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In 2011, more than 50 groups and communities participated in some way, including special events such as dragon boat races, beach clean ups, musical concerts, library displays and church services.
The Lake Superior Binational Forum encourages residents of the Lake Superior basin and beyond to celebrate their connection to the world's largest freshwater lake.
What is Lake Superior Day? Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of this great water body to the basin's environment and economy. The Lake Superior Binational Forum promotes this basin-wide event to highlight the special connections people have to this unique world treasure.
The Lake Superior Binational Program represents a partnership of federal, state, provincial, and First Nations/tribal governments working together with citizens to ensure the protection of the Lake Superior basin ecosystem. The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of Americans and Canadians who work together to provide input to governments about these efforts and to educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake basin's natural resources.
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During our "North Shore Sights & Sounds" Membership Drive, July 5th – 12th we’ll bring you all our regular services, and some special highlights and features, including:
o Yvonne Mills & Amanda Hand Thursday, July 5th from 1-2
o Timmy Haus Thursday, July 5th from 4-5
o Jim & Michele Miller Friday, July 6th from 1-2
o Joe Paulik during The Roadhouse Friday, July 6th
o Al Hedstrom and Don Bauer Saturday, July 7th from 5-6
o Amy Schmidt during Women in Music Sunday, July 8th from 2-4
o Gary Morris during Polka Time Sunday, July 8th from 4-5
o Portage during Classic Country Sunday, July 8th starting at 5
o Gordon Thorne Monday, July 9th from 1-2
o Carnival Meltdown Tuesday, July 10th from 1-2
o Michael Monroe Wednesday, July 11th from 1-2
o D’Merritt Wednesday, July 11th from 4-5
o First Thursday Community Conversation on the founding of WTIP
o Special "North Shore Sights & Sounds" themed Swing Session on Friday
o Special Roadhouse, Small Change, and Boomer Jam on Friday
o Special Blues program from 3-5 Saturday
o Radio Waves Music Special from 5-7 Saturday
o Celtic Music program 10-noon Sunday
90.7 FM North Shore
90.1 FM Grand Portage
91.7 FM Gunflint Trail
Stop by: 1712 West Highway 61 in Grand Marais
Arrowhead Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) General Manager Jeanne Muntean came under fire at the recent annual meeting and in letters to the editor for expending member dollars before the USDA Rural Utility Service (RUS) had given its stamp of approval on the Arrowhead Electric Cooperative Inc. fiber optic broadband project. Muntean assured concerned cooperative members that the delays in release of RUS Broadband Initiatives Program funds was due to the layers of bureaucracy the co-op had to muddle through. So, it was with the greatest pleasure that Muntean announced on June 22 that word had been received that Arrowhead had met all the conditions to begin receiving funding advancements.
Muntean said, “We’re very happy. It took a lot of work from all the Arrowhead employees to get this done. I’m very pleased,” she said.
Arrowhead expects its first reimbursement to be received within a week. The co-op will be receiving $11,296,239 in grant funding and $4,841,245as a loan.
Muntean said now that advancement of funds has been secured, “We’re ramping up.”
Arrowhead will get back to work with its construction contractor, Mastec, to build out the community fiber network as much as possible in 2012. The cooperative plans to have the entire fiber optic broadband network up and running countywide by the fourth quarter of 2013. “It’s a pretty aggressive schedule,” said Muntean. “But that’s our goal.”
Work is currently underway. Underground crews are pulling fiber into conduit that was installed in 2011 in the Lutsen area, on the Ski Hill Road and the golf course. Overhead drop crews are working on the fiber line between the road and member’s homes along the Cramer Road in Schroeder.
Close to 250 participants ran or walked in the 33rd Annual Tofte Trek 10K
run/walk today, July 4th. Adam Swank from Duluth led the field with a time of 38:52.
The first woman to cross the finish line was Kaelyn Williams of Golden Valley, with a time of 44:03.
Conditions for the Trek were favorable with east winds off of Lake Superior, keeping temperatures in the low 70s. Runners traditionally enjoy the hilly course and mud puddles, having to hose themselves off at the finish line.
The Tofte Trek is a long-standing tradition started by avid skier Jan Horak of Tofte.
Heavy rains fell this afternoon, but the skies have cleared and the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce Parade is taking place -- come on down with your patriotic entry and join the fun!
The Cook County News-Herald wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!