2022-10-15

2022-10-15 E-Edition

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Jean Brislance took this picture of a Downy Woodpecker against a vibrant fall background. “The fall colors this year have been absolutely amazing!” said Brislance.

Local artist works with kids at Birch Grove Community School

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Mary LaBerge, local artist, shared her skills and talents with Birch Grove Community School’s K-5 students on a crisp September day! Four different student groups trekked out to the woods throughout the day to find easels set up, blank, white canvases shining in the sun, paints at the ready, and Mary LaBerge smiling and eager to start teaching. Mary took […]

Plans begin to update the Grand Portage Land Port of Entry

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As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. General Services Administration has awarded two key contracts for the Grand Portage Land Port of Entry, Grand Portage, Minnesota: $1.78 million contract for a pre-design, enhanced Program Development Study was awarded to Hammel, Green, Abrahamson (HGA) of Minneapolis to update the program of requirements for the Land Port of Entry (LPOE) […]

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Governor Waltz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan visit Grand Portage

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Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan paid a visit to the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Monday, September 26, as part of his administrations promise to be publicly engaged with communities throughout the state. Governor Waltz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan met with the Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council, visited the Grand Portage National Monument […]

Healthy Homes Initiative in Cook County

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While all people deserve to live in a safe and healthy home, not everyone has that opportunity. Some home environments can cause significant illness, injury, or death to those who live there. Many household hazards, such as fall risks, mold, radon, pests, or lead, are preventable. By working with homeowners and renters, trained public health staff with Cook County Public […]

District 4 Cook County Commissioner Ann Sullivan is up for reelection, sits down to answer some questions about her candidacy

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Q-Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? A-I was born in Minneapolis to former naval officers who moved there after WWII, and family trips to the North Shore and up the unpaved Gunflint Trail were frequent. Those trips set the stage for development of my passion for the Boundary Waters and Cook County, where I’ve owned property for […]

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An observant—one might say eagle eyed– eagle takes perch on the inner break wall in front of North House Folk School.

A day of celebration in Grand Portage

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On a glorious sunny day with abundant fall colors coaxing visitors down the shore, there were 186 people who attended the day-long festivities in Grand Portage on Saturday, October 9. Of those, 29 brave souls joined in to play Lacrosse. The Grand Portage community opened its arms to the community and visitors, kicking off the Committee Addressing Racial Equity’s “Opening […]