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Grand Marais Art Colony offers "Beginning with Clay"

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 9:45pm

Don't miss out on a great eight-week beginner clay class that includes 24-hour studio access throughout the entire class.

"Beginning with Clay" will be presented by Melissa Wickwire Jan. 8  through Feb. 26 (eight Tuesdays) from 6 to 8 p.m. There is a $190  tuition, plus a $30 supply fee.

Three mushers finish Gichigami first leg in under four hours

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 4:36pm

Three mushers, including two from the North Shore, finished the Grand Portage to Hungry Jack leg of the Gichigami Sled Dog Race in under four hours on Sunday.

This is the first year for the Gichigami and it is being run in three legs. The mushers left the Mineral  Center trailhead in a staggered start after 9 AM, Sunday headed for Hungry Jack and the Gunflint Trail.

Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors covered the 51 miles in 3:55 . Right behind him in finishing times were Frank Moe of Hovland and Ryan Redington of Wasilla, AK in 3:56. The fastest teams were running about 13 miles per hour over a trail that was less than ideal.

Keith Aili of Ray finished the first leg in 4:06 followed by Bruce Langmaid of Kearny, ON, Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm and Erin Redington of Wasilla, AK who ran the course in 4:08.

Ryan Anderson of Ray and Will Kornmuller of Willow, AK finished the Grand Portage to Hungry Jack leg in 4:11 followed by Michael Bestgen of St. Cloud and Vern Schroeder of Warba in 4:13. Ariane Jasmin of Clam Gulch, AK finished in 4:14.

Coming in at 4:20 and 4:21 respectively were Tofte's Rita  Wehseler and Clam Gulch, AK's James Wheeler while Kevin Malkowski of Outing finished in 4:24.

Rounding out the finishers were Amanda Vogel of Ray in 4:31, Blake Freking of Finland in 4:39 and Colleen Wallin of Two  Harbors in 4:54.

Bill Wehseler of Tofte was scratched from the race.

The mushers, volunteers and race fans were scheduled for an outdoor barbecue at Trail Center on the Gunflint  Trail Sunday night.

The  59-mile second leg of the race starts Monday morning at 9 o'clock after breakfast at Windigo Lodge. The mushers and teams will travel from Windigo  Lodge to Devil Track Landing for the longest of the three-stages.  A spaghetti feed will celebrate the end of the second leg at American Legion Post 413 in Grand Marais.

Silver Bay Area, North Shore teams win two each on the ice

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 11:48am

The boys and girls hockey teams on the North Shore have been successful in their most-recent two games.

On Saturday night, the Silver Bay Area girls defeated Lake of the Woods, 7-0. The win followed up a Mariner victory over LOTW on Friday night, 6-0.

In boys hockey, North Shore defeated Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin 2-0 Saturday after stopping Ely-Northeast Range 11-0 on Thursday.

The wins brought the Mariners to 6 and 12 for the season, including a record of 5-5 in the last 10 matches. The boys are 8-4 for the season. Silver Bay Area and North Shore each feature skaters from Cook and Lake counties.

Brooke McMillen led the Mariners on Saturday night with a hat trick as her team took the seven-goal victory. The other goals came from Hannah Johnson, who scored twice, with one goal each hit notched by Katelyn DeRosier and Kristina Thums. In the goal, Sara Carman had six saves compared to 70 saves by LOTW’s Emily  Ney.

On Friday night, Cora Carter and Anna Carman had two goals each to lead the Mariners to the 6-0 win. McMillan and Rebecca Dilley scored one each for the win. In the net, Cassie Swanson had 10 saves for SBA while Ney made for LOTW.

SBA hosts Proctor-Hermantown on Tuesday night, January 8 before traveling to Moose  Lake Area for a game Friday night, January 11. North  Shore hosts Eveleth-Gilbert on Thursday night and International Falls on Saturday.
 

Gichigami Express begins Sunday

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 1:09pm

Tomorrow, January 6, Minnesota’s newest stage-style sled dog race, the Gichigami Express begins in Grand Portage! The three-day  race travels from Grand Portage, along the Gunflint Trail to Grand  Marais and back to Grand Portage on January 6-8, 2013. The community  is happy to welcome a field of 20 mushing teams to compete in the  inaugural race.

U.S. Senators announce friendly wager over Viking-Packer game

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 12:55pm

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken today  joined U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin in a  friendly wager on Saturday's NFL playoff game between the Minnesota  Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. The Wisconsin senators wagered a  case of Wisconsin craft beer against a case of local Minnesota beer  from the Minnesota senators.

 “It’s not often we have the chance to beat Green Bay two weekends in  a row,” Klobuchar said. “There will be no better way to wash down the  sweet taste of victory than with an ice cold Wisconsin beer from my  friends across the border.”

Weekend News Roundup for January 5, 2013

Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:32am

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week. Moose, wolves, lynx and carp as well as politicians and snow angels…all in this week’s news.

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