West End News

Bill Hansen

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Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen runs Sawbill Outfitters at the end of the Sawbill Trail with his wife Cindy. Bill grew up in Cook County and knows the West End community well. The son of beloved WTIP volunteer and long-time West End News columnist Frank Hansen, Bill enjoys following in his father's footsteps.

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West End News: September 25

I’m happy to report that the Highway 61 construction projects that have been plaguing travel both ways from the West End are finally nearing completion. 
 


West End News: September 18

Where would we be without Boreal Access over the last 15 years or so? 
 


 

West End News: September 11

The Cook County Comprehensive Land Use Plan is an important set of guidelines that determines what kind of place Cook County will be in the future.


 
Rose Hips

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 29

The Wildersmith two are back in the woods. After a swell time with our daughter in Iowa, we’re happily home in the wilderness quiet.


West End News: August 28

Fifty years ago, on Sept.


 
Ahmed Samatar, PhD

West End News: August 21

Cook County is offering a couple of interesting and free workshops this week about restoring and maintaining healthy shorelands and aquatic plants.
 


April Knight celebrates her arrival at York Factory on Hudson Bay

West End News: August 14

On Tuesday, August 11th, April Knight walked into the Sawbill store.  April had paddled away from the Sawbill Lake canoe landing on May 17th and made her way to York Factory


 

West End News: August 1

April Knight, the adventurous nurse from North Carolina, arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay on Tuesday, August 5th.  April left Sawbill Lake in Tofte on May 17th