Page 1

Samanatha Crain

Rolls North july 2012


Inside Roy Aero

Grand Marais

Zip Line

Let's Picnic! THE ULTIMATE






4th of July Celebration The Annual Tofte Trek

Join hundreds of other participants in this famous annual event! $25 Pre-Registration $30 Same Day Registration

7:45 am Registration at Birch Grove Community Center 9 am 10K Walk 9:05 am Free Children’s Races 9:20 am 1 Mile Race 9:30 am 10K Run

For more information or to register visit

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tofte 4th of July!

Birch Grove community center

Personal Loan for your

tofte town Park

Live Music Schedule

11 am Festivities Begin!

Live Music • Children Activities Fabulous Foods • Bingo by the Lake Beer and Wine Garden Art & Craft Show 12 pm Cook County High School Band, at the Fire Hall 1:30 pm Line Up for the Parade 2 pm Parade Starts 3 pm Citizen of the Year Award, at the Fire Hall 5 pm End of the Day Celebration, Spaghetti Dinner at Zoar until 7 pm 10 pm The Best Firework Show on the North Shore Begins! (by the lake)

sensational Hot Rods

on the main staGe 11am-Noon, 12:30-1:30 pm, 4-5 pm


Johnny smith

at the fire hall 1:30-2 pm, 3-4 pm



A True Community Bank

eric frost

By the lake Noon-12:35pm, 1-1:45pm, 3-3:45pm

t i s i V DOWNTOWN • all events will be held rain or shine!

60 monthly payments of $18.35 per $1,000 borrowed, $5,000 minimum loan. Offer is subject to credit and collateral qualifications. Limited time offer. Annual Percentage Rate is effective as of July 1, 2012.

Two Harbors Silver Bay EQUAL HOUSING


218-834-2111 218-226-4959 800-852-2117 Member FDIC

It’s all the downtown you need.



Located in Downtown Lutsen, MN


2 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012



General Store & Liquor Store 218-663-7478

& Construction


• 218-663-8121


Joi Fac

Table of Contents Features

Grand Marais Arts Festival July 14-15

Cook County Picnic Spots.....................12 Adventure Beyond the Border ..........15 Inside Roy Aero ..........................................16 Grand Marais Zip Line ............................18 Septic System Workshop . ....................20

The 22nd annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is July 14-15 this year and will feature more than 70 artists displaying their work under white tents in downtown Grand Marais. The Arts Festival kicks off with a “Meet & Greet Soiree” for artists and the public to meet at Sivertson Gallery for talk and refreshments on Friday, July 13, from 7-9 p.m. The Arts Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is live music both days and WTIP Radio will broadcast from the site on Saturday. Selected artists will give demonstrations during the festival and interactive activities, including making a hand-printed T-shirt, are scheduled. For more info, see

Highway 61 Happenings .................3-7 North Shore ArtScene ................... 8-10 Welcome to Our Table.......................11


Real Estate Listings Avista.........................................................................................42 Backlund Realty.......................................................... 28-29 Coldwell Banker North Shore.........................30-32 Coldwell Banker Northwoods............................... 42 Grand Marais State Bank.......................................... 26 Gunflint Realty.........................................................40-41 Harry Drabik..................................................................... 43 Lutsen Real Estate Group..................................24-26 Red Pine Realty.......................................................33-35 Steve Surbaugh............................................................. 27 Superior Escapes........................................................... 43 Timber Wolff Realty..............................................36-39

July's Advertising Deadline: Friday, July 20th

Publishers Shawn Perich Amber Pratt

Subscribe to Hwy 61!

Advertising Sales Sue O’Quinn

Join us on Facebook

Keep in touch

Copy Editor Jim Boyd

Graphic Design with the Faces, Breanna Super Places & Real Estate Contributing Writers Office Bev Wolke on the North Shore Jim Boyd, Ada Igoe,

Columnist Joan Farnam

Joan Farnam, Breana Roy

Also: Enjoy the Outdoors? April-M A pril-Maay y2 2010 010 VVol ol 7, 7, Issue Issue 2

Singer-Songwriter Samantha Crain

SubScribe to HWY. 61

Editor Shawn Perich

Copyright 2012 All rights reserved

About our Cover:

Send my copies to: Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________________________State: ____________ Zip: ________________ Tel: ____________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________________ (For our information only. We do not sell or share our subscription information.)

Mail with your check to:

Northern Wilds Media Celebrating tthe Celebratin he NNorthern orthern

LLifestyle ifestyle

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

PO Box 26 Grand Marais, MN 55604 Or call (218) 387-9475



 1 Year HWY 61 Subscription, 12 issues


 2 Year HWY 61 Subscription, 24 issues





Northern Wilds is also available by subscription. See page 4 for details.

beyond our distribution area.

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 3


Vision Circle: The Art of Roy Thomas A Retrospective Exhibition June 7-Sept. 9 Learn and

explore the culture of the Ahnisnabae with the Roy Thomas Exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Roy Thomas was a renowned woodland Ahnisnabae artist recognized for his distinctive high quality work of more than30 years. His memory now carries on through his work with the help of his wife Louise Thomas, owner and operator of the Ahnisnabae Art Gallery. Cost to visit is $5 adults and $2.50 for students and seniors. Members and children under 12 are free. Admission-free Wednesdays also apply. For more info, visit


will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 apiece and include a 3-course meal. Tickets are limited, so call 218-387-1142 for more details.

