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Senior Center offers "Casino Express" trips

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:50am

There are three Grand Portage Casino Express trips planned for the Cook County Senior Center in June—Lucky Wednesday, June 5; Lucky Wednesday evening, June 19 and June 26. Contact the Senior Center for times and pick-up information.
Another Mystery Trip is planned for Wednesday, June 12, 9:45 a.m. Last month the center travelled to Silver Bay. They visited the new UMD Sustainable Farm and enjoyed lunch at Camp 61 in Beaver Bay, followed with shopping at the new Honey Bee Bakery.
This trip will include at least three mystery stops including a lunch stop. The cost is only $10 per person for transportation from the Senior Center.
For more information or for registration of any of these upcoming trips, stop in or call the Senior Center at (218) 387-2660.

Five injured near Schroeder

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 8:12am

Five people were injured — one seriously — in a single-vehicle rollover crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 61 along the North Shore.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the accident happened at milepost 78, near Schroeder, just before 5 p.m.

According to the Duluth News Tribune, a southbound 2001 GMC Yukon SUV driven by Kimberly Reno, 39, of Anoka, Minn., drifted over the right shoulder, overcorrected and rolled.

A passenger, Anthony Reno, 56, of Anoka, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle; he suffered serious injuries.

Kimberly Reno and three children in the vehicle, ages 15, 7 and less than 1 year old, all were wearing seat belts or were in child restraints and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

All five people were transported to Cook County North Shore Hospital in Grand Marais.
 

Weekend News Roundup for June 1

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:18am

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days. High moose calf mortality concerns the DNR, so does finding zebra mussels in Itasca County. Missing boaters were found, wolf advocate lost a court decision. A Sig Olson exhibit opens in Ely and Minnesota signs on to a mutual aid deal with Canadian provinces…all in this week’s news.

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Moose research confirms high mortality for calves

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 8:42am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A study of Minnesota moose calves is confirming the high mortality rate for newborns.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Within days of finishing their work, 22 of the newborns already had died, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

Most were killed by bears and wolves.

Ron Moen, a moose researcher at the University of Duluth, says a moose population can thrive with only 40 percent of calves surviving. But he says Minnesota moose calf survival has dropped below 30 percent in recent years, and this research should help explain why.

 

Community invited to enjoy "Art in the Garden" at Cook County Community Center

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:30pm

Join the University of Minnesota Extension Service for Art in the Garden at the Community Center on Saturday, June 1.
The morning sessions from 8:15 a.m. until noon will include for $15: Garden Yoga, Garden Art for the Heart & Soul, and Landscape Art. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available; lunch on your own from noon to 1 p.m.
The afternoon session will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and you can choose one of four “make and take” garden art projects: Hypertufa, $30; stained glass, $45; mosaic flower pot, $15; or metal garden art, $30.
To pre-register before May 24, call Diane at the Extension office, (218) 387-3015.

Pincushion Partnerships provide plenty of pedaling

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:19pm

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, Pedaling at Pincushion, will provide an opportunity to learn about and explore the trail system at Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais.  Many of the newly established single-track bike trails at Pincushion were built in recent years in partnership with the Superior Cycling Association, the Conservation Corps of Minnesota, and the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow.
The Superior National Forest and Superior Cycling Association teamed up to offer this event in conjunction with National Trails Day.  For contact information and directions see:  http://www.americanhiking.org/events/peddling-at-pincushion/