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TABLE OF CONTENTS Northern Sustainability Symposium Features

Buzzing with Bees ...................................... 9 Maple Syrup in Cook County .... 10-11 Doulas Offer Extras ..................................12

Highway 61 Happenings ................4-5 North Shore ArtScene ....................6-7 Around the House .............................8 Business Directory ..........................11

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Shelter expert Lloyd Kahn is coming to Minnesota for North House Folk School’s third annual Northern Sustainability Symposium, May 3-6. Kahn is the former shelter editor at Whole Earth Catalog and is now head of Shelter Publications and author of popular books Home Work and Builders of the Pacific Coast. Kahn will give the featured presentation Sat., May 5 at 7:30 pm, on his latest book, Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter, featuring small shelters worldwide. Released in early 2012, the book was favorably reviewed by both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He’s also teaching a course, “From Tiny Homes to Tiny Homesteads: The HalfAcre Homestead,” on developing a modern and sensible small homestead. Kahn will also offer a Lunch-and-Learn session Sun., May 6 at noon on “Blogging the Sustainability Story,” to help people interested in creating a more sustainable future use new media tools to learn from one another and tell the larger story. Horticulturalist Grant Olson from Seed Saver’s Exchange will be teaching a course on saving seeds from your own

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garden, and present a Saturday Lunchand-Learn session on the Seed Saver’s Exchange farm in Iowa. Additional coursework includes 13 courses ranging in length from a quarter day to four days. Learn to graft your own apple orchard, build a yurt, create an energyefficient rocket stove, and more—all concepts that can help you live more sustainably at any scale. Registration is required for coursework. Local residents with a Cook County permanent

address are encouraged to take advantage of their 25 percent tuition discount for coursework. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour Cook County’s energy efficient homes, take a bee keeping workshop, and take part in a wood-fired community pizza bake potluck. A complete schedule of events is available at the school’s website www.northhhouse. org. For more information or to sign up visit www.northhouse.org.

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HIGHWAY 61 HAPPENINGS

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Grease William Kelley High School Auditorium, Silver Bay

“Grease� opens at the William Kelly High School Auditorium April 13. The musical Silver Bay actors rehearse for the musical “Grease,� which opens runs for two weekends April 13. with performances at 7 p.m. April 13 & 14 and April 20 & 21. There is also a show at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. The pit ensemble, Hav & the Hubcaps, is led by David Haaversen, band director at the high school. Ann Gumpers, Duluth set designer, created the set for this show.

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Enjoy some of the North Shore’s best local music at the annual North Shore Music Association’s community celebration. This year’s lineup contains a variety of musical styles with performers such as Erika Haglund, skyBLUE, Flute Reed River Band, Briand Morrison, Svoh, Bill Beckstrand, and Myron Bursheim. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Show is at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be bought in advance at www.tix.com or at the door the night of the show at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

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Is it Spring Yet? Is the clock ahead or behind this year? Take a look at what’s happening this year and explore how this year stands in the annals of years past. Bring your observations and recollections about spring to Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center west of Schroeder on Highway 61. Be prepared to walk the trail. This free program begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. For information visit www. sugarloafnorthshore.org .

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Take time off with a 2-day class held by Suzabelle Janicek that explores the arts as a therapeutic process, inspired by healing meditations and creative visualization. Janicek holds a Master’s degree in Art Therapy as well as painting/printmaking. Bring stories, questions, ideas, anxieties and a sketchbook or journal with no lines. Also, bring either pencils, colored pencils or a fi ne-point marker. The class will take place at the J. Mianowski Conference Room from 9-10:30 a.m. and will cost $59.

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Little Women Grand Marais Playhouse Little Women, adapted by Kristin Laurence based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, is the spring offering from the Grand Marais Playhouse. Performances at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts are 7 p.m. April 19-21 and 26-28. Matinee perfomances will be held at 2 p.m April 22 and 29. For tickets, go to www.tix.com.


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Vikings and Voyageurs Presentation by Jack Salmela The Grand Marais Library presents Jack Salmela with an adult-oriented costumed presentation on Vikings and Voyageurs. The costumed interpreter will play Vincent, a voyageur who brings in his furs and authentic trade goods while speaking French for the guests. This presentation will include an authentic map from 1730, hand-sketched by Chief Ochagach, and the 1755 Mitchell Map. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Swing Dance Lesson and skyBLUE Quartet Take a lesson in East Coast Swing dancing with Superior Swing Dance hosts Bob and Veronica. Then enjoy music for dancing by skyBLUE with members Mike DeBevec, Mike Roth, Karina Roth, Erik Hahn and Brett Jones. The swing dance lesson will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the band will play from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the 4-H log cabin.

White Ribbons for April Take a pledge against violence in the community and wear a white ribbon during April. Given all that happened in Cook County in recent months, the Violence Prevention Center in Grand Marais is sponsoring a White Ribbon Campaign during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “We hope to have baskets of white ribbons at businesses throughout the county,” says Jodi Yuhasey of the VPC.

Local students and teachers will benefit from a very successful EATS 2012 fundraiser. A total of 141 tickets were sold to generate revenue of $3,525 for the Cook County School District 166 Education Association (CCSDEF). In addition, the silent auction brought in more than $3,725, for an overall EATS total revenue of $7,225. The money is raised for the Cook County School District Education Fund and is distributed via grants. Thirteen food vendors participated in the event. Over fift y local businesses and individuals donated silent auction items and volunteered time. EATS is held annually on the second Thursday of March and is planned for March 14, 2013.

Incredible Exchange Opportunity Work hard and exchange volunteering hours for a pass to the pool, a ski pass, dance or music lessons and many more activities. The Incredible Exchange is a program authorized by the Cook County Board for youth ages 11 to 15. Students participate at “exchange sites” throughout the county, such as the Community Center, Grand Portage National Monument or Summer Kids Camp.

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After completing 25 to 50 hours, the student will receive an exchange credit certificate, redeemable for their chosen activity. Applications for the Incredible Exchange will be accepted from March 15 through April 18. For information and applications, contact Melissa Wickwire at the Community Education Office 218-387-2271 ext. 614. Choice of exchange site may be given on a first-come first-served basis.

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She said the organization plans to host a related event during April. You can check the VPC website for information at www.hope-4-u.org.

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by Joan Farnam This month brings showers and lots of music and art to enjoy in Cook County and beyond. First up is a special Log Cabin Concert with Michael Monroe and guest artist singer/songwriter Claudia Schmidt on Saturday, March 31. Schmidt sings both folk and jazz and is known for her humor and wit. It should be quite an evening. The concert will be held at Monroe’s cabin in rural Grand Marais at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call 387-2919.

“Complementary Colored Cardinal,” acrylic, by Aaron Kloss. Kloss is a new artist at Sivertson Gallery.

The next night, April 1, the Borealis Chorale and Orchestra under the direction of Bill Beckstrand will perform several choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” as well as John Rutter’s “Requiem” and “Potter’s Field,” a piece composed by Beckstrand, for its Spring Concert. The chorale and orchestra includes more than 70 voices as well as a professional harpist, violinist, cellist and flautist. The concert will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. and is free. Come early because seating is limited. Freewill donations accepted. The following weekend, April 5-7, Lutsen Mountains concludes its winter season with the Sweetwater Shakedown Music Festival with the Emmitt-Nershi Band (with Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident), The Travelin’ McCourys, the Absynth Quintet, Cornmeal, and Charlie Parr. There’s a Bluegrass Ball on Friday night, April 6, too, starting at 10:30 p.m. There’s lots to do the weekend of April 1315, too.

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The musical, “Grease,” a production of the Lake Superior Community Theatre, opens at the William Kelley High School Auditorium in Silver Bay April 13. The musical runs for two weekends with performances at 7 p.m. April 13 & 14 and April 20 & 21. There is also a show at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Paul Deaner is the producer, and, if past productions are any indication, this will be a blockbuster. There are 55 actors in the cast. The pit ensemble, Hav & the Hubcaps, is led by David Haaversen, band director at the high school. Ann Gumpers, Duluth set designer, created the set for this show, which is pretty wild and totally ‘50s. On Saturday, April 14, there will be a Dinner Theatre fundraiser for Northshore Area Partners from 4:30-6:15 p.m. in the William Kelley High School cafeteria followed by the Saturday night show. For info and tickets, call 218-226-3615. For tickets to the musical, call 218-0682 or visit www.lsct.us.

“Each Day, New Beginning," needle felting, Bonnie Gay Hedstrom. It will is display at the exhibit “Rhythms of Darkness & Light” at the Grand Marais Art Colony.

Also that weekend, the North Shore Music Association presents “The Local Musician’s Showcase” at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 14. This year’s lineup features a wide variety of musical styles, from jazz to folk, classical to bluegrass. Performers include Briand Morrison, the Flute Reed River Band, Erika Haglund and Bill Beckstrand, skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl, Myron Bursheim, and Svoh. Tickets are available online at tix.com and at the door.

The concert series beings on Friday, April 13, at the Bluefin Grille with a performance by Gordon Thorne at 8 p.m. There will be a variety of workshops on Saturday with Thorne and Flower. The duo will perform in concert at Bluefin Grille on Saturday night starting at 7:30 p.m. Workshops are $30 each or $50 for the entire day. concert tickets are $15. For more info and to register for the workshops, call Thorne at 218-353-7308 or email oman4@live.com. Profits from the event will be donated to WTIP Community Radio.

And then, to make your musical weekend even more complicated, Gordon Thorne is hosting and performing in Concerts From Behind the Taconite Curtain: Fingerstyle Masters Weekend at Bluefin Resort in Tofte April 13-14. The event features concerts as well as Saturday workshops with singer/ songwriter Mary Flower, who performed with Mountain Stage at North House Folk School last fall. She is a nationally recognized finger-picking virtuoso.