Canada Day July 1 Head to Red Rock, Ont. to celebrate Canada Day with games, music, food, a parade and fireworks. Events will begin at 8 a.m. with the Red Rock Yard Sale. Other activities include a karaoke contest, sock hop street dance, slow pitch softball, face painting, the rock & roll, walk or roll and much more. The parade of lights will take place at 10 p.m. and fireworks will be displayed at the Marina at midnight. Visit www.redrocktownship. com for more information. 33rd annual Tofte Trek


JULY 6-8 2012

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre June 28-July 1 & July 5-8


SATURDAY JULY 7 Gates Open at 11 AM



Joe Louis Walker Sass Jordan Trevor Potts

& Ten Miles of Bad Road

Scrapomatic Royal Southern Brotherhood Popa Chubby Monkey Junk Honey Island Swamp Band Matt “Mojo” Tedder Big Walter Smith The Chain

‘Great Horned Owl’ copyright Betsy Bowen 2012

FRIDAY JULY 6 Gates Open at 4PM


Enjoy dinner and a show as the Grand Marais Playhouse presents “Lethal Lecture,” a murder mystery/comedy performance at the Harbor Light Co. Supper Club and Bar. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the hour-long play

For Making SUNDAY JULY 8 For Making The10th Annual 38 SPECIAL The10th Annual Blues Festival Blues Festival A Success... AyouSuccess... Thank to the individuals and business Gates Open at 11 AM

Sonny Landreth Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Kelley Hunt Sugar Blue Shannon Curfman JP Soars who gave Rodney Browntheir

time, expertise and support to Thank you Festival to the individuals and help business & The Derailers make this a Reality. Your is very who gave their time, expertise and support to much appreciated! see us at these make this Festival a Reality. Come Your help is very July Art Fairs: much appreciated! July 14 & 15 - Grand Marais July 21 & 22 - Bemidji July 27-29 - Ely

Concerts on the "What's Upstairs Stage" Yvonne Mills - June 30 - 7:30 p.m. Paul Metsa - July 14 - 8 pm Jerry Vandiver - July 20 - 7:30 pm

Formtech Concrete Franklin Templeton Investments Thunder Bay Insurance Grand Marais, MN

Sharon Timko - Scotiabank


4 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Formtech Concrete Franklin Templeton Investments Thunder Bay Insurance


July 4 The Tofte Trek 10K Wilderness Run/ Walk is the ultimate mud race, with runners starting out at the Birch Grove Community Center and running up to the Superior Hiking Trail and down again through woods, fields and muddy trails. There are races for youngsters, too, before the main race starts at 9 a.m. Registration for this fun event is open now, and the first 200 people who register get a Tofte Trek T-shirt. For more info, visit

two special awa r d s f o r

citizen Two separate awards for an individual or couple who has made Cook County a better place to live.

1. The Citizen of the Year 2. The Senior Citizen of the Year t o n o m i n at e someone...

Please provide the following information: Nominee name (or couple), date of birth, marital status, # of children, # of years lived in the county, work history (retirement statue-applicable), public offices held, current community involvement. Statement of support by nominator. What is very special about this person or couple & other items you believe to be important. Deadline: Noon Wed, July 25. Please respond by e-mail to either or send information to: Rosemary Lamson, 219 11th Ave West #106, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Questions? call Rosemary Lamson at 218-387-1758

Cook County 4th of July Celebrations Celebrate the 4th of July

won two trophies from the Native American Music Awards, one for song writing and the other for best folk record. Crain’s three releases include The Confiscation, an EP featuring harmonica, tambourine, lap steel guitar, and vocals (Ramseur 2007); the LP Songs In The Night (Ramseur 2009); and a second LP, You (Understood) (Ramseur 2010). Tickets are available at

throughout Cook County with games, music, food, a parade and fireworks. The Tofte festival starts at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with kid’s games, face painting, a parade at 2 p.m., live music and a beer garden. Live music includes Eric Frost, Sensational Hot Rods, and Johnny Smith. Then head to Grand Marais for food vendors and more live music with the parade at 8 p.m. Watch the Grand Marais fireworks over the harbor, the Tofte fireworks over the lake and the Grand Portage fireworks can be seen from the Lodge and Casino at dusk. Visit www. for more info.

Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival July 13-15 The 2nd annual

Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival features over a dozen brewers sharing their homemade beer for you to taste. Sample new recipes, share stories and mingle in the beer garden. Live entertainment and food will also be available. The festival will be held at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen, but tickets are limited. For more info, visit hoppedupcaribou/

Two Harbors Heritage Days

July 5-8 This annual festival features four days of fun, including a parade, street dances, helicopter rides, an arts and crafts fair, food vendors, a beauty contest, a classic car tour, fireworks and lots of live music on two stages. Bands and musicians include Common Ground, Chip Sandstrom, Paul Imholte, Terri Mattila, Two Harbors Ukulele Group, Kenny King and the Dave Herzog Island Steel Drums, to mention a few. For more info and the complete schedule, visit

Thunder Bay Blues Festival

July 6-8 Three days of top blues players will be featured at the 11th annual Thunder Bay Blues Festival in Marina Park in Thunder Bay, July 6-8. Headliners this year include Jonny Lang, (Friday night), the Tedeschi Trucks Band (Saturday) and .38 Special, (Sunday.) Other top blues players include Big Walter Smith, Joe Louis Walker, the

The Thunder Bay Blues Festival will be held at Marina Park July 6 - 8. Royal Southern Brotherhood, Scrapomatic, Sonny Landreth and Kelley Hunt to name a few. The venue is spectacular, overlooking the Sleeping Giant and features a great variety of food vendors along with the blues. For tickets and more info, visit

Samantha Crain July 7 Singersongwriter Samathna Crain will perform at the

Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. July 7. The 25-year-old musician, a member of the Choctaw tribe, is just now beginning to explore her musical roots and transfer her heritage into song. Crain often performs at tribal festivals and events throughout the United States and Canada, learning wherever she goes. She has been featured at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg and has

Silver Bay-Beaver Bay Days July 13-15 Street dances, a mud run, North Shore Mining Tours, a family golf tournament and more are featured during the Silver Bay-Beaver Bay Days, July 13-15. A wide variety of events are held in both communities, culminating in a parade in Silver Bay at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. There’s live music, too, including a concert by Nathan Herfindahl at Silver Bay’s William Kelley High School Auditorium on Friday night. A kid’s carnival, petting zoo and a library book sale are also on tap for the three-day event. To see the schedule, visit

Minnesota’s Newest History Museum & Nature Center

Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm Through Mid-Oct Discover the vibrant story of the Gunflint Trail at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. With interactive Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway exhibits, hiking trails, kids activities, and a variety of public programming, experience history as alive as the wildlife!

