Along the Shore
Grand Marais—Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, his wife Rose and son Ennis, installed Grand Marais’ first solar electric system last November. As owners of Art House Bed and Breakfast, the family decided to do this as a business and community statement.
Lutsen—Charles Skinner of the Lutsen Mountains Corp. holds a proclamation from Governor Mark Dayton honoring the Dec. 18 grand opening of the ski area’s new gondola. The Governor was unable to attend the event due to recent back surgery. | Submitted
Grand Marais—When Kevin Mackey moved to the North Shore, he had a mission.
“I joined the Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club soon after we moved up here,” he said, “because I wanted to help out and be involved in the care of the trail system.”
Mackey, who now serves as
St. Paul—Minnesota state parks and trails will join other states in a nationwide effort to get as many kids and adults out hiking on Jan. 1 as possible. The effort, led by America’s State Parks, will include more than 400 guided hikes in all 50 states.
Winnipeg—Moose hunting was recently banned in some areas in Manitoba by the provincial government, due to declining populations, according to a report in the Canadian Press. The new bans bring to a total of eight hunting areas across the province where moose hunting is now banned.
Silver Bay—As the New Year begins, some folks in the Northern Wilds are currently out of work. In December, Cliffs Natural Resources laid off workers at its Northshore Mining facilities in Silver Bay and Babbitt due to decreased