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TABLE OF CONTENTS Features 2013 Holiday Gift Guide................................8-9 New Food Line Excites Local Chefs........ 11 Beat Holiday Stress............................................ 13 Historical Society Steps into the Future.. 15 Storm Festival Success.................................... 16 Artist Spotlight – Sandra Updyke............ 16

Highway 61 Happenings..................... 5 NorthShore ArtScene....................... 6-7 Business Directory.............................17 Calendar.......................................20-21


REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Avista..................................................................................18 Backlund Realty....................................................28-29 Coldwell Banker North Shore.......................35-38 Coldwell Banker Northwoods.............................30 Lutsen Real Estate Group........................18, 26-27

An End… and a New Beginning In January, North Shore Highway 61 will merge into our sister publication, Northern Wilds Magazine. We are excited by this transition, which allows us to publish a monthly magazine that reflects today’s North Shore.

lake map for anglers. The new Northern Wilds will be mailed to every household in Cook County and will be available free at 150 locations between Duluth and Thunder Bay.

The new, redesigned Northern Wilds includes familiar Highway 61 features, such as NorthShore ArtScene, a pullout events calendar and the Ultimate Real Estate Guide, as well as the outdoor coverage of Northern Wilds. We’re adding some brandnew departments like Along the Shore, which features positive news from North Shore communities in Minnesota and Ontario. We’ll also have a new food and dining column, expanded home, garden and health coverage, and a monthly

NORTHERN WILDS Advertising Deadline December 13

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ABOUT OUR COVER: The Belfast Cowboys will play at Papa Charlie’s Dec. 14 | JENN BARNETT

Superior Escapes.........................................................39 Timber Wolff Realty....................................19, 22-25 PUBLISHERS Shawn Perich Amber Pratt Copyright 2013 All rights reserved

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Northern Wilds Media, Inc., P.O. Box 26, Grand Marais, MN 55604 . (218) 387-9475 (phone/fax) North Shore Highway 61 is mailed monthly to every Cook County household. In addition, you will find the publication on news racks and in real estate offices at over three dozen locations from Duluth to Grand Portage. It is also mailed to a growing list of subscribers who live beyond our distribution area.

In 2014, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary of Northern Wilds. We owe our success to you, our loyal readers and advertisers. We extend special thanks to North Shore real estate companies, who decided to work with us to publish the Real Estate Guide that eventually became North Shore Highway 61, as well as the many North Shore businesses which have chosen to advertise with us over the years. And to everyone out there, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Rest assured Northern Wilds will enter the New Year with a bang. —Shawn Perich and Amber Pratt

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Hwy 61 Happenings for free at the new Frozen Basin and catch a variety of multi-colored tagged fish. Each color represents a redeemable certificate with any of the participating vendors. More than $8,000 will be given away in certificates. This winter event will begin at noon on Friday and begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $9 adults and $6 for students. Ages 5 and under are free. Visit www. for more info.

2013 Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14

The New Standards play a holiday concert at Papa Charlie’s, Nov 29-30.

A North Shore Holiday Prepare for the holidays with a series of themed weekends and events in December. Celebrate O Ole Night Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Attend the Christmas Parade in Grand Marais at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Wear your best Christmas Sweater and join in the “Uff Da” Sweater Fashion Show after the parade for a chance to win prizes. Call 218-387-2788 for more details. Then celebrate Handmade Holidays Dec. 6-8 with local artisans. Check out the Grand Marais Art Colony on Saturday for the Northwoods Fiber Guild Holiday Sale and Open House at 9 a.m. Celebrate Wild Things Dec. 13-15. Attend the Winter Solstice event, Dec. 21 at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Enjoy a bonfire, puppet show, music and a potluck dinner (bring your own plates). Finally, Chill Out Dec. 20-22 and escape the holiday madness with peace and quiet across the county. Take a hot sauna, roll in the snow, go snowshoeing and more. Visit for more info on the themed weekends.

Last Chance Art Gallery Holiday Market Nov. 29-30

Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen is holding the 8th Annual Holiday Market event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. A special event will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday that includes treats, caroling, holiday shopping and the annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. There will also be traditional ornament painting, and all proceeds will go to the Cook County Community Fund. For more info, visit

10th Annual NSFCU Giving Tree Holiday Helper Donations Nov. 29-Dec. 20

The North Shore Federal Credit Union will be accepting donations for the Lake and Cook County Food Shelf programs. Donate non-perishable food or cash to any branch location and NSFCU will match up to $500 for each program. Locations include Silver Bay, Lutsen, Grand Marais and Grand Portage. Visit for more details.

Northwoods Fiber Guild Holiday Sale & Open House Dec. 7

Find the perfect handmade gift for that perfect someone at the Northwoods Fiber Guild Holiday Sale and Open House. Mittens, baskets, cards, jewelry, scarves, rugs and even ornaments will be available for purchase. There will also be spinning and weaving demonstrations, a craft table and refreshments available. The event will take place at the Grand Marais Art Colony from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

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Bird watchers are needed for the 2013 Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Grab a guide book, binoculars and a log book to record your observations. Bird walkers, drivers and feeder watchers are needed. Identify the birds and keep count of each species to the best of your ability. Cover as much or as little area as you’d like. The Grand Marais CBC will cover a 7.5-mile radius circle from a point 3 miles south of the middle of Devils Track Lake. This count circle covers parts of Hwy 61, Lindskog Road, County Road 60, Gunflint Trail, Pine Mountain Road, Bally Creek Road, Pike Lake Road and more. For more info, contact Jeremy Ridlbauer at or call 218-370-0733. Be sure to notify him on what area or bird feeder you will be watching. Counters will then meet at the Blue Water Café at 4:15 p.m. on count day to compile results. Good luck!

29th Annual Christmas Caroled Dinners at Naniboujou Lodge Dec. 27-28

Enjoy a full course meal prepared by guest Chef Ron Berg while being serenaded with Christmas carols at Naniboujou Lodge. The menu includes an assortment of items such as roasted butternut squash soup, wild rice pilaf, roast half duckling with lingonberry, homemade bread and more. Punch is served at 6 p.m., and dinner seating begins at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited so call and order your tickets today. For more info, call 218-3872688.

Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race Jan. 4-6

The 2nd running of the three-day sled dog race will run from Grand Portage to the Gunflint Trail, to Grand Marais, then return to Grand Portage. The race celebrates the history and culture of dog mushing in Cook County, highlighting three communities. Up to 30 teams will compete for a $25,000 purse. Race events include a Friday, Jan. 3 “Potlatch” banquet and introductions at the Grand Portage Community Center at 6 p.m. (Everyone welcome. No charge.), a Saturday evening presentation and banquet at historic Gunflint Lodge (Call for reservations), a Sunday evening banquet at the American Legion in Grand Marais (Open to public, tickets at the door), and a Monday finish at Grand Portage with the awards banquet at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. Race maps and information about best places to watch dog teams go by are available at www.

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Dec. 13-15

Visit the DECC in Duluth for the newest and most exciting products for winter sports enthusiasts. Check out numerous exhibits and try your luck with winning prizes. Fish


by Joan Farnam arts and crafts. Artists include Linda Newman, Terry Lewis, Karen Cedarmoon, Denise Axtell, Jayne Richards, Marcie MacIntire, Molly Myer, Mary Jo Flack, Diane Pelto, Bruce Updyke and Sandra Updyke. It will be held until 4 p.m. Also this weekend, the New Standards will perform their Holiday Show at Papa Charlie’s on Friday and Saturday nights. The jazz trio (Chan Poling, John Munson and Steve Roehm) have performed all over the country and internationally to critical acclaim, with their Holiday Show a sell-out at both the Dakota Jazz Club and the Fitzgerald Theater in the Twin Cities. Tickets are $18 in advance, $24 at the door. The first weekend in December features holiday sales and art shows. The Holiday Art Underground Show at Betsy Bowen’s Studio opens with a Sneak Preview on Friday night, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m. More than 20 local and regional artists will have work in the show, including paintings, photographs, prints, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, beaded work, glass and more. The show continues through December with the studio gallery open Thursday through Saturday, from 11-4 p.m. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the show, Dec. 7. Also there will be a Holiday Boutique at The Garage featuring fiber art by Kim Knutson, Susan Goodell and Linda Bauer, including silk and knit wearables as well as handmade ornaments. There will be a Sneak Preview from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 6. The boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Sandra Updyke will have her photos at the Hovland Art Festival Nov. 30. | SANDRA UPDYKE The holiday season kicks off with two fun art events, a holiday craft show, some wonderful music and a Christmas Parade.

stocking stuffers. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Monday through Dec. 16.

First up is the Christmas Parade in Grand Marais on Friday, Nov. 29, from 5-6 p.m. The theme this year is “Oh Ole Night,” celebrating Scandinavian traditions on the North Shore.

Nov. 30 is Cook County Shop Local Saturday with lots of choices, including the Craft & Consultants Open House & Holiday Sale at the Cook Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also on Friday, the two-day Holiday Market at Last Chance Gallery opens with caroling and refreshments from 4-7 p.m. and a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Several artists will give demonstrations including, 16-yearold potter Nate Saunders, who will throw pots from 2-4 p.m. Friday. Wood carver Al Sunde will demonstrate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by painter Anna Hess from 1-3 p.m. and Saunders from 2-4 p.m.. A table will be set up for painting traditional tree ornaments, with proceeds going to the Cook County Community Fund. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. All invited. The Blue Moose opens for a three-week holiday special on Friday, Nov. 29, and will feature work by local artists and artisans, including handmade wooden toys by Joe Kempe of LeRoy as well as Christmas ornaments, wreaths, swags and a variety of

And the Hovland Arts Festival opens at the Hovland Town Hall in Hovland at 10 a.m. and will feature a wide variety of

LEFT: Ceramic bowl by Nate Sanders. RIGHT: The Northwoods Fiber Guild’s Holiday Sale features lots of handmade items.


On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Northwoods Fiber Guild will hold its annual Holiday Sale & Open House at the Grand Marais Art Colony. This is always one of the highlights of the holiday season and features an incredible variety of fiber work, from handmade woolens and rugs to spun yarns, scarves, jewelry, sweaters, gloves, ornaments and more. Fiber Guild members also host a craft table for hands-on learning as well as demonstrate spinning and weaving. Refreshments are homemade, too. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All invited. The Grand Portage Arts & Crafts Fair is on Dec. 7, too, featuring a variety of Native American crafts and foods as well as local artwork. The event will be held at the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 8-9, the Borealis Chorale & Orchestra will present the annual Christmas Concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. each night. The concert features 90 in the choir and a 20-piece orchestra, and will perform holiday favorites as well as original works. The event is free, but donations are accepted. This is a very popular event, so go early to get a seat. Papa Charlie’s will feature the Belfast Cowboys, a Van Morrison tribute band, on Dec. 14. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. The festival season for 2013 wraps up with the Winter Solstice Shadow Puppet Pageant put on by the Good Harbor Hill Players at North House Folk School at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The performance is outdoors and concludes with a bonfire where people can throw in their “gloomies.” Potluck is available after the show at North House. The Good Harbor Hill Players are always looking for community participation in their performances. People can make puppets, help out with sets and even perform behind the shadow screen. For more information, call Betsy Bowen at 370-8077 or email betsy@

Superior Chippewa, was the first nominee for the artist award. Other Cook County residents honored include Jay Andersen and Betsy Bowen, both of whom received the Maddie Simons Award for arts advocacy. The nomination deadline is Dec. 6. For more info, see Several local photographers and artists have crafted beautiful calendars for 2014 including Betsy Bowen, Bryan Hansel, David Johnson, Nace Hagemann and Heidi Pinkerton. Some of the calendars are located at on-demand printing sites, others are in local shops and galleries. Another solution to find them? Query the artists on Facebook. Layne Kennedy has just completed a book on Iceland entitled “Light Over Iceland: Photography at 66 °North.” It can be viewed as an eBook or as a printed volume. For more info, see Sivertson Gallery has a broad selection of holiday cards crafted by local and regional artists, as well as new jewelry and lots of stocking stuffers. Drury Lane Books has just received a number of new books, including the Booker Prize Winner, “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton. It also has copies of a new biography of Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin and “One Summer: America 1927” by Bill Bryson. The bookstore also has the first of the North Shore mystery series by Vidar Sundstol, “Land of Dreams.” The Garage has new wooden items crafted by Jim Malanivich of White Bear Lake, including a white oak burl table and a black walnut table as well as cutting boards and serving utensils.

Betsy Bowen’s 2014 Calendar features owls. Other local calendars are available through Bryan Hansel, David Johnson and Nace Hagemann. Sivertson Gallery will hold a Solstice Party from 4-6 p.m. before the pageant with refreshments. All invited. In other art news, “Wood and Glass” a multi-media show, is currently on exhibit at the Waterfront Gallery in Two Harbors through Dec. 31. It features work by Jay Conradi, Chuck Sjodin, John Anderson, Shelley Getten, Michael Tonder and Jody Freij-Tonder. The Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is seeking nominations for the Arrowhead Arts Awards, given to an individual artist (The George Morrison Award) and an arts advocate (The Maddie Simons Award) who have made significant contributions to the arts in the Arrowhead region. The late George Morrison, a native of Cook County and a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake

The Grand Marais Art Colony has a wide variety of work by local artists in its gift shop, including extra bowls from the Empty Bowls fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale of the bowls will be donated to the Food Shelf. The Art Colony is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photographer Thomas Spence is exhibiting his work at the Coho Cafe through early December. The Attic Gallery of Fine American Crafts has a variety of German glass ornaments as well as cedar loon ornaments made in Detroit Lakes. Great Gifts of Lutsen has new cards by Terry DeNatale as well as sterling silver charms, including one of Lake Superior, by Penny Larsen. Birchbark Books has just received a number of children’s Christmas books, including “The Christmas Wish” by Lori Everett with photography by Per Breiehagen and “Stranger in the Woods” by Carl R. Samms and Jean Stoick. They also have copies of William Kent Krueger’s latest: “Tamarack County” and “Ordinary Grace.” And finally, one of Grand Marais’ own, the Gunflint Mercantile, has been chosen to be

Trampled By Turtles, above, and The Pines will be at Papa Charlie’s Dec. 21. one of the “Pop-up” stores in Duluth this year. The shop opens for business at the Greysolon Building, 231 E. Superior St., in Duluth. Besides her signature chocolates, candies and fudge, and handmade aprons, owner Chelsea Pusc will also feature work by Cook County artists and artisans including wooden trucks

and cribbage board tables by Brian Kizzek, Bruce Johnson’s handprinted mugs, Holly Harwig’s dog treats, Michele Kizzek’s jams and Suzie Lueck’s neck warmers and hats. The shop will be open in Duluth through Jan. 10 and will be open every weekend in Grand Marais.