July Special Events: •July 1, 2 p.m. – Edible and Medicinal Plants Hike •July 8, 2 p.m. – Lakes of the Arrowhead: Past, Present and Future Presentation •July 11, 1:30 p.m. – Kids’ Activity •July 15, 2 p.m. – Gunflint Trail’s Trees Hike •July 22, 2 p.m. – Upper Gunflint Trail Geological Field Trip •July 25, 1:30 p.m. – Kids’ Activity •July 28, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Rolf Skrien and Bill Sanderson Book Signing •July 29, 2 p.m. – Jim Gilbert’s Nature Notebook Presentation

Our mission is to benefit health care for those who live, work and visit in Cook County. • 55 miles up the Gunflint Trail • 218-388-9915 july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 5

Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival July 14 Ethnic


™ EveryEvery storystory has has a bead a bead™

onal summer trunk show JulY 20-23

food, musicians, and artisans are all part of this year’s 7th annual Reggae and World Music Festival in Duluth. Featured musicians include Junior Kelly, Ce’Cile, Anthony B and Gramps Morgan. Purchase tickets online, at the gate, or at any Electric Fetus locations. Cost for a weekend pass is $40 for adults and $30 for students 16 and older. For info, visit

Bay to Bay 10K Road and Trail Race July 14

This year’s fifth annual Bay to Bay 10K Run/Walk will be held at 8:45 a.m. in Silver Bay and is e Trollbead* with the purchase of any three Trollbeads sponsored by the North Shore national summer trunk show summer trunk show ling silvernational bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp Federal Credit Union. Over JulY 20-23$ JulY 20-23 Purchase three retired silver beads for 99 half of this beautiful course * • Gift of one Trollbead with the purchase of any three Trollbeads will take place on the Scenic * Gift of one Trollbead with thewith purchase of anyofthree Trollbeads •• Receive a sterling silver bracelet the purchase a decorative clasp Superior Hiking Trail between More than 20 teams will compete in the Grand Marais Dragon Boat Festival July 27 - 29. | Bryan Hansel • Receive a sterling silver bracelet with the a decorative clasp • Purchase three retired silverpurchase beads forof$99 Silver Bay and Beaver Bay. For • Purchase three retired silver beads for $99 more info, call Tom Clifford at more information. Then on Saturday the 21st, head to the west 218-226-3813 or visit to register online. Early end for the 77th Annual Garden Club Flower Show located at the registration is advised. *Free bead of equal or lesser value. Schroeder Town Hall from 1-5 p.m. The theme is Superior Women *Free bead of equal or lesser value. and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Gunflint Canoe Races July 18 A silent auction, 14 West Wisconsin St *Free bead of equal or lesser value. eating contest, minnow races, canoe races and kids games are CPR Training on the gunflint July 20, 21, 23 Grand Marais, MN just a few of the events held to help raise money for the Gunflint The Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department in coordination with 218-387-2491 Trail Volunteer Fire Department at the Gunflint Lodge Waterfront _summertrunkshow_july_20-23_4.25x5.25.indd 3 5/1/2012 12:29:15 PM Northcountry CPR is sponsoring a class for anyone interested in 25.indd 3 5/1/2012 12:29:15 onPM the Gunflint Trail. Events will last from 4-8 p.m. and the canoe learning CPR free of charge. The class will cover CPR on adults, ertrunkshow_july_20-23_4.25x5.25.indd 3 5/1/2012 12:29:15 PM races will begin at 6 p.m. The children, and infants and how to use an automated external raffle includes over 100 prizes defibrillator (AED). It will also cover signs of heart attack and donated by local merchants, stroke and how to help someone who is choking. Each class and tickets are $2 apiece. session is two hours and will have a maximum of eight people. For more info, contact Julie Sessions will be offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Henricksson at 218-388-2246. each day. Sessions for July 20 and 23 will be held at the GTVFD Fire Hall One at Poplar Lake and Sessions for July 21 will be held Garden Club at the GTVFD Fire Hall Two at Gunflint Lake. This is a non-certified Flower Shows July 20-21 Support the Grand class and no CPR certification cards will be provided. Donations are appreciated. To register or request more information, contact Marais Garden Club on Friday Kelly or Paul Dahl at 388-9498 or email the 20th as they present beautiful flower arrangements Silver Bay Salmon Classic July 21-22 The 12th from the area. Located at the annual Silver Bay Salmon Classic is July 21-22 this year and Community Center in Grand is based out of the Silver Bay Marina. There are three contest Marais from noon to 5 p.m. divisions: Coho Salmon, King Salmon and Lake Trout, with five Refreshments will be served places recognized in each division. Winners will be announced and admission is free. Contact July 22. For more info and to register, visit Sally Berg at 507-220-4876 for lsscfc.htm

your purchase of $50 or more with this coupon One coupon per purchase. Expires July 31, 2012.

No Ordinary Five & Dime! 105 Wisconsin St., Grand Marais, MN 55604 (218) 387-2233 •

CLIP & SAVE 6 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Jackson House Vacation Rental Cabin

IN THE HEART OF GRAND MARAIS One Block From LAkE SupERIOR Open Year Round Book Now for Summer!

This clean & cozy 2-BR, 1 bath cabin is the perfect location for day trips into the woods, relaxing near the lake or exploring the town on foot. Large Yard, Picnic Area, Wi-Fi, Full Kitchen Near North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony

218-387-2111 •


Imports & Gifts New Items!

Fine Gifts For All Occasions


17 W. Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN

coming to town?

public programS at North House Folk School

Bread, Birch, Beginnings

THURS, FRI, SAT / 2 PM Call 888-387-9762 to sign up

The Sunday Parade is a highlight of the Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic Aug 2-5. | SHAWN PERICH

The Beaux’ Stratagem July 26-28 and Aug. 2-5 The story of two young men in search of love and fortune while alternately posing as master and servant as they travel from town to town. They soon encounter more than they bargained for. This hilarious and classic story is sure to entertain. The play will be performed at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais and will begin at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Call 218-387-1284 or visit www. for tickets and information. Blueberry Art Festival July 27-29 More than 300 exhibitors will participate in the Blueberry Art Festival in Ely, July 27-29. The three-day event in Whiteside Park features an incredible array of original art, handcrafted items and ethnic foods, plus a wide variety of live music. Congo Se Menne performs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and the Barish Brothers are on-stage from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Pancake breakfasts are served both Saturday and Sunday mornings, and blueberry pies, tarts, muffins and more are stars of the menu over the weekend. Visit for more details.

