Grand Marais News

02/03/2018 03:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota briefs: North House Folk School plans to expand 

Leaders of the North House Folk School in Grand Marais weren't looking to expand this year. But after joking for years with owners of the neighboring Dockside Fish Market that they would one day buy each other out, the quip is becoming a reality.

01/31/2018 12:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Tuesday Update: Beargrease is Redington's to Win 

He looked it as he left just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when he headed out to Two Harbors for the mandatory four hours of rest, plus another 13 minutes to get him to the total 30 necessary hours of rest. " really feeling good, so I decided to try to beat some of the snow, and it looks like it's paying off right now," Redington said.

01/30/2018 08:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pastel power: A Minnesota 'paint-in' shows these crayon-like colors aren't just for kids 

Lake Country Pastel Society members Marcia Stappleman of St. Paul, above, and Becky Jokela of Cannon Falls, top, worked on landscapes during a "paint-in" at the New Brighton Community Center. It wasn't because the artist was rude - he was actually being polite.

01/27/2018 10:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Northern Minn. folk school offers hands-on classes to learn trades, arts 

Greg Wright, North House Folk School executive director, was enthusiastic when talking about how the school has grown since its founding. Bob King / Forum News Service Robb Rutledge and Pete Dulak, both of Red Wing, work together to build a Norse pram from scratch in a class this winter at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais.

01/27/2018 04:11 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Electric vehicles now can charge all the way from Twin Cities to North Shore 

With the completion of an "electrified" corridor, electric vehicles can find charging stations from the Twin Cities all the way north to Grand Marais. A coalition of electric utilities, government agencies and environmental groups recently completed the first highway corridor in Minnesota that's fully friendly to electric vehicles.

01/26/2018 08:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Emergency aid is needed for rural, urban community health centers 

Funding legislative operations will be the first order of business for Minnesota lawmakers returning to the State Capitol on Feb. 20. But if they can quickly accomplish that self-interested goal - and they will - they should also have the decency to provide temporary funding to keep the doors open at the state's vital community health center network. The monthslong federal failure to fund these safety net clinics, which are often the only place to get care for miles around in rural Minnesota, is a stunning act of congressional negligence.