Holiday Art Underground 2013

December 6-28 Betsy Bowen Studio Featuring local art by: Mary Bebie Betsy Bowen Leonarda Boughton Jake Carr Joan Farnam Nancy Haarmeyer Sheri Hargrove Jared Herbert Elise Kyllo Bob LaMettry Fritz Lehmberg Brienne Moody Tom McCain Ron Piercy Sandi Pillsbury Alice Powell Jerry Riach Hana Senty Heidi Sobanja Leah Thomas Ken Valentas Jo Wood Marce Wood & more!

Sneak Preview: Friday Dec 6, 5-8 Open House: Saturday Dec. 7, 9-5 December Studio Hours: TH, FRI, SAT 11-4 Betsy Bowen Studio

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide Compiled by Ada Igoe

Fashionistas: 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

Christmas Cheer: Holiday wreath The Blue Moose Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store Christmas cards Lake Superior Trading Post, Sivertson Gallery, Betsy Bowen Studios Assorted desserts Lola’s Sweet Life Bakery

Spread the Joy:

Children toy donations North Shore Federal Credit Union Salvation Army Christmas tree Hat and mitten donations Arrowhead Electric and First Congregational Church mitten trees

Dinner Out: Dining Gift Certificates from various eateries

For the Kids: “Charley’s First Night” by Amy Hest Drury Lane Books “The Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman” by Betsy Bowen Betsy Bowen Studios Lego sets – Joynes Department Store Mountain Boy Sled Works toboggan] Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Remote-control helicopter] Buck’s Radio Shack Kid’s cordless drill] Buck’s Hardware Store Carter’s clothing Threads

Adopt a puppy or kitty Arrowhead Animal Rescue Nonperishable donations Cook County Food Shelf


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The Techie: Laptop Mark D. Consulting Smartphone (Apple and Android) Buck’s Radio Shack Bluetooth speakers Buck’s Radio Shack

“The Trail” Lover: “Another Year on the Gunflint Trail” by Nace Hagemann Gunflint Trail Productions Gunflint Trail sweatshirt various lodges and outfitters along the Gunflint Trail Madshus skis Devil Track Nordic Ski Shop

The Bookworm: “Dog Songs” by Mary Oliver Drury Lane Books “Every Man Did His Duty: Men of the First Minnesota” by Wayne D. Jorgenson Drury Lane Books “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell Drury Lane Books “Schroeder Area History” Cross River Heritage Center

Happy Holidays Wishing you

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Share Your Memories As part of our 100th anniversary celebration in 2014, we are seeking stories and photos about Hedstrom Lumber. Contact Howard at

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide The Outdoors Type: Smartwool long underwear Lake Superior Trading Post Camp Chow Trail Center Lodge Hydro flask Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Stormy Kromer wool cap Canvas field bag North House Folk School

Hostess Gifts: French Roast coffee beans Moondance Coffee House Flower bouquet Terra Bella Floral Harney and Sons fine tea Sivertson Gallery Cookie Mix in a Jar Gunflint Mercantile

The Chef: KitchenAid stand mixer Buck’s Hardware Store Aunt Martha’s vintage stripe waist apron Joynes Department Store Grill roaster pans White Pine North “The Bread Builders” by Daniel Wing and Alan Scott North House Folk School Canning jars Superior Lumber and Sport

Pamper Them: Deep Steep bath products Waters Edge Trading Company

Thyme’s Naia scent soap and lotion Lake Superior Trading Post Massage Portage End Massage, Waves of Superior Spa, and Water’s Meet

The Teenager: Noah Prinsen T-shirts Threads Ear buds Buck’s Radio Shack Gas card Super America and Holiday Survival belts & bracelets Great Gifts

The Collector: Local pottery Grand Marais Art Colony Tom Christiansen drawer pulls Last Chance Gallery Giclee prints Sivertson Gallery Native American artwork Grand Portage Community Holiday Bazaar

The Person who has Everything: Gift Basket Dockside Fish Market Wolf Ridge 2014 calendar Birch Grove Book Fair YMCA membership Cook County Community YMCA Bog boots Joynes Department Store Frank Lloyd Wright calendar Great Gifts Kathy Grey-Anderson’s Grand Marais calendar Birchbark Books and Gifts

The Gift of Time: Concert tickets North Shore Music Association & Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Dog sled ride local resorts Classes Grand Marais Art Colony, North House Folk School, Community Education and Cook County Higher Education Theater Tickets Grand Marais Playhouse, Silver Bay Community Theater

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Christmas Morning: Fika coffee Johnson’s Foods “The Pie Place Café Cookbook” The Pie Place Ebelskiver pan and mix White Pine North Maple Hill Sugarbush syrup Superior North Outdoors Center

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Local Chefs Pleased with New Food Line By Joan Farnam

able to access 30,000 items that I could not access before. And I can just order through my Upper Lakes Food rep and avoid the freight drops and the order minimum I used to have. It’s much more beneficial for me.”

Cook County restaurants, health care facilities, schools and convenience stores have new options on the table, thanks to Upper Lakes Foods.

She’s also looking forward to having access to a variety of ethnic products they couldn’t get through other suppliers.

The family-owned food distributor based in Cloquet, has recently launched a completely new line of foods for their customers—organic, natural, gluten-free and non-GMO products.

“I’ll be able to make more Thai soups or curry soups,” she said, and the menu will probably be expanded.

“It opens up a whole new world for a lot of people,” said Erin Bradshaw director of marketing for Upper Lakes Foods.

Ed Straub, who co-owns Harbor House Grille with his wife, Cindy, said he’s looking forward to the new marketplace as well.

Called “Natural Marketplace,” the new service was launched at the DECC in Duluth Nov. 5 at the company’s food show. It offers a selection of more than 30,000 bulk and grab ‘n’ go natural, organic and speciality products online. It also features a wide variety of gluten and allergen free, kosher and ethnic items which can often be difficult for foodservice operators to find.

In particular, he said he’s looking at serving “all kinds of organic things…cereals, cookies. And I’m looking at little Horizon organic milks. I’m excited about the new opportunities.”

“You can order as little as one thing,” he said. “Before it wasn’t even available.”

Shele Tofte of Dockside Fish Market said she attended the food show at the DECC as well and was quite impressed with the Natural Marketplace line. “A lot of the stuff I’ll wait until spring to start,” she said, “But we’re go-

“We are very excited to launch Natural Marketplace as an extension to our line,” Bradshaw said in a telephone interview recently. The company has also established partnerships with farmers in the area, including Locally Laid Eggs, a Wrenshall egg farm that is making national news as it vies for a spot on the Superbowl advertising line-up, one of four small businesses in the country that has been offered the opportunity. “Locally Laid was really a good fit for us,” she said. “It will open everybody’s eyes to sustainable agriculture.” Other regional farms partnering with Upper Lakes include Thousand Hills Beef and Ferndale Farms Turkey, both from Cannon Falls, and Prairie Chicken of Superior, Wis. It’s a little early to tell how popular the Natu-

Happy Holidays

From Lola’s Sweet Life Bakery Handmade Sweets for All Occasions 301 First Avenue West, Grand Marais Call 218-387-9900 to place your holiday order or email,

Shele Tofte can now offer gluten-free breading at Dockside Fish Market. | JOAN FARNAM

ral Marketplace will be to local food purveyors, but there’s anticipation out there about the possibilities. “I’m really excited about the set-up,” said Ramona Bethke, who is the prep kitchen manager at the Gunflint Tavern. “I will now be

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ing to have gluten-free chicken strips here (this fall) and a new kind of gluten-free breading for fish if it’s requested.” She said the grab ’n’ go items interested her, too, like gluten-free whole-grain crackers and chips and and maybe even a seasoned dried kale chip. “This whole thing is such a good fit for this community,” she said. Chris Nies, chef at Papa Charlie’s said he, too, is looking forward to the new options at Upper Lake Foods. “I’ve known about this for awhile and I’ve been very excited,” he said. “I can’t wait to get some of those healthier, gluten-free foods on the menu. Where this is really going to pay off is for the hikers and skiers at the Summit Chalet. They’re going to be able to get a wide variety of natural, organic foods now.” The Natural Market program is really just getting started, Bradshaw said. “We’re always looking for more. We’re a local, family owned company – it’s important to look. It’s the reason we got into a natural market in the first place. It’s what people want now, too. And we’re looking for that trend to grow.”

Bluefin Grille

December 31st with a Band 9 pm - 1 am

Holiday Hours CLOSED Christmas Eve, December 24th, OPEN regular hours Christmas Day, December 25th with full menu and dinner specials.

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CLOSING FOR THE SEASON Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 2 pm Open 9am Daily · Gifts · T-Shirts & Sweatshirts On the Harbor in Grand Marais 218-387-2906


29th Annual Christmas Caroled Dinner featuring Guest Chef Ron


January 4-5-6, 2014 Schedule of Activities

Friday, January 3 ~ Grand Portage, MN

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Vet Check, Grand Portage Log School Parking Lot 6:00 p.m. “Potlatch” Banquet and Introductions at the Grand Portage Community Center Everyone Welcome! (No charge)

Stage One-Saturday, January 4 Grand Portage to Gunflint Trail

December 27th & 28th at 6pm

9:00 a.m. Start at Mineral Center 12:30 p.m. Mushers begin to finish at Hungry Jack Lodge 6:00 p.m. Evening Presentation and Banquet at Historic Gunflint Lodge. (Call for Reservations)

Limited Seating Available.

Purchase Tickets Online or by Calling the Lodge.

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Stage Two-Sunday, January 5

Gunflint Trail to Grand Marais 6:00 a.m. Breakfast at Trail Center Lodge 9:00 a.m. Start at Trail Center Lodge 12:30 p.m. Mushers begin to finish at The Landing at Devil Track 6:00 p.m. Evening Banquet at American Legion Post 413 Grand Marais

You are the leaders we have been waiting for. The Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) is offering its nationally recognized leadership training for Cook County.

(Open to the public-tickets at the door.)

Stage Three-Monday, January 6 Grand Marais to Grand Portage

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Beat Holiday Stress By Amy Schmidt You’ve likely experienced some form of dreaded holiday stress, but you may not recognize it. Even worse, you may not know coping strategies that allow you to handle the stress of the holidays with a smile. Stress can manifest itself in many ways, causing headaches, chest pain, muscle tension, change in sex drive and sleep problems. Anxiety, lack of motivation, angry outbursts, overeating, substance abuse and social withdrawal are all common responses to stress. And, perhaps worst of all, stress can cause you to not enjoy, even hate, what should be pleasant situations, such as family gatherings. Writing this article was incredibly stressful. I love to write, but putting this article together made me want to tear my hair out. I spent much time staring at the insidious blinking cursor on my blank computer screen (it blinks 57 times in a minute) and sighing pathetically to myself. I am pretty sure I lost at least a day of my life and ate more than my share of chocolate-covered blueberries to the agony of it all.

How ironic that I should be stressed about an article about stress. Then I realized the strategies for overcoming stress were right in front of me. So I used them to beat writer’s block. While a work deadline is no comparison to the stress some people experience during the holidays, you can use the following strategies to find a little comfort and joy. Make an outline. With all the things to be done during the holidays, it is easy to spiral into out-of-control mode. But if you take a little time to outline what needs to be done, it helps organize your thoughts and gives you a clear picture of the “to do’s.” This helps you set priorities and decide what you may delegate to others. Focusing on just the next thing that needs doing, rather than the entire list, can be enormously helpful. Clear your mind. Stress can keep you from getting things done, thus creating more stress as the deadline or activity approaches. If you take time to do something enjoyable it may keep you from engaging in unproductive stress-related activities (counting the comHOLIDAY STRESS continued on page 16 »

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Historical Society Takes Past into Future By Joan Farnam

in mid-November and invited the community to come look at the possibilities and sign up for the task force that interested them.

An organization that specializes in the past is planning for the future.

The recently acquired blacksmith shop has really energized the community and drew a lot of attention at the open house. But the other sites offered interesting challenges as well. The task forces will work this winter and develop an action timeline check list for each site, McHugh said.

The Cook County Historical Society has launched a longrange plan to develop their four major properties and retell their stories so they’re alive and interesting for generations to come. It’s history in the making, so to speak, and it isn’t being done in a vacuum.

What’s really fun is the new Passport Into the Past: Travel Through Time page on the website.

On the contrary, the Historical Society continues to involve the community every step of the way, said Carrie McHugh, museum director. “Yes, we’re collecting and preserving,” she said. “But it’s the sharing part—the stories—that’s going to draw the interest of residents and visitors, and keep an active society going. Hence our new website, and we’ve got a Facebook page now. It’s a new way to reach people.”

Historical Society director, Carrie McHugh, shows off some recent acquistions. | Joan Farnam

The new website gives the public easy access to hundreds of photographs and historical details, videos and recordings from their collections, as well as inviting everyone to tell their own stories and post them on the site. Dan Helmerson has volunteered to run the Facebook page, and he posts photos and historical tidbits on it regularly.

The society is developing new exhibits, including a Maritime Exhibit, centered around the historic Fresnel lens which was removed from the Grand Marais lighthouse in 2012 and now sits in the Museum. The exhibit will tell the stories of people who lived beside the Big Lake – the boats that brought them here, the fish they caught, the lives they led. The society has held several workshops to talk about what would be important in a maritime exhibit. They recruited members of the community, including Howard Sivertson, into an active role in developing the exhibit. The big step is the long-range plan, which has been in the works for awhile. The Historical Society received a grant to hire a consultant to work with community members about what could be done with their four properties: The Light Keeper’s House Museum, the Chippewa City Church, the Bally Blacksmith Shop and the Fish House and tug, The Neegee, at the Rec Park. The focus groups came up with recommendations for both short-term and long-term plans, but the next step is to set up task forces for each site, McHugh said. To that end, the Historical Society organized an open house

The Passport program was set up about 12 years ago for K-5 students to learn more about the history of Cook County, McHugh said. It was a great idea, but it’s difficult for teachers to arrange field trips to all the historic sites in the county—from Sugarloaf Cove to the Grand Portage Monument, the Chippewa Church to the Gunflint Trail—19 in all.