Delights for the Garden, North Home Shore Dragon Boat Festival July 27-29 The North Shore Dragon Boat Festival in Grand Marais July& 27-29 is a paddling adventure and weekend Spirit community celebration on the harbor with more than 20 teams participating. The festival is a fundraiser for three non-profit


afted andcr


al M et Wood

Potte ry


218-387-9303 • 1301 Hwy 61, Grand Marais Open Every Day: Monday - Saturday 10-5 • Sunday 12-4

organizations in Grand Marais: WTIP Community Radio, the North Shore Health Care Foundation and North House Folk School. The festival starts on Friday, July 27, with the Parade of Teams and the Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m., followed by a street dance with The Splinters. Saturday morning kicks off with a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for Great Expectations School at the Crooked Spoon Cafe at 7 a.m. Races start at 9 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 5 p.m. in Harbor Park. For more information and to register and/or paddle on a boat, visit

Grand Marais Fisherman’s Picnic

Aug. 2-5 During Fisherman’s Picnic in Grand Marais, Aug. 2-5, the downtown is filled with visitors, vendors, “crazy days sales” and daily activities and contests. There’s also a parade, fireworks, live music, outdoor dances, rides for kids and much more over the weekend. The Grand Marais Lions Club, which sponsors the event, holds a raffle, which includes a grand prize of $10,000 and lots of other prizes. The Big Fish contest at Buck’s Hardware Hank offers prizes in six fish species categories. There’s more fun competition with Hoopin’ in the Harbor, plus tennis and softball tournaments and a trail run. Citizen and Senior of the Year will also be announced by the Grand Marais Lioness Club. And not to forget—the Lions Club serves up hand-breaded, deep-fried Lake Superior Herring-on-a-bun Fishburgers by the hundreds. For the complete schedule of events, see

Art Colony Potters at the Farm & Craft Market every Saturday 9 am - 1 pm in the Grand Marais Senior Center Parking Lot

Sail Superior on Schooner Hjørdis

2-hour sails departing daily, 9 am to sunset all summer long

Call 888-387-9762

Unplugged XI | Sept 13-16 with Mountain Stage Radio

Tickets on Sale July 1 North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN 888-387-9762| july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 7

by Joan Farnam

Tom Christiansen stands beside the two larger-that-life-size bronze police officers that will be installed in front of the new law enforcement center in Duluth.

“Comfort (Black Bear & Cub)” by Dan & Lee Ross of Hovland will be two of the sculptures in the Society of Minnesota Sculptors’ show at the Johnson Heritage Post July 20-Aug. 12. As of presstime, 11 sculptors had submitted 28 pieces for the show. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 20. Nashville singer/songwriter Jerry Vandiver will be in concert at What’s Upstairs at 7:30 p.m. July 20.

July—the heart of summer—will not disappoint this year. Two art festivals, a murder mystery dinner theater, chamber music workshops and performances, the Dragon Boat Festival and lots of great music are on tap for this month.

berg and Lucy Kreusel, David Holmes and Roxanne Kjorum.

First up is “Lethal Lecture,” a murder mystery dinner theater at the Harbor Light Supper Club & Bar which opens June 28. Produced by the Grand Marais Playhouse, this dramatic and funny play will amuse audiences as well as invite them to participate in solving the mystery of who murdered poor Professor Crandall. The cast includes Tina Kraus, Gerry Grant, Kevin Kager, Sarah Stover, Stefanie Mitchell and Jack Nickolay. Tickets include a three-course dinner with entree choices. Performances are June 28-July 1 and July 5-July 8. Reservations required. Call 218-387-1142.

The festival always features lots of live music on both days. On Saturday Yvonne Mills, Eric Frost & Friends, Carnival Meltdown and Blueberry JAAM will play. On Sunday, the morning starts out with an Old-Time Hymn Sing & Gospel Jam with Jane Howard and Georgene Daubanton followed by Joe Paulik & Friends, Bump & Barbara Jean and Portage. All invited.

Also this week is the Woodland Chamber Music Workshop, which is held at Surfside Resort in Tofte. Founded by cellist Josh Aerie, the event offers participants a variety of workshops and coaching sessions with professional musicians—The Gichigami Trio (Sam Black, piano; Laurie Bastian, violin, and Josh Aerie, cello.) Flautist Betty Braunstein is also on the faculty for this event. Three events in the Ballroom at the resort are open to the public—The Artist-Faculty Concert at 7:30 p.m., June 29, followed by a reception; the Open Coaching event, 11 a.m., June 30, and a Gala Concert at 11 a.m. July 1.

Drury Lane Books will hold its annual Full Moon Music Event from 8-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, out by the bonfire featuring the music of saxophonist Eric Hahn & Friends.

This is the weekend for the Hovland Arts Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at the Hovland Town Hall. The arts festival fea8 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

[TOP] Grand Marais photographer Mark Tessier is showing his work at Sivertson Gallery. [LEFT] The Hovland Arts Festival is June 30-July 1.

