2013 Shop Local Gift Guide
Norwegian-style wool sweaters
The Mountain Shop at Lutsen Mountains
Wulfhelm Design dress Threads
Earth Creations Great Gifts
Yelena Quistad pendants Threads
Sally Sexton Sami-style bracelets Sivertson Gallery
Second graders tackle turkey cooking
Second-graders look forward to eating turkey at Thanksgiving, but we probably shouldn’t follow their instructions on how to cook them.
“My mom has to get the turkey,” said Kamryn, a second-grader at Sawtooth Mountain Elementary.
Living His Dream Paul Schurke: An unquenchable thirst for adventure
Paul Schurke: An unquenchable thirst for adventure
Paul Schurke, the Arctic adventurer who has retraced the steps of famous polar explorers at both the North and South poles, is the featured speaker at North House Folk School’s Winterer’s Gathering this year.
His topic? “Probing the Mysteries of Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition.”
Sleepless on 61
In August, people who live east of Grand Marais near State Hwy. 61 began hearing a new sound. It was a sound very unlike the cry of a gull, howl of a wolf or the whisper of wind in the pines. Instead it was a loud, abrasive noise made when the wheels of a vehicle contacted the new rumble strips cut into the highway’s center line.
Joe and Joy Carlson love catching fish. And they never get tired of eating them. In fact, the Cook County natives, who have been fishing on Lake Superior and in Alaska for decades, only fish for what they can eat, and ''we eat some kind of fish every day, whether fresh, canned, pickled or smoked,'' Joy said. The amazing thing about this dynamic and active couple is that at 75 (Joe) and 70 (Joy), they love what they do and have no intention of hanging up the nets.
Singin' and Swingin' in September
Almost every night, year round, live music can be found throughout Cook County. Local musicians, with guitar in hand, play around a resort campfire, at the Gun Flint Tavern, Papa Charlie’s and many other local venues. And every September, music-goers flock to Grand Marais to attend two of the biggest music festivals of the year, welcoming musicians from all genres, both local and regional.