The Grand Marais Playhouse production of “Little Women” opens at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19. Performances are at 7 p.m. April 19-21 and April 26-28 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 & April 29. The cast includes Cailan Carpenter, Mara MacDonell, Sarah Larsen, Linnea Henrikson, Amy Henrikson, Diane Stoddard, Janet Healy, Yvonne Block, and Adrianna Berglund. The play is directed by Maria Nickolay. Brenna Hay is the stage


manager. For tickets, visit www.tix.com. They are also available at the door. In other art news, the spring themed exhibit at the Grand Marais Art Colony, “Rhythms of Darkness & Light,� is open through Sunday, April 1. More than 55 artists from throughout the region contributed works to this multi-media show, which asked artists to address the theme of creativity in the seasons of darkness and light. The Art Colony is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Painter Hazel Belvo will be the artist in residence at the Art Colony April 9-22 where she will undertake a major large-scale work and open her studio in the Founder’s Hall to the public for conversations about her work as well as present three lectures: “The Language: Visual Content & Meaning, April 9; “The Process: Techniques,� April 16 and “The Critique: Community Response,� April 20. The lectures are at 7 p.m. The daily open houses are from 5-6:30 p.m. each day of her residency. Also, Kristin Blomberg has been hired as a new staff person at the Art Colony where she will work three days a week in the office as well develop programming and coordinate volunteers. And last, but not least, the exhibit, Plein Air Lake Superior, continues at the Johnson Heritage Post through the end of April. The exhibit features the work of Cheryl LeClair-Sommer, Lisa Stauffer and Michelle Wegler. The trio paint en plein air together whenever possible, and the exhibit is a great illustration of the artist’s eye. The Heritage Post is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

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Spring Yard Work The extra-early arrival of spring has a downside. We all have more time for yard work and, with the beautiful weather, few excuses not to do it. Here are a few tips and ideas for projects you can add to your to-do list. Start with a Survey Walk around the yard and pick up branches, trash and other debris revealed by the melting snow. Look for winter damage to trees and shrubs, outbuildings and your home.

harvest dandeloion crowns for delicious, early spring greens.

Pruning Deciduous trees and shrubs are

best pruned when they are dormant, but you can remove dead and damaged branches now. Prune summer-flowering shrubs, because they often flower from new growth. You can trim conifers now, though they will “bleed” sap. This doesn’t harm the tree.

Make a Compost Heap Before you begin raking the yard, cleaning up perennial gardens or pruning shrubs, make a place where you can compost yard and garden waste. Ideally, your compost heap should be located close to your garden. Build a bin to contain the compost, which makes it easier to turn over the material to aid decomposition.

Planting Plant bareroot trees and shrubs

dead material using a lawn rake. This will encourage new growth. You can also mow the lawn with a bag attachment to accomplish the same thing. Use a perennial grass seed mixture to fill in bare spots.

to prevent weeds from coming up in a new groundcover or perennial planting, cover the ground with several layers of wet newspapers. Make holes in the newspaper for your plantings. The newspapers will stifle competing weeds and eventually decompose.

Rake or Mow Rake the grass to remove

Dandelion Patrol Quick to green up and grow, dandelions are easy to find in early spring. Dig out the roots or use a spot application of herbicide to remove them. If you don’t mind a few dandelions in the lawn,

now. Trees in containers or with roots wrapped in burlap can be planted through the growing season. Water frequently.

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Buzzing with Bees By Joan Farnam Cook County has some of the most unique honey bee hives in the U.S.— they’re mite free—and beekeepers here want to keep them that way. “As far as I know, we’re the only place in the U.S. that has mite-free bees,” said Mark Ditmanson, who has six beehives tucked behind his house in rural Grand Marais. “All the other bees in the country have been infected with mites.” The honey bees buzzing in hives owned by the North Shore Hobby Beekeepers Association come from Thunder Bay, Ontario, where bee breeders have kept them free of the parasites. The mites carry viruses and diseases that weaken bees so they are less likely to survive winter, Ditmanson said. He glanced down at one of his buzzing “girls” who was exploring his knee on a sunny and warm day earlier this spring. “These bees look so healthy,” he said with a big grin. “And they’re flying today.” Indeed they were. Four of Ditmanson’s six hives were buzzing with activity, with bees clustered around the entrances and flying into the yard to gather water from little pools or bits of leaf litter or mud to carry back into the hive. On that day, it was too early for any blooming flowers in the nearby forest or the gardens, but the bees were active anyway, he said. They need to get out of the hive occasionally in the winter, he said, and he’s found that they’ll fly when the temps get above freezing. He was putting sugar water into the hives to tide them over until the blossoms arrive. Ditmanson, who is pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais, has been fascinated by insects all of his life. “I loved bugs from the earliest days,” he said. “I kept ants when I was a boy.” He said he was encouraged to try beekeeping by Jim Cherry, a former direc-

Pastor Mark Ditmanson examines one of his beehives to see how it survived the winter.

tor of the Wilderness Canoe Base, as a way to help pollinators in the world survive. Pollinators like moths, butterflies and bees are in serious decline around the world, he said, primarily because of habitat loss and pesticides. So Ditmanson began calling around to find a source of healthy honey bees.

Each spring, they make a trip to Thunder Bay to pick up bees for the association’s hives, he said.

He was surprised to find out that mitefree bees were impossible to come by in the United States, Europe or Australia. And then he heard that hobby beekeepers in Cook County were getting mitefree bees from across the border to start colonies here.

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He said an American bee entomologist, Jeannette Momot, had moved to Thunder Bay and had fostered the development of mite-free bees in the city. The beekeepers there have been adamant about keeping mites out of the bee population by discouraging the importation of bees from other regions. It has worked, he said, and Cook County’s beekeepers are taking advantage of this.

Last year, they came back with 1520 packages of bees -- one queen and 10,000-15,000 bees in each. It was a pretty amazing journey, having all these bees in one vehicle, he said.

For those who want to learn more about beekeeping, the association will hold a workshop on beekeeping at the Northern Sustainability Symposium at North House Folk School May 4-6. To register, call North House at 387-9762. And if you are interested in getting bees, call Ditmanson at 387-2277 for more information.

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Maple Syrup Season in Cook County Story and photos by Ada Igoe With the spring thaw, maple trees begin vacuuming sap up their trunks to their branches, and plumes of steam rise from area sugarhouses as Cook County maple syrup producers boil gallons of that sap down into maple syrup. According to the Minnesota DNR, the sugar run in Minnesota generally stretches from March 15 to April 20 each year, but what effect will this year’s mild, dry winter have on this spring’s sugar run? “I don’t have a clue,� said Herb Wills of Caribou Cream in Lutsen. “There’s an old timer out east who says, ‘It seems like the more years I do this, the less I know about it.’�

Dave Toften, an employee at Wild Country Maple Syrup, drills maple tap.

Maple sap runs best on days when temperatures climb into the 40s after below freezing nights. Maple syrup producers collect sap until the sap develops a bitter “buddy� taste when maple trees begin to flower. Each year brings unique challenges, said producers, and all they

An intricate web of tubing crisscrosses 320 acres of maple trees at Wild Country Maple Syrup. Vacuum is used to help guide sap from the trees into the sugar.

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Cordes said he’s noticed that each maple syrup producing region produces syrup with its own unique flavor. On the North Shore, he said he finds the syrup has strong vanilla and butter notes. In general, he said, North Shore maple trees drip sap slower than other areas of Minnesota. He said he feels like that “slow but steady� sap flow just might be the reason why North Shore syrup is so flavorful. “North Shore syrup is always really good,� he said. “Our trees make great syrup.� Regardless of how this year’s sugar run plays out, Cook County producers are confident there will be no shortage of maple syrup to drizzle on your pancakes, ice cream, or whatever you feel could use a shot of maple sweetness.

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Doulas, or women who provide non-medical support to women and their families during labor, delivery and the postpartum period, are becoming an important part of the birthing process in Cook County.

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Having a doula is “just starting to become normal in Grand Marais,� said Erin Bonner, who is one of the doulas who work with expectant mothers here. “Doulas help women and their partners become informed before labor and in labor,� Bonner said. “We provide physical and emotional support and offer advice on Erin Bonner, a doula, gave Nikki Meyer non-medical support comfort measures such as throughout her pregnancy and the birth of her son, Micah. breathing, relaxation, movethe county. ment and positioning.

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103 Coyote Ridge

Wildwood Acres

120 8th Ave West

2 BR ranch with one car garage overlooking Lake Superior and Croftville Road. Vaulted ceiling in living room.

Charming one room cabin, just minutes town, on a lovely 5 acre parcel. Complete with a babbling creek!

Scrupulously maintained 3BR, 2BA on 1.78A. 3200 sq ft garage includes its own heated car wash bay.

6BR, 4BA home. Lovely kitchen, living, dining room and cherry wood floors. Beautiful landscaping and heated greenhouse!

MLS 30980 $99,900

MLS 30988 $72,900

MLS 30861 $329,900

MLS 30880 $289,900

McFarland Lake

Casper Hill Road

Sawbill Trail

2.6A with trailer. Lot is conveniently located and tastefully cleared and attractive and includes a drilled well and sauna.

MLS 30404 $109,000

Year round 2BR, 1BA cabin on 6.5A. Wrap around deck, septic, well, and solar power. Just a stones throw from the lake.

2BR,1BA custom log home. Includes new septic, well, all appliances, new generator and garage pad.