The Cross River Heritage Center will exhibit work by photographers Peter Juhl, Kahleen Gray-Anderson and Shell and Alan Foeckler in July. Fused-glass artist Nancy Kemp will also exhibit at the Heritage Center.

tures lots of live music and a wide selection of art as well as crafts. Artists this year include Sandy Updyke, Dan & Lee Ross, Sue Hangge, Lou Pignolet, Todd Hawkinson, Terry Lewis, Terry Spieker, Nancy Kemp, Bruce Updyke, Marcie McIntyre, Michelle Hoy, Karen Cedarmoon, Weslie Steinbrecher, Bob Lohn, Jeff Morgan, Mary MacDonald, Ken Kjarum, Denise Axtell, Corrie Steckel-

The bookstore will hold three Salons in July, too. Sheila O’Connor will read from her young adult book, “Sparrow Road,” on July 7, Blues player Paul Metsa will read from his new book, “Blue Guitar Highway” on July 14, (He’ll also play at What’s Upstairs. More on that later) and Peter Geye will read from his novel “Safe From the Sea” on July 21. Sa-

lons are held at 5 p.m. The Grand Marais Arts Festival will be even bigger this year as more than 70 local and regional artists pitch their white tents in downtown Grand Marais for the two-day event. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15. A Friday night Meet & Greet Soiree will be held at Sivertson Gallery from 7-9 p.m. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The Arts Festival, which is juried, features everything from paintings to drawings, fiber art, glass, ceramics, metal, photography, jewelry, sculpture and more. Local and regional artists as well as artists from other regions exhibit at this event. Activities scheduled over the weekend include on-going artist demos, live music in Harbor Park, portraiture by David Hahn at the Grand Marais Art Colony’s booth, face painting by Timothy Young and screening printing T-shirts. Members of the Northwoods Fiber Guild set up outside the Johnson Heritage Post and demonstrate weaving and spinning, and inside, the North Shore Hospital Auxiliary holds a Pie Social from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Garage has special activities for kids and families, too. And WTIP Community Radio broadcasts live from the festival on Saturday. It’s a fun time, no doubt about it. The final festival of the month is the North

[LEFT] The Grand Marais Arts Festival will be July 14-15 in downtown Grand Marais. [ABOVE] Trampled by Turtles will be one of the groups performing on the Mountain Stage Radio Show at North House Folk School in Sept. 13-14. Pictured, above, is the audience response to their performance at The Big Top Chatauqua in Washburn, Wis. recently. Tickets for the two-day Mountain Stage Radio Show’s performances go on sale through North House on July 1.

Shore Dragon Boat Festival July 27-28 with the parade of teams and the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, followed by music in Harbor Park by The Splinters. The dragon boat races start at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. The rain date is Sunday, July 29. In other music news, Choctaw country singer/songwriter Samantha Crain will be in concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. July 7. Crain has been featured at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Mu-

sic Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has won two trophies from the Native American Music Awards. The concert is sponsored by the North Shore Music Association. Tickets online at or at the door. What’s Upstairs, the performance space in the Old Playhouse above Betsy Bowen’s Studio, will feature two concerts this month. Paul Metsa will play the blues at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, after his reading at Drury Lane Books, and Jerry Vandiver will have a

CD release party/concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20. Vandiver, who lives in Nashville, has just released his latest CD, “True & Deep: Songs for the Heart of the Paddler.” The singer/songwriter is a great fan of the Boundary Waters and comes up here every year to paddle and camp on its lakes. The songs on this CD were inspired by his experiences. The rest of the year, Vandiver is a professional songwriter in Nashville with song credits on more than

Roy Thomas, Spirit of Ahnisnabae Art, 1997, Acrylic on Canvas, 244 x 122 cm, Collection of Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Vision CirCle: the ARt oF

MORE THAN JUST MUSIC Live from the Rock

Folk Festival August 10-12

Red Rock, Ontario Canada Just 1 Hour East of Thunder Bay

∙ Children’s Activities ∙ 16-Seat Voyageur Canoe ∙ Open Mic ∙ Craft Workshops

Roy thomAs

A RetRospective exhibition When I use my

June 7 – septembeR 9, 2012 Thunder Bay arT Gallery

Weekend Pass - $60 for Adults ∙ $50 for Youth & Seniors ∙ $10 for Children

that I am not the only one doing the painting even

30 Musicians on 4 Stages:

Roots Blues Country Bluegrass Celtic

paintbrush I understand

though my name goes on the finished work.

Check for more event details.

— Roy Thomas

Advance tickets on sale until July 31 - call Colosimo’s in Thunder Bay 807-344-4021 On-site Camping Available - purchase $20 passes at the gate


july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 9

15 million records, two of which are hanging in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He will be interviewed on WTIP’s The Roadhouse on Friday night before the show. Tickets are $10.

played at the festival. For more information, call Debbie at 387-1070. Michael Monroe, who will perform in Harbor Park during the Grand Marais Arts Festival, will hold three Log Cabin Concerts in July: July 7, 14 and 28. Reservations required. Call 287-2919 for more info.

The Grand Marais Playhouse will present “A Century of Jazz” with the skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl with guest Al Anderson at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. July 21. The event is a fundraiser for the Playhouse.

Betsy Bowen’s latest book, “Hawk Ridge: Minnesota’s Birds of Prey,” written by Laura Erickson with Bowen’s illustrations, will be out in September.

Then, on July 26-29 and Aug. 2-5, the Playhouse will mount “The Beaux’ Strategy,” a comedy by George Farquhar. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. For more info and tickets, visit playhouse.

Raku potter Kristi Downing is working in her studio on Hut Point. The studio is open on the weekends and frequently during the week. She is also teaching a number of raku classes through North House Folk School this summer. For more information, call 3871149 or 387-9762.

In other art news, new books written by local authors are available at Birchbark Books & Gifts. The books include Berta Bauer’s “Genie’s Bottle,” News-Herald columnist Sandy Holthaus’ “Sandyisms,” Robert McDowell’s “A History of Lutsen,” and Nace Hagemann’s “Old Minnesota,” which received an honorable mention from the Northeast Minnesota Book Awards this year. The bookstore also has copies of Robert R. Olson’s “Two Bucks & a Can of Gas: Adventures on the Gunflint Trail.”

The Grand Marais Playhouse will mount ‘Lethal Lecture,” a murder mystery dinner theater, which opens at the Harbor Light Supper Club & Bar June 28. Pictured, from left, are Tina Krauz, Jackson Nickolay, Gerry Grant, Sarah Stover, and Stefanie Mitchell in rehearsal for the play.

Ann Ward’s pottery is now at Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen. She will also have an exhibit at the Cross River Heritage Center in

WTIP Community Radio will host a movie festival to celebrate Lake Superior Day

August. Last Chance is open every day of the week during the summer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stephan Hoglund is working on new beachstone jewelry at his studio behind Betsy Bowen’s Studio in the Old Playhouse. He uses the What’s Upstairs space for an indoor photography studio.

