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New County Administrator is on the job

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 1:24pm

New Cook County Administrator Jeffrey Cadwell started work on June 29, and will spend time getting to know the county, the staff, learn the issues and concerns that surround the area, and, he said, “hopefully sit back and listen and learn the background of the topics of concern.”

He told News-Herald reporter Brian Larsen, “I don’t have a magic wand to wave around and fix things. But one thing I do know, the problems that Cook County faces aren’t different from problems other counties face. People are people and come at ideas with different points of view.”


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Grand Marais Playhouse hit Eleemosynary continues!

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:10pm

Eleemosynary continues! The Grand Marais Playhouse is pleased to present this sensitive and probing, masterful play examining the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women: a young girl, her mother, and her grandmother—all woven into the adventure of a national spelling bee.

Performances are at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts June 25- 28 and July 2-5.

The first Friday performance, on Friday, June 26 is “Food Shelf Friday.” Buy one ticket, get one ticket free with a donation of $5 or more of nonperishable food items or a $10 donation to the Cook County Food Shelf.

The first Sunday of each production is “Donation Day.” On Sunday, June 28, attendees may pay whatever they can. Donation Day is sponsored by North Shore Federal Credit Union.

The box office opens one hour before the play starts or advance tickets can be purchased online at

REMEMBER because of construction in the school parking lot, park behind the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at the top of First Avenue East.


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Grand Marais area fisheries announces survey work

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:07pm

Fisheries staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Grand Marais area office will conduct surveys and assessments on several Cook County lakes and streams during the next few months.

The following lakes will be assessed in July:

July 6 - continue Tait River survey; survey Round and Holly lakes.

July 13 - complete Round Lake and Tait River surveys; survey Marsh Lake.

July 20 - assess walleye reproduction in Devil Track Lake; survey Trout Lake.

July 27 - survey Caribou (near Poplar), North and Tait lakes, Mississippi, Little Mississippi and Mark creeks

These survey plans are tentative. Lakes and streams may be added or dropped and timing may change. Questions can be addressed to the DNR’s Grand Marais area fisheries office at 1356 Highway 61 E., Grand Marais, MN 55604. Questions also can be submitted
by calling 218-387-3056 or emailing

Final reports on 2015 surveys will be available in the spring of 2016, but preliminary results for many lakes should be available in the fall of 2015. Final lake survey results will be available online at or from the Grand Marais area fisheries office. Contact the office if interested in stream survey results or preliminary lake survey results.

4th of July at North House Folk School

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:00pm

To celebrate the 4th of July, North House Folk School will be putting on a range of classes and demonstrations for kids and adults. WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan spoke with Jessa Frost and Erin Swenson-Klatt of North House about the upcoming events on North Shore Morning.

More information is available at or 218-387-9762


July 4th weather promises sunshine

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:50am

It looks like a good chance for a sunny 4th weekend. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about great holiday weather.


Sen. Franken releases rural health care report

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:05am

This week Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Al Franken released a rural health care report, including information he received at roundtable meetings with providers in Grand Marais and Silver Bay. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Sen. Franken about the major findings in his report.