2022-02-19

2022-02-19 E-Edition

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In all of its’ glory, the Aurora Borealis was in full display on February 3. David Johnson said it was “about -25F with a bitter wind,” when he took this picture of the northern lights dancing across the vast sky.

New owners for The Fisherman’s Daughter at Dockside Fish Market

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Katie Mumm and fiancée Parker Slanga are the new owners of The Fisherman’s Daughter at Dockside Fish Market. The couple purchased the popular eatery from Kate and Jeremy Keeble (owners of Hungry Hippie Hostel and Hungry Hippie Tacos) and Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom (owners of The Big Lake). North House Folk School, which purchased the Dockside property from long […]

County board looks at redistricting

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The recent 2020 census showed Cook County is gaining population, and because of this growth Cook County Commissioners have formed a committee to look at redistricting county board seats. Serving on the committee are Commissioners Stacy Hawkins, David Mills and County Auditor/ Treasurer Braidy Powers. The committee expects to develop proposed revisions and present them mid-May. Because hospital board members […]

Grand Marais City Council approves kiosk

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Following a presentation from Visit Cook County Director Linda Jurek and Richard Olson who was representing the Creative Economy Collaborative (CEC), the Grand Marais City Council approved bidding for three interpretative kiosks at the council’s February 9 meeting. The action taken came without a resolution or vote, just a nod of approval. One kiosk will be located at the Community […]

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A female Northern Cardinal brightens up a snowy winter day. When asked about the beautiful bird, Jean Brislance was quick to respond, “We have had a pair here at our Lutsen place since late November, and they are still hanging around with us. Cardinals aren’t especially common here this far up the North Shore, so we have been enjoying their […]

Developmental Disability Case Management in Cook County

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Developmental Disabilities (DD) Case Management Services in Cook County are provided by Public Health and Human Services (PHHS). The DD Case Manager helps persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, understand what help is available through assessing an individual’s needs and connecting them with resources, services, and supports. The assessment, called a MnCHOICES assessment, is conducted by trained […]

“Choosing a Peaceful Death”

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Discussing one’s death is not a typical conversation for most of us, however, it is relevant for all of us. When we invite this conversation, it opens doors to learn and explore, address concerns and options, and simply provides us that human connection when it is needed most. Being able to share with friends and family your wishes ensures you […]

Recreation Park Board making plans for summer

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Looks like it will be another banner summer in the Grand Marais Recreation Park. February 1, 2022 was hectic for the small recreation park staff. “We had a busy day for reservations with August arrival dates,” said Grand Marais Parks and Rec Director Dave Tersteeg adding that roughly 400 reservations were taken online and on the phone. Tersteeg said there […]

Reflections of a past time: Ron Malinosky recounts his time as a child living at Paradise Lodge

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Ronald Malinosky Senior has many fond memories of his four years living with his grandparents at Paradise Beach Lodge during the late 1930s early 1940s. He attended school, made friends, and like most eight- to 12-year-olds at that time, worked. A lot. “I was responsible for cleaning around the cabins while living with my grandparents Godfrey and Elizabeth Plante,” he […]