12th Annual

Lake Superior Salmon Classic Fishing Tournament

Silver Bay Marina Sat, July 21 & Sun, July 22

at the Cook County Historical Society on Sunday, July 15, from 3-5 p.m. The festival will including a screening of “Gathering for Gitchigaaming,” produced by Lorraine Norrgard, who will attend the screening. The film documents 13 women elders and their thoughts about Lake Superior. WTIP has also put a call out for creative pieces (artwork, poetry, essays and more) answering the question: What Does Lake Superior Mean to You? The artwork will be dis-

Sat. July 7•7:30 pm Art on the shores of Lake Superior

Tickets: $17 adults, $10 ages 12 & under Sold at door or

Grand Marais arts Festival Artist Demos • HAnDs-on Activities • Live music

Organized & Juried by the Grand Marais Art Colony, a nonprofit art center dedicated to nurturing creativity for 65 years.

Bay Days Celebration


July 13-15th, 2012

Silver Bay & Beaver Bay

Raffle tickets also available For more info and rules visit : Hosted by: Silver Bay PTSO

10 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Linda Hoffman is exhibiting her watercolors at the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors through July. She is a member of the Voyageur Art Club, which has a gallery/workspace located next to the Train Depot by the waterfront in Two Harbors called the The Art Center. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday through the end of September. The public is invited to visit this new art venue in Two Harbors.

Samantha Crain

ArrowheAd Center for the Arts 51 w 5th st Grand Marais

Details at

Entry fee $20 per person

Devil Track Lodge features outdoors music from 5-8 p.m. every Sunday throughout the summer.

•Bay to Bay Run•Kid’s Carnival •Car Show•Live Bands•Vendors •Family Golf Tournament •All-American Lumberjack Show •Silver Bay’s own Nathan Herfindahl will be singing on Friday night at the You can also find High School Auditorium more info on Facebook (Bay Days) •Parade on Sunday Visit for Schedule & Sign-ups

14 & 15, 2012 Meet & Greet Soiree at Sivertson Gallery Friday, July 13 • 7-9pm

w w w



c o L o n y. o r G

120 West 3rd Ave • Grand Marais • Minnesota • (218) 387-2737

A FY2012 recipient of the MN Festival Support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the arts & cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the MN State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of MN on Nov. 4, 2008.

y d o o Bl ary M SUNDAYS 11-2 A wonderful breakfast on Sunday that’s a little more than ordinary


Deer Brand with a hearty splash of Bloody mix

Pan Fried Walleye and Eggs Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Benedict Kielbasa or Jalapeno Bacon and Eggs Veggie Omelet Red bell pepper, onion,


mushroom, tomatoes, olives and herbed goat cheese

Above served with hashbrowns, sourdough toast and jam Sourdough French Toast w/ Lingonberries Breakfast Burrito Eggs, black beans and rice, cheese, sour cream and salsa into a whole wheat tortilla Huevos Rancheros – Served with black beans, sour cream and salsa, with corn tortillas

The Isle Royale, a new pasta dish at Naniboujou Lodge.

Naniboujou Welcomes New Chef


A split of Proseca and an OJ carafe



With OJ for two


By Joan Farnam

to the cities and got a job as a dish washer at Bon Apetit, now the Compass Group. The company provides food service for corporations and educational institutions all over the county.

There are many things one would like to see in a good chef, but Ed Douglass has something that puts him over the top: He sometimes dreams about food. “I do,” the new chef at Naniboujou Lodge said earlier this week. “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night after a dream and say ‘I could do this!’ It’s passionate for me.”

OPEN for the Season! Now serving Afternoon Tea · 3-5 pm

Douglass worked at the restaurant at Cray Research in Eagen.

And, yes, he tries his “dream” foods out in the kitchen, and Ed Douglass is the new they work. chef at Naniboujou

When Douglass told this story Lodge. he laughed and said it’s more of an indication of how much he likes his job than anything else. “I’ve been cooking for 20 years,” he said, “and I still love it.” Douglass grew up in Cottage Grove and was “cooking at an early age making omelets and pastas at home.” He went to Vermillion Community College and studied to become a natural resource technician, but, at the time, few jobs were available, so he returned

It was, he said, a fantastic learning experience—Douglass worked every station over the next few years as a cashier and host as well as at the sandwich, grill and sauté stations. He also learned how to be a display cook.

“I worked for six different chefs,” he said. “I saw different styles, different ways of doing things. When I left seven years later, I was a sous-chef.” Douglass and his wife decided to leave the city and move to the North Shore, where he was hired as a sous-chef at Bluefin Bay. Within four years, he was promoted to executive Naniboujou continued on page 21 »

Breakfast (7:30-10:30) Lunch (11:30-4) & Dinner (5:30-8:30) Sunday Brunch (8-2) 14 Miles East of Grand Marais · · 218-387-2688 july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 11

Summer Hours 7 Days a Week 7 am - 8:30 pm

Now Servinger

Wine & Be

SUMMER MENU • New Appetizers • Specialty Drinks • New Dessert Menu • Always Great Pie! To welcome the Summer All Dinner Entrees under $15

Cook County

Picnic Spots

On the Harbor in Grand Marais • 218-387-1513

Dining on the Deck: Fish & Chips Chowders Herring Caviar MARKET Beer & Wine Take out Deli


Fresh & Smoked Fish Open Daily at 9 am

Gifts · T-Shirts & Sweatshirts

On the Harbor in Grand Marais


Hungry Jack Dining Room Menu This menu is advance reservation only. Please call 218-388-2265 by 1 pm the day of. Dinner is served at 6:00pm. This menu is available from May 11th – Oct. 14th

All dinners are served with salad and dinner roll, as well as dessert! For parties of 8 or more there will be a 20% gratuity added





WED. NIGHT FEATURES 10 oz. Grilled Cajun Chicken Breast $17.95


Spicy Andouille Sausage Pasta $16.95 12 oz. Porterhouse Pork Chop $19.95

THUR. NIGHT FEATURES ½ Rack Baby Back Ribs $22.95

12 oz. New York Strip $24.95

Oven Roasted Turkey Dinner $21.95 Fish Bites Mini Corn Dogs Chicken Tenders Macaroni and Cheese Includes the sides of the night’s dinner $6.95

372 Hungry Jack Road, FRI. NIGHT FEATURES 8-10 oz. Canadian Walleye Fillet 30 miles up the Gunflint Trail $20.95

12 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

You can find plenty of place to picnic in Cook County with public amenities such as picnic tables and fire rings.

