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North Shore Winery celebrates 5th anniversary

North Shore Winery celebrates 5th anniversary

GRAND MARAIS — North Shore Winery (Winery) is celebrating its 5th anniversary of serving wine and cider in Cook County. The Lutsen Winery has grown consistently, producing 12,000 bottles in its first year to over 50,000 bottles of wine, currently. In addition, the business has invested in additional storage and beverage-making building space, expanded its...

American Legion Post 413 supports Veterans Home

American Legion Post 413 supports Veterans Home

On Monday, June 2, Commander Bob Matson of American Legion Post 413 visited the Silver Bay Veterans Home and presented them with a $750 donation. While there, Bob discussed with the staff the possibility of once more hosting a busload of the Veterans home residences for a luncheon in Grand Marais. Before the pandemic, this...

Grand Marais Rec park numbers up

Grand Marais Rec park numbers up

By Brian Larsen May business has been booming at the Grand Marais Rec Park, reports Parks and Recreation Director Dave Tersteeg. “Preliminary numbers suggest a revenue surge of 40 percent versus May 2019. We were effectively closed in May of 2020.” Tersteeg noted that several seasonal sites held by Canadians (who do not store their...

Bryan Hansel follows in Winchell’s path

Bryan Hansel follows in Winchell’s path

By Brian Larsen A local man decided to follow the route of famous American geologist Newton Horace Winchell as he surveyed Cook County in 1879. Along the way, he discovered some of Winchell’s portages and geology work. Bryan Hansel, a noted outdoor photographer and inventor of filters for cameras, spent 11 days on a rugged...

Grand Marais to host Wooden Boat Show 2021

Grand Marais to host Wooden Boat Show 2021

The Wooden Boat Show is a long-standing tradition celebrating summer, community, and craft on the Grand Marais harbor. As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic, North House Folk School is bringing back the celebration, planning around best safety practices by hosting the event outdoors, and welcoming the community to campus for a...

Rob Perez: The Legend lives on

Rob Perez: The Legend lives on

By Rob Perez In previous years, Joe Paulik played Thursday nights for the season, usually going up to Labor Day. But in 2020, Paulik played by a campfire on Lutsen Resort’s beach well into October. “Last year was incredible. We were getting freezing temperatures, but people were so hungry for live music,” Paulik said. Originally...

Larsen to receive 2021 Scott A. Keenan Founder’s Award

Brian Larsen was then-executive director Scott Keenan’s right-hand man for the first-ever Grandma’s Marathon in 1977, and this year on race weekend Keenan will be presenting his longtime assistant and confidant with the 2021 Founder’s Award. An avid runner and member of the North Shore Striders, Larsen was the assistant race director for that first-ever...

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