Ecklund (District 3A, DFL) stopped by the newspaper on Tuesday this week and agreed to sit down for a quick interview. The two gentlemen were here in the county delivering political signs and setting up ads to run in the newspaper when they agreed to take a few […]

Cook County Higher Ed receives grant from Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

Cook County Higher Education received a $60,000 grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation to support long-distance students living in Cook County for the 2020-2021 school year. The grant has two components: $30,000 in direct student tuition funding and $30,000 for the Student Support Coordinator position and student support services. Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) has several scholarship funds that […]

Responsible Republicans needed

Brian Karem asked Donald Trump, “Will you commit to make sure there’s a peaceful transferal of power after the election?” Trump replied: “We’re going to have to see what happens, you know that. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.” Karem, “I understand that, but people are rioting. Do you commit to make […]

MMA Statement on COVID-19 from President Keith Stelter, MD

On behalf of Minnesota physicians, the Minnesota Medical Association is greatly disturbed about recent events that have occurred as we try to control the COVID- 19 pandemic in Minnesota. Specifically, we are outraged over reports of door-to-door testers in greater Minnesota being met with intimidating racial and ethnic slurs to the point the CDC has decided to withdraw staff in […]

A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for promises kept

Why do “We the People” love President Donald Trump? Because he is a good listener and he keeps his promises. He hears the cry of the neglected and the abused. He hears the cry of the Christians who cry out for truth and righteousness; he hears the cry of the babies who are cruelly murdered by abortionists. God has a […]

Me vs. We

As we peruse history, we often come upon times when “Me the Power” (MTP) is the prevalent mode of living. At other times we witness a revolt to this kind of existence and “We the Power” (WTP) takes over. “Me the Power” is promoted by various means: military, land grabbing, capital, politics, religion, cults, oligarchy, authoritarianism, and many others. We […]

For such a time as this

The Return on Saturday, September 26, observed in Washington D.C. and around the world, was unforgettable. Go to TheReturn.org to hear GOD’s message to the world “for such a time as this.” Rae M. Piepho, Lutsen