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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.


Grand Marais

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.


Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues for the month of January have increased over December 2009 numbers for all reporting tourism associations.


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Broadband application passed over

Cook County’s first round fiber optic stimulus grant application has not been selected for funding. The Broadband Initiative group received notice about a week ago.