Leah Thomas was hired to redevelop the Passport Program and include it on the new website. “It was the biggest one and the most fun,” Thomas said. She decided to add a lot of support materials for teachers, and set it up so their students could add their own stories. Thomas also made a series of fascinating videos about the Passport sites, with great old photos and historic facts. And they decided to offer access to the Passport site to other interpretive centers so they could add their own materials. ChikWauk, the Cross River Heritage Center, Sugarloaf Cove, the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, the Grand Portage Monument, the Tribal Museum and the Grand Portage Visitor Center all have their pages on the site, and are just beginning to add their own materials. Chik-Wauk, for example, has uploaded some of their videos, and the Grand Portage State Park is helping kids add their stories and photos. “It will just be a phenomenal resource for teachers and students,” Thomas said. “And, as time goes by, there will be more and more information on there.” In short, as McHugh put it: “The Historical Society is alive and well. We want everybody to get on board—that’s what will keep us going.” To learn more about the Historical Society and try out their new Web page, visit

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New Festival Takes November by Storm By Erin Altemus November gales on Lake Superior make for dramatic weather: massive waves, gusting winds, driving rain and snow squalls that swell into the occasional blizzard. In the tip of the Arrowhead, everyone loves to talk weather, and this made the newest festival to hit town seem fitting. The first Lake Superior Storm Festival marked the 100th anniversary of the White Hurricane of 1913, one of the deadliest weather events in Great Lakes history.

Sandra Updyke Photographer Have you always lived in Cook County? I was born and raised here, and I’m still here. What projects are you currently working on? The odds and ends of the Hovland Holiday Sale (Nov. 30). I run the whole Christmas show completely by myself. I just finished working on photographs for the Frozen Photographers show at the Johnson Heritage Post and the Members Show at the Grand Marais Art Colony. Typically, I just go out on a daily basis and try to find something interesting to take a picture of. I love Lake Superior and really craggy rocks and gnarly trees. My favorite thing to do is to take pictures of wildlife, but you can’t always find them out there. What about your art continues to attract and fascinate you? I went to photography from painting … it was something I could pick up and just do. And it’s a good excuse to get out in the woods. For me, it’s more about a lifestyle in our area – interactions with nature and the animals and that sort of thing. Where can we see you work? At the Hovland Art Festival, The Garage and Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply. I have prints on metal and canvas and matted photos. I also still have copies of my (self-published) books: “Fox Tails,” “More Fox Tails” and “Wild Nature.”

The combination of shipwreck stories, a “Wave Dash,” and Boreal Cyclone Pie, made the first Storm Festival “a huge success,” said Shelby Gonzalez, marketing manager at Cook County Visitor’s Bureau. Storm Festival was her brain child. “We had more participation than expected, both from the community and local businesses, and we were pleasantly surprised by the turn-out and enthusiasm for the idea in general,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez developed the idea after visiting the Oregon coast. Many coastal towns, like Grand Marais, rely on tourism for much of their economy. One town boasted a business that gave storm-watching tours. In November, the North Shore has a dip in visitors after the fall colors fade, and warm, sunny days disappear. But we still have spectacular weather, and Gonzalez and her team capitalized on this to create a new event. “We wanted to move people between communities,” Gonzalez said. Events were held in Grand Marais and Lutsen. The Wave Dash saw 35 people plunge into icy Lake Superior at the Lutsen Resort beach. Wave dashers donated money to participate, and their generosity and bravery raised more than $400 for the Cook County Food Shelf and the YMCA Lifeguard Scholarship Fund. Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply in Grand

Marais invented and hosted “Taking Fashion by Storm,” an outdoor clothing fashion show. Cascade Restaurant and Pub held the Lake Superior Songwriter’s Shindig where local and visiting musicians sang a vigorous rendition of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” among other stormy tunes. Other events included eating Boreal Cyclone Pie – created by the Pie Place Cafe specifically for this event – while local expert Jim Shinners told the story of the Great White Hurricane of 1913, and photographer Paul Sundberg showed photos of North Shore scenery and storms.

Megan Lehto models fall Locals and visitors alike sportswear at the Stone Harbor can appreciate a new op- fashion show. | MARK TESSIER portunity to experience Superior’s more wild side. Thankfully, there are fewer shipwrecks these days, but the history of lighthouses and their keepers, sunken boats, and epoch storms continue to stir our imaginations. “Next year, we want to make it bigger and better,” Gonzalez said, “spanning even more of the North Shore community.”

» HOLIDAY STRESS continued from page 16 puter cursor rate while gobbling down chocolate-covered blueberries). Doing so may give you the motivation needed to move forward. Admit it. The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time. But

if you are stressed, you certainly aren’t enjoying it and may even feel guilty as a result. Reaching out to a trusted family member, friend (or in my case, co-worker) and admitting your difficulty, to yourself as well as the friend, often makes the load seem lighter. They may have a different and perhaps better perspective than you. They may be struggling with stress, too. They can brainstorm stress-relieving ideas with you. Just the admission and acceptance of stress can help burn it out. Get moving. That is to say, exercise. Research is unending on the benefits of exercise. From yoga to shooting hoops to running and even walking, exercise does wonders for combating stress. Exercise releases those feel-good neurotransmitters called endorphins (often called “runner’s high”), acts as meditation in motion, improves your mood and restores healthy sleep patterns. Exercise also helps us maintain a healthy weight during holiday eating, a stressful concept in itself. These strategies not only got me through the stress of writing this article, but more important, turned it into an enjoyable task. Perhaps they’ll help you find some comfort and joy in this holiday season.





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NOV. 9-DEC. 31 “Wood and Glass” Art Exhibit

Waterfront Gallery Two Harbors

NOV. 23-DEC. 28 Bentleyville Tour of Lights

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NOV. 29, FRIDAY Christmas Parade Grand Marais, 5 p.m. 218-387-2788

NOV. 29-30 Holiday Market

Last Chance Art Gallery Lutsen

New Standards Holiday Show Papa Charlie’s Lutsen, 8:30 p.m.

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NOV. 29-DEC. 20 Giving Tree Holiday Helper

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Grand Marais Community Center & 4-H Log Building 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Silver Bay Library, 1 p.m. 218-834-3855

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Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 8:30 p.m.

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Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 7:30 p.m.

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Community Christmas Celebration

Hugo’s, Two Harbors

Light Up a Life – Tree Lighting Ceremony

Evangelical Free Church Grand Marais, 10 a.m. Conference Room Grand Portage, 10 a.m.

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Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 8:30 p.m.

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DEC. 12, THURSDAY Eric Frost

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 8 p.m.

Holiday Open House Cook County Whole Foods Co-op Grand Marais

DEC. 13, FRIDAY Holiday Open House

Federal Credit Union Two Harbors, 9 a.m.

Al Oikari & Rod Dockan

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 9 p.m.

Timmy Haus

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Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Annual Community Christmas Concert Bethlehem Lutheran Church Grand Marais, 7 p.m.

DEC. 10, TUESDAY Lake Bank Holiday Open House Two Harbors Office 10-4 p.m.

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Minnesota Ballet: “The Manhattan Nutcracker”

Symphony Hall, Duluth

DEC. 21, SATURDAY Trampled by Turtles & The Pines

DEC. 13-15 Throughout Cook County

Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show Duluth DECC

The Belfast Cowboys – A Van Morrison Tribute Band

Papa Charlie's

North House Folk School Grand Marais

Holiday Book Fair


DJ Abilities of Rhymesayers



Wild Things – A North Shore Holiday

Betsy Bowen Studio Grand Marais, 9-5 p.m.

DEC. 6-7

Hovland Town Hall 10 a.m., Hovland Arts Festival on Facebook

Christmas Craft & Bake Sale

Christmas Crafts Sale

Clinic Entrance Grand Marais, 6 p.m.

Betsy Bowen Studio Grand Marais

Grand Marais Art Colony 9 a.m.

Grand Marais, 6 p.m.


Holiday Art Underground

Northwoods Fiber Guild Holiday Sale & Open House

Cook County Snowmobile Club Kick Off Party

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 8 p.m.

DEC. 6-28

DEC. 10-18


Papa Charlie’s Lutsen, 9:30 p.m.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Cook County’s Most Wanted

Papa Charlie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Winter Lab: The Science of Snow

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors, 2 p.m.

Winter Solstice Pageant

North House Folk School Grand Marais, 6 p.m.


Christmas Day DEC. 26, THURSDAY

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 9 p.m.

The Belfast Cowboys Papa Charlie's Lutsen, 9:30 p.m.

Joe Paulik

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 27-28 Black River Revue

DEC. 15, SUNDAY Diet Folk Duo

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 7:30 p.m.

29th Annual Christmas Caroled Dinners Naniboujou Lodge Grand Marais, 6 p.m. 218-387-2688

DEC. 27-31 Winter Camp For Kids Wolf Ridge, Finland

DEC. 27-JAN. 1 Winter Family Camp Wolf Ridge, Finland

DEC. 30 Joe Paulik Band Papa Charlie's Lutsen, 9:30 p.m.

DEC. 28 Buckets and Tap Shoes Papa Charlie's Lutsen, 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 29 Timmy Haus

Papa Charlie's Lutsen, 9:30 p.m.


New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Party with DJ D’Angelo Papa Charlie's Lutsen, 9:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party w/Band

Bluefin Grille 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Grand Portage New Year's Buffet & Dance with Robby V

Grand Portage Lodge Grand Portage Starts at 9 p.m.

Gun Flint Tavern Grand Marais, 8:30 p.m.

Happy Holidays from Hillhaven Starting our 10th year of service to Cook County seniors.

wishes you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc. Holiday Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 24th – 8:00 a.m. - Noon Tuesday, Dec. 31st – 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CLOSED Wednesday, Dec. 25th and Wednesday, January 1.

PO Box 1269 Grand Marais, MN 55604

After Hours call 218-387-3040

Call Becky Stoner for a tour.

(218) 387-9119 1681-1683 E Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN

HILL HAVEN Licensed residential housing for seniors

The 2nd Annual

“Oh Ole Night”Christmas Parade Friday, November 29, 2013 v Get Your Scandinavian on and get in the Parade – line up starts at 4:30 p.m. in parking areas off Broadway Ave. for 2- and 4-legged entries on floats or walking.

Saturday, Dec 7 • 10 am - 4 pm Carolers & Santa, Jewelry Demonstrations, Weaving Demonstrations, Food, Discounts, Full Service with Gas Purchase, and more…

v Win the Travelling Gnome Trophy Best Overall entry, on display at Joynes, 2012 winner.

Visit each participating merchant to receive a free gift and be entered in a special drawing!

v Cash prizes for Best Scandinavian Theme, Cutest Entry, Best Holiday Spirit. v Join us in Harbor Park for caroling at 4:45 p.m. Wee Rio plugs in the tree at 5:00 p.m. for the Parade kick-off! v Uff Da! Christmas Sweater competition: Best Family or Group and Best Animal(s) in sweaters. v Photos with Santa at Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Co. Fri. 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sat. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Cook County Visitors Bureau

Join the Tofte Merchants in Celebrating the Holidays at our

Gnome image created by Mary Schliep

* Coho Café * Bluefin Bay Gift Shop * AmericInn Gift Shop * Tofte Holiday Station Store * WatersEdge Trading Company * Tall Tale Yarn & Basket Shop * Waves of Superior Spa (at Surfside) * Tofte General Store * North Shore Bottle Shop * Grand Marais State Bank (Tofte Branch) * Waves of Superior Cafe

Calendar courtesy of North Shore Highway 61. Pick up the current issue at area businesses or subscribe, visit: or by calling 218-387-9475. To have your events and entertainment listed email or call 218-387-9475. Calendar space is limited, advertised events have priority.

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iT’s JusT liTTle ol’ laKe superior uNTil a WiNTer Nor’easTer! Lake SuPeRIoR Log Home!

! g N I mLS#6000979 PeND $649,000

hand crafted huge log c

kINg’S LaNDINg oN Lake SuPeRIoR! 200 ft of puddle hopping

ledgrock shoreline sprawling in to lake superior, a rare build site well buffered from highway 61, an enjoyable site for your architect to design your lake superior masterpiece! mLS#30422 $409,000

LuxuRY Lake SuPeRIoR LIvINg aT SuRfSIDe Quarter share makes this affordable, enjoy Top Notch amenities and rotational ownership. if you love vacationing on the North shore, call for more details!

mLS#31488 $209,500


vaCaTIoN geTaWaY aT CHaTeau Leveaux! fabulous location, improving rental incomes and tons of interior improvements of common lodge entry, swimming pool, etc! condo is mint condition, great Views!

mLS#26043 ReDuCeD! $124,600 aSk foR #31!

CLIffHouSe oveRLookINg Lake SuPeRIoR! lake superior

Views at lutsen resort, fine dining and stylish living at your own piece of the North shore! finely appointed, this Townhome won’t disappoint! mLS#28460

$499,000 oR HaLf SHaRe aT $279,000

gorgeous 150 ft of ledgrock shoreline with driveway in place. build site down by creek has great opportunity of Walk out basement and main level home. The shoreline is incredible! mLS#31207 $295,000

LuTSeN Sea vILLaS,

all the resort you could Want! New! 3 bedroom end unit for extra privacy! rebuilt in 2001 with a larger footprint than the other Villas, this truly is the best of the Villas! sweet galley style kitchen has breakfast bar island with lake superior views! family room features ToNs of lake views, a wood burning stove to keep you warm on those chilly North shore evenings and a large walk out deck! master bedroom features a nice balcony and vaulted ceilings, great owner storage space! 2nd bedroom is large enough for two queens, and the third bedroom is accessed from a nice stair case, tons of built in shelving and windows for lake viewing! or enjoy smaller 1-2 bedroom Villas, the choice is yours! any one you choose, enjoy meandering along the 400 ft of shoreline, or strolling through the 20 acres of maintained trails for exploring! The Villas are so special, give them a look!

NeW! mLS#6001261 B3 $300,000 NeW! mLS#6001265 B1 $400,000 BaRgaIN BuY vILLaS! k3 BIg ReDuCTIoN! $189,000 C5 $210,000 3 BeDRmS! e3 $224,900 SWeeT!

PaNoRamIC vIeWS of Lake SuPeRIoR, So CLoSe IT’S LIke BeINg oN a BoaT! stroll out to a stretch

of Thomsonite beach shoreline that fans into the lake. Very peaceful, wooded setting. home features Vaulted ceilings of black ash paneling & hand crafted carlton peak fireplace, a very welcoming great room! Kitchen is an open galley w/gorgeous vistas of lake superior, Quartz counters, stainless appliances! meticulously maintained and designed for those who enjoy functional workspaces. excellent location between grand marais and lutsen, 2 car attached, dual fuel rate for economical heating, nearly new everything completes the package!

