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Cook County Historical Society Planked Trout Dinner, Saturday July 12

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:32am

On Saturday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m, the Cook County Historical Society is hosting a planked trout dinner as a fundraiser for the museum. WTIP talked to Carrie McHugh, the director of the historical society, about this event.


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Friends and family invite all to benefit for Carolyn Larsen

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:35pm

In January 2014, Carolyn Larsen was diagnosed with triple negative ductal carcinoma (TNBC), a form of breast cancer described as aggressive. Carolyn has faced this diagnosis bravely—and aggressively—with the support of friends and family. That support network is now throwing a fantastic party to help lift Carolyn’s spirits and to help her face the added financial challenges that come with this diagnosis and treatment regimen. 

Carolyn recently completed the required five months of chemotherapy and is facing surgery and radiation treatment. She is participating in a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It is not known when she will be able to return to her work as owner/operator of Superior Images Hair Design.

Everyone is invited to the Benefit on July 12 at the Cook County Community Center from 2 – 5 p.m. with a dance to follow at the American Legion in Grand Marais from 7 p.m to close.

Come out and join the party. There will be a cakewalk, bake sale, games, raffles and fabulous silent auction items. There are items such as a 3-day fishing package, wine baskets, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, tickets to Minnesota Timberwolves games and much, much, more.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, monetary gifts can be deposited at the Grand Marais State Bank, PO Box 100, Grand Marais, MN 55604.

Tom Lake Ride & Shoot hosted by Cook County ATV Club Saturday

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:34pm

The Cook County ATV Club invites members and friends to the Tom Lake Ride & Shoot on Saturday, July 12.

Patrticipants will meet at Portage Brook Pit at 11 a.m. for a long or short ride. After riding, meet back at Portage Brook pit for a tailgate party. Bring your own bagged lunch, beverages and lawn chairs and hang out by the campfire and target practice. Different areas will be set up for rifles, shotguns and pistols.
For more information and directions, visit

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"Cabinology" Presentation and Cabin Tour in Schroeder on July 12

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11am

“Cabinology” is the topic of this Saturday’s presentation, in addition to a cabin tour hosted by the Schroeder Area Historical Society.  North Shore Morning host Jana Berka spoke with Linda Lamb about this weekend's events.


Tenth Tour of Historic Lundie Cabins

Unique designs by Edwin Lundie
All Timber Frames
Six Sites, Thirteen Buildings
Historic Construction: 1940-1951
Artful Craftsmanship
Featuring-----Historic Slade House
Famous Picnic on Ledge Rock (Music, dinner, beverages)

Fundraiser for Schroeder Area Historical Society, a 501 (c)(3)

Information/Reservations 218-663-7706

Note-Space is limited

Talk and book-signing (Back to the Cabin) by Dale Mulfinger - author, architect, "Cabinologist"

(Photo from Schroeder Area Historical Society)

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North Shore Care Center celebrates birthdays Wednesday, July 9

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:23am

Summer is finally here, which means more time outdoors for the residents at North Shore Care Center. The elders have been spending time on the patios whenever possible for history and trivia sessions, games, making S’mores, and tending the gardens.

The monthly birthday party will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 9 to honor Neva Marks, Joyce Kehoe, Cora Stevens, and Whitey Dockan. Cake and ice cream will be served at 3 p.m. along with piano classics by Doug Sanders.

There are volunteer opportunities for all ages at the North Shore Care Center. For more information about the volunteer program or the activities going on, please contact the activity department at 218.387.3518 or visit the website:  



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Grand Portage Elders attend Wisdom Steps Conference

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:24am
Wisdom Steps group

Fourteen Grand Portage Elders were able to attend this year’s Wisdom Steps Convention in Morton, Minnesota at Lower Sioux’s Jack Pot Junction Casino & Event Center. We went from the top of the state to the bottom. The Elders raised money to help pay the cost of a shared coach bus with Fond du Lac attendees. This was great. Riding the bus was comfortable and helped break up the trip as we stayed at Black Bear Casino two nights. Patty was happy, as she didn’t have to drive the whole way.

There were many interesting workshop sessions that included everything from Medicare info, yoga, mental health, nutrition, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, health screenings, Grandparents raising Grandchildren and a presentation of Who is an Elder?, just to name a few.

We enjoyed visiting with friends especially Lorna and Marisa Anawaush.

Once again Ralph Tesser won the cribbage tournament winning a new hat and our own Ellen Olson created a one of a kind “Fun Hat” that won her first place for her efforts.

Eddie Hertzberg led the water aerobics class one morning showing what we do three times a week in Grand Portage.

Elders work hard throughout the year to attend this convention. They walked at least 46,000 steps, had health screenings, attended one health fair and one Medicine Talk. Any Elder 50 years and older is welcome to join. Please call Carol Hackett to enroll or for more information.



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