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Cook County Booster Club Viking gear is a great investment

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:02pm

With shrinking school budgets, fundraising to keep non-academic activities open for kids is essential. One of those fundraising vehicles for Cook County High School is the Cook County Booster Club, and recently the club received some good news when Chris and Terri Goettl of Arrowhead Pharmacy in Grand Marais announced that $1,200 worth of CCHS Vikings sweatshirts and T-shirts was sold through their business this summer.

“The merchandise was sold June, July and August,” said Chris Goettl, adding,  “The staff at Arrowhead Pharmacy helps with all of it. It’s a team effort here.”

As members of the Booster Club, the Goettls agree that whether someone purchases Vikings gear through Arrowhead Pharmacy or at one of the home games, each purchase goes a long way to helping support sports programs offered by CCHS.

Wear blaze orange for safety

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:01pm

With Minnesota’s small game hunting season under way and the firearm deer season set to begin Nov. 9, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says making a blaze orange fashion statement this fall might not get you on the best-dressed list, but it just might save your life.

“Wearing blaze orange clothing is a safety requirement to hunt or trap during Minnesota’s small game season or deer season,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR enforcement education program coordinator. “It’s important to be seen by others.”

Hammer reminds hunters that during small game seasons, at least one visible article of clothing above the waist must be blaze orange, except when hunting wild turkeys, migratory birds, raccoons, predators, when hunting by falconry, trapping or while hunting deer by archery while stationary.

"Name the Slopes" at Lutsen Mountains

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:28pm

Lutsen Mountains is looking to its fans to help name two new double-black diamond slopes opening this season in its “Name the Slopes” contest.

Everyone who enters the contest is eligible to win a three-day, three-night ski vacation at Lutsen Mountains. The person(s) who enters the winning name will receive a free season pass for the 2013-14 season.

 The two new runs, located near The Plunge on the North Face of Moose Mountain, add to the appeal for advanced skiers and adrenaline junkies. (You will NEVER see me there!)

Names for the two new runs may be submitted at The winning names will be announced Nov. 10.

County approves two interim use permits for living in RVs

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 4:27pm

The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved two two-year interim use permits (IUPs) allowing recreational vehicles (RVs) to be used as living quarters.  Both followed temporary RV permits that had expired.

LUNAFEST short film festival Saturday at ACA

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 1:02pm

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women.  This year, the festival will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people. 
LUNAFEST is coming to the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais on Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center.

(Click on "view more news from WTIP" below to hear an interview about the festival with Jody Yuhassey and Lucy Perpich of the Violence Prevention Center in Grand Marais, MN.)


Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.  

Chance of snow increases

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 1:32pm

We had some snow in the higher elevations and more is on the way, but it looks like it will fall mostly to the south of us. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Carol Christenson about the week’s weather.

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