WeLComINg BLuefIN BaY Home oN Lake SuPeRIoR!

lovingly cared for by an owner that has heeded the advice of the management company by doing all the upgrades in a timely manner. This condo is great for the whole family or can be divided into units a and b. The lockouts at bluefin have the best income, but it’s the View from this one you’ll fall in love with! mLS#6001580 $289,000

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CaNaSTa oN CaSCaDe BeaCH RoaD? mLS#6000-715 $450,000

mLS#6001226 $569,500 gReaT vaLue!!

fuNTaSTIC Lake SuPeRIoR Home! yes, we mean fuN! Tremendous

Lake SuPeRIoR Log Home with 50 mile views! architecturally hand crafted log home on over 230 ft of shoreline on lake superior! designed for main level living, the great room is all about the views with huge windows and walk out deck, grab the railing because the views just may knock you over! sophisticated Kitchen with quartz counters, large island, Viking stove! 3 season screen porch with a gas stove and walk out lower level designed to have family and friends enjoy their own space! sweet interior sauna, lovely landscaped grounds, fabulous 2 plus workshop garage! Tons of Value! mLS#6001241 $599,000

views overlooking 300 ft of ledgerock shoreline and sprawling grounds. main level living with spectacular great room, oriented to highlight a floor to ceiling real stone fireplace, oriented for nice views of the big lake and the fire! lower level walks out to the lake with two bedrooms and family room, perfect space for your guests to enjoy their own privacy! Wrap around decks, outdoor brick fireplace, Two car detached garage and the mosT fuN master bath we have seen! you will know what we mean when you see it!

mLS#6000-899 $735,000

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WiNTer Time fuN oN The laKes aNd riVers! SWeeT SHoReLINe oN DeeRYaRD Lake, west of grand marais, 201 fT oN PoPLaR Lake, Walk to Trail

CaRIBou HIDeaWaY! serenity, privacy and a beautiful view are all yours, with 20 acres, only 20 minutes from the lutsen mountain ski area and 30 minutes to grand marais! large family home has nice flow for entertaining, yet comfortable enough for the two of you to relaX! cute rustic guest cabin, pole barn, and storage shed completes this hobby farm!

center lodge for dinner! building site is cleared, driveway and gorgeous garage ready to go! poplar lake is located mid gunflint Trail, just far enough outside of grand marais to really feel the boundary Waters! elevated views in a wilderness setting, including ladyslippers and a terrific boreal forest! mLS#6000-960 $180,000

south facing and 10 acres of maples, old growth White pines and ancient cedars all abutting public land. current owners got you started: a garage that was their starter cabin complete with power, heat, water and septic tank!

mLS#6001066 $189,000 ReDuCeD!

LakeSHoRe CommuNITY oN NINemILe Lake! slowly but

surely the little lakeshore community of the Village at Ninemile lake is coming to fruition! restoration of the old lodge at Ninemile lake is only the first step to your enjoying years of enjoyment in your future to be built carefree Ninemile lake cabin!

mLS#6000111 fRom $26,500

mLS#6000-833 $329,900 ReDuCeD! LaRge LakeSHoRe LoT oN CHRISTINe Lake in lutsen, year

round access with over 10 acres and 200 feet of shoreline! hilltop building site with cleared path thru cedar forest to christine lake, a super wilderness lake great for paddling your days away! mLS#28961 $149,000

Lake SHoRe CaBIN oN TaIT Lake lake in lutsen. Needs interior finishing but the exterior and septic is ready to go! great potential for the handyman, on a super piece of lakeshore!

mLS#28385 Huge ReDuCTIoN! $199,900

gReeNWooD Lake PeNINSuLa WITH mINT CaBIN! among the deepest

and largest lakes in the area, this greenwood lake cabin boasts some of the best shoreline on the lake! level lake access and a sweet cabin recently renovated is moVe iN ready for you to enjoy This summer! fish off the peninsula in to deep waters, or sauna your sunsets away at the edge of the lake sauna with window overlooking the lake! Welcoming fireplace, open kitchen to family room and dining, all with asTouNdiNg views of the lake!

oveR 1000 fT of PoPLaR RIveR fRoNTage! located in the heart of lutsen on the honeymoon Trail, this is a wilderness getaway with 80 acres, elevated build sites and rolling Topography, this is a gem in the rough!

mLS#30714 $149,900

$449,900 mLS#6001000

BoRDeRINg THe BWCaW, gust lake

is lutsen’s best kept secret both for fishing and fun lake living! small lakeshore community of about a dozen cabins, this is the only development on the lake. cabin was built for entertaining, with a welcoming main level with family room and bedrooms, nice functional kitchen. downstairs features pool table space, sauna and sweet lake Views! large barn style garage makes perfect storage for the aTV’s, boats and kayaks! mLS#6001054 $319,000

DeLuxe CamP oN CaRIBou Lake! rustic lake living with log outhouse and shower room, bunk area and year round dock on 150 ft of Nice caribou shoreline! sweet trees and lots of privacy!

mLS#31096 $212,000 ReDuCeD!

SWeeT CLaRa Lake LuTSeN SHoReLINe! level access from build site to rocky

shores, your future cabin will overlook superior National forest lands! electric, yr round access, old cabin in place to use now and build later! mLS#26055

$199,000 Huge vaLue!

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PeaCefuL ReTReaT oN DeeRYaRD Lake! Tucked into

the maple covered hillside, this well crafted cabin joins the Wilderness with the lake. perfect lutsen location, this cabin boasts large deck overlooking lake, and a really warm feeling move in ready year round lake home! mLS#6000-754 $385,000

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DReamY geTaWaY Lake Home on

Tait lake in lutsen. it’s your Time, leave your Worries behind, Just enjoy the Wilderness lakeshore in this Well crafted year round home with lake Views stretching Westerly to the sunset!a must see with garage and guest quarters, this home is all you Need in your getaway!

mLS#29855 $379,000 ReDuCeD!

DevIL TRaCk Lake 400 fT of PRIme SHoReLINe This

is one of the very few left with 400 ft of deep shoreline and nearly 15 acres of land! long winding driveway through mature pines leads to old cabin site with drilled well ready to go! give this a look and you will understand the value in being an established build ready piece of land!

mLS#6000548 $425,000

guST Lake LoT IN LuTSeN year

CRafTY oN CaRIBou Lake! enjoy

level access to caribou lake just a stone’s throw to the water’s edge! The interior of this home is fun and creative from the upper level craft room overlooking the lake, to the conversational Kitchen antique island and Welcoming great room, all with views of caribou lake! year round move in ready!

mLS#6000-755 $359,000 ReDuCeD!

round access with drilled well, driveway in place and cleared build site! Just a hop skip and a jump from the bWca with year round access! moTiVaTed seller!

mLS#24313 $144,900 oWNeR fINaNCINg!

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“cabiN” liViNg iN The greaT NorThWoods! liVe iT up NorTh! Huge vIeWS of mooSe mouNTaIN! gorgeous Townhome &

the Views of moose mountain will knock your socks off! caribou highlands is Top Notch, reminiscent of your last stay at aspen mountain in colorado; the fine decor & quality of these homes are Nice! as part of caribou highlands resort, enjoy heated swimming pools indoor & out, hot tubs, tons of activities for the kids, & all year round fun at the lutsen mountains ski resort located a hop skip & a jump away! rental revenues help offset the costs of your future vacation home!!

mLS#6001192-4 BR 4 Ba $299,000 mLS#6000261 STuDIo $76,900 ReDuCeD!! mLS#6000681 1BR 2Ba $80,000 SoLD!!

the starter home or fixer upper buyer, put some sweat equity in this charmer and it will be money well spent on this gorgeous 10 acres of rolling boreal forest, minutes outside of grand marais! mLS#6000256 $180,000

SImPLe LIvINg IN a oNe BeDRoom CaBIN WITH gueST BuNkHouSe! it’s a starter

overlooking your own 80 acres! refurbished and recycled materials throughout the home, the owners have crafted this little gem from the surrounding forests! sunny kitchen, sunny home! gorgeous hickory flooring, open kitchen, a really functional green living home! mLS#6001196

cabin or retirement getaway, you decide! minute’s to lake superior’s sugarloaf cove, a gorgeous piece of land with lake views and plenty of room to add on to this cute little cabin!

WILDeRNeSS geTaWaY NeaR TeTTegouCHe STaTe PaRk, a

lovely access point to lake superior! meander down the drive to a piece of paradise, but have a little vision too! rustic log cabin with electricity is waiting for your Tlc to bring it in to its next life as your North shore getaway!

eNCHaNTINg TofTe Home, mLS#60009777 $299,000

CaBIN LIvINg WITH eLBoW Room! great location between blue fin bay

literally a few hundred ft from lake superior’s beach at blue fin bay! original woodwork throughout the home, original maple flooring in mint condition. Newly remodeled kitchen is bright and cheery, cozy fireplace in family room!

mLS#6001354 ReDuCeD! $159,000

ReDuCeD $289,000

Wowser what a great cabin on 60 acres with stunning views of the sawtooth ridges! cabin features knotty pine interior, main level bedrm, upper loft bedrm. Just because the price is soooo good don’t think this cabin will disappoint, it is sWeeT! mLS#6000289 $199,000

and lutsen mountains, make this your winter getaway retreat! easy access to hiking, biking, snowmobiling…you name it and it’s within minutes! 4+ acres, nice lake superior views and a two plus garage! mLS#6000042

mLS#6001131 $64,900

SImPLe geTaWaY Home gReaT vaLue, NeW Roof!

IN ToWN LoCaTIoN on wooded land with creek isn’t all this fabulous home has to offer! New addition to home adds top notch space and a To die for master bedroom suite! main level of home has new kitchen with hickory cabinetry, great room with vaulted ceilings and an inviting fireplace, tons of windows! enjoy the dining room overlooking the creek, walk out deck! let us not forget the 3 car garage great for boat & aTV storage! mLS#6001279 eND of THe RoaD PRIvaCY WITH YeaR RouND aCCeSS!

mLS#30641 $89,000

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bay resort on lake superior and lutsen mountains! your friends and family will pull up the driveway and say “WoW how about that VieW!!” gorgeous home architecturally designed with hewn log siding from germany, tons of extras such as beech flooring, TWo fireplaces, private deck off master suite with fantastic views!! mLS#6001010

$354,000 ReDuCeD!! goRgeouS vISTaS fRom HILLToP Home

LoCaTIoN LoCaTIoN LoCaTIoN! This home has a ton to offer

SHazaaam THeSe aRe faB vIeWS! smack in between blue fin

$150,000 ReDuCeD!

eNjoY eveNINg STRoLLS To THe BLue fIN BaY on lake superior

from your own cabin in the heart of Tofte! cute two bedroom cabin, nicely maintained, crafted with ash paneling throughout the family room and kitchen. big picture south facing windows allow light to flow into the home! easy to maintain in its simplicity, make this your worry free getaway or low maintenance year round North shore home!

mLS#6000-868 ReDuCeD $95,000

YeaR RouND LIvINg aT THIS PRICe? uNHeaRD of! super opportunity to have your own Northwoods cabin only minutes to lake superior on 9 acres with distant lake superior views! enjoy putting your own finishing touches on this newly constructed gem!

$125,000! mLS#31158 ReDuCeD BIg TIme, moTIvaTeD SeLLeR!

TReeToP LIvINg oN maPLe HILLSIDe! enjoy distant lake superior views from the 4 season sunroom in this lovely home designed for upper level living and lower level guest space, a nice combination for those year round folks who expect a lot of company! convenient lutsen caribou Trail location means you are in the middle of everything! mLS#6000894

$210,000 ReDuCeD!

Lake SuPeRIoR vIeWS, This home

sleeps tons, generates great rental revenues and borders the cascade river state park overlooking lake superior in between lutsen and grand marais! mLS#31098

$244,000 ReDuCeD agaIN!!

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campN’, huNTN’, fuN geTaWay laNd, iNVesT iN your fuTure! Silver Bay to little MaraiS to Finland & iSaBella! Swallow Lake Land, isabella area Wilderness shoreline in a mature pine area off deep lake rd. multitude of lakes abound, much recreational opportunity! mLS#30253 $99,000 Gunsten Lake Cabin adjoins this land for only $114,900!

mLS#30251 SoLD!

Enough Is Enough! We are talking 30 acres of elevated rolling hills bordering the ridge looking down the little manitou river to lake superior. can subdivide, but at this price, you’ll want to Keep it all for yourself! mLS#24573 $179,000 Super Views, Super Future! bordering county lands, this 9 ac parcel can easily be subdivided in to 3 parcels, all with views of the big lake! or Keep it all for yourself! huge lake views, it won’t disappoint! mLS#30736 $139,900 On the West Side of Silver Bay just when you begin to feel the Wilderness, meander up the ridge to this stunning lake superior View acreage. driveway in place leading you to a spectacular build site! mLS#29893 $99,000 Lake Superior Views Sprawl before you on this gorgeous piece of land at White Tail ridge, a lakeview community very near to Tettagouche state park with nice lake superior access! mLS#6000717 $115,000 New! Sonju Lake Road large acreage parcels! 40 plus acre lots ranging from $35k to $60k. all 170 acres for $180,000 mLS#6001324+

New! HUGE Lake Superior Views on 5 ac, creek and electric at build site! gorgous cliff, borders county land


Access to Wilson Lake with Acreage! Nice little camping shack in place, enjoy the hilltop views of the maples! forge a path through the woods to Wilson lake and you’ll have all the Walleye you can eat, Wilson lake is the Walleye capital of the Northwoods! mLS#27884 $109,900 Schroeder area near the croSS river! New! 30 ac parcel is a combination of marsh lands and

meandering beaver ponds with high ground in the North West corner with some nice maples and views of the surrounding marsh grasses and sawtooth ridges, greaT huNTiNg parcel! mLS#6001525 $47,500

New! Perhaps the most unique piece of property on the

North shore! old rock quarry is surrounded by steep ledge rock reaching up to the sky. your own little lagoon like lake on the top of sawtooth mountain ridge, it’s simply stunning. rugged terrain that was touched by man many years ago, time has now passed and the land has gone back to wilderness with mature pines and south facing maples. mLS#6001560-66 fRom $35,000

Tremendous Value at this Lake Superior View Parcel… enjoy commercial designation with Quonset building for tons of storage in a great location in schroeder, very near to the cross river and father baragas cross lake superior access! location is almost as great as the price! $99,000 mLS#31360

10 Ac Parcels of Maples! scramble across the rolling Terrain of mature maples (breathtaking in the fall) to a sweet building site perched over a mixed boreal forest, good levels of serenity for sure! year round access and electric at road! mLS#6000676 $56,900 Red Pine Plantation Hillside overlooking lake superior, you better Jump on this Value, 12 acres for under $40,000! sugarloaf road location near sugarloaf cove lake superior access! mLS# 25632 $39,000 additional land available! Sugarloaf Retreats on High Ridge Drive, located up the surgaloaf road from sugarloaf cove Naturalist area, enjoy large acreage parcels at rock bottom prices! from

$62,000! mLS#25701-4

toFte area near BlueFin Bay reSort!