MLS 30800 $189,900

MLS 28297 $185,000

1020 3rd Street

40 Taylor Lane

Duplex with 3BR, 2BA upper, charming 1BR, 1BA lower level unit with private entrance, gas fireplace and tons of storage.

MLS 29898 $145,900

Sunny 2BR year round home on 20A. New wood heating system, new gas heating system, and newly remodeled.

MLS 30755 $199,900

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Devil Track Lake

Lovely 4BR, 2 BA home located on the coveted south shore. Tons of privacy, lots of sun, guest cabin, garage and more.

MLS 30946 $439,900

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1654 Camp 20 Rd

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1015 Devil Track Road

MLS 30190 $199,900

MLS 30670 $299,900

987 Devil Track Rd

45 Caspers Hill Rd

2BR, 3BA private cabin on 80A. Remote but year round living. Large garage, 2 guest cabins, 3 outhouses, shower house and well.

Great sportsman retreat! Hunt, fish, snowmobile and ATV. Large newer cabin for year round use. Wired for generator, solar, etc.

3BR, 2BA home close to town. Brand new stunning kitchen, fireplace, central air, new windows and tons of storage.

MLS 28784 $99,900

MLS 30729 $229,900

108 Gunflint Trail

Moose Valley Road

MLS 27325 $259,900

MLS 29865 $283,500

3BR/2BA, 2.5 car garage. Great commercial location for canoe outfitter or ??? at beginning of Gunflint Trail.

4 BR, 3 BA home; 7.76A with lots of room. Partially finished lower level and attached garage.

Large 4 BR, 3 BA newer home on 5+A of heavily wooded land. Walk out rec room, fireplaces and lots more.

2BR/1BA home on 5 acres with gardens and mature trees. 2 car garage with workshop and 2 BR guest cabin. MLS 30624 $229,900

741 Gunflint Trail

2BR, 1BA needs TLC but when you see the view of the lake and harbor, your mind will go wild with the possibilities.

MLS 31008 $289,900

Homes

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McFarland Lake

MOTIVATED SELLER! Full handcrafted cedar log cabin; includes floor furnace, deck and dock. 3.49A, 150’ shore.

MLS 30913 $168,900

Fowl Lake

Quaint cabin with 200’ of lakeshore on premier walleye lake. Gas lights, stove and fridge; no road access. BWCA access.

MLS 27427 $149,900

1004 Devil Track Rd

2BR cabin; easily accessible shoreline on Devil Track Lake. Detached garage w/guest area; and new mound septic system.

MLS 30784 $299,900


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.23A, zoned commercial industiral but has Lake view. Convenient to town, great price!

MLS 30871 $89,900

8650 W Hwy 61

East Hwy 61

3BR, 2BA cabin on 2A with 150’ shoreline. Beautiful rocky shoreline with your own inlet to launch your kayaks.

Over 280’ of easy-to-walk shingle/ small cobble beach. Driveway, septic mound, and underground electric already in place.

MLS 30827 $359,000

MLS 30745 $175,000

5788 E Hwy 61

4780 Chicago Bay

Fantastic value!! Utilities, septic mound, driveway and building site are ready for you to build your dream home!

Senty log home on ledgerock point. Cobblestone Rock Fireplace, Flute Reed River frontage & Garage w/Guest Quarters!

MLS 30723 $699,900

MLS 30744 $175,000

Spruce Creek Cabins Owner home and income producing cabin rental business. 7 immaculately maintained cabins with long term and quality rentals.

MLS 30952 $875,000

County Road 7

Commercial lot in Grand Marais, great price, great location close to Gunflint Trail and Co Rd 7.

3BR,2BA home great views, numerous updates and a fireplace! Rare opportunity to acquire part of the Thomsonite Beach!

MLS 30833 $269,900

MLS 30802 $698,000

MLS 28867 $54,900

Condos Bluefin Bay

Lake Superior at your doorstep, two award winning restaurants, pools and spa!

Unit 7

Unit 16

MLS 30758 $359,000

MLS 30757 $335,000

3 bedroom, 2 bath 2 bedroom, 2 bath

Unit 72

3 bedroom, 2 bath

MLS 30898 $565,000

2942 West Hwy 61

46 Spruce Point Rd

Charming 2 BR, 1BA log cabin. Close to the lake; enjoy kayaking with the private cove, gravel beach and waves crashing on the shore.

156 Birch Drive

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4.7A, and priced to sell. Abuts Federal land on the north side and a driveway is in place.

MLS 30759 $79,900

County Road 7

15.4A, stunning views, subdividing possible.

MLS 30951 $149,000

1.17A, campsites, trails, city water and sewer.

MLS 30378 $45,900

Camp 20 Road

102A premier recreational land with wildlife, creeks, ponds AND access to a private fishing lake. 116A with ponds, pines, great views, raspberries and much more. Great hunting or getaway.

MLS 30709 $179,900

Caribou Trail

Log home; 3,000+ square feet, 3BR/3BA. 580’ of shared cobblestone shoreline. Great rental income potential.

MLS 27872 $199,500 - $239,000

Land

MLS 30956 $99,900

Temperance Landing

Hovland Shores

Four premium lots along scenic Chicago Bay. 1.17 to 2.18A, 200’ frontage; wooded and private.

20 – 40A, year round access, utilities!

MLS 29771 $144,900

Gunflint Trail

5 – 70A close to town, one lot has a licensed gravel pit!

NEW - MLS TBD $68,900

County Road 48 5 – 7 Acres close to town!

1458 Croftville Rd

Rare opportunity to acquire one of the last large parcels on the Croftville Road. Five income producing cabins perched on the edge of Lake Superior.

MLS 30502 $489,900

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MLS 30625 $49,900 - $64,900

Devil Track Lake

County Rd 69

MLS 30638 $188,900 PENDING - MLS 29916 $138,500

Good location and large tract. Power available. Access via logging road and easement off Arrowhead Trail.

MLS 29770 $39,900

E Hwy 61

Several 20 acre parcels with electric and phone available. Driveway is roughed in; many building sites.

MLS 29263 $60,000

Deeryard Lake Road

DING N E P MLS 29455 $159,900

40A surrounded on 3 sides by Gov’t land. Area is abundant with recreational activities!

Boulder Point Rd

Very private 2.8A in Lutsen off Ski Hill Road. Abuts nature area with untouched land.

150 – 400’ shoreline, 2.5 – 9.55 acres.

Birch Lake

209’ – 326’ shoreline, 5 – 14.62 acres

MLS 30167 $184,500

Tom Lake

PENDING - MLS 30731 $54,900

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McFarland Lake

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1.2A to 34+ acres

MLS 29915 $79,900 MLS 29486 $89,900 MLS 29490 $82,900 2.9 – 40 acres.

MLS 30806 $77,900 MLS 27958 $37,500 - $149,000

Kemo Lake

West Hwy 61

2.34A; 200’ of shore on a great trout lake.. Access from Kemo Cut-Off Road via Trestle Pine Road. MLS 30352 $169,900

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MLS 30417 $74,900

Pike Lake

RICK AUSTIN

MLS 30632 $99,900

2.76A, 200’ frontage on Hwy 61 in Tofte. Septic sites identified.

8th Ave West

2.6A, 220’ shore, building site and electric. Use the pop-up while building.

Lake Superior View 20+ Acr es

MLS 30185 $329,900 PENDING - MLS 29652 $64,900 MLS 29148 $64,900 MLS 30183 $69,900

MLS 29653 $49,900

West Bearskin Lake

County Rd 70

Irish Creek Road

County Road 68

MLS 29325 $659,000

Centrally located lot; mature trees and flower beds.

23 – 200A, great parcels in the woods!

Two 4A lots, 6 miles east of Grand Marais.

MLS 28517 $32,900 - $199,900

MLS 29718 $54,900 - $69,900

MLS 30598 $54,900

Arrowhead Trail

North Road

Morgan Road

MLS 30659 $59,900 MLS 30668 $39,900 MLS 30669 $79,900

MLS 28141 $45,000

39.2A, 300’ Flute Reed River frontage. Bordered on west by Judge Magney State Park.

20-40A, direct access to ski trails and hiking trails. Great building sites.

MLS 29616 $119,900 - $199,900

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13A riverfront property. Many great building sites overlooking the Flute Reed River.

MLS 30400 $197,500

BOB CARTER

1.5 – 3A, beautiful shore on BWCAW lake. Healthy mix of trees, good road access, and electric.

MLS 30475 $159,900 - $175,000 MLS 30760 $275,000

Ward Lake

Lovely 25+ acre lot with approximately 600 ft of shoreline. Healthy mix of trees.

MLS 29560 $117,500

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Lake view studio unit. Excellent rental income. The studio units produce great income and can provide cost-free ownership. Great view of Artist’s Point, in downtown Grand Marais. MLS #31038 $129,900.

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Prime Lake Superior parcel with immense westerly views, elevated building site, accessible shoreline. Birch and aspen woods; great Tofte location with easy access. Shared driveway in place.

MLS #31051 $339,000. SUPERIOR HOME AND COTTAGE. Lovely 5 BR, 2 BA rambler

on 400’ of spectacular pebble beachfront. Desirable Cascade Beach Road. Over 1,000’ of new wraparound decking. The entire lower level is new w/2 BR’s, huge living area, walkout to deck and beach. Charming 2 BR, 1 BA guest cottage with extremely private location near the lake. Both managed by owner as year round vacation rental.

MLS #30924 $798,500.

LAKE SUPERIOR HOME/ CHARMING ROSSPORT, ONTARIO! Architect-designed

custom-built 3 BR/2BA home on Nicol Island. Upper master suite, two fireplaces, attached garage, great attention to detail. Great views and 169’ Lake Superior frontage. “Old North Shore� feeling in Rossport!

