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Body of missing man found in Colvill

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 8:39pm

The body of 22-year-old Justin John Schneider of Cloquet was located during a search operation at 10:35 a.m. this morning.

The search for Schneider began yesterday when the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Minnesota State Patrol of an abandoned vehicle located on Highway 61 near the Kadunce River.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Search and Rescue, Minnesota State Patrol, United State Border Patrol, Hovland Stop Team, Colvill Fire Department and Hovland Fire Department assisted in the search. St. Louis County Search and Rescue was also called to assist with K-9s Ike & Ted.

This matter is currently under investigation

Body of 22-year old man found near Kadunce area

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:45pm

The body of 22 year old Justin John Schneider was located during a search operation at 10:35 Thursday morning. The search for Schneider, apparently of Cloquet, began when the Cook County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Minnesota State Patrol of an abandoned vehicle located on Hwy 61 near the Kadunce River.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Search and Rescue, Minnesota State Patrol, United States Border Patrol, Hovland Stop Team, Colvill Fire Department and Hovland Fire Department assisted in the search. St. Louis County Search and Rescue was also called to assist with their K-9 unit.

The matter remains under investigation.

Weather seems a little like fall, a little too soon

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 11:02am
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A little more rain in the forecast, but clearing and warmer by Saturday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Stewart.

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Cook County Sheriffs Office searching for missing person

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:25am

On August 19, 2015 at 10:01 a.m. deputies with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office were notified by Minnesota State Patrol of an abandoned vehicle located on Highway 61 near the Kadunce River.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for information on the whereabouts of an adult male who remains missing as of August 20, 2015. Cook County would like to make contact with this subject and check his welfare.

Justin John Schneider is a white male who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Schneider was driving a 2009 Silver Chevrolet Cobalt, Minnesota license plate 157CCU.

If you have information on the whereabouts or have had contact with Justin John Schneider, 22, of Cloquet contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 218-387-3030.

 

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Cook County Senior Center collecting school supplies

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:23am

During the month of August donations of school supplies are being collected at the Senior Center in Grand Marais.

According to Jes Rodne, programs and services coordinator at the Senior Center, “We want to have children prepared to be successful students, and to be successful they need to have the right tools!”

Rodne points out that each year the cost of supplies creeps up as the list of learning necessities for each student grows even longer. “This can be a real hardship for a lot of families and more often than not, the child goes without or the cost of supplies falls upon our teachers. Let’s join together as a community to ensure that each student starts the school year with the supplies they need,” Rodne said.

Supplies needed include crayons, washable markers, wide ruled notebooks, dry erase markers, watercolor paint, bottle or sticks of glue, erasers, pencils, colored pencils, scissors and markers.

The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or special arrangements can be made for pick-up.

For more information contact the Senior Center at (218) 387-2660.

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This local news is provided by Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com

North Shore Music Association celebrates birthday with gospel and roots concert

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:27pm

The community is invited to a birthday party for the North Shore Music Association as it celebrates 30 years of hosting musical performances, community dances, and educational programs and classes for people of all ages in Cook County.

The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais.

There will be a birthday cake and a whole lot of boogying—in your seat or on the dance floor — with one of the best African American gospel and roots groups on the circuit today: Rev. R.L. Bush and the Revived Sons.

Bush was born into a legacy of great gospel music. His grandfather, Louis Johnson, was one of the longtime lead singers for The Swan Silvertones, one of the greatest gospel quartets of all time. Watching and learning from his grandfather, Bush grew into a one-man powerhouse of gospel music.
Bush’s first jobs included playing drums for Clarence Fountain and The Five Blind Boys of Alabama and performing with the Lumzy Sisters and Pilgrim Jubilees. But it was while playing with Doc McKenzie and The Hi-Lights that Bush’s talent came to fruition. He then went on to play with Spencer Taylor and The Highway QC's, The Flint Cavaliers (with whom he won a Soul Train Award for “Best New Artist”), and The Jackson Southernaires.
After all of the original Swan Silvertones passed away, Bush formed a new group, The New Swan Silvertones, to pay tribute to his grandfather’s legacy by performing the Swans’ most popular tunes.

A key component of the nonprofit arts scene on the North Shore for the past three decades, NSMA tailors its programming to serve the needs of local music lovers and learners, as well as the many visitors who seek out the North Shore as an arts destination. For more information about the program or other upcoming events, contact the Music Association at (218) 387-1272.

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