Being intentional

Exploring how to live more intentionally.


Tofte Fire Department gets a large grant

Local firefighters get federal grant

Members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation have announced that 21 communities across the state will receive $1,444,938 as part of The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.&nbsp


Girls Alpine team goes to State

Girls Alpine team goes to State

The Cook County/Silver Bay Girls Alpine ski team won the Section 7 meet at Giants Ridge on Tuesday Feb. 2.


County lodging taxes down over 8 percent in 2009

County lodging taxes down over 8 percent in 2009

Last year was not a good one for Cook County tourism. According to the Auditor-Treasurer’s year-end lodging tax report, 2009 was down 8.3 percent from 2008.


Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm was the first to cross the finish line of the 27th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


Grand Marais couple to face jury over kidnapping and sexual assault charges

Grand Marais couple to face jury over kidnapping and sexual assault charges

A Grand Marais woman is now facing a more serious criminal charge than her husband, who allegedly used a wrecking bar, knife and handgun to force another man to have sex with her.


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Manpower is the only backup system for communications on the North Shore

When people along the North Shore last week found themselves without the usual communications tools, they began asking, “What happened and where’s the back-up?” Residents along th


Frank remembers the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon of bygone days

West End News Feb. 3

The recent Beargrease Marathon revived some memories of the early days of the event that became the Beargrease of today. Early on, the race was nothing like it is today.


It's all about chickens at Magnetic North, as Vicki picks her flock

Magnetic North Feb. 3: Math and chickens just don’t mix

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where dreams of green grass and balmy breezes come to life on the pages of catalogs.


Snowshoeing, a favorite north woods pastime.

Wildersmith Feb. 3

Welcome February, the month of hearts and chocolates, and a “full snow” moon.


Drew Hayden Taylor, author of “Dead White Writer on the Floor”

The play “Dead White Writer on the Floor” opens in Thunder Bay

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay is premiering a work by First Nations playwright Drew Hayden Taylor.


Minnesota State Capital

Cook County caucus results stray from state trends

Republicans and Democrats gathered Tuesday evening for party caucuses. The attendance numbers were down from 2008, but there was still plenty of political business accomplished.


David Eckel of Grand Marais found a dead wolf, apparently killed by other wolves, at Pincushion while skiing.

Wolf kill discovered on Pincushion ski trail

David Eckel of Grand Marais was skiing the Ole Hyvaa loop on the Pincushion trail system on Saturday when he came on a bloody scene and a dead wolf.


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