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Shore Theater comes down in Grand Marais/photo by Stephan Hoglund

Old Shore Theater building comes down

The old Shore Theater building in downtown Grand Marais is being dismantled. Once a movie house, it closed sometime in the late sixties to early seventies and has been vacant for many years.


Gentlemen Hall

Cook County native Jacob Schmidt's band wins Billboard magazine's Battle of the Bands

Musician and Cook County native Jacob Schmidt is part of the band “Gentlemen Hall,” which just won the first ever Billboard magazine Battle of the Bands in Las Vegas.


Scott Anfinson at Stonehenge

State archaelogists to map historical sites using remote sensing technology

The state of Minnesota has begun using remote sensing technology to find and map state archaeological sites by airplane, including along the North Shore.


Peter Monkres

Third Thursday features Peter Monkres

After 42 years in the ministry and 13 years leading First Congregational United Church of Christ in Grand Marais, Peter Monkres is retiring.


The Feed My Starving Children event will take place this Saturday

Feed My Starving Children event to take place this weekend

A big 18-wheeler full of food will be rolling into Grand Marais this Saturday, May 21, and hundreds of community members will be on hand to meet it.


Northern pike

Friday Fish Report for May 20

According to our fishing expert John Muich of Buck’s Hardware, the fishing opener was slow and most people were fishing walleyes, shallow. Other anglers had better luck with Lake Trout.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 continues budget reduction quest

Cook County Schools continues to look for ways to cut the budget but maintain good education for students in the face of declining enrollments. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this latest report.


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It's beginning to look a lot like spring

Finally our North Shore weather appears to be feeling more and more like spring.


Boat on lake

Lake monitor volunteers sought

The Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District is once again looking for volunteers to monitor lakes around Cook County for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizen Lakes Monitoring Prog


Poplar River valley/Google Images

Poplar River controversy shifts to legislature

For decades Lutsen Mountains has been drawing water from the Poplar River to make snow in the winter months. Now there is legislation pending that would allow them to take more.