New! 30 acres of Prime Wilderness Land with year round access and electric at street with Views of lutsen’s famed clara lake! mLS#6001462 $137,500 Lovely 20 acre parcel located on the outskirts of lutsen, only minutes to bigsby and caribou lakes! Nice mixed forest with high ground for choice building sites. great price for your Northwoods getaway!

mLS#31531 ReDuCeD agaIN! $41,900

Backlot at Tait Lake in Lutsen! Nice opportunity to have access for canoeing Tait lake from your cabin in the woods! This build site borders forest service land, has electric at road and year round access up the caribou Trail!

mLS#24173 $29,900

New! Gorgeous Views of Williams and Wills Lake in Lutsen! year round access, electric, mountain Top site Just Up the Sawbill Trail grab your little piece of the bordering usfs land. a Wonderful place to build your Northwoods, rolling terrain and small community feel with Northwoods home! mLS#TBa $79,000 year round access, great build sites! mLS#27430-24131 from $39,900 New! Honeymoon Trail lot with nice ridge, boreal forest lands. year round access, Hilltop Views at LeVeaux Mountain! from spectacular with some maples in the surrounding electric at road! mLS#TBa $39,000 lake Views to sites bordering superior National forest… New! Terrific Lake parcel on Clara Lake in Lutsen! even a site overlooking a Wildlife pond! give these sites a located on a large peninsula jutting in to the lake overlooking look if you like location location location! the islands, the majority of clara lake is part of the superior mLS#27035-26505-30560 National forest. enjoy peace and solitude in your future year Reduced starting at $19,500!! round or getaway lake home in the Northwoods! Tons of LOCATION says it all, enjoy Nice lake superior Views value in this lake parcel with driveway in place with a cleared and Tons of privacy bordering county lands, Toftevaag is building site. mLS#6001680 $155,000 a great spot to build your dream cabin, especially for year Grand MaraiS location location location! round living close to all that Tofte offers! mLS#24091-30549 Reduced from $53,000 Between Grand Marais and Devil Track Lake 60 Acres! 2 New lots at Wildwood Acres! $24,900 each, great Views rolling terrain and nice mixed forest and grasslands just up the gunflint Trail and devil Track lake rd, this is a great of carlton peak! mLS#6001346 & 1347 location and an amazing price! mLS#6000-606 $95,900 New! Lot 9 at Overlook Trail! huge lake superior Views, Bordering Cascade River Park! potential to subdivide year round access & electric $84,900 mLS#6001353 or keep it all for yourself! Nice lake superior Views from multiple build sites, hike right in to the park land lutSen lake viewS & wilderneSS landS! with access to cascade river falls and lake superior! New! Lake Superior Views in Awesome Location between mLS#31097 ReDuCeD! $225,000 lockport and lutsen mountains! manicured and build ready, County Rd 7 Murphy Mountain Lake View lands! don’t wait on this gem! mLS#6001406 $69,000 bargain buys in young poplar forest, easy clearing for A River Runs Through It! 160 acres of upland and river sweet lake superior Views for as little as $39,900! or enjoy frontage on the cascade river near eagle mountain, a hilltop build site with driveway in place, creek bordering rare find with tons of opportunity. Whether hunting site for $89,900! mLS#25633 land or Wilderness retreat, this is a great opportunity! The rough stuff has already been done. build-ready site mLS#31732 ReDuCeD $159,000 with high-quality components in place: insulated slabs for Honeymoon Trail Wildlife Lands! 10 ac nearby poplar house w/ porch and garage are set up with in-floor heat, river in lutsen, great hunting or hiking land at a super plumbing, electric, time-dose & heated septic system, 179’ greaT price! Nice boreal forest with build site bordering deep well, gravel driveway, rocks/boulders, 15 cords of usfs lands! mLS#26729 $39,900 clear aspen sawn for paneling for house/cabinets/counters Caribou Lake Area Build Site on 5 Ac! at the base of the if desired, blue prints for buildings/design are also included which saves a fortunate buyer thousands of dollars. sawtooth ridge overlooking caribou lake is this sweet land priced Well beloW what has already been put into this perfect for your year round cabin with easy access to all that tremendous lot! $129,900 mLS#6001308 lutsen offers! mLS#6000-049 ReDuCeD! $49,900

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Grand Marais 15 2nd Ave MLS#6001536 $159,900

Cute and spacious one level Craftsman’s style bungalow walking distance from Grand Marais. Tall ceilings. Working fireplace with stone chimney. Large Master BR with cavernous closets. New roof. New hot water heater. Storage shed in back yard. Large unfinished basement.

Using a fundamental business approach for all your real estate needs Office 218-663-7750 Toll Free 866-663-7750

Clara Lake 170 Pine Tree Dr MLS#6000093 $179,900

Very nice 200’ lot on Clara Lake. Garage equivalent building on-site, slab on grade converted to cabin style quarters.

Unit 204 MLS#6001307 $229,000 East Bay Condominium on Lake Superior. Great Rentals On-site management. Call Mike for complete details on rental revenues.



Hovland 63 Chessie Trail

MLS#6000958 $299,000

Great rustic cabin with privacy and considerable setback from the Highway. Property features a cozy well kept cabin with sleeping loft and wood burning stove. Nice level lot. 178’ of very private gravel shoreline close to Naniboujou and Judge Magney State Park.

Mike Larson 218-370-1536

Katterine Payer 218-663-7750

Grand Marais 21 Wisconsin St

Grand Marais 661 Pike Lake Rd MLS#30752 $249,900

Fantastic package! 37 acres on Pike Lake Rd. 2 bdrm 2 bath and 1 car garage. Only 8 miles to town but pure private.Direct access to Superior Hiking Trail and Cascade River.


C REDU Lutsen Heritage Townhomes 21 Tall Timber Trl

A & C $369,000 MLS# 29002 & 29003 These two-3 bedroom uits are fully furnished and tastefully appointed with out-of-the world views overlooking Superior National Golf Course. Property & rental management in place.

Gunflint Lodge Lake Homes Fractional Ownership

Grand Marais 1817 W Hwy 61 MLS#6000685 $164,000

MLS# 6000144-146

Great Grand Marais Location and move-in ready. 3 bdrm 1 bath on 1.18 acres. Call Steve Surbaugh

Lutsen Log Lodge 12

Lutsen 1044 Caribou Trl

Lutsen 11 Wildflower Ln

3 bdrm/2 bath Log Lodge w/ 2-stall detached garage. Open area to main great room with fireplace. Huge vaulted ceilings and enclosed 3season porch. Perfect for year-round residence, private vacation home or vacation rentals.

Excellent Caribou Lake opportunity. 3 br/1 bath, open area kitchen and dining, large open deck area, permanent dock. New improvements include: septic, windows, siding, roofing, Insulation & more.

Newly constructed large home with both woodland views and wide open Lake Superior views. Large lot. Top notch interior finish details. Large kitchen with stone countertop. Large decks with amazing views of the lake.

3 Homes on Gunflint Lake all Bruce Kerfoot Agent/Owner

Bruce Kerfoot 218-388-2294

Steve Surbaugh 218-663-7080


MLS#6000695 $274,900

MLS#6000638 Price: $319,900

MLS#6000729 $529,000



Bluefin Bay Unit 66

MLS#6001732 $499,900

This outstanding Grand Superior town home has wonderful views of Lake Superior from main level living which includes a lakeside deck, full kitchen, wood fireplace, dining area, sofa sleeper and private BR with Jacuzzi. The 2nd level master suite includes a king bed, sitting area, fireplace, flat panel TV, Jacuzzi, shower and wet bar. The hillside guest room includes a queen bed, TV, private bath and micro and small refrigerator. Multiple rental options providing significant revenues under the professional management of Blue Fin Bay family of resorts.


Sand Creek Post and Beam Lutsen on Boulder Point Rd

New Construction commencing fall 2013. Approximately 500 sq ft of Post and Beam living area with loft flanked with a covered entry porch and covered deck. Well and septic included. Private hillside setting on 3 acres nearby the Lutsen SNA (Scientific and Natural area) and snowmobile trail. Beautiful forest floor with conifers and Maples with Lake Superior Views. Just off Ski Hill Road on Boulder Point – a private association with Lutsen Mountains and Superior National Golf Course nearly walking distance. All you need to do is put your finishing touches on interior appointments. Call today for a rendering and private showing. $125,000 MLS #6001646



Tofte -

Outstanding 5-Acre Parcel

Lutsen – on Boulder Point Rd

Boulder Point has positioned its private association as the new premier development area in Lutsen offering outstanding views of Lake Superior in private wilderness setting. Already complete with a beautiful new home, new construction forthcoming and combining the 4+ million dollar course improvement project at Superior National Golf Course, the new 6 place high speed chairlift at Lutsen Mountains (which will transform the ski experience) and the completion of the Lutsen section of the Gitchi-Gami Bike trail, this is the perfect opportunity to purchase. Call today for additional information and a private site-visit of the development and this lot. Now for only $75,000 MLS #6001645

Boulder Pt Road, Lutsen Lk Superior views,

Lutsen Sea Villas The Lutsen Sea Villas have withstood the test of time. Why? Nowhere else is there a shoreline like this on the entire coast of Lake Superior. The owner’s and management company have upheld excellent standards and quality while maintaining the unique integrity of this original seaside coastal development, and they are well run by Lutsen Resort.The Lutsen Real Estate Group is pleased to offer three units currently for sale.

K2 Sea Villa

H5 Sea Villa

MLS# 600064 Price:$165,000

MLS#6000600 Price: $185,000

I1 Sea Villa

G2 Sea Villa

MLS#6000667 Price: $193,900

MLS#6001358 Price: $174,000

Grand Marais

517 S Gunflint Trail MLS#6000932 $599,000

Gunflint Lake home on nearly 12 acres of forest land with 619’ of private shoreline on Gunflint Lake. Two stall detached garage, guest cabin, boathouse and woodshed. Priced below taxable market value! Call Bruce today for showing.


261 Caps Trail Tait Lake MLS#6001233 $344,500

Tait Lake in Lutsen. Wonderfully appointed and extremely well maintained 2 bedroom, loft and 2 bath south facing home on a 2.9 acre parcel and 190’ of shoreline with dock. Abundance of natural light throughout the home. New addition in 2006 includes second bedroom, bathroom hallway and laundry. Office added in 2011 (could be converted to third bedroom). Excellent value. Call Katterine today for your private showing.

close to Superior National Golf Course & Ski Hill 20 acre parcel MLS#6001644 $135,000 40 acre parcel MLS#6001643 $199,000 Jonvick Creek Beautiful home sites in mature Maple, Spruce and Birch forest. $60,000+ Stonegate Road Private Lake Superior lot in Hovland Includes driveway, electric & new septic. (A/O) MLS# 24409 $399,900

xxx Sawbill Trail 120 Acres located up the

Sawbill Trail. Large Maples MLS# 27551 $199,900

293 Mile O’Pine Rd Nice lakeshore on south

side of Gunflint Lake. Lots of huge White Pine trees. MLS#29841 $250,000 293 Mile O’Pine Rd 5 acre parcel overlooking Gunflint Lake. MLS#29842 $100,000.00 Lot 2 Quist Acres 5 acre parcel on Quist Road outside of Grand Marais. MLS#30439 $47,500 Lot 5 Quist Acres 5 acre parcel on Quist Road outside of Grand Marais, sister parcel to Lot 2. MLS#30440 $49,900 xxx Mile O’Pine 3.30 acres, Gunflint Trail. MLS#30837 $199,900 xxx Mountain Ash Ln Cedar covered hillside overlooking Lake Superior in Lutsen. MLS#29246 $649,000

Johannes Toftey Homestead Sites

Beautiful hillside lots in Tofte with Lake Superior and Carlton Peak views. $35,750-55,000 Tofte Airport Home Sites Located between Lutsen and Tofte. Convenient Location with outstanding values. $24,750-33,000 Tait Pines Nestled hillside adjacent to Tait Lake in Lutsen, just 13 miles up the Caribou Trail. $37,950-$57,750 Caribou Hillside Outstanding homesites tucked along the hillside of Caribou Lake. $52,250-$126,500 Lot 13 Sawmill Bay 233’ shoreline 2.2 acres $88,000

Sawmill Drive /Caribou Lake Area

This 2.08 parcel is private yet convenient to the Caribou Lake and the Lutsen areas. Agent/Broker MLS# 24625 $45,000

Lutsen real estate Group · Office: 218-663-7750 · Toll Free: 866-663-7750 · DECEMBER 2013 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 27

Talk to Terry! Terry R. Backlund Broker/Owner

Lori A. Backlund Real Estate Agent

Phone: 218-387-1501 Cell: 218-370-8977 1320 old sHorE rd. Grand Marais

107 6tH avE. w. Grand Marais

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New g Listin 2 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage 105 ft. of Lake Superior within city limits MLS# 6001765 Price: $389,900

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1152 Sq. ft. MLS# 6001763 Price: $177,750

190 kElly’s Hill rd. Grand Marais

1296 Sq. ft. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath on 4.85 acres with Lake Superior view.

Office Exclusive Price: $179,500

409 5tH avE. w. unit #6 Grand Marais

1000 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath MLS# 6001775 Price: $84,500

253 soutH sHorE drivE, dEvil’s track lakE

2011 E. Hwy. 61 Grand Marais

XX E. Hwy. 61 colvill GM

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fireplace, 2000 sq. ft. Lake Superior home. MLS# 6001366 Price: $369,500

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fireplace, 3 Car Garage, 216 ft. lakeshore. MLS# 6001262 Price: $399,000

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2200 Sq. Ft. 5 acres with Lake Superior view. MLS# 6001703 Price: $174,900

Nice 1/2 acre lot. Perfect for a little cottage. MLS# 6001396 Price: $19,500

2674 E. Hwy. 61 Grand Marais

7 tErracE Point Grand Marais

54 stonEGatE road, Hovland

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315 ft. Lake Superior shoreline, timberframe, huge fireplace, 3BR, 1BA. MLS# 6000231 Price: $259,000

1487 Gunflint trail Grand Marais

222 PikE lakE rd. Grand Marais

Price ed Reduc Executive 3 level home on Lake Superior. 2 BR, 3 bath ,2 car garage MLS# 6001686 Price: $419,000


