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Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president of MN High Tech Association, talks high tech & the state's economy

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 30 with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former speaker of the MN House and new president/CEO of the MN High Tech Association, about fostering the state's high tech industry and why it's important to our future.


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Delta planning to discontinue service to several small northern Minnesota communities

Ann Possis spoke July 22 with Eric Wieffering, business columnist for the Star-Tribune, about Delta Airlines' recent announcement of  plans to discontinue service to 24 smaller markets, including several in northern Minnesota.


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.


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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.


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Building Community Through Business

Is it possible to create a business around community needs? Can it be sustainable?


Mr. Frost reads to his preschool class

Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


The Angry Trout Cafe has expanded/photo by Barbara Jean Johnson

Several Grand Marais businesses expand

Visitors and residents alike may have noticed some changes to area businesses.


Melinda and Mark Spinler tap tress for sap

Making maple syrup is a sticky business

Syrup season is in full swing on the North Shore. This year, sap in the Arrowhead ran before the rest of the state, forcing syrup produces to kick operations into high gear much earlier than usual.


Mayor Sue Hakes

Mayor discusses EDA woes

At Wednesday’s Grand Marais City Council meeting, Mayor Sue Hakes told the council the group formed to look into alleviating the financial problems of the Economic Development Authority, of w


Tornado Cloud, Grand Marais Harbor by Travis Novitsky

Tourism groups join together to promote county

Six tourism groups have joined together to lead a county-wide effort to market Cook County. The new organization is called the Cook County Visitors Bureau and will become official on May 1.