Chipping sparrow

Field Notes: Chipping sparrow

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Fri

Kate Frost and family at Sugarbush, Jim Wipson, waving, lower right.

Walking the Old Road: Going to Sugarbush

Grand Portage band member Jim Wipson, shares the story of making the annual trek to Sugarbush with his grandmother Kate Frost, a tradition that has taken place each spring on the North Shore of Lak

Ada's snowflake decorations

Of Woods and Words: 'Tis the Season

When I was growing up, the Christmas tree went up shortly after Thanksgiving and didn’t come down until well into January. The outside Christmas lights stayed up even longer.

Frank reminisces about playing lacrosse

West End News April 1

A notice that an original member of the seasonal Gust Lake community, Dick Brown, had died brought back many memories.

Footprints on Sawbill Lake, photo courtesy of Sawbill Outfitters

Wildersmith April 1

The weather cooled some in the wilderness last week, though it would appear that we have had the last sub-zero temps for several months to come.

School lunch

ISD166 starts program to improve school lunch nutrition

Food at school. Obesity in kids. Improved nutrition for the young. All topics in the news today. It’s also a topic of discussion at Cook County Schools.

2010 Census logo

April 1st is Census Day

Thursday, April 1st is Census Day —the official reference date for the once-a-decade civic ceremony.  


Grand Portage primary election results - updated

Grand Portage held a primary election on Tuesday, March 30. There were four candidates seeking a four-year term on the Grand Portage Reservation Business Committe

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Cook County to participate in Blandin grant for high-speed internet development

In a visit to northern Minnesota this week, Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said she understands the importance of broadband internet access for rural areas.

Walmart store

"Big Box" stores and the "Buy Local" movement

In the last 25 years or so, the U.S.


What's up with this weird weather?

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart talked with Buck Mar. 26 about our short winter, early spring, and what it all means. Listen to the interview.


Walking from Minneapolis to Miami for Haiti earthquake relief

Ann spoke Mar. 26 with Jordan Dibb, who left the next day on foot from Minneapolis to Miami to raise money for Haiti earthquake and hunger relief. Listen to the interview.

Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff discusses on-going investigations and fire preparedness

In an interview Tuesday, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk said an attempted break-in at the West End went badly for at least one of the perpetrators.

Ruffed grouse

Buds, birds and drumming grouse signal spring

Catkins, tiny flowers and sweet smelling Balm of Gilead are all strong signs that spring is on the way.

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