1 bedroom. Frontage on Elbow Creek. MLS# 6001495 Price: $179,000

Cute log cabin on 5 acres with well. MLS# 6001472 Price: $84,900 availablE land

5038 E. Hwy. 61 Hovland

83 dEvil’s track rd. Grand Marais

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XXX5 Cty Rd 14, Grand Marais MLS # 29977 Price $72,500 XXX W 5th St, Grand Marais MLS # 6001397 Price: $94,900

.71 acrE lot

Business Opportunity. Retail Store with 2 Bedroom Home and 3 Rustic Cabins on 6.35 Acres. MLS# 6001538 Price: $328,000

ParadisE bEacH Grand Marais

474X soutH sHorE drivE Grand Marais

319 E. 2nd avE. Grand Marais

1125 ft. of amazing pebble beach on Lake Superior on 5.30 Acres. MLS# 6001528 Price: $695,000

5 Acres wooded and rolling. MLS# 6000764 Price: $49,700

Tri-Plex. Steady rental potential. MLS# 6001436 Price: $169,000

2580 E. Hwy. 61

30 sEnty road Grand Marais


2 BR, 2 BA, 3 Car Garage, Fireplace, 5 BR 3 BA, Fireplace, 2800 sq. ft. w/ Raised gardens on a sweet 8 acre lot. a highly efficient geo-thermal system. MLS# 6001303 Price: $211,000 MLS# 6001250 Price: $299,900

855 clEarwatEr lakE rd Gunflint trail


12 w. 7tH avE. Grand Marais

2 Bedroom on 5 Acres. 800 sq ft. MLS# 31696 Price $99,000

2068 w Hwy. 61 Grand Marais, Mn

Price ed Reduc 2/3 Bedroom 2 Bath, Fireplace - Workshop. 175 ft. Lk Superior shoreline MLS# 6001182 Price: $497,500

XX60 E. cty rd. 14 Grand Marais

60 Acres Subdividable Potential MLS# 6001198 Price: $124,900

1708 E Hwy 61 Grand Marais

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4 Bedroom 4 Bath plus Studio Apt. 2 Car Garage MLS# 30914 Price: $457,500

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, Large Yard. MLS# 6001364 Price: $187,000

Lake Superior home., 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Fireplace 3 Car Garage MLS# 6000761 Price $397,500

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Deb Niemisto 218-370-8434

Nan Bradley 218-370-8433


Commercial - 126 Airport Rd Grand Marais Airport NEW

511 Moose Mountain Drive Ski In/Out Lutsen Mountains

66 Willard Lane Pike Lake - Lutsen


Commercial hanger, heated, electric, insulated, rental income. MLS 6001751 $249,900

3 BD, 2 BA Townhome. Includes all resort amenities. Fully furnished, sleeps 8, fireplace, WIFI, restaurant on site & more. MLS 6000244 $195,000

124 Bridge Run - Lutsen Caribou Highlands Resort

Lake Superior 5 Acres 7974 W Hwy 61 - Schroeder

17 acres dividable, cute cabin, fireplace, lake trails & dock. MLS 6001519 $447,000

4556 Cascade Beach Rd Lake Superior - Lutsen


345 Seagull Lake Rd Seagull Lk - Gunflint Trail

Architecture-designed home with guest quarters at door of BWCA. MLS 6001517 $959,000

256 Carlson Trail Christine Lake - Lutsen CED REDU

1 BR, 1 BA townhome, 588 sq ft at Caribou Highlands Resort. Sleeps 4, fireplace, balcony, ski in/out, WIFI, income opportunity. MLS 6001762 $87,000

Must see! 5 BD, 3 BA, gourmet kitchen, owners suite, fireplace, accessible & beautiful shoreline MLS 6001652 $749,000

3 BD, 2 BA, fireplace, views, decks, family room, great rental history MLS 6000607 $699,000

Custom log cabin, year round access, fully furnished. MLS 6000929 $244,900

532 Caribou Trail Home - Acreage - Lutsen

7072 Two Moose Trail Wilson Lake - Finland

59 LeVeaux Ridge Lutsen - Tofte Area

6819 W Hwy 61 Lutsen - Tofte Area

Beautiful 3 BDRM home, 9 acres, lakes, trails, ski & golf nearby. MLS 6000838 Only $299,900

West facing 280’ lakeshore property. Driveway, electric, etc, 7.2 acre parcel. MLS 6000588 $268,000

5-acre parcel, heated multi-stall garage with guest quarters and all utilities. MLS 6000880 Only $259,000

3 BD, 2 BA, family room, guest cabin/work shop, Lake views, Make an offer! MLS 30959 $219,000

Land Listings

Devil Track Lake Walter Rd - Grand Marais

Lake Superior Cottage 31 Ozzie Rd - Tofte

Deeryard Lake Area Lutsen - Grand Marais

Wooded lot, nice shoreline, views, power, phone. MLS 29981 Only $129,900

Big kitchen, sunroom, large deck, views, vaulted ceiling, bunk house MLS 6001779 $519,000

Mixed forest, (2) 20 acre parcels, views, trails nearby. Owner financing available. Off the grid! MLS 6000184 $60,000 MLS 6000185 $55,000

Near Paradise Beach 5 acre parcel to enjoy life near the shore with Lake Superior views. MLS 29901 $39,000 NEW 20 Acres - Lutsen Caribou Trail. MLS 6001675 $149,000 30 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 DECEMBER 2013

RealtoRs®: Mike Raymond, Broker • Gail J. Englund, GRI • Sam Hedstrom • Abby Tofte OFFICE AdMInISTRATOR: Carol Holmberg • (800) 387-9599 (218) 387-9599 • Fax (218) 387-9598 • PO Box 938, 14 S. Broadway, Grand Marais, Mn 55604

lake superior properties speCtaCular eXeCutiVe CoMpouND on Lake Superior. 4 BR, 3 BA home plus guest lodge. 390’ meandering Lake Superior shoreline with private cove. 45’ x 25’ lakeside deck. Professional design and décor. “Best property on Lake Superior.” Mls #31682

$1,250,000. lake superior CHarM aND seClusioN. Large and private retreat

property with over 38 acres & 720’ of shoreline assures your privacy. Two classic North Shore log cabins have historic warmth and attention to detail, with outstanding lake views along the dramatic, unspoiled shoreline. Each cabin sits secluded from the other. Trails, bridges and scenic overlooks make the whole property accessible and it feels like your own state park. It’s a rare large property that’s so unique on Lake Superior. Mls

#6001338 $1,200,000. eND-oF-roaD seClusioN oN lake superior. Custom built 2

BR, 2 BA home affords privacy and 620’ of exceptional ledgerock shoreline. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of state land and shoreline, adjacent Horseshoe Bay safe harbor provides unparalleled privacy, unspoiled lake views—it feels as if it’s all yours. Home is well appointed; furnishings and other personal property included. 1 BR, 1 BA guest house with attached garage tucked out of view for privacy. Home with guest cottage sleeps 6 comfortably.

Mls #6001064 $799,000 tHree speCtaCular lake superior lots at terraCe poiNt. Outstanding shoreline views all the way to Artist Point & Grand Marais. Each has dramatic shoreline. Great location west of town. priced from $175,000 to the unique and pristine point

at $409,900. Mls 6000590, 6001067,


CoMMerCial properties

CHateau leVeauX CoNDo. Two bedrooms plus

loft, two baths, stone fireplace in the living room. The deck has a sweeping view of Lake Superior. In the middle of all of the Lutsen/Tofte amenities – restaurants, hiking, biking, golf, fishing and the North Shore state parks!

Mls #6000712 $114,000.

lake superior CoNDo/toFte.

Great lake views from this 2 bedroom + loft unit with 2 baths, fireplace, balcony looking up the shore. Chateau LeVeaux offers many updated amenities, indoor pool, sauna, game room, and on-site manager. Facility is in excellent condition for easy and affordable lakefront living or vacation rental.

Mls #6000473 $90,000.

CoMMerCial properties larGe CoMMerCial BuilDiNG - DoWNtoWN GraND Marais. Long

kaH-Nee-taH GallerY aND CottaGes. Lutsen’s

north shore showcase for local artists. One owner for 23 years. Cottages have amazing rental history and feature stone fireplaces and loaded with charm. Mls #30877

$350,000. CoMMerCial opportuNitY oN HiGHWaY 61.

Home was an Inn, B&B, rooming house, restaurant, antique shop and a retail store. What’s your vision? Resort/Commercial zoning allows many options. Located at the gateway to the most picturesque corner of Minnesota’s North Shore. Close to Gr Portage State Park, the Gr Portage Lodge and Casino, and the Ontario border. Lake Superior views, rushing river frontage.

Mls #6001070 $289,900 lutseN CoMMerCial HWY 61 FroNtaGe.

history as a restaurant location, and presently run as Hughies Taco House. Many possibilities with 2500 square feet and 58 feet of highway frontage. The building has many updates, with new fireplace, birch flooring, bathrooms and more. There is room for additional commercial use or living quarters. What's your idea? Present business & fixtures available. Mls#6001498 $235,000.

Two acres, zoned GC. Location, visibility, nice forest, lake view. Includes a third (one-acre) parcel zoned residential.

tHe outpost Motel. Thriving busi-

iNlaND Water properties

ness and home with great view of the big lake. The Outpost Motel offers lake view motel rooms and kitchenette suites. In addition there is a loft apartment and a cottage. The great location close to Grand Marais sits directly across the highway from Lake Superior beach. There’s a creek with private trails and direct access to the Superior Hiking Trail on adjoining USFS land. Mls #6001280. $689,000.

Mls #6000316 $179,000.

WilDerNess iNVestMeNt/ preserVatioN. 2000+ acres of Cook County

land with 6 lakes. Over 10,000’ shoreline. Various parcels spread across the Superior National Forest. Seasonal access. A unique opportunity!

Mls #6000640 $3,100,000.



iNlaND Water properties CasCaDe lake priVaCY. This is the only private land

on the lake. Enjoy the utmost privacy and unspoiled wilderness views with 87 acres and over 3,000’ of shoreline. Includes a well-maintained cabin, sauna, dock and outhouse. Easy year-round access. Unique opportunity to own a private wilderness compound! Mls #31513

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$700,000. MaGNiFiCeNt WHole loG HoMe! 3 BR, 2 BA home

on 259’ Poplar Lake shoreline. Custom built with over 3,000 sq. ft. Elegant touches throughout. Views of the Boundary Waters. Spectacular family retreat or year round home.

Mls #6000314 $499,900.

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FaMilY CaBiN – ClearWater lake.

4+ BR, 2 BA, lovely views of the palisades. New addition in 1996. Quiet and comfortable throughout and has had great TLC. 250’ frontage on Clearwater Lake, known for great fishing, canoeing, and peace & solitude.

Mls #6001056 $339,500 sea Gull lake. Seven

acres, over 660’ lake frontage with tremendous views, many build sites and a nice boat cove. Driveway into pad where old cabin once was. Great Sea Gull Lake location with direct BWCAW access. Mls #6001283. $329,900.

loG HoMe oN leo lake. The property consists

of 7.23 acres and 255’ of lakeshore and neat cove. The focal point of the living area is the stunning stone fireplace. It is furnished with northwoods treasures and charm. There are many outdoor improvements including the Firewise automatic sprinkler system.

Mls #6000817 $315,500.

WilsoN lake lot. Strikingly beautiful 5.4

acre lot, 355’ of shoreline with great build sites near the lake or tucked around the bluff for gorgeous views. Wilson Lake is a great fishery for walleye, pike and sauger. Only ½ hour to Lake Superior for golf, ski, or great restaurants.

Mls #6000757 $265,800.

priVaCY oN little ollie BaY oF poplar lake. Northwoods

charm. 2 BR/1 BA, sauna, large deck. Adjoins BWCAW. Walk to Banadad Ski Trail. Nightly rental with good history.

Mls #6000398 $259,900. NortH WooDs esCape/reNtal. 2 BR, 2 BA home situated on Poplar Creek w/ charming features, 4-season porch, large deck. Shared use of Poplar Lake shore with dock. Excellent rental income too! Mls #6000218

$229,000. FaMilY CaBiN— BirCH lake. Family

retreat w/2 BR, 1 BA, large deck, charming log bunkhouse, 1-car garage. Great privacy, large dock on 150’ shoreline. Mls #31680

$199,900. CaBiN oN trout lake. Charming custom-built 1 BR cabin with 150’ shoreline on desirable Trout Lake. Knotty pine paneling, lots of artistic touches. 3.27 acres. Mls #31258

$199,900. BorDer, BeautY aND BWCaW. Rare opportunity

to own a private wilderness escape, North Fowl Lake. 2 BRs, full kitchen, comfortable living room and large deck. Large open yard, sauna, storage shed and dock. Great privacy, 200’ of shoreline, abutting the BWCAW. Water access. Mls #30184 $199,000.

leVel lot, NiCe WooDs, easY sHore. This Devil Track Lake lot has easy access from county road, power, phone and great building sites. South shore, 200 ft. frontage, great views. Build your home on the lake here. Mls #6001771

$198,900. Great CaBiN oN toM lake.

End-of-the-road seclusion and really nice lake family retreat. Two bedroom cabin, 2 bunkhouses, sheds, outhouse, dock, huge deck. 188’ of shore and over 6 acres. Unspoiled views.

Mls #31660 $198,500.

larGe aND priVate lake lot. This Greenwood Lake parcel has great views, classic boulder shore, dense pine forest and easy lake access. Plenty of elbow room with many nice cabin/home sites. Mls #6001764 $192,500

Great lot oN looN lake. This lot

is located on the south side of Loon Lake and offers great lake views. The main road is in place and power is on the lot line. This lot offers a great shoreline and many nice trees. Mls

#6001605 $192,000 lot oN lost lake.

20+ acres with 680’ shoreline. Premier location with view of the length of the private lake. No public access, gated entrance. Cabin foundation and sauna pad in. Beautiful woods and views. Mls #31259


sWeet Year rouND CaBiN oN poplar lake. Locat-

ed on a quiet, private bay with 100’ shoreline. Built in 1945, the classic Gunflint Trail cabin has charm in every room. Two BR, open living, great view of the lake and bay. It’s rustic, but easily accessible and has direct access to the BWCAW.

Mls #6001193 $179,000 speCtaCular W. BearskiN lake lot. Spectacular building

site on W. Bearskin Lake. Beautiful views, dense forest and direct BWCAW access. High building site affords views, level shoreline has lots of room for the dock and boats. Very private at the end of a dead-end road. Price includes installed stairway system to lakeshore.

