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Healing Touch training at Cook County Higher Ed

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 7:01pm

Cook County Higher Education will hold a weekend of Healing Touch training on Nov. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stacey Quade will be instructing Level 1 Healing Touch training and Jackie Mielke will be instructing the Healing Touch Level 2 training.

Healing Touch complements conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other approaches to care. Although it is called Healing “Touch,” this does not only mean physically touching a person; all HT techniques can be and often are completed off the physical body.

Healing Touch is a bio-field therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing. It uses touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body. These gentle, non-invasive techniques utilize the hands to clear, energize and balance the human energy fields thus affecting physical, emotional and mental health.

Research has demonstrated that Healing Touch has a direct impact in changing pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, agitation, stress and more. It may be used to assist pre/post medical procedures and treatments, support through the dying process and chronic illnesses, management and treatment of side effects from medical treatments, illness prevention and health promotion activities, improve quality of sleep, and enhance sense of spiritual connection.

For more information contact Cook County Higher Education at (218) 387-3411.


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for November 14

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:50am

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The PolyMet mine environmental study was released, rogue waves are studied on Lake Superior, The Hovland dock project raises controversy and the county board is closer to setting a levy.…all this and more in the week’s news.



Cook County Vikings volleyball team at State

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:12pm

The Cook County Volleyball team had a hard fought loss against the Verndale Pirates Friday
afternoon in the State consolation bracket tournament.
Scores 25-21; 20-25; 19-25
Unfortunately that concludes Vikings run in the State tournament.
WTIP congratulates all the players and coaches on a great season!

"As You Like It" continues tonight

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:59pm

The Grand Marais Playhouse debuted its latest production, William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" on Thursday, November 12. The play continues November 13-15 and 19-22. Thursday - Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The talented cast of As You Like It is Linnea Henrikson, Finn Garry, Erica Marxen, Kevin Kager, Robin Henrikson, Aurora Schelmeske, Santina McMillan, Shae Morawitz, Mark Abrahamson, Patricia Elfvin, Tina Krauz, Sam Kern, Janet Healy, Dick Swanson, Amelia Roth, Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, and Jackson Nickolay.

For more information on tickets or about the Playhouse at or (218)387-1284x2.


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Everyone invited for ham & lutefisk

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:09pm

Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte invites the community to a lutefisk and Ham Dinner on Saturday, November 14 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the church. Attendees can expect the traditional lutefisk, but also a delicious ham dinner and all the fixings. There will be music and a raffle as well as good fellowship.

The cost is $15. Reserve your ticket by calling 663-7925 or email

Birch Grove Benefit at Papa Charlie's tonight

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:42am

Birch Grove Community School invites everyone to Papa Charlie's tonight, Friday, November 13, for amazing food, amazing auction items and amazing music. All to benefit the amazing Birch Grove School!!

Everyone is welcome to come for a lasagna dinner with salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The silent auction has many great items donated by community businesses. Come check it out between 5 - 8 p.m.

Music with Mysterious Ways gets the party started at 5 until 7 p.m., followed by the Step Rockets (featuring Birch Grove alumni Josh Schmidt!) at 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Dinner is $15 for adults/$5 for children. Head to Lutsen Mountains for a good time and a great cause!


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