MLS #30941 $425,000 USD. ENCHANTING LAKE SUPERIOR HIDE-AWAY.

Private setting in mature spruce forest, great east views, partial driveway in place, adjoining state land, 204 feet of lake frontage.

MLS #30574 $299,000.

2-BR/2 BA CONDO AT CHATEAU LEVEAUX!

Tremendous views of Lake Superior. Large comfortable living space with woodburning fireplace. Completely upgraded. Year round living or investment rental. Amenities include pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and more.

MLS #30701 $99,500.

TERRACE POINT UNIT.

Quality home with Lake Superior focus. Built as the Terrace Point developer’s own home. Beautifully designed with custom features throughout. Shared expenses.

MLS #30680 REDUCED TO $329,000. EAST BAY SUITES UNIT. Beautiful

2-BR with a walkout to Lake Superior beach. Master BR has fireplace and great views of the Lake. Excellent rental history w/on-site management.

MLS #28684 $294,500. LARGE AND PRIVATE LAKE SUPERIOR Spectacular 660’ of frontage near the Caribou River. Very private 5.14 acres, mix of ledgerock/pebble beach. Beautiful bldg. site. Gated private road.

MLS #30414 $599,000. PRIVACY, GARDENS AND 250’ LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE. Beautiful custom home

features a gourmet kitchen/dining room, private master suite, private 2-BR guest suite/apt, and hearth stone wood stoves. Tons of charm; quality detail, privacy, landscaped gardens and views. MLS #29629 $699,000.

INLAND WATER PROPERTIES NEW! TOM LAKE FAMILY CABIN. Classic lake cabin with room for the whole gang. Big living room, 2 baths, huge kitchen area with lots of storage. Solar electric system. Lake water system. Boathouse, shed, outhouse. Private spot with scenic views.

MLS #31037 $139,900. CABIN CREEK COVE ON NINEMILE LAKE. 5

lakelots and 1 backlot left on the west bay of Ninemile Lake. Lots have excellent building sites nestled in a dense mixed forest. Year round access. Power at site. CC&R’s apply. Brochure available. Lakelots start at $49,900. Lot 5 and Backlot are sale pending. SNOWSHOE RUN at HARE LAKE. Beautiful lots with maple, spruce and cedars. Privacy, surrounded by U.S.F.S. lands. Trout lake; good fishing. Brochure available. Lakelots start at $69,900.

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 #28865 $234,000.

HOMESITE WITH DEEDED ACCESS TO LOON LAKE. 5.10 acres. Heavily wooded and private. Surveyed and septic

sites located. Looks over full length of Loon Lake.

MLS #30926 $89,900. LOG HOME ON LEO LAKE. 2 BR/1 BA custom log home

on 7.23 acres, 255’ lakeshore, and a neat cove. Stunning stone fireplace in living area. Furnished with northwoods treasures and charm. Many outdoor improvements including the Firewise automatic sprinkler system. MLS #30831 $315,500.

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LOVELY NORTH WOODS ESCAPE / RENTAL. 2

BR, 2 BA home situated on Poplar Creek near mid-Gunflint Trail. Custom home w/charming features, 4-season porch, large deck. Common access to hiking/ski trails, shared use of 475’ of beautiful Poplar Lake shoreline with boat dock. View of moose pond. Easy access to BWCAW. Excellent rental income too! MLS #30618. $259,900. CLASSIC LOG HOME ON TUCKER LAKE. 3 BR, 2 BA home on 12 acres of the purest privacy. You even own the road! 980’ Tucker Lake and 300’ Benning Lake frontage. Spectacular great room facing the lake. Designer, gourmet kitchen. All the upgrades are here.

MLS #30650 $785,000. SOLITUDE ON WILSON LAKE. Strikingly beautiful lot

on premier Wilson Lake. Great bldg. sites near the lake or tucked around the bluff for gorgeous views. 355’ of shoreline. True peace, quiet and solitude. MLS #30546 $265,200. McFARLAND LAKE LOG CABIN. Cedar log cabin with sauna bldg., guest cabin, storage bldg. 150’ shoreline. Great view of palisade. Direct BWCAW access. MLS #28409 $299,000. TOM LAKE – 2-BR LOG CABIN. 560’ S. facing shoreline + 100’s of mature trees + end of road = Quiet Privacy. Cedar log cabin, garage, boat lift. Dock. Seller financing available.

MLS #29651 $340,000. LARGE TOM LAKE PARCEL. 32 acres of maple,

spruce and cedar overlooking Tom Lake w/over 662 ft of frontage. Good seasonal road access. Covenants in place.

MLS #28017 $225,000.

SPECTACULAR PRIVATE PARCEL ON LITTLE IRON LAKE. 1000’ shoreline with coves, palisades, old growth

pines. Build sites with view of islands. No blowdown or fire damage.

MLS #29896 $329,000. PREMIER LOG HOME ON POPLAR LAKE. 3

BR/3BA home with 300’ shoreline with swimming cove. Custom upgrades throughout. Professional kitchen, lovely master suite. Garage with upper level guest qtrs. MLS #29890 $769,500. DEVIL TRACK LAKE – 2-BR CABIN. Level lot with mature trees. Easy access to 103’ shoreline. New addition in 1995 and many upgrades. Desirable north shore lot with great shoreline.

MLS #29654 $199,000. BORDER, BEAUTY AND BWCAW. Rare opportunity to

own a private wilderness escape on North Fowl Lake. This well built and maintained cabin has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, comfortable living room and large deck. Large open yard, sauna, storage shed and dock. Great privacy on 200’ of shoreline and abutting the BWCAW out the back door. Water access. MLS #30184 $199,000. TWO ISLAND LAKE HIDE-AWAY. Well built, secluded cabin, 9 heavily wooded acres w/ 300’ shore. The Grade Road splits property. MLS #26990 $184,900. GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Last of the large lakeshore parcels. Over 320 acres and almost 12,000’ of shoreline on 3 lakes – Harriet Lake, Dam Five Lake and Sister Lake. Good road access, great fishing and hundreds of acres of Superior Nat’l Forest surrounds it. Preliminary plat had been approved. Priced below appraised value. Other divisions available. MLS #30912 $2,800,000.


HOMES & CABINS STUDIO CONDO AT THE VILLAGE. True ski in - ski out lodging

with all the amenities of Caribou Highlands. This is a short sale; Seller welcomes all offers. MLS #30713 $49,500.

BUILT IN 2008. Designed to have working shop and garage on 1st level and family living space upstairs. Buyer to finish. Furnace in, some plumbing. Property has kennel permit and access to trails. Great location! MLS #30033 $186,500.

GRAND MARAIS HOME WITH APT. 2 BR, 2 BA home in

central Grand Marais. Recent and extensive updating, plus newer 2 BR, 1 BA apt. above detached garage. Apt. rental generates good income. Heated workshop/storage building. Large lot, great harbor view.

MLS #30648 $249,900. DARLING GRAND MARAIS HOME. 3 BR, 2 BA home on a corner lot.

Perfect starter or empty nester. Enjoy the hot tub, summer gardens and great yard. Could be a charming rental property. Lovingly cared for. MLS #30647 $162,500.

GREAT LOCATION NEAR TOWN! Completely updated 3-BR

home on nice lot with pines and maples. New in-floor heat system, partial foundation, kitchen, bath, flooring, insulation, some doors and windows, deck – too much to list here! Good well and septic, heated garage, and raised-bed gardens.

MLS #30681 $232,000.

LARGE COUNTRY HOME, GARAGE, HUGE SHOP. Quality

home with 2 BR/3 BA, a huge deck, 3-car garage, and a 3100 sq. ft. shop/office/apartment bldg. Five acres in maple forest with Superior views and tons of privacy. More land available.

MLS #30646 $599,000. COUNTRY HOME IN LUTSEN. Reduced $10,000 – Motivated Seller! 3 BR home on 3.67 acres. Light-filled living and dining rooms. Eat-in kitchen, 1.75 baths. Full basement. Near Lutsen ski hill. Double detached garage. Owner/Agent.

MLS #30353 $232,900. HAND-HEWN 1-BR CEDAR LOG CABIN. Secluded 20 acres of old

growth pine forest, stunning views of private lake on USFS land. Private and gated road. One of only 3 private parcels surrounded by Gov’t land. Walking distance to Devilfish Lake.

MLS #30350 $87,500. TIMBERFRAME ESCAPE –MOUNTAINTOP SETTING. Stunning views, privacy and seclusion. Quality timberframe, large windows, expansive deck. Solar power. Walking distance to McFarland Lake and BWCAW.

MLS #30582 $198,900. HOME SITE WITH OLD HOUSE. Great location just off the Gunflint

Trail. Garage, well, nice building site, pine trees. Old home to remove. Selling “as-is.� MAKE OFFER. MLS #30679 Reduced

to $54,900.

COZY COTTAGE IN HOVLAND. Cute cabin in the woods with knotty pine interior; upper story bedroom. Make it your hideaway or affordable home. Outhouse/no well.

MLS #30697 $49,900.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES KAH-NEE-TAH GALLERY AND COTTAGES.

Lutsen’s north shore showcase for locat artists. One owner for 23 years. Cottages have amazing rental history and feature stone fireplaces and loaded with charm. MLS #30877 $385,000.

