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City and non-profit collaborate to save energy

At the last meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, Wednesday, Feb.

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Extreme painting on the Gunflint Trail

The Grand Marais Art Colony's first Winter Plein Air Festival this week concludes with an exhibit at Gunflint Lodge on Saturday and Sunday.


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Art News for Feb. 27 weekend

The Winter Plein Air Festival exhibit at Gunflint Lodge begins at 5 p.m. Saturday. Also on Saturday: Sivertson Gallery Fireside Chats, 6 p.m., Local Musicians Showcase at the ACA at 7:30 p.m.


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Weekend News Wrap Feb. 27

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Northern lights photo courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library

Magnetic North: Dirt and auroras - all in one week

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where some old friends not seen for waaaay too long appeared this week.


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Superintendent makes change to ISD166 to staff cuts

Among the staff cuts originally listed as a part of budget balancing for Cook County Schools ISD166, was one that should not have been there.


Bill Peterson's photo of a caribou in Cook County.

Points North: The story of Minnesota’s last known caribou

About thirty years ago, some former residents paid a winter visit to Minnesota’s North Shore.


Life under the snow

In winter plants may be dormant, but their chemistry works overtime

We all know animals have various ways of dealing with winter. Some hibernate; some stay active under the snow. Much the same is true for seeds and plants.


Forest fire aftermath

Crews on Gunflint Trail clearing dead trees

 

 

The U.S. Forest Service is asking motorists to watch for crews and equipment clearing trees along the Gunflint Trail and side roads near Seagull Lake. 


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West End News Feb. 25

It is time for a heads-up to all West End folks about an upcoming blood drive at Zoar church. The drive will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 2, from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.


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Zimmer to compete in Junior Olympics

Fourteen-year-old Anders Zimmer of Grand Marais competed and qualified to be part of the US National Ski Team.
 

Essa Jacobsen on the rebound, photo by Carah Thomas

Cook County athlete selected for state All-Star Basketball Team

Cook County senior Essa Jacobsen has been selected to play in the 2010 Minnesota Girls High School All-Star Basketball Series.


County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

It’s not an April Fools prank. April 1 is the day Cook County begins collecting an additional 1 percent tax on retail sales within the county.


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