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"Ellie the Elephant" presentation at Grand Marais Library cancelled

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:56am

The presentation of "Ellie the Elephant" at the Grand Marais Public LIbrary has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The library hopes to reschedule this delightful original adaptation of the fable of the elephant and the blind men by Sarah Ruth Diener. The free performance is best for children pre-school through grade 3.

For more information call Patsy Ingebrigtsen at the library, 218-387-1140.

Senior Center offers Grand Portage Lodge & Casino trip aboard the Bingo Bus

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 9:37am

The Cook County Senior Center has planned another Grand Portage Lodge and Casino trip on “Lucky Tuesday,” April 16. Leave the Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. and play Bingo Bus on the way. Return to at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Transportation is free for those that board the bus at the senior center. In-town pickup is available for $1 fee. Call the Senior Center at (218) 387-2660 for more information.

Open houses on Father Baraga Cross and Temperance Wayside Rest postponed

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:12am

Two public meetings scheduled for this evening regarding the Father Baraga Cross area and the Temperance River wayside rest have been postponed due to pending inclement weather. The meetings will now be held next Tuesday, April 16 at the Schroeder Town Hall. 

At 4 p.m. the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission and citizens will meet to review plans for the Father Baraga Cross area. 

At 7 p.m ARDC and citizen and local government representatives will consider design concepts for the Temperance River Wayside. 

 

 

 

"Ellie the Elephant" at Grand Marais Library on Friday

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 8:14am

Celebrate your library in April as the Grand Marais Public Library kicks off National Library Week on Friday, April 12 with the Duluth Playhouse presentation of Ellie the Elephant at 3:30 p.m., an original adaptation of the fable of the elephant and the blind men by Sarah Ruth Diener. The free performance is best for children pre-school through grade 3.

For more information call Patsy Ingebrigtsen at the library, 218-387-1140.

Firm to invest in PolyMet Minn. copper-nickel mine

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 7:44am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Swiss firm has pledged to invest $80 million in PolyMet Mining's plans for a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

The investment by Swiss commodities giant Glencore AG includes $20 million in bridge loans and $60 million in equity. The Star Tribune reports the investment is expected to be finalized in June, pending regulatory approvals in the U.S. and Canada.

The investment would allow PolyMet to complete the lengthy environmental review and permitting process that has already been six years in the making at a cost of $50 million to date. Environmental permits and state regulatory approvals are required before mill work and mine construction can begin.

Postal Service puts Saturday cuts on hold

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:44am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change.

The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.

But a statement today from agency's Board of Governors notes that Congress has passed a spending bill that continues the longtime prohibition against reducing delivery days.

As a result, the board says it believes that Congress “has left it with no choice but to delay implementation” of the five-day-a-week plan.