PRIME DOWNTOWN GRAND MARAIS LOCATION. Hwy. 61 frontage across from the harbor. Great view of the

harbor from .55-acre site. Zoning allows for commercial and residential mix. MLS #30620 $395,000. GO-FER CABINS 8 cabins (one duplex) plus 15 trailer home sites. Excellent rental income. Includes 10 nightly campsite lots. Many possibilities for this property in a great Grand Marais location on Hwy. 61. Property zoned C-2. MLS #30869 $259,000. BOAT IN/FLY IN FISHING LODGE. Three rental cabins and main house at the east end of the BWCAW. Comfy accommodations, boats, motors and equipment. Fantastic views and great fishing on the Border Route lakes. MLS #30804 $349,000. LUTSEN/TOFTE AREA LAND. Great Onion River Road property with 5.89 acres and RC zoning that allows many commercial opportunities. Access to sking, hiking and all the area’s recreation fun. Owner/agent. MLS #30004 $79,000. LUTSEN COMMERCIAL HWY FRONTAGE. Two acres, zoned GC. Location, visibility, nice forest, lake view. Includes a third (one-acre) parcel zoned residential. MLS #30780 $260,000. TWO PARCELS – PINCUSHION TRAILS. Mature forest, ski/hike/bike trails and access to SHT. One parcel with Little Devil Track River frontage. MLS #28662 $79,900 - $172,900.

LAND/BUILDING SITES NEW! 40 ON MONS CREEK. Here’s a great 40 with easy road access and wildlife-filled creek frontage. You also get deeded access to Lost Lake. Nice building sites and secluded feel. MLS #TBD.

NEW PRICE! RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE ON 18+ ACRES. This property is ready to build w/24’ x 45’ slab in for home w/porch,

and a 24’ x 56’ slab for a garage/shop. Nice wooded parcel with creek located in the Flute Reed Area. MLS #30960 $139,900.

NEW! DRAMATIC VIEWS OF LAKE SUPERIOR AND CLIFFS. Three lots in private setting in mature mixed forest.

Home sites situated for view, privacy and great south exposure - great option for a passive solar or alternate energy systems. MLS #31060 Starting at $54,900.

NEW! TWO RECREATIONAL PARCELS ON CAMP 20 RD. Both close to Tom Lake and adjoin Federal land. Easy seasonal access. Parcel A, 40 acres. MLS #31035 $44,900. Parcel B, 22.66 acres. MLS #31036 $34,900. WOODED PARCEL NEAR DEVIL TRACK LAKE. Approx. 6 acres on Pine Mt. Road. Close to The Landing and snowmobile trails. Very quiet and private. Owner will consider CD.

MLS #30768 $55,000. FIVE WOODED ACRES. Surveyed, septic and access road in

place. Ready to build. Private access to snowmobile trails. Great location close to Devil Track Lake. MLS #30770 $65,000. MAGNEY STATE PARK 20 ACRES. Nice woods and topography for your cabin or home hide-a-way. Stone’s throw to state park. Remote, but accessible. MLS #30699 $44,900.

HOME SITE WITH PRIVACY. Five acres, dense woods, dead-end road, adjoining USFS land, close to Grand Marais. Build your home here! MLS #30698 $52,900. SALE PENDING– 20 ACRES ON CTY RD. 14. Borders State land for unlimited privacy. Located in the heart of deer country and Bloomquist Mtn. Mix of trees, two nice build sites, open meadow.

FIVE ACRES NEAR GRAND MARAIS. Beautiful

with Lake Superior views. Great location near Sugarloaf Cove. Two or more excellent build sites. Quiet and private spot for your home or cabin.

MLS #28471 $159,000. THREE LOTS IN ROLLINS RIDGE PLAT. First time

MLS #30657 $58,500. NEAR SUGARLOAF COVE. Nicely wooded 20-acre parcel MLS #30420 $118,700. BEAUTIFUL WOODED HUNTING LAND. 72.56

acres near Hovland. No traffic; remote area. Excellent snowmobiling trails. Seller will put in drive. MLS #30072 $174,000. May also be sold as 2 separate parcels. Parcel A: $84,500. Parcel B: $89,000. TWENTY READY FOR YOU. Mature forest, creek, privacy, easy road access, power & phone. Build your dream home or cabin on this 20-acre parcel. Just off Camp 20 Road. MLS #29971 $84,900. AFFORDABLE HOME SITE IN LUTSEN. These home sites are designed with common areas and shared expenses, with a private setting. Ready to build with water/sewer and power at the site. Owner/ agent. MLS #30066 $44,000.

WOODED 20 ACRES WITH LAKE SUPERIOR VIEW. Build your home or retreat here. Adjoins federal land. Walk to Magney State Park and Brule River, or to Lake Superior.

MLS #29662 $72,900.

forested land with possible Lake Superior views. Surveyed and wetlands delineated. Just 3 miles from town. MLS #29562 $80,000. 20 ACRES NEAR HOVLAND. Good view of Lake Superior & adjacent ridge. Driveway stubbed in. Year round access, phone & power.

MLS #28459 $75,400. A RECREATIONAL PARADISE! 40 acres surrounded by gov’t lands. Gunflint Trail area, off Lima Grade Road. Seasonal access.

offered, lots in new plat near Lutsen. Wonderful views of Lake Superior and Oberg Mtn. Near all the recreational opportunities. Lot 4 - $76,900

MLS #28495. Lot 5 - $71,200 MLS #28496. Lot 6 $65,000. MLS #30151. NEAR GRAND MARAIS. 5+ ac, meadow, power/phone. Driveway in. Great home site. MLS #27248 $64,900. WOODS, WATER & SECLUSION. Nice ‘40� with good

timber and 1000’ frontage on Mons Creek. Great building site. Private deeded access to Lost Lake. MLS #30270 $69,900. CASCADE RIVER HIDE-A-WAY. 27.5 acres. Spectacular river, huge cedars. Common property at Twin Falls waterfall. Remote and private. MLS #29332 $119,000. 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.

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LAKESHORE LIVING…INLAND WILDERNESS LAKES OR ON THE BIG LAKE! GUNSTEN LAKE WILDERNESS CABIN!

Lakeshore Borders Superior National Forest, AND Swallow Lake Access, Comfy Newer cabin is Surrounded by Gorgeous Mature Pines with Sweet Views…End of the Road Privacy!

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JUST LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS!

Charming Rustic Cabin is VERY WELCOMING and comfy, just a stone’s throw to the 200 ft of Rocky shoreline on Lake Clara in Lutsen with year round access and electric at street! Boathouse at water’s edge! MLS#26151 $219,900 Addl Lakeshore Available see MLS#26055

LISTEN TO THE BIG LAKE!

Beautiful Lutsen Lake Superior shoreline with picturesque coves, ledgerock and stone beach. Former owners used to launch their fishing boat from the beach, and remnants of bolts to anchor the boat remain in rocks! Property includes shared driveway, garage! MLS#30916 $275,000

DON’T LET THE EXTERIOR FOOL YOU!

This Lake Superior Mint Condition Home may look Vintage 70’s from the Exterior, but the Interior Will WOW you with Contemporary Quality Interior, AMAZING baths, large Master Suite and Incredible Custom Kitchen…we would NOT mislead you, this Lake Superior home is IT! Priced to Sell! BAH(%+,+)'.!%%%

RELAX AT HOME ON LUTSEN’S LAKE CHRISTINE!

LAKE SUPERIOR LOG CABIN WITH OLD WORLD CHARM!

Enjoy family gatherings from this Better than Rustic But Still Charming Move In Ready Cabin just east of Grand Marais on a Sweet piece of Lakeshore with large pole barn garage and Lil’ Guest Cabin your Grandkids will Love! MLS#30095

$399,000 PRICED TO SELL

Cedar Shakes Welcome those who will recognize the French hand forged hardware on the doors, the German Engineered lighting, the Basalt Stone Fireplace Surrounded by Crafted Ceilings and Douglas Fir Shelving. Guest Cabin Serves Well for Deep Contemplation, Very Serene Setting with Wilderness Lakeshore Setting!

Over 600 Ft of Shoreline, this Lake Home Sets the Standard for Style AND Design in a Lake Home! Craftsmanship from the arched wood entryway to the custom cabinetry in the Gourmet Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry. Lodge Style Outdoor Fireplace Screened Room for Year Round Enjoyment! Attached Garage, Workshop with Storage, SO MUCH FOR YOUR MONEY! MLS#30815 $699,000

NORTHWOODS LODGE STYLE LOG HOME ON LAKE SUPERIOR! Hand hewn

Norway Pine Log Home Designed for Large Living and Entertaining on the Big Lake! Massive Great Room with Floor to Ceiling Windows Frame the Lake Views. Level Access to the beach combined with ledgerock, this is Top Notch Lake Superior Living! BAH(%,')

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JUST A LITTLE LAKE SUPERIOR COTTAGE Warm and Cozy, Perched at the

edge of Lake Superior with Expansive Views of the Big Lake! Very Well Maintained, This Cottage has been Treasured by its owners since the 70’s! Now it’s time to pass along the Opportunity to have a Year Round Cottage on the Big Lake For a

Great Price! MLS#28661 $299,000 REDUCED TO SELL!

WILDERNESS LAKESHORE CABIN

on Tait Lakein 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

$279,900

CHARMING FISHING COTTAGE L>A9:GC:HHA>K>C<DCI=: TWIN LAKES! Better than camping, this Deluxe Cottage offers SUPER views and TONS of privacy, shoreline is Clear and Deep! Lose yourself to the Woods and Water in this Gem!

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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 $399,000

GREEN A>K>C< ON GUST LAKE!

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GUNFLINT TRAIL MAGNIFICENT TUCKER LAKE HOME!

CAREFREE GETAWAY HOME ON TAIT LAKE!

