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Fiber Guild donates handmade bags to library | Cook County News Herald

To help promote positive change in our community, The NorthWoods Fiber Guild donated the first round of handmade cloth bags to the Grand Marais Public Library. Nancy Backlund made the donation of 16 cotton bags to Amanda St. John on Wednesday, August 1. The bags were sewn with the intent to be distr


Lutsen Bridge Complete and Open to Traffic Ahead of Schedule

LUTSEN, MINNESOTA - August 15, 2018 (lLSN)After a congested summer of road construction between Eagle Ridge Resort and Papa Charlie’s, Cook County’s Highway 5 bridge is now open.


Finland hosts Tori Marketplace and Music Fest

The annual "open marketplace" — or tori — will open Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Historical Society, 5653 Little Marais Rd. Local artists, merchants and demonstrators will showcase their works in areas such as blacksmithing, fiber arts, basket making, spoon carving and candle


McNiff's Riffs: Manager's photos rival natural attractions at MN State Park

GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. - Make no mistake, the feature attraction at Grand Portage State Park is Pigeon Falls.Measuring in at 120 feet, Pigeon Falls is the highest waterfall in the state of Minnesota. It’s easily accessible, and truly spectacular to witness no matter the season.That said, an increasing


Ironwood woman arrested for animal cruelty after 35 animals found in home

IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) -On Tuesday, August 7th, an Ironwood woman was arrested in Gogebic County for a large number of animals not being properly cared for.


Trump approves Michigan disaster request after June floods

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP & WLUC) -President Donald Trump has approved Michigan's request for a disaster declaration following severe flooding in June in parts of the Upper Peninsula.The White House issued a statement Friday saying Trump declared that a "major disaster" exists in the state and ordered tha


Byrns takes seat on county board

All of District 3 is inIronwood. Current District 3 commissioner Jim Oliver did not seek re-election. Newcomer Joann Balduc, ofBessemerTownship, was un-opposed in District 4 as a Democrat to replace Jeff Wasley, of Erwin Township, who was also not seeking re-election. She received 242 votes, against


Bessemer passes ordinance for medical marijuana

This was the second reading of the ordinance which has been fine-tuned to address concerns about locations, compliance with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the General Rules of the Michigan Department of Community Health, request of the city to inspect facilities, odor, and building safety.


Designation could mean faster growth for proposed lake trail

The designation means the trail will now have the ability to expand what type of funds it can apply for, making it easier to apply for grants, and even request bonding bills from area governments.


Critical need for blood locally

Refresher course for internet safetyHOUGHTON — By now, most people realize an email from the Nigerian prince won't lead to riches, but new methods of ...


Under the Spreading Walnut Tree festival returns this weeken...

Need a little more fine art in your life? Two Harbors' fine arts festival, Under the Spreading Walnut Tree, is about to mark its 24th year next week.


Lost camper found safe in northern Minnesota's BWCA

St. Louis County sheriff's authorities received a report Tuesday morning of a lost camper in Friday Bay of Crooked Lake. The sheriff's office says 46-year-old Daniel Teeter of Maple Valley, Washington, was last seen at his campsite around 5 p.m. Monday.


Babbitt cook represents state in online competition

A recipe by Crystal Schlueter of Babbitt, Minn., is representing Minnesota in the America's Best Recipe Contest sponsored by Eggland’s Best egg company. Her "Swedish Pancake Stack Cake with Maple Smoked Almond Yogurt & Northwoods Blueberry Filling" recipe is competing with recipes from across the co


Copper County voters approve referendums

A millage renewal for county veterans services was approved 4,145-1,106. The millage included the 1.0 renewal and a .5 mill increase.


City dumps nearly 75 million gallons of sewage into bay

The city of Ashland has dumped nearly 75 million gallons of diluted raw sewage into Chequamegon Bay over the past five years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Press.The latest discharge of what water experts call “wastewater effluent” came during the severe rainstorms of June 17, when As


Lake County Master Gardeners to host Mystery Tour

The bus tour starts at the Marek Community Gardens, 2124 10th St., Two Harbors. This year's tour will feature two extensive farm gardens, as well as landscape ideas and gardening techniques.


Rains douse shoppers during Downtown Days

Employees from Moores on Main hurry to move merchandise back into the store as rain showers hit Ashland Saturday. The rain caused some vendors to close up, but sales went on inside the stores, and events such as the Dock Dogs jump went on as scheduled.RICK OLIVO/STAFF PHOTO


Court clears Ashland County in animal seizure

A second court has ruled that Ashland County authorities acted appropriately when they seized starving animals from a Butternut farm.The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld in late July a jury decision that officials did not violate the rights of Patricia and Dwight Westmore when they seized fou


Small field creates junior golf concern – Johnson, Peterson win UPJGA titles

Only 39 juniors played in the final round of the Upper Peninsula Golf Association’s annual tournament, with tourney director Tony Pouliot noting there were more spectators (parents, etc.) than players.


President Trump approves Northern Michigan disaster request after June floods

The June rains swelled waterways that washed away large chunks of concrete and asphalt, littering roads with debris. Some residents used boats to get around. After the flooding, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued disaster declarations for Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties.