Cascade Restaurant and Pub

BURGER NIGHT- 1/2 PRICE FROM 6-8PM! Hand-crafted burgers from beef to veggie burgers!

Best Burgers around, never frozen, hand crafted and seasoned, and all burgers are 1/2 price from 6-8pm!

Try our Happy Hour which has 1/2 price appetizers from 3-6pm!

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen


Free Piano

Free Cable brand piano 38" x 57".  Piano bench included.

CONTACT: Dave Furcht
PHONE: 370-1220
DATE: 03/29/2015 11:54am

Waechtersbach Green Dinner Ware for Sale

Waechtersbach Dinner Ware for Sale (Used but like new)


8 Dinner Plates

8 Cereal Bowls

7 Salad Plates

4 Soup Bowls

4 Mugs

1 Oval Platter

2 Serving Bowls

1 Pasta Bowl, Creamer, and Sugar Bowl

1 Tea Bag Holder

1 Butter Dish

                4 Napkin Rings

                6 Napkins

                2 Runners

                2 Table Clothes

                4 Dish Towels

$175.00 or B.O.

CONTACT: Larry Boen
PHONE: 218-387-2531
DATE: 03/29/2015 11:24am

County hires attorney to handle law enforcement grievance

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:09am

At County Attorney Molly Hicken’s request, the county board agreed on Tuesday, March 24 to hire Dyan Ebert to represent the county in the grievance filed by Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) for law enforcement personal who feel that two employees—Leif Lunde and Ben Hallberg—should not get  seniority credit for the time they served in administrative roles.

Newly-elected Sheriff Pat Eliasen first denied the union’s request, which then went to Hicken, who also denied it.  In Step 3, the grievance was brought before the county commissioners who also denied it because past practices have allowed a county employee to return to the labor pool from a management position without losing time.

Hicken said it has been 24 years since the county faced a grievance and she felt that Ebert, who has a lot of expertise in handling such cases, would be best able to handle the matter.


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Industrial Tech expansion bids higher than anticipated

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:06am

At the Thursday, March 19 School District 166 school board meeting, board members heard the results of the bid opening for the long-awaited expansion of the industrial arts area. The school’s architect Ryan Erspamer of Architectural Resources Inc. (ARI) told the board, “Unfortunately bids did not come in where we were hoping.”

Erspamer said part of the problem is that only two bids were received. A bid of 1,033,000 was received from Ray Riihiluoma, Inc. of Cloquet. The Boldt Company of Rochester, Minnesota submitted the lowest bid of $974,600—that is $224,600 higher than the anticipated $750,000 earmarked for the project.

Erspamer said the school board had four options: 1.) award the bid to Boldt Company as is; 2.) award the bid to Boldt Company and work with them to bring down costs; 3.) rebid; or 4.) have ARI go back and redesign the project.

Erspamer said asking Boldt to lower costs would mean taking things out and could mean that the school would lose the “long-term durability” of the addition. Likewise with having ARI go back and possibly redesign the project. Erspamer said he would be willing to do so, but said that was his “least favorite option.”

He said, “I don’t think we designed this to be the Taj Mahal. It’s not over-designed; it’s not overly large. There may be some things we could take out, but again, we’d lose quality,” he said.

Erspamer cautioned against rebidding, as he said costs would likely keep increasing.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz said her recommendation was to award the project to Boldt Company, but ask Erspamer to work with them to see if there is anything that can be done to bring the costs down.

Trail Center Lodge

Open 8 am 9 pm


Last Sunday open for the season!

Full Rack of Pork Ribs

All you can eat Snow Crab

King Crab

Peel and Eat Shrimp

Have a great day!