COMFY PIKE LAKE COTTAGE! Move In Ready Year

Round Lake!Lutsen AND Grand Marais locale with Shared dock in place and nice shoreline! Where else can you find such a MINT Lake Cottage for this price! Includes 2+Garage w/ Art Studio Above! MLS#30863 $189,900

Look Now, Great Price!

Make this your Lake Getaway Cabin, it’s all you’ve dreamed of in your Up North Lake Cabin…Gust Lake is a Stone’s Throw Away from the BWCA with year round access and Off Grid Living. Home has guest cabin, new sauna house, and a barn style garage for storage of ALL your toys!

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ROMANTIC CARIBOU LAKE CABIN! In True Northwoods Fashion,

this Move In Ready Cabin has everything! Main level bedroom and bath, large loft with bath for sleeping tons of kids and guests, Open Floor plan Kitchen to Great Room for entertaining, Sauna House and Year Round Dock in protected Bay of Caribou Lake. HUGE reduction, this is Priced to Sell at $379,900BAH'-+.)

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!

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MOVE IN AND KICK BACK FOR SUMMER FUN AT YOUR UP NORTH HOME! MAIN A:K:A A>K>C< AT ITS FINEST!

86EI>K6I>C<=DB:!86G>7DJK>:LH This Lutsen home Offers EVERYTHING you want in your Northwoods Home! Sweet Views in the Midst of a Maple woods, Energy Efficient, Tons of Windows and Top Notch Quality throughout from the Quartz Counters to the Maple hardwood flooring!

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FISHERMAN’S DREAM SHACK

on 4 ac in Lutsen’s Honeymoon Trail Area, year rd access, electric in the midst of TONS of lakes!

MLS#30285 $62,900

MLS#31019 $325,000

Sprawling Home featuring a Prow of Windows Allowing tons of Views from every room in the home! Huge Master Suite with private bath and walk in closet…perfect for year round living with tons of rec room on the lower level, upstairs loft for guests and a garage for the toys! Lindal Home means Custom Top Quality! BAH(%%.()..!.%%

Hand Hewn Custom Crafted Norway Pines Welcome you in to the Vaulted Great Room and large Kitchen, Made for Entertaining! Lower level Rec Room perfect for the kids to romp, and oversized 2 car garage! Honeymoon Trail location in Lutsen in the midst of a MULTITUDE of lakes, make this your base camp for Wilderness Adventure and Fishing! BAH(%'%-)'*!%%%

MLS#30939 $199,000

Mint Condition Move In Ready, Gorgeous Updated Kitchen AND Views Overlooking the Creek meandering thru nearly 10 acres of rolling hillsides! Full basement and Super location minutes from Lake Superior, Lutsen’s Caribou Lake area!

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LOG HOME ADK:GH MUST SEE!

LOADED WITH POTENTIAL!

From the hardwood floors to the classic style itself this home could become a true gem with a little love. Genuine Lake Superior views, you'll feel like you own on the Big Lake! Minutes from Sugarloaf Cove Natural Area in Schroeder!

GRAND MARAIS BEAUTY OF A HOME! Perhaps the Best

Kitchen in Town, this Home has Tons to Brag about! Bright and Cheery interior, Updated Everything, Super Landscaping and a To Die For Deck shaded by mature Spruce, you’re in town with privacy! A Must See home! MLS#30087 $288,000

LOG CABIN IN SCHROEDER

offers Simple Year Round living. Lovely “Depot” building makes a great guest cabin or art studio. Lake Views on a Sweet Piece of Land!

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Located just up the Sawbill Trail from Lake Superior, this home is mint condition and move in ready! From the Large master suite with gas fireplace, this Home will WOW you once you enter! Great Rm has fireplace, and walks out to a nice deck! Terrific landscape & 2 car garage! MLS#30771 $210,000

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Rock Skippin’ or Toe Dippin’ the Villas are the family resort feel you’re looking for! One, Two and 3 bedrms available!

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Huge Views From this Lindal Cedar Home in the heart of Lutsen making it a Fun Vacation Retreat generating nice income for the owner! Cherry flooring accentuate the Cedar Beams…Super Den off the Kitchen has Moose Mountain Views as well as Superior Views!

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A6@:HJE:G>DGK>:LH6C9 AWESOME LOCATION!

RETIREMENT GETAWAY AT CHATEAU ON LAKE SUPERIOR! Enjoy rental revenues or Not, This is a GREAT Condo with Incredible views from private deck! Ask for #31 for the Best!!

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Perched on the hillside overlooking Lake Superior, this home sleeps tons and has plenty of elbow room located between Grand Marais and Lutsen in the Cascade State Park area! MLS#TBA $289,000

CARIBOU HIGHLANDS TOWNHOMES

Give These Townhomes a Look…these are the best value going in Lutsen! SO Much for the money, SO many amenities! MLS#29293 $329,000 and

MLS#30658 $319,000

TOWNHOME AT LUTSEN RESORT!

Enjoy Lake Views in the Lap of Luxury! Well Furnished, Functional Design and Rental Revenues!

BAH'-)+%)..!%%% Or Half Share $279,000

AWESOME LOCATION on Sugar Beach Drive in Tofte, a stone's throw to the Tofte Town Park Lake Superior beach! Move in ready vacation home with rental revenue or make it your year round home! Guest cabingenerates AND serve as overflow for your family when they come to visit! MLS#30587 $169,000

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LAND, LAND, LAND! A GREAT TIME TO BUY! SILVER BAY / FINLAND AREA REDUCED! 30 acres Along Little Manitou River with Highway 61 Frontage! Just waiting for Your K^h^dc Overlooking the Little Manitou River & Lake Superior! $199,000 MLS')*,(

SCHROEDER AREA REDUCED! Along Cramer Road! Rolling hills of Maple forest, a wonderful building site located just minutes from a multitude of lakes, and not too far from downtown Schroeder and Lake Superior! Year round access from the County Road, with electric at street. BAH'.'*.*)!.%% NEWLY REDUCED! Sugarloaf Retreats Above Taconite Harbor on Lake Superior! Adi&"BAH'*+.,").!*%% Lot 18 - MLS#25701 - $67,900 Lot 19 - MLS#25702 - $67,900 Adi'%"BAH'*,%)"+,!.%%

Hj\VgadV[AV`ZK^ZlH^iZh Wildlife is at a premium in this area. Truly a Great Spot along the North Shore! Superior National Hiking Trail is a minute’s walk from this affordable site, or Stroll to Lake Superior’s Sugarloaf Cove Naturalist Area! Yr Rd Access, Electricity AND a really low Price for these potential Lake Superior Views!! BAH'*+(%"))!.%% MLS#25631 - $36,900 MLS#25632 - $36,900

Tofte Lake HjeZg^dgK^Zladih Seller will entertain any reasonable offer! SALE PENDING! $52,000! BAH')'*.Super Views()!.%% MLS#27035 or Mountainous Terrain $38,900 MLS#26505 Looking for That Community Feel? Wildwood Acres Home Sites Are Waiting For You! Two parcels left starting at $15,000!!! BAH',()% THIS PRICE IS UNREAL!

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TOFTE AREA Toftevaag Lots! The best Lake HjeZg^dgK^Zlhdci]ZbVg`Zi Enjoy wide open Lake Superior views over BlueFin Bay in Tofte! Lovely lots feature mature white spruce trees with nice level building sites! And for those buyers out there that keep waiting for the best deal out there, COME SEE AND YOU WILL JUMP ON IT! And then you’ll stroll to Blue Fin Bay Grill for a nice dinner, this location can’t be beat: JUST REDUCED! MLS#29252 +)!.%%BAH')%.&+)!.%% NEWLY LISTED! BAH(%*)- *.!%%%BAH(%*).*.!%%%

In the Heart of Lutsen ON the Caribou Trail! 1 mile from the Ski Hill, Superior National Golf Course, County and State Hunting Land surrounding the lot. REDUCED 10K! ).!.%%MLS#29976 Boundary Waters Lovers Dream Spot! Access to Tait is a Bonus! REDUCED 10K! ).!.%%MLS')&,( Gorgeous Maples and easy Building site near Caribou Lake! JUST REDUCED! $39,900 MLS'+,))

On the well known Honeymoon Trail 10 acres of excellent area just off the Caribou Trail on the Honeymoon Trail within a minute’s walk of the Poplar River, White Pine Lake and tons of other lakes. Eight tenths of a mile from year round access, this is a great year round cabin spot for fishing and snowmobiling! $39,900 MLS#26729 REDUCED! Bigsby Lakeshore in Lutsen with 20 Acres! Wilderness Setting on Bigsby Lake with 700 ft of shoreline! Remote feeling while being only 15 min to Lutsen Mountains! South sloping land makes for a great solar build site, and Bigsby Lake is canoeable in to Caribou Lake. MLS#30522 $109,000

REDUCED! Affordable Home Sites Right in Lutsen! 4 lots left! Includes water & septic! Great Location! Starting at: '.!.%%BAH')%** *%!%%%BAH')%*-

GRAND MARAIS AREA Located on peaceful Birch Drive just west of Grand Marais, this nearly 5 acres has some of the NICEST Lake Superior Views we’ve seen! $89,000 MLS#30171 REDUCED! Large City lot in Grand Marais with Creek! Located on the outskirts of West Grand Marais! ).!.%%MLS#27166 WINTER SALE! 60 acres on the County Rd 6! Potential to subdivide! Yr Round Access. Super opportunity to buy now at a great price..you Just can’t Beat this Value for large acreage off year round road with electric! $99,000 MLS#25923 REDUCED! Murphy Mountain Road! Located Between Grand Marais and Cascade River State Park. Multiple lots available!! ).!.%%"-.!.%% MLS#25633 - MLS#25638 10 Acre Parcels on Pike Lake Road, Multiple lots available with location near Grand Marais. Awesome Ridgeline views! $57,900 - $79,900 MLS'++)-ÄMLS#26627

T I M B E R W O L F F ’ S F E A T U R E D P A R C E L S ! G R E A T VA L U E ! NEW! 80 Acres in Lutsen’s Honeymoon Trail Area! AWESOME Wilderness Less than 20 min to Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort! Just shy of year round access, this Acreage has a Nice Wildlife Pond and over 2000 Ft of the Poplar River for Good Fly Fishing! SUPER PRICE BARGAIN HUNTERS PAY ATTN! &).!.%%BAH(%,&)

On the 7th Green, SELLER SAYS LET’S SEE AN OFFER! Enjoy the best of both worlds…Golf your summers away at one of the top ranked golf courses in Minnesota and ski your winters at the best ski resort in the Midwest! MLS#30821

AVg\ZEVgXZal^i]:aZkViZYK^Zlhd[L^ahdc Lake Great Hunting Cabin with Lake Access!