By Ada Igoe A red-checkered tablecloth or lidded wicker basket are hardly required when it comes to picnicking in Cook County. Around these parts, picnic gear tends to consist of old camp pots and pans, a few zippered plastic bags and some migratory silverware that’s strayed from its kitchen home, all thrown into the bottom of a backpack or cooler. Here are some of our favorite spots to tote the proverbial picnic basket for al fresco dining around the county.

In Town: Grand Marais Rec Park Pavilion A great place to take the whole gang, the pavilion on the east end of the Harbor has plenty of seating, large grills, not to mention a roof over your head in case of unexpected inclement weather. Little ones have plenty of rocks to clamber on and an entire beach of pebbles to put back into the lake while the adults cook and chat.

Or try: Artist’s Point. The ever popular rocky point has far fewer amenities than the pavilion, but shouldn’t be overlooked as a scenic spot to sit with a friend over a coffee or sandwich.

Up the Trail: The sandy beach at the Seagull Lake Public Landing, about 52 miles up the Gunflint Trail, has long been a prized piece of property. In fact, in the late 1920s, the beach was so prized by Gunflint Trail entrepreneur Russell Blankenburg, that he was willing to buy a much larger tract of land on Seagull Lake than he originally wanted just to get the beach for his Seagull Resort. Seagull Resort is long gone now, but Blankenburg Landing, as the public landing is called, is still a place for people to gather. The site offers a picnic bench, biffy and the sand beach that is just perfect for sand castles or wading out into Seagull’s cool waters.

Got a craving for some great “lean, finely textured beef”? Go Somewhere Else

Or try: Trail’s End Campground. Drive all the way to the end of the Trail for a picnic at one of Trail’s End Campground scenic campsites, tucked among towering white pines near the rushing waters of Gull River.

East End: Mount Josephine Overlook For a picnic with a view, the newly renovated Mount Josephine overlook won’t disappoint. If you’re not quite up to the strenuous hike up Mount Josephine, the overlook provides ADA accessible facilities and a

IGA’s Picnic Supply Deli Campfire cookery adds smoky goodness to any picnic.

new observation deck where you can gaze miles out over Lake Superior. If you do hike Mount Josephine, you’re sure to be ready for picnic when you reach the bottom again. Whether you hike or just observe, there are new picnic benches and restrooms available at the overlook. Or try: Judge C.R. Magney State Park. A hike to Devil’s Kettle is just the right length to work up an appetite. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic beside the Brule on the State Park grounds.

West End: Cutface Creek Wayside Rest Just five minutes outside of Grand Marais, this rest stop along Highway 61 shouldn’t be overlooked as merely a motorist’s bathroom break spot. There’s a long pebbled beach to explore and a great view of distant Grand Marais. Picnic benches are available in a grove of pines. Or try: Sawbill Campground. Head into Cook County’s interior for a picnic in the thickly forested Sawbill Campground.

“Down the Lake”: There’s no reason why you have to stay on land when seeking out picnic grounds. If you have a favorite Cook County lake, it’s sure to have a good picnic spot or two. Boundary


Midway between Lutsen & Grand Marais

3719 W. Hwy 61 Restaurant (218) 387-2911

By Joan Farnam

always ask her what’s new this week.

A good place in Grand Marais to find tasty items for a picnic (or lunch) is the Deli at Gene’s Foods.

The deli also offers a great variety of lunch meats and cheeses as well as hardboiled eggs.

The Deli has been around for more than 20 years, said Sherri Lashinski, deli manager. “We have a huge lunch following, too,” she added.

If you’re planning to have a little campfire at your picnic, you can pick up a package of Jarid Lachinski’s homemade brats at the IGA, too. There are lots of flavors, including bacon cheeseburger, pizza supreme, wild rice and the popular chili cheese. And the meat department has freshly ground hamburger for the picnic grill, too, she said.

In the deli case, one can find all kinds of tempting, homemade salads, dips and sandwiches, which are made up fresh, every day. A smiling Sherri Lashinski serves a deli special to Dan Bauman of the Gunflint Trail.

The most popular salads are the chicken wild rice, zesty seafood and homemade potato salad, she said. There are 10 salad choices available at all times, and when one slot is emp-

Waters Canoe Area Wilderness campsites, with their fire grates and latrines, make great picnic spots. If you do cross into the Boundary Waters for your picnic, remember to leave the cans and bottles at home (repack those baked beans into a reusable container), and be sure to fill out a free day use permit before you leave the boat landing.


Located on the beautiful shore of Lake Superior, surrounded by Cascade River State Park. Serving outstanding, reasonably priced handcrafted meals all day, every day of the year! Vegetarian options, with a full beverage selection. IRISH PUB WITH HAPPY HOUR 3 - 6pm

ty, another is ready to take its place. Lashinski said she is on the hunt for new recipes for great tasting salads all the time, and frequent customers

Other essential picnic items like fresh fruit and chips and baked beans can also be found in the store, your picnic stock-up spot.

Bluefin Grille



Late Night Menu 9pm - Midnight Every Day



with live music and DAILY 8 am - 9 pm complementary S ‘mores Local Discount: Every Friday 5-8 pm

20% Bar, 10% Food


$1 off drinks · $2 off appetizers · ½ price selected bottles of wine

Summer Entertainment

Live entertainment all summer long  Every Mon, Wed, & Fri 9-11 pm

Check out the music calendar at or 218-663-6200

1-800-BLUEFIN • (218) 663-6200 • More than Great Custard. Try our

Fire-Baked Pizza!