Mls #6001284, lot 3. $175,000 BirCH lake parCel. 5 acres, 209’ shoreline with fabulous views of the length of the lake. Lot build site prepared and driveway in. A private and special place for your home or cabin near BWCAW.

Mls #6001329. $172,000. • (800) 387-9599 Fax (218) 387-9598 • 32 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 DECEMBER 2013

RealtoRs®: Mike Raymond, Broker • Gail J. Englund, GRI • Sam Hedstrom • Abby Tofte OFFICE AdMInISTRATOR: Carol Holmberg • (800) 387-9599 (218) 387-9599 • Fax (218) 387-9598 • PO Box 938, 14 S. Broadway, Grand Marais, Mn 55604

HoMes & CaBiNs

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larGe HoMe, tWo apartMeNts, HuGe lake VieW. Main level

NeW! aMaZiNG HoMe Near trestle piNe lake. 3 BR, 2 BA home up the Gunflint Trail only a few minutes from many great lakes. The interior has an open bright feeling and is move-in ready!

Mls #6001793 $169,000 QualitY DeVil traCk lake lot.

Heavily wooded south shore lot with 150’ of shore. Easy shoreline, great views, excellent building sites. Power/phone. More shoreline available. Mls #6001770 $149,900.

Boat iN/FlY iN FisHiNG loDGe. Three guest cabins

leNG and main house at the east end of the saD i BWCAW. Comfy accommodations, boats, pe N

3 BR home with large living room, fireplace, quality kitchen, formal dining room, master suite. Two full apartments on the lower levels, each with private entrances provides great income. All have panoramic Lake Superior views. The apartments can easily be converted back to living area. Includes 2-car attached garage with workshop, 1,000 sq. ft. heated outbuilding, plus 10 acres with paths and privacy.

Mls #6001028 $398,000 BeautiFul 3-Br liNDaHl HoMe. Quality home

motors and equipment. Fantastic views and great fishing on the Border Route lakes.

Mls #6000333 $139,900. DeVil traCk lake parCel. Beautifully wooded parcel on Devil Track Lake's South Shore Dr, 153 feet of shoreline with nice trees and view, survey and new 700' long driveway. Excellent build sites, gentle slope to water’s edge. Sharply priced to sell! Mls #6001306 $129,000

reCreatioN paraDise oN toM lake. Charming 1960’s era cedar cabin right at the water’s

edge. Unique to have a Boat House right on the water that is grandfathered in. Great dock—even greater walleye fishing! 141’ shoreline. Small, compact and a nice quiet spot. Sold “turnkey” ready to move in and start fishing.

Mls #6001195 $99,500 CaBiN Creek CoVe oN NiNeMile lake. 2 lakelots left on the west bay of Ninemile Lake. Lots have

excellent bldg sites nestled in a dense mixed forest. Year round access. Power at site. CC&R’s apply. Brochure available.

lots start at $89,300. trout HaVeN. Six nicely wooded, west-facing lakelots

on Hare Lake. Easy county road access. Power available. Beautiful views, nice shoreline, good trout fishing.

starting at $82,000. sNoWsHoe ruN at Hare lake.

Beautiful lots with maple, spruce and cedars. Privacy, surrounded by U.S.F.S. lands. A trout lake; good fishing. Brochure available.

starting at $33,500.

Jonvick Creek.

provides elegant North Shore living. Lovely upgrades, beautiful lake views, access to trails and many recreational opportunities. Great Lutsen location at

Mls #6000195 $397,500. piNCusHioN Mt. reC. area HoMe. Close to town

yet situated in the woods on Pincushion ski and hiking trail 2 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais. 3 BR, 2 BA, on 4.75 acres. Large living room with beautiful white tile fireplace and large dining room with Carlton Peak rock chimney. Remodeled kitchen; walk-out basement with sun room. Unique design, lots of wood and windows; several unique handmade doors. Mls #6001099 $349,000

eNerGY eFFiCieNt HoMe. Earth sheltered

home with over 55 acres and a creek. Conveniently located near Grand Marais and Gunflint Trail. 4 BR, 3 BA with a 2-car detached garage. Updated and remodeled with many custom features. Outside you will find a wood fired boiler for heating the home, a large brick smokehouse and storage shed. This home is designed for the person who wants to live the rural, energy-efficient lifestyle.

Mls #6001251. $297,000

CouNtrY HoMe iN HoVlaND. Lovely

4 BR/3 BA home on 7.76 acres. Master suite with huge walk-in closet. Open living room with stone fireplace, entertainment center, formal dining room, big kitchen. Office/den opens into the attached garage. 32’ x 40’ pole building has storage for toys, boats, etc. Partially finished basement. Country living at its best! Mls #6000522


GraND Marais HoMe. This recently remod-

eled home has it all. Conveniently located in town with incredible views of Lake Superior. The home features 4 BR, 3 BA with a great layout and tons of storage space. Master BR includes a custom whirlpool tub, skylight, and a separate covered porch overlooking the harbor. The kitchen has been totally redone. Outside you will find a private patio area, heated drive-through garage, gardens, flowerbeds and custom landscaping. Mls #6001152 $247,000

reMote outpost.

Former dog musher’s home has access to hundreds of acres of wilderness right out the door. The 2 bdr, home sits on 77 acres and features all the creature comforts with solar power and shower house, There’s a large 2-car garage with workshop plus 2 guest cabins that provide plenty of space for the whole family or group. Trails, solitude and wilderness – a perfect place to live remotely or as base-camp for your adventures.

Mls# 6001657 $174,900. CasCaDe ValleY retreat.

Charming cottage on 30 acres with adjoining public lands. Well-built cabin has great views of the Cascade River Valley from the screen porch. Sauna building with sitting area, fireplace, dressing room and large cedar sauna. Remote location but good access, and only a short drive to Grand Marais.

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HoMes & CaBiNs rustiC loG, roiliNG riVer, MoDerN CoMForts. This log kit home sits on the scenic

Flute Reed River in Hovland, just a short walk to Lake Superior's shore. The seasonal cabin has a great screen porch, modern kitchen and comes furnished with cabin-style furnishings and sportsman's décor. +/- 400' of dramatic river frontage. You can't beat the sound of a North Shore river! Mls #6001631 $169,900.

tiMBer FraMe esCape iN tHe piNes. Enjoy seclusion and

privacy on 23 acres overlooking beaver ponds and wilderness. Settle in to a large cabin that has charm and warmth. Has large deck and unfinished screen porch. Make this your place to restore the soul. Good access. $84,500. Mls#6001190

CHarMiNG CottaGe – leNGCroFtVille roaD. Here's your saD i quaint cottage for weekend get-a-ways to beat N pe the heat. This little gem sits close to the Big

Lake on the Charming Croftville Road. Small, yet comfortable cabin with a well and holding tank. Sauna building is cute and functional. Mls#6001375 $69,900.

! CeD u D re eeks s r e selloffers!

starter HoMe or Base CaMp. Warm and comfort-

able cabin in the woods with knotty pine interior. Great place to call home with room to add or expand as you grow. Easy access on lower Arrowhead Trail, and great place from which to launch your wilderness outings. Power, phone, outhouse, garden space, big potential.

Mls #6000609 $54,900

riVer/Creek FroNtaGe DraMatiC CasCaDe riVer propertY. Twenty acres


with 660’ on Cascade River. Good road, building site in cedar. Common property at spectacular waterfalls. Association, assessments. Seasonal

Mls #31332 $109,500. 10 aCres oN CouNtY rD. #14. 330’ of bubbling creek runs through this

beautifully wooded and very private parcel. Build sites near the water. Year round access. Creek separates the property from the abutting Federal lands. Mls

#31619 $99,500. stuNNiNG riVer aND piNCusHioN trails. Access

make a unique opportunity for skiers and hikers. A trail easement runs through the property with covenants to protect the trails. The RC zoning allows for a resort/lodging type business. Make this a personal retreat or home site—or create a trailhead business opportunity. Mls #6000298


riVer/Creek FroNtaGe 40 aCres W/MoNs Creek FroNtaGe. Easy road access. Good building sites. Mature trees. Deeded access to Lost Lake.

Mls #31103 $79,900. 40 aC – lost lake retreats.

Mons Creek flowage with great views and tons of wildlife. Private and secluded location. Includes deeded access to private lake. Mls #27877 $79,500.

WooDs, Water & seClusioN. Nice ‘40’ with good timber and 1000’ front-

age on Mons Creek. Great building site. Private deeded access to Lost Lake. Mls #31808 $69,900.

laND/BuilDiNG sites oVer 217 aCres/CaMp 20 roaD Lovely open land with many ponds and streams. Mls #31645 $216,700.

reCreatioNal Base CaMp. Great Tofte lot has 2 garage buildings. They could easily become living space, one has a second story. Property has room for a home with views of a dramatic creek gorge with waterfall, and Lake view. 4.54 acres, yrround road, power, phone. Mls#6001716 $179,900. piNCusHioN trail parCel. This parcel has birch, maple and spruce forest with direct access to the Pincushion Ski Trail system, Superior Hiking Trail and Devil Track River. Resort/Commercial zoning Or, a great secluded private home location close to town. A unique property within 4 miles of Grand Marais. Mls #6000299 $179,900. Maples, VieWs, priVaCY. 85+ acres near Hovland. New road access, adjoining federal land. South exposure and views. Seasonal access. Mls #6001633 $99,900. 5 aCres oN GuNFliNt trail. A great lot with an amazing view overlooking Loon Lake. The main road is in place & power is right there. Many choices for building sites and all have great views. This lot includes legal access to Loon Lake for you to dock your boat, swim and relax. Mls #6001601 $94,000 FiVe aCres Near toWN. Ready to build, Croftville location, Superior view, nice forest, RC/Residential zoning. Mls #6000221 $80,000.

5 aCres Near DeVil traCk lake. Deep

wooded home site – just steps from Devil Track Lake, and DNR access. Enjoy the lake without the high taxes! Mls #31534 $74,900. HiGH VieWs oF tHe BiG lake. Residential home site with panoramic Lake Superior views. Power, phone, private road. Great location between Grand Marais and Lutsen. Walk to Cascade State Park. Mls#6001372 $70,000. FiVe WooDeD aCres. Surveyed. Septic and access road in place. Close to Devil Track Lake. Mls #6000318 $65,000. Additional 6 +/- acre parcel available. 10 aCres Near GraND Marais. Great piece of property located minutes from Grand Marais, on Pike Lake Rd. Seasonal view of Lake Superior. Many nice build sites. Mls #6001078 $64,900 laND Near GraND Marais. Beautiful 5-ac lot just minutes from town. Meadow, power/phone. Driveway in. Great home site. Mls #6001604 $59,900.

laND/BuilDiNG sites NeW! larGe parCel WitH possiBle suBDiVisioN poteNtial. Great Lake Superior views on the higher elevations. A small creek runs through part of the easterly parcel. Priced way below assessed value. Mls

#6001758 $129,000

DraMatiC superior VieW. Cliffs of Chicago Bay

view, 3 high lots to choose, mature mixed forest, south exposure. Mls #60001049, #1050 $59,900 each. Mls #1051 $54,900.

Near DeVil traCk. 6 acres, Pine Mt. Rd., quiet & private. Great location. Mls #6000317 $55,000. reaDY For You to BuilD. This 5 acre lot is located only a few miles from town but offers great privacy. Nice slope, some great trees and possibility for views of Lake Superior! The driveway is in place, site cleared, power is close by. Mls#60001470 $54,900.

lake eFFeCt HoMe site – HoVlaND. Great 4-acre home site. Close to Lake Superior, with

some views, nice forest, easy access off of Highway 61 on shared driveway. A great place to call home or nestle-in with your recreational cabin. Mls#6001463 $52,900.

reCreatioNal parCel iN HoVlaND.

43+ acres close to the public landing on Tom Lake. Nice clearing for camper or tent. Good deer and grouse hunting. Survey complete; may subdivide into two 20+ acre parcels. Road plowed year round in special taxing district. Owner/Agent. Mls #6001471 $52,500

WoNDerFul VieWs oF lake superior! 3 lots available; wooded and private. Minutes to ski hill, Superior National, Lutsen shops. Surveyed, year round access.

Mls #6000671 lots start at $52,000.

Great HoMe site Near GraND Marais. Five acres on dead-end road for privacy. Adjoins USFS land. Year

round access, electricity at street. Mls #6000408 $51,900. Great CaBiN spot! Mixed topography of beautiful rolling land with many great build sites. Old growth cedar, spruce, pine and birch. Mons Creek meanders through the property border where it abuts state land. Mls #6001242 $50,250.

HoMe or CaBiN site - Great lutseN loCatioN. 4.09 acres, power and phone. Walk to landing on

Christine Lake. Adjoins state land. Mls #31546 $44,900. larGe seCluDeD aCreaGe. 43+ acres with large white pine. Adjoining state forest land and good road access. Short driveway needed on easement to get to property.

Mls #6000998 $43,900

reMote loCatioN Near MaGNeY state park. Nice woods and terrain. There is an old road

to the property. 19+ acres. Mls #6000409 $42,900. Got reMote? Can't beat this property for "off-thebeaten-path". If it's seclusion you seek, a place that's tough to get there, and worth the effort (or, the effort is half the fun), this wilderness 19-acre recreational property is for you. Surrounded by State & USFS lands. Hike in access. Mls#6001477 $37,000. WooDeD aND reMote ‘40’. Powers Lake Rd close to Tom & Devil Fish Lk. Priced below assessed value. Nice trees, survey. Mls #31397 reduced to $34,000 • (800) 387-9599 Fax (218) 387-9598 • 34 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 DECEMBER 2013


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Chicago Bay Road

While close to Highway 61, this special 3 BR home enjoys views of Chicago Bay and 77’ shoreline. Priced under valuation!

MLS 6001142 $198,900

1722 E Hwy 61

200’ of unique shoreline with gorgeous panoramic views. 2BR home on 2.5A features natural woodwork and huge windows!

MLS 6001777


200 Stonegate Rd

Impressive 3 BR, 3 BA home featuring fabulous lake views, warm & sunny atmosphere, custom designed woodwork & cabinets in the kitchen, library & throughout the house. Att’d garage & det’ Carriage house w/guest quarters. Amazing 300+ ft of ledgerock frtg with 5.4 acres provide the ultimate in privacy.

MLS 6000572 $855,000

Cascade Beach Road

1658 Croftville Road

Charming 3BR, 2BA Harold Moe yr cabin w/woodstove & spacious sunroom situated on 100’ of ledgerock shoreline.