MLS#28237 $59,900 BAH'),,+(.!.%% BAH'),+.*)!.%% BAH'),-'(.!%%%

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Plenty of Elbow Room! Enjoy 30 acres of privacy bordering the Superior National Forest with Super Lake views! Year round access, electric at the street and some clearing done on the land so that you can visualize the awesome building site on top of the ridge overlooking the Clara lake!

MLS#30105 $179,900

Esther Lake Natural beauty! 4 acre lot in Hovland with 281 feet of lake front on Esther Lake MLS#26137 REDUCED! $119,900

REDUCED! $109,900

Lake Property Near Superior Hiking Trail and State park!! Multiple lots available 20 plus acres – One of them has 400 feet of shoreline!

Wilderness Run! Scenic Mountainous Terrains sprawls up the Sawtooth Ridge overlooking Judge Magney State Park. Year round access, with electric at road, enjoy all the Northwoods has to offer on your own 260 acre parcel with rough driveway into the center of the wilderness parcel! Subdivision possible, but at this price, why not keep it for yourself!

JUST REDUCED! MLS#29381 $225,000

8VbeNdjgKVXVi^dchVlVnDcI]^h Christine Lakeshore Oasis! Or Build Your Dream Cabin! 10 plus acres Bordering Federal Land and over 200 ft of shoreline on Christine Lake, Year Round access and electric! MLS#28961

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:V\aZBdjciV^cK^ZlhViIV^iAV`Z Accessible year round Lot with deeded access to Tait Lake! MLS#29788 $89,900 Poplar Lake Home Site! What a find on Poplar Lake mid-way up the Gunflint Trail situated on a quiet cove. Just enough elevation for Great Lake Views from this nice building site. BAH'...+&).!%%% Fishermen’s Dream Come True! Great Opportunity to Acquire Lake parcel! 100 feet of Nice Shoreline with driveway and well! &).!.%%MLS')(&(

Lakeshore Lot on Swallow Lake! Great lot on the shore of Swallow lake! Enjoy the wilderness, as the Lake has no public access! MLS#30253 $69,900 BIG PRICE REDUCTION! Sugarloaf Road Lake K^Zl Sites These super parcels have several choices of building sites in this Red Pine Plantation forest with Lake Superior Views! BAH'*+(%Ä*-!%%%))!.%% BAH'*+(&Ä).!.%%(+!.%%BAH'*+(' – $51,000 $36,900 Bargain Buys at the K^aaV\ZViC^cZb^aZAV`Z Awesome cabin sites at the Village ready for the Outdoor Enthusiast. Lot price includes community well and septic! Great reduced prices at the moment to get a few sales and after that they will be going up! BAH'+))& Lakeshore lot )%!%%% MLS #25329 $25,000

LA KE SUPERIOR VIEW LOTS AJE>C9G>K: DK:GADD@>C< LAKE SUPERIOR!

Really great sense of privacy while only minutes to Lake Superior! A nearly new mint RV is in place and ready for your enjoyment, make this your Up North Getaway Spot!

MLS#30736 $139,900

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Enjoy Lake Views almost as much as the Sweet Wildlife Pond…NICE Build Site Overlooking the Pond and Lake! Great Value! LOT

3 MLS# 30865 $59,900 LOT 2 MLS#30560 $75,000

JOHANNES TOFTEY HOMESTEAD! This is one of the best lots part of the Johannes Toftey Homestead development! Ready to build lot for your dream cabin or home on the North shore! Weather you are an outdoor enthusiast or just looking for a stress - free environment, you’ll find it here! BAH'.,+,.)!.%%

PANORAMIC BEAUTY AT ITS BEST! Super parcel with nice maples and views of Lake Superior and the Ridgeline of Sawtooth Mountain!

MLS#29893 $110,000

Call TIMBERWOLFF REALTY or visit www.timberwolffrealty.com for more information! 26 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 APRIL 2012


www.BacklundRealty.com XX18 E. HWY 61 GRAND MARAIS

New g Listin 10.59 Acres Incredible Lake Superior Vista MLS# 31065 Price $119,000

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169 KEMO CUT-OFF RD. SLIP 06 GRAND MARAIS

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Secluded Cabin on 500 ft. 16 Acres on Kemo Lake MLS# 30921 Price $269,000

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Impressive 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Fully furnished with a strong rental history

MLS# 30934 Price $349,000

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1663 E. HWY 61 GRAND MARAIS

320 W. 2ND AVE. GRAND MARAIS

3 Bedroom 2 Bath with 10 Unit Motel. MLS# 30606 Price $299,000

42 E. BAY LANE GREENWOOD LAKE RD. GRAND MARAIS

4 Bedroom 4 Bath plus Studio Apartment 2 Car Garage MLS# 30895 Price $650,000

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 3 Car Garage MLS# TBD Price $197,900

3 Bedroom 1 Bath 2 Car Garage MLS# 30726 Price: 124,900

Beautiful home on 300+ ft. of Greenwood Lake plus 2 Car Garage MLS# 30875 Price: $574,900

XXX5 CTY. RD. 14 GRAND MARAIS

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2608 E. HWY. 61 GRAND MARAIS

330 CAMP 20 RD. HOVLAND

5 acres 24 x 12 garage & power MLS# 29977 Price $62,000

Great building site with well and power MLS# 30853 Price: $29,900

2200 sq. ft. 350 ft. lakeshore MLS# 29802 Price $649,000

2 Bedroom with 10 Acres MLS# 28109 Price $88,500

Terry R. Backlund Broker/Owner

Lori A. Backlund Real Estate Agent

Phone: 218-387-1501 Cell: 218-370-8977 Terry@Backlund Realty.com APRIL 2012 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 27


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3BR/2BA, one level living with so many R nice features..master BR suite with jacuzzi tub, shower, huge closets, woodburning fireplace in living room, main floor laundry, big kitchen, two decks, double garage and private yard. This is a great starter home for a young family. Seller is motivated and this listing price is well below county valuation. MLS # 30649 $149,000

Poplar Lake Cabin This place is classic—hardwood floors, pine paneling, vintage craftmanship, wood stove and all ready for YOU to enjoy! Easy access directly off the Gunflint Trail. MLS # 30465 $189,900

Leveaux Ridge

Enjoy the parklike setting of this double size (5 acre) lot with a great waterfall. Bring your RV or use one of the 2 double garages for indoor camping. Buried electric and solid driveway. MLS # 30599 $224,900

2128 County Rd. 7

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Beautiful country U home just 5 miles D RE from Grand Marais. Main floor master bedroom and laundry room. Open floor plan with stone fireplace and seasonal Lake Superior view. Stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and attached insulated two car garage. Home is move in ready! MLS #29930 $289,000

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458 South Shore Drive

Your get away in the woods! Rustic cabin with solar powered lighting, a cozy woodstove and composting toilet located on 10 acres of beautifully forested land on the quiet South Shore (Devil Track) Drive. Abuts federal land and has access to Pocket and Pendant Lakes and 100’s of acres of public land. MLS #31052 $89,000

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Prime location commercial lot. High traffic street frontage. Great foot traffic. Abuts city hall parking lot with easy access for alley deliveries. Broker/Owner MLS #31053 $129,900

2067 West Hwy. 61 N EW G Many new updates LISTIN make this the perfect

home. New septic, new exterior paint, newer floors thru-out and high speed internet ready. Prime location for home business or studio. 2B/2B with just under 2 acres. So many opportunities for this property! Call your agent today! Owner/Agent MLS TBD $259,900

210 Bloomquist Mountain Rd. Outstanding Lake Superior view, white pines, private 6 acres. 2+BR,/1.5 baths, open floor plan, kitchen appliances, in floor heat and backup propane, new garage. Owner is motivated and wants this home sold now! MLS #29964 $229,900

111 Sobanja Lane Open floor plan has a private master suite, large kitchen, closets galore and a new heated sun room overlooking 5 wooded acres. Landscaped lawn has a wildlife pond and paths with wildflower gardens. Neighborhood is in a low traffic area that abuts State Land but Devil Track Lake and a State snowmobile trail are just minutes away. Looking for a family sized one story home that is move-in ready? Don’t pass this one up-call us today! MLS # 30280 $273,795

1874 E. Highway 61

Lake Superior cottage has 2 BR/2BA and 125’ shoreline. U-shaped kitchen, main floor laundry, lots of closets, new carpet, furnace and H/W heater. Level yard, nice beach and a 4-car garage. This one’s a real charmer! MLS # 26461 $630,000

63 Chessie Trail

Enchanting rustic cottage on Lake Superior. Two room cabin with sleeping loft. Electricity is in as well as a composting toilet. 198 feet of cobblestone shoreline. This place is magical...a real MLS # 29230 $389,900

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Newly constructed 2 BR rustic home located 6 miles from Grand Marais on a wooded 5-acre parcel. Home has propane heat, loft, covered porch, pine paneling, cathedral ceiling, cedar siding and new driveway. This is a great starter home or vacation getaway. Septic sites identified for future development. Broker/Owner REDUCED $124,900


Business Opportunities Well established Grand Marais home interior business specializing in kitchen and bathroom development or remodeling projects, carpet, tile, wood flooring, countertops and much more. Over 3000 sq. ft. of showroom space and 2300 sq. ft. of warehouse space with paved parking and located on Highway 61. Plus additional space which could be converted to an owners residence or expanded showroom or storage space. This successful business could be your opportunity to own a business which has a long history of profits. Turn your dream into a reality-give us a call!!! Price includes: all real estate and business with displays and fixtures or sale of business only with lease options for real estate. MLS #29656 CALL FOR PRICE

VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.Gunflintrealty.com To find more information on these properties & more... Call for a FREE info sheet on any property listed in Cook County!

