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"James and the Giant Peach" is in rehearsal now for April 17 debut

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:26pm

"James and the Giant Peach" is in rehearsal! With a cast of 29, much help is needed in creating costumes for the production. If you can help, please contact Emma Bradley at (218) 387-1734.

If you would like to help with music, video, props or scenery (carving foam, painting, construction) please contact the Grand Marais Playhouse at playhouse@boreal.org or 387-1284 x 2. Work days started Saturday, March 14. 

"James and the Giant Peach" opens April 17.

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Schroeder Township elections and annual meeting update

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:12am

The Schroeder Township Board held their annual meeting and elections on March 10. WTIP volunteerJulie Carlson spoke with Schroeder Township Deputy Clerk Gale Ring on North Shore Morning. 

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"Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life" presentation March 23

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:12am

“Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life” will be featured at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Monday, March 23. WTIP volunteer Julie Carlson spoke with Tony Buettner of the Blue Zones Project.
 

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“Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life”
Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Monday, March 23 at 6 pm.

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Lutsen Township Supervisor Reports on Annual Meeting and Election Results

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:50pm

The Lutsen Township Board recently held their annual meeting and elections on March 10. WTIP volunteer Joey Detrick spoke with Lutsen Township Supervisor Andrew Beavers on North Shore Morning. 

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Annual Father-Daughter Dance is Friday, March 20

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:20pm

It's time again for the Annual Father-Daughter Dance, sponsored by Cook County Girl Scouts.  This is the sixth year the Girl Scouts have hosted this gala event.

Grab your favorite girl or girls and head to Oddz & Endz at 2066 West Highway 61 (formerly Howl’n Wolf).The dance will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 20.

All fathers and daughters (no matter what age) are welcome to attend, as well as a father figure such as an uncle, grandpa or important male role model.

The cost is $25 per father (including all his girls—daughter, granddaughter, niece, etc.)

which includes entry to the dance with live music by D’Merritt and a light snack.

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School District accepts parking lot expansion bid from Edwin E. Thoreson, Inc.

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 1:59pm

At the March meeting of School District 166, Superintendent Beth Schwarz reported on the opening of bids for the proposed expansion of the parking lot at the Grand Marais school campus. The school received four bids from Northland Constructors of Duluth, KGM Construction of Angora, Minnnesota, S& C Masonry and Edwin E. Thoreson, Inc. of Grand Marais. The low bidder was Thoreson, Inc. with a base bid of $134,293. The board voted unanimously to approve the low bid.

Schwarz said she was satisfied with the bids received. She said because the low bid was reasonable, the school can consider several different alternatives, which include additional parking spaces, possibly paved. She will speak with Thoreson’s which was also the low bidder on the additional work and will bring funding options back to the board for the remainder of the project.

At the next school board meeting, which is tonight March 19, the school board will meet with Ryan Erspamer of Architectural Resources to review the bids on the Industrial Arts expansion and possibly make a decision on hiring.

The school board will also be making its final decision about the school calendar for 2015-16 at that meeting.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the Jane Mianowski Conference room in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

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