3BR, 2BA year round home on 1.7A with 225 plus feet of easily accessible meandering shoreline on a very private lot.

MLS 6000992 $449,900

MLS 6000697 $475,900

0 $99,90 4804 Chicago Bay Rd

Big Bay - Hovland

PRICED TO SELL! Very deep Lake Superior lot w/11 acres of heavily wooded land on both sides of Hwy. Gently sloping topography to the 318’ of shoreline. Wetlands delineation completed.

MLS 6001514 $99,900

PE N d i N

1544 E Hwy 61

Custom 3 BR home designed with an open floor plan to feature the massive stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen and spacious front deck overlooking the lake. Features a w/o lower level, sauna, huge garage with upper bunkhouse and an outdoor bread oven. Impressive 304’ of Lake Superior shoreline with 5 acres.

MLS 6001332 $319,900

MLS 6000749 $795,000

Class 1950’s seasonal 3 BR cabin located within walking distance of downtown. Magnificent lakeshore with 342’ of ledge rock, very deep lot and has great views of Artist Point.

Lake Superior Lots


14 Stonegate Road

1.17A of nicely wooded, private, Lake Superior land. 200’ shoreline in an unspoiled location.

MLS 6001608 $149,000

57XX East Hwy 61

Stonegate Road

2888 W Hwy 61

2884 W Hwy 61

Ready to build? This 4.1 acre Hovland lake lot has 280 ft of frontage.Driveway, power & septic mound are in place.

Your choice of 3 Hovland lake lots! Features 2+ acres with 200’ of frontage.Very private, convenient location & well wooded.

Build your dream home just west of Grand Marais on this 1.24 acre lotlocated on Thomsonite Beach! Great views & shoreline.

Imagine having 371’ of Lake Superior frtg AND being located only minutes west of Grand Marais? Attractive location & lot!

MLS 6000571 $156,000

MLS 27873 $239,000

MLS 6000296 $319,900

MLS 6000576 $299,900

1544 E Hwy 61

Outstanding 2A Superior lot with 200’ frontage. Forest cover, septic sites, and fantastic views of Artist Point and 5 Mile Rock!

MLS 6001331 $249,900


PR i c E Inland

Clearwater Lake

Gorgeous home w/230’ on Clearwater Lake. Very private w/amazing VIEWS in every rm!! Gas FP, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings & wrap around deck.

MLS 6001653



Clearwater Lake

South Shore - Devil Track Lake

Spacious 3 BR/2 BA home w/rock fireplace, open floor plan, decks, sauna + much more. Rare find w/900’ of shoreline & w/32A directly abutting the BWCAW.

WHAT A DEAL! This 4 BR/2BA home has a 4 season porch, full LL, fireplace, det’d garage & guest cabin. Enjoy the 200’ of level lakeshore & 2.56A!

MLS 6000908 $499,000

MLS 6000720 $395,000


338 The Grade

North Shore - Devil Track Lake

HOLY CATS - this place has 29A and 1100’ on Two Island Lake! Cute cabin, that is a great spot enjoying solitude that is only 20 minutes from town.

Truly a charming 2 BR/1BA year round cabin with southern exposure, 2 garages, new septic, new metal roof plus a drilled well! 200’ lakeshore & 2.3A.

MLS 6001607

MLS 6000981 $309,900

PE N d i N

PR i c E



McFarland Lake

Brand new log cabin with loft on north side of McFarland Lake will be finished by Thanksgiving! Over 3A & 158’ of shore with BWCA access.

MLS 6000837 $209,900

NEw PR i c E

Hungry Jack Lake

Full log cabin in need of a loving owner willing to address it’s deferred maintenance. Bank Foreclosure. Over 1100’ of lakeshore and 10+ acres. WOW!

Greenwood Lake

Charming cabin features sleeping loft, wood stove and lots of windows. 2 wooded acres with 400’ of frontage and private bay on north shore of Greenwood Lake!

MLS 6001411

MLS 6001669 $279,900

Tait Lake

Northwoodsy 2 BR year round cabin w/cathedral ceilings, loft fireplace, natural woodwork, lovely views & det’d garage. VERY desirable 240’ lake lot!


MLS 6000990 $349,900

S O ld

NEw PR i c E Gunflint Lake

Gunflint Lake

Well built 2BR cabin, 464’ of shore on both Gunflint Lake and Magnetic Lake. Property is surveyed, septic sites are identified.

Full cedar log cabin, sauna building and detached shower house. BWCAW access with modern conveniences of phone and electricity.

MLS 6001288 $399,900

MLS 6000950 $249,900

McFarland Lake

Devil Track Lake

This 3BR, 2BA home on the south shore of Devil Track features a garage studio, screened-in porch, and nearly 100’ of frontage! All just 10 minutes from Grand Marais

MLS 6000957 $250,000

This beautiful log cabin features a spacious loft and wood stove, PLUS its 20A directly abuts the BWCAW w/deeded access to the lake!

MLS 6001676 $139,900 36 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 DECEMBER 2013

177 S Shore Drive

Well built 3BR, 2BA home on Devil Track Lake. Tons of storage, lots of windows, fireplace and an open floor plan! 110’ of shore with 1.26A.

MLS 6001594


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Homes & Cabins

246 Devil Track Rd

SWEET 3+BR/2BA home w/modern kitchen, fireplace, office & in-floorheat. Close to town, 8A abutting Fed, Monker Lake Trails plus a HUGE Garage.

126 W 14th Ave

Very desirable 3BR/2BA home w/curved walls, cherry kitchen cabinets, dbl fireplace, amazing kitchen, huge deck! Many more features!

MLS 6001167 $309,900

MLS 6001482


179 Birch Drive

AMAZING Views! Impressive timber frame wood home with great room, fireplace, tons of windows, guest apartment, lg garage & close to town.

MLS 000971 $499,000

NEw PR i c E

120 8th Ave West

19 Music Row

95 Wildwood Acres

CURB APPEAL & VALUE! Spacious home w/guest quarters. Features a gourmet kitchen, cherry wood floors, fireplace, greenhouse, tons of built-ins!

Full log home w/HUGE rock fireplace, spacious kitchen, lg loft, tons of windows & separate apartment. Lake Sup views w/creek frtg.

3BR, 2BA home; 3200 sq ft of living space filled with windows & natural woodwork. Meticulously maintained! Det’d garage w/heated car wash bay.

MLS 6001258 $299,900

MLS 6001111 $259,900

MLS 6000670 $329,900

1059 Devil Track Rd

144 Devil Track Road

17 Hawk Lane

Delightful chalet style home w/2 story fireplace, wrap around loft, sauna, family rm, screened porch & more! 7.3A, gardens & abuts Federal Land.

Tons of Wildlife, 32A & Little Devil Track River frtg! 2BR/2BA home w/ screen porch, sunroom, natural woodwork, det’d garage, & new septic.

PREMIER Land - 15A,gardens, mature trees, Devil Track River frtg AND minutes from town! Mint condition home, loft, full bsmt & CHARACTER!

MLS 6001309 $268,500

MLS 6000691 $279,900

MLS 6001290 $314,500

108 Gunflint Trail

45 Casper Hill Rd

4640 North Road

3BR, 2BA, commercial, with 2.5 car garage. Great visibility at beginning of Gunflint Traill. Perfect spot for canoe outfitter or ???

2BR open concept home on 5A. 2 car garage with workshop; 2 BR guest cabin and lovely perennial gardens.

3BR, 2BA, 10A with open floor plan. Beamed cathedral ceilings, woodstove, and detached garage on a park like setting.

MLS 6000391 $249,900

MLS 6000745 $229,900

MLS 6001457 $217,900

4808 Chicago Bay Rd 1912 home and barn with fantastic location. A portion of the restoration is done, you just need to finish it.

Design YOUR own Home built by Borman Construction. Base price includes 5 acre lot w/great views, fields & trees. Close to town. Dream Big!

MLS 6001238 $129,000

MLS 6001581 $Flexible

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Lar ge Acr eage

Inland Lake Lots


20A, Cty Rd 14, Grand Marais

Consists of two wooded lots abutting federal land with year round access. Close to town, surveyed, septic sites identified.

MLS 6000855 $89,900

40A, Cty Rd 69, Hovland

Large tract with great location! Power available, access via logging road.

MLS 6000347 $39,900

Chester Lake, Hovland

92A, Tom Lake Rd, Hovland

This 40A is the only private parcel on Chester Lake! 300’ frontage, cabin & outbuildings sold as is. MLS 31502 $179,000

Rolling, wooded tract with multitude of building sites and tons of privacy!

MLS 6001244 $79,900

Devil Track Lake, Grand Marais

Private 2.97A lot with unique, natural boat harbor and over 245’ of frontage on north shore! MLS 6001302 $229,900

Gunflint Lake - Mile O’ Pine

93A, East Hwy 61, Hovland

Bluefin Bay - Tofte

Great views and year round creek flowing through prime forest. Multiple building sites. MLS 6001571 $299,900

Units at Bluefin Bay offer stunning views of Superior and access to both award winning amenities and restaurants! Excellent rental potential. Unit 16: 3BR, 2BA MLS 6000300 $335,000 Unit 72: 3BR, 3BA MLS 6000721 $565,000

Over 175’ of shore and magnificent views on one of Trail’s premier lakes. MLS 6001107 $190,000 1.65A, additional land available.

Gunflint Narrows

1.02A, 217’ on the north shore of the lake. Surveyed, septic sites are identified MLS 6001289 $199,900 and it even includes a large dock.

Lake Superior View

Surfside on Superior - Tofte

Kemo Lake, Grand Marais

Unit 9: 3BR, 3BA with open floor plan, multiple decks, and wonderful views! MLS 6001522 $189,000

One of only 4 lots on south shore. Private 2.34A with 200’ frontage on excelMLS 6000747 $159,900 lent trout lake!

Temperance Landing

McFarland Lake, Hovland

Unit 20: Unfinished log home, can be finished. 3BR, 3BA.

3A, 155’ shore, private lot filled with mature trees.

MLS 6000375 $240,000

PENDING MLS 6001504 $89,900

Inn at Terrace Point

230A, 300’ frontage, excellent recreational land with great building sites.

MLS 6000271 $400,000

Poplar Lake, Grand Marais, portage routes into BWCAW.

Terrace Point offers quality units with attention to detail. The interior space is both easy and intimate, making it easy to enjoy the splendor of Superior. Unit 14B: 1BR, 1BA MLS 6001369 $214,000 Unit 13A: 1BR, 1BA MLS 6001370 $234,000 Unit 14A: 1BR, 1BA MLS 6001371 $234,000

0.94A, 291’ with four

MLS 6001194 $169,900

Sag Lake, Grand Marais,

1.1A and 191’ frontage on Sag. Year round access, electric & phone. Direct access to BWCAW.

MLS 6001454 $99,900

Spectacular views, 611’ of shore, and 7.5A with year round road with direct access to BWCAW! MLS 6001455 $189,900

Tom Lake, Hovland

1.10A, 171’, year round access, survey & septic identified.

MLS 6001543 $54,900

1.2A and 157’ of shore with driveway and roughed in building sites. Easy MLS 6000702 $59,900 access to lake and beautiful views!” 9A, 895’ on western shore, attractive shoreline with great mix of trees.

MLS 6000851 $49,900

Convenient mid-trail location with access to Poplar Lake. Building site cleared MLS 6000615 $52,500 & driveway is in.

2.7A, Wes Hedstrom Trail, Grand Marais MLS 31319 $59,900

$59,900 - County Road 48 – 5A

Excellent location near Grand Marais with tons of privacy, minimal traffic and spectacular views! Surveyed and identified septic sites.

Excellent location with 200’ frontage on Hwy 61 with a seasonal creek running through property! Septic sites identified. MLS 6001128 $45,000

Devil Track Lake

$69,900 - County Road 67 - 4 A

4 rental cabins on North Shore of Devil Track Lake with swimming beach. Drilled well and septic system.

Beaver House

$85,000 - Birch Drive – 4.5A

Iconic business with premier downtown Grand Marais location. MLS 6001474

Exceptional value on this private parcel. Driveway is in, multiple building MLS 6001736 sites, and wonderful views of Superior!

MLS 6001203

$99,900 - East Highway 61 – 20A

Nicely wooded lot with level building site and lots of privacy.

5A, Hawk Lane, Grand Marais

$119,900 - Morgan Road – 20A

6A, County Road 14, Grand Marais

Year round access with beautiful maple trees. MLS 6001005 $49,900 Wooded parcel abutting federal land with gentle slopes, year round access, electric and phone. Septic sites identified. MLS 6000854 $49,900


108 Gunflint Trail

3BR, 2BA home, commercially zoned at the start of the Gunflint Trail.

MLS 6000391 $249,900

Hwy 61 Opportunity

MLS 6000432

MLS 6000679 $54,900

Close to town, yet very private lot with mature pines, raised garden beds, and MLS 6001298 $59,500 garden shed.

MLS 6001123 $395,000

$69,900 - East Highway 61 – 6.8A

Large, private parcel close to town with elevation, meaning panoramic views of Lake Superior! Large building site has been leveled.

5A, County Road 7, Grand Marais


Com m e r c ia l

MLS 6001509

Just west of Grand Marais with fantastic views of the big lake! Year-round access, electric at the street, and plenty of recreation opportunities nearby.

2.76A West Highway 61, Tofte


MLS 6000996 $229,900

MLS 6001752

2.5A, Gunflint Trail

10A, County Road 14, Grand Marais

Unit 126: Very well-maintained 2BR, 2BA, with huge lofts.

10 miles east of Grand Marais with power at the property, driveway, and several building sites partially cleared! MLS 6001709

Enjoy the majestic beauty of Superior without premium lakeshore price! Creek runs through property, and Co. Rd. means easy access.


Electric, building & septic site.

Grand Marais Condos

$49,700 - Bloomquist Mtn. Road – 5.8A

Great mix of trees on this 20 acre property. Private and remote, yet close to town with direct access to Superior Hiking Trail.

MLS 31193

$239,900 - Birch Cliff Road - 2.25A

Exceptional views of the rugged Superior Shoreline and 280’ of cliff frontage. Gravel driveway, electric, and cleared building site.

101 West Hwy . 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604

MLS 6001658

Downtown Grand Marais. Well constructed and maintained commercial building.

MLS 6001135 $399,900

4th Ave East

.23A Zoned Commercial Industrial with views of Superior! MLS 6001583 $49,900

Co. Rd 7 Trail.

(218) 387-2131

City lot w/ water & sewer, near Gunflint

MLS 28867 $39,900

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