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Enjoy Cook County and shop local Saturday

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:56pm

Tomorrow is “Shop Local Saturday.” Linda Kratt, executive director of Visit Cook County says, “You'll find that shopping is much cooler in the Coolest Small Town in America!"

"The holidays in Cook County are a truly authentic small town experience with the warm, friendly shopping environment the holidays used to be known for. It's the kind of place where you'll find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts from the small mom-and-pop shops, as well as high-end specialty gear shops and art galleries,” said Kratt.

Visit Grand Marais shops Saturday, Nov. 28, as well as Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be Christmas carols and a traditional tree lighting at 6 p.m.

In Hovland, shoppers can enjoy the Hovland Arts Festival holiday sale at Hovland Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. Local artists share their wares.


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The $10,000 price tag of North Shore snowfall

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 7:34am

Though snow is often a welcome sight along the North Shore, it also brings hazardous road conditions and steep costs to the county. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs spoke with Russell Klegstad of the Cook County Highway Department about how snow removal is managed. 


Getting to Know the Candidates for House District 3A

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 7:56pm

Welcome to an hour of interviews with the candidates for Minnesota House District 3-A.  The special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. David Dill is Tuesday, December 8. In this broadcast, we’ll hear from Democrat Rob Ecklund of Koochiching County, Independent candidate Kelsey Johnson from St. Louis County and Roger Skraba, Republican from Ely. An election special: Getting to know the candidates for House District 3A.


Happy Thanksgiving from the Cook County News-Herald!

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:22pm

All of us at the News-Herald wish you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving Day. May all your news be good news!

Christmas parade, treelighting and fireworks in Grand Marais on Friday

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:32pm

Kick off your holiday season in Grand Marais at the “Oh Ole Night Parade,” and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, November 27.

The public is invited be a part of the parade. Participants should gather at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 at 10 Broadway in Grand Marais.

After the tree lighting and caroling in Harbor Park, there will be fireworks.

The fireworks will be launched from the usual location in the Rec Park by Bob Spry, the city of Grand Marais’ official pyrotechnician.


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"Brain Development in Young Children" forum on Nov. 30

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:29pm

Parents, child care providers, educators and community members are invited to a free community forum at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

The topic will be “Brain Development in Young Children” featuring Molly Harney, Ph.D., an early childhood associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Harney will explain in simple-to-understand language the link between children's early experiences (birth to third grade) and lifelong brain development.

Harney earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in early childhood special education from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and family studies with a concentration in parent education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She worked in birth to 5 setting for 18 years, and post-secondary education for 17 years. During the past 14 years she has taught at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she is an associate professor in the Department of Education and the program coordinator for the early childhood studies program.

Harney’s research agenda is focused on maternal care, early brain development, emotional development, and attachment. She has created courses, lectures, presentations, and community programs designed to support both a scholarly and community-based understanding of the impact the early years have on lifelong health and well-being.

The 90-minute program is free of charge, and a light dinner will be provided. Call the Northland Foundation to register at (218) 723-4040.


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