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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Fresh snow brightened the north shore landscape

West End News Dec. 23, 2009

There is good news about the matching fund for the challenge grant made by the Grand Marais State Bank for the Birch Grove Foundation.


The Johnson family has a wonderful display of lights in the West End--just up the Cramer Road

West End News Dec.17, 2009

There is momentum with the financial match that the Grand Marais State Bank has offered to the Birch Grove Foundation.


 
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West End News Dec.11, 2009

The shots for the H1N1 flu virus are still available at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. So far the number of folks showing up for the H1N1 shots has been underwhelming.


Dave and Amy

West End News Dec. 3, 2009

We should have expected that the perfect ice on Sawbill Lake would not last, and sure enough the temperature stayed above freezing, the ice melted and for one more year wilderness skating disappear


 
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West End News Nov. 26, 2009

A dream situation, which almost never comes true, is when the lakes freeze with a smooth surface and the ice is thick enough to be safe for skating.


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West End News Nov. 18, 2009

Polly Erickson, coordinator of the recent blood drive at Zoar church in Tofte, reports that the drive was very successful, once again. The roster was full and there were only two no shows.
 

 
Blood donor

West End News Nov. 11, 2009

The next blood drive in the West End is coming up fast. The drive will be at Zoar Lutheran Monday, Nov. 16 from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.

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West End News Nov. 4, 2009

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic board held their October meeting at the Birch Grove Center Monday, Oct. 26. The board meets at the Grand Portage and Birch Grove clinics at least once a year so board members may see the facilities at the clinics.


 
Frank is saving box tops to raise money for local schools

West End News Oct. 28, 2009

There are West End events that in my mind are in the "don't miss" category. The annual fundraiser at Papa Charlie's Friday, Nov. 20 is a "don't miss" for me.

Istanbul, Turkey

West End News Oct. 21, 2009

The Sawtooth Clinic board of directors will hold its monthly business meeting at the Birch Grove Center Monday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. The clinic board will inspect the clinic, which is housed in the center, before the meeting.