Energy Matters Tabloid in the CCNH

Look for Energy Matters, a tabloid about energy use in the Cook County News Herald this week. This collaboration between CCNH and Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) puts energy into focus with practical articles about local energy use.  This project is supported in part with a grant to CCLEP from Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs).

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CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 04/20/2014 01:48pm

Easter and Passover greetings!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:30am

All of us at the Cook County News-Herald wish you a joyous Easter and Passover. We hope you enjoy the sunshine and time with friends and family!

UMD Center for Economic Development to announce Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards April 23 - four local businesses in the running

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 10:27am

The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) will soon be presenting the 22nd Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards Program recognizing entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Twin Ports and Northeastern Minnesota. Several local businesses have been identified as successful entrepreneurs.

In the “Micro Entrepreneur” category, Fika Coffee and Joshua Lindstrom were nominated.

Fika Coffee is a small company based in Grand Marais with international flavor. Its name comes from the Swedish word for “coffee break” and it starts with organically grown green coffee beans imported with care from exotic locales such as Peru, New Guinea and Columbia.

Reached by phone, Lindstrom said it feels good to have been nominated. He said he was surprised, but pleased. He added that he sees the nomination as a challenge. “It calls you to keep working and going in the same direction,” Lindstrom said.

Two North Shore businesses have been recognized in the “Mature Entrepreneur” category. Beth’s Fudge & Gifts and Birchbark Books & Gifts operated by Beth Rogers Kennedy was nominated. Beth’s Fudge & Gifts has been a landmark on Broadway in Grand Marais for nearly 20 years, offering delicious fudge and a fun assortment of gifts. Birchbark Books & Gifts was a natural addition to Beth Kennedy Roger’s entrepreneur career. Kennedy and her family converted an old car dealership into a beautiful warehouse of books, complete with a friendly children’s reading area.

Sivertson Gallery of Grand Marais was also nominated for the “Mature Entrepreneur” award—for the second time. Owner Jan Sivertson was reached at the art gallery and asked how she feels about being nominated for the Labovitz award. “I think it’s awesome. I’m thrilled.”

In Search of Soil to Grow Vegetables

Greetings! My name is Ellie and I am looking for a space to grow a vegetable garden in the Grand Marais area this coming summer. Do you have garden space that isn't in use, or no time to plant what you want? I promise not only to keep the space tidy and clean up after the season is through, but also to share tasty veggies with you all summer long!  If you have space available (within biking distance of GM is best) and want to give me a call my number is: 320-363-4161. Thanks and thanks again!


CONTACT: Ellie McCann
PHONE: 320-363-4161
DATE: 04/20/2014 09:58am

Stewardship Awards and the Health of Lake Superior

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:46am

Lissa Radke is the U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum and a regular guest on North Shore Morning.  In this interview with WTIP’s Joe Detrick, she discussed Lake Superior stewardship awards, and the history of Earth Day.

(Photo by Kevin T. Houle on Flickr)

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Harbor House Grille - Open 11 to 8 p.m.

Grilled Lamb Chops, Chicken Arugula Alfredo, Blackened Tilapia & Porterhouse Steak
Grilled Lamb Chops - YUM!

Make your Easter reservations at Harbor House Grille, featuring handcrafted American cuisine. Our Easter special includes Grilled Lamb Chops with a Stone Ground Blackberry Sauce. Also featuring Chicken Arugula Alfredo over Spinach & Portabella Mushroom Ravioli, Blackened Tilapia with a fresh made Pineapple Relish and a Porterhuse Steak charbroiled to perfection. Best Burger in Grand Marais - 1/2# Fresh Angus Ground Chuck with Potato Wedges or a Salad for $9.95. Try our Duck Bacon BLT Sandwich or our vegetarian Walnut Burger. All come with Potato Wedges or a fresh mixed green salad and under $10. Check out our vegan options: Pasta Puttanesca & a Roasted Wrap Sandwich. View our full menu at   Wood fired oven baked pizzas available eat in and to go start at $12. Call (218) 387-1889. Reservations welcome. Serving Beer, Wine, Spirits & Flavor. Free Wi-Fi. Located at 411 W Hwy 61, across from the Grand Marais harbor. Look for our mellow yellow building with the BIG deck, harborside. See you there!