Land Listings Grand Marais restaurant in high visibility location on Highway 61. Established, well-run business to be sold turnkey including the land, building, newer equipment, fixtures, menu and decor. Owner will sell building only—contact us for price and details. MLS #29556 $280,000

Cedar Grove Business Park

DEVIL TRACK ROAD/ SOUTH SHORE DRIVE Heavily wooded 5 acre parcels located convenient to Grand Marais on blacktop county road with power to road. Lots surveyed and septic sites identified. All lots abut federal land. Broker/Owner. Prices starting at $54,900 SILVER FOX ACRES. Wooded, 5 acre residential or vacation home building sites. Adjacent to Federal Land. Some with Lake Superior views, some with open meadows, some with flowing creeks. Private road, underground electric. Cty Rd. 14. Call today, prices start at $79,000

PRICE REDUCED Surrounded by Federal land on all four sides. With a little tree clearing at ridgeline you would have outstanding view of Greenwood Lane and surrounding valley. Surveyed by USFS and home to tons of wildlife and spectacular old growth trees. A true treasure! MLS #28310 $139,900 Two parcels on County Rd. 14. Surveyed 5 wooded acres borders Federal land and is close to the Superior Hiking Trail. New listing - 10 incredible acres with scenic frontage on Kimball Creek. Both parcels have Lake Superior views, power and phone at the street and county maintained road. 5 acres $65,000 10 acres – call for price

Lakefront Listings GREENWOOD LAKE Lakeshore lot with 400’ of shoreline and frontage on the Greenwood River. Located on a quiet bay and adjacent to federal land. Driveway and building pad in place. MLS 29665 $229,900

Chateau LeVeaux Commercial Industrial Lots - Looking to expand or relocate your business? Cedar Grove Business Park located on the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais has over 30 lots available with city sewer/water/electric service available. New asphalt roads within the business park and some lots are located with frontage on the Gunflint Trail for added visibility. Lots range in size from .31 acres to over 4 acres and prices range from $10,000 to $60,000. Call for individual lot prices or to get a copy of the survey.

Looking for an investment property? Occupancy rates at Chateau have increased 140% in the past year. Call us for more information or to schedule a tour. TWO BEDROOM UNITS Unit 27 $117,500 – PRICE REDUCED Unit 23 $122,700 – SOLD

HAPPY Spring VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.Gunflintrealty.com APRIL 2012 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 29


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Exquisite 2 bedroom 2 bath showplace located just feet from Lake Superior and 2 minutes to Grand Marais ™Gorgeous wood burning fireplace ™Infloor heat ™Piano ™Jet tub ™Deck with accessible shoreline ™Each bedroom suite has a queen bed and it's own sitting area

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14 Broadway South, Grand Marais Mailing: PO Box 1276, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Land Listings

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GRAND MARAIS AREA 5 acre parcel to enjoy life on the shore w/Lk Superior views. $39,000 MLS 29901 60 ACRES NEAR JUDGE MAGNEY STATE PARK & BRULE RIVER $120,000 MLS 28774

Architurally designed home with all the amenties inc seperate guest quarters sits at the door of BWCA with endless miles of lakes and trails. MLS 30503 $1,500,000

3BD, 2BA w/ spectacular views of Lake Superior, 600’ shared lksh, maintenance free living, fplc & a great recreational destination. $289,000 MLS 30746

Caribou Highlands Resort Slop slide to Lutsen Mountain Ski Area enjoy vacation living with all the amenities of pool, restaurant & more. Income generating when you are away from this 1 BD townhome. Two properties available now at: $112,900 & 122,900 MLS 29706 & 29846

Classic Lake Superior Cabin Stellar lake views, 2 BD, 2 BA ‘’Red Cottage” cabin with classic kitchen, fireplace and great room. 5 acre property offers privacy & peacefulness. Call today $799,000 MLS 28082

Rare 2 acre 200’ shoreline lot ready for dream cabin. Only 5 minutes out of Grand Marais finds you enjoying sunsets, loons, and recreation on one of Cook County’s favorite destinations. Only $159,900 MLS 29981

Charming Lutsen Home

Great Lake Superior Home

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See the inside of this onelevel recently built 3 BD, 1 BA home. Open concept, breakfast bar, wood floors, & more. Make an offer! Now $139,900 MLS 28687

Cascade Beach 3 BD 2 BA vacation property inc fireplace, panorama views, owners suite, garage, WID. Must see Lake Superior home. $799,900 MLS 27786

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NEW! MURMUR CREEK PARCELS Located w/in Cascade xc ski trail system, perfect for yurt or cabin. East Lot 20 acre $65,000 MLS 30585 West Lot 20 acre $55,000 MLS 30584

FINLAND COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL 1.5 acre lot. $35,000 MLS 27791

Enjoy North Shore living in this 3 BD, 2 BA home. Includes deck for grilling, 6 acres, abundance of wildlife, & easy access to many lakes, trails & BWCA! $229,000 MLS 30959

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FINLAND 9 MILE LK AREA 4 acre beautiful parcel w/trout stream near lake access. $68,900 MLS 27790

2200 sq ft townhome shares 600’ of Lake Superior & 6 acres of land. Lg kitchen, 2 fplcs, great room & family room for R&R & enjoyment. Call now! $379,000 MLS 30889

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Judy Motschenbacher, Broker

Devil Track Lake

Great Lake views, bunkhouse, decks, one-level living, open concept $559,500 MLS 29979


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Two plus acres in this building site that boasts: a survey, newly built private road off Hwy. 61, fantastic Lake Superior view, state owned Lake Superior across the Hwy.! PRICE TO SELL AT 85,000 CALL TODAY!

MID GUNFLINT TRAIL

Ten acres, surveyed, hiking trails through the woods. One room hideaway equipped with bunk beds, refrigerator, cooking stove, and an outdoor bify. PRICE $109,000 CALL TODAY!

GRAND MARAIS

Woodsy lot waiting for you! Lot is spacious, surveyed, city water/sewer to site & no assessments!

CALL FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING TODAY! PRICE: 72,000

LAKE SUPERIOR

Prime location for that new dream home of yours! Building site is close to Grand Marais, surveyed, deep lot that features over 150â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of ledge rock shoreline, access from Hwy. 61 & more! PRICED TO SELL AT $399,900. CALL TODAY!

GRAND MARAIS

Wonderful Grand Marais location for the family that is looking for a home with an added commercial area! So many possibilities with this offering! Home consists of: kitchen, spacious diving/living room, ½ bath and a newer addition complete with its own exterior door. Three bedroom and full bath up, full basement with an exertion exit. Two car garage. Large corner lot that has mixed use zoning!

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New Cook County Social Host Law makes

YOU CRIMINALLY liable for underage drinking on your property.

YOUR CONSEQUENCES: Up to 90 days in jail and/or up to $1,000 fine.

Those Who Host Lose The Most. ALCOHOL IS YOUTH’S NUMBER ONE DRUG OF CHOICE & UNDERAGE DRINKERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE VICTIMS OF CRIME INCLUDING SEXUAL ASSAULT.

What’s more underage drinking is a factor in nearly half of all teen automobile crashes. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE? The Social Host Ordinance hold individuals (social hosts) criminally responsible for hosting or permitting an event or gathering on private or public property where persons under 21 years of age possess or consume alcohol, regardless of who supplied the alcohol. This ordinance applies to situations in which the social host knows or has reason to know that alcohol is being possessed or consumed by person’s under 21 years of age at their gathering. Under this ordinance, the social host does not have to be present at the party, event or gathering to be criminally responsible. The ordinance does not apply to conduct solely between an underage person and his/her parents in the parent’s household and legally protected religious observances. HOW TO BE A RESPONSIBLE HOST To protect your guests, yourself and others and reduce your exposure to alcohol-related liability, if you are hosting a party where persons under 21 years of age are present, you should… • Verify the age of guests. • Control access to alcohol. • Control the quantity of alcohol. • Supervise persons under 21 years of age. • Refuse entrance to uninvited people, especially the ones who arrive at the door with alcohol or are already intoxicated. • Call the Police for assistance with uninvited people. 32 NORTH SHORE HWY 61 APRIL 2012

HOW TO REPORT A POSSIBLE VIOLATION To report parties or gathering where minors have access to alcohol, call 9-1-1. Your call may prevent motor vehicle crashes, sexual assault, unintentional injuries, or alcohol poisoning. Ad sponsored by the North Shore Collaborative and Cook County Public Health and Human Services in support of the Cook County School Community Action Team.


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