The Co-op has EXPANDED HOURS in July & August! Open daily at 11:00am 14 South Broadway Grand Marais, MN

Monday – Saturday 8 am - 8 pm · Sunday 9 am - 7 pm


1 block down from the stoplight on the East Bay in Grand Marais, MN · 218-387-2503

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 13


Unspoiled and Unforgettable...


elcome to Golden Eagle Lodge, a family oriented, year round resort. We are located on Flour Lake in Northeastern Minnesota on the historic Gunflint Trail and are surrounded by the Superior National Forest. As we are the only residents on the lake, you can look forward to quiet and solitude. We offer modern, housekeeping cabins to ensure comfort during your stay in the North Woods.

Country Skiing in Winter. Our 4 Seasons page will describe in detail all each season has to offer. Try our 9-site campground which offers quiet and personal service. Each site has water and electric hookups.

We go out of our way to ensure every aspect of your visit will convince you to come back and see us again. We know much time, effort and expense is invested in a vacation, and we are Each season has something special to offer, excellent fishing and honored you’re considering us as a destination. You won’t be canoeing in Summer and nationally-renowned Nordic Crossdisappointed!

“Quiet...Spectacular...Solitude, you’ll find it here in any season.” 800-346-2203 • 218-388-2203 · ·

14 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Beyond the Border,

Adventure Awaits

By Shawn Perich

“Why are we going to the trout ponds?” asked Jim Boyd of Grand Marais as we crossed the Pigeon River and entered Ontario. It was a fair question. The North Shore has a wealth lakes and streams brimming with fish, so why would anyone pay to fish in a stocked pond? In moments, Jim had his answer, because the Eagle Ridge Trout Ponds are just across the border. The owners, Rick and Judy Ostipenko, showed us around their property, which consists of a large pond stocked with rainbow trout and another stocked with smallmouth bass, as well as a couple of comfortable cabins, an outdoor swimming pool and a camping area.

worth of unexpected surprises and adventures Jim, Kate, Amber and myself had north of the border on a writer familiarization trip sponsored by Thunder Bay Tourism. Later in the afternoon, we saw a stunning exhibit of Anishinaabe art by the late painter, Roy Thomas, at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. That evening, we enjoyed a Lake Superior excursion with Sail Superior charters, Enjoying an evening sail on Thunder Bay are, clockwise from left, Kate Watson, Shawn Perich, Capt. leaving from the marina at Prince Arthur’s Greg Heroux, Amber Pratt and Thunder Bay tourism director, Paul Pepe. Landing, an ongoing renovation of the city’s waterfront that will include a 267-slip marina, public gardens and open space, a cultural center, condominiums and more.

Joining us was our host, tourism director, Paul Pepe, who explained Thunder Bay is presently experiencing an economic boom and rapid growth. Once supported by pulp and paper mills, Thunder Bay took a tumble when market changes devastated the Canadian forest products industry. Now, a combination of new mining ventures, and expansions in health, educaSea kayaking among the islands at Rossport was a highlight for tion and technology have alJim Boyd. lowed the city to reinvent itself. A wave of well-paid and We learned Rick had fulfilled a lifelong highly skilled executives and engineers are dream by creating this business. An avid moving in. There are 13 commercial flights angler, he wanted to provide safe, accessible per day between Thunder Bay and Toronto. opportunities for folks who otherwise might “Right now, you can hardly find a house to not have a chance to go fishing—small chil- buy in Thunder Bay,” Pepe said. dren, people with physical challenges and Much of the growth is being driven by the the elderly. He was waiting for a busload of seniors to arrive the morning of our visit. He development of the Ring of Fire project, a graciously allowed the “kids” on our crew, mining venture about 250 miles northeast of Kate Watson and Amber Pratt, both of Grand the city. Chromites, used to make stainless Marais, catch their first rainbows. By the steel, will be mined there. Processing will octime we left, Jim was making plans to return cur near the northeastern Ontario commulater in the summer with his grandchildren. nity of Sudbury, but the mine headquarters The trout ponds were the first of four days Grand Marais: 218-387-2441 Tofte: 218-663-7891 Toll Free: 800-835-1293 Grand Marais Office

211 East Highway 61 PO Box 100 Grand Marais, MN 55604

Tofte Branch

4 Johannes Lane PO Box 2145 Tofte, MN 55615

Serving the North Shore since 1916

Border continued on page 19 »

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 15

Working On Wings Christine and Breana rib stitching on an SR-9 wing.

The fully restored SR-10 plane, which was originally owned by the Shell Oil Company and received the Reserve Grand Champion award at the Oshkosh air show. The fabric covering on an SR-9 wing.

At Roy Aero, History Takes Flight By Breana Roy

Breana wet sanding on an SR-9 wing.

The finished painted project of the SR-9 controls.

16 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Growing up around airplanes and aviation never seemed odd to me as a child. While most families would pile into a car to drive somewhere, my family would pile into an airplane. And every summer we fly to Oshkosh, Wis., in July for one of the biggest air shows of the year. Now that I’m older, nothing has changed, except my role in helping our family business: Roy Aero Service. Our family restores and maintains all kinds of airplanes. As the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Cook County Airport, we provide service to local and transient pilots. Roy Aero also does maintenance, aircraft modifications, custom paint schemes and upholstery. Throughout the years we have been recognized for restoring three awardwinning planes, and each plane has brought us new customers from all over the country. Many of the planes we’ve restored are antiques from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. The owners bring the planes to us, we restore them.

The first Stinson SR-8 we restored was turned into a Christmas ornament entitled the “Sky’s the Limit” by Hallmark and received the Bronze Age Runner-up award in the antique category at Oshkosh in 1999, competing against nearly 100 other planes for the title. Another plane we restored, a Stinson SR-10, was originally owned by the Shell Oil Company and was flown by CEO Jimmy Doolittle, who was commander of the Doolittle Raid in WWII. This plane received the Reserve Grand Champion award at Oshkosh and was later painted by Sam Lyons, a famous aviation artist, and entitled “Tribute to a Legend.” Currently, we are working on a very rare Stinson (SR9) to present at Oshkosh in 2013. As I’ve grown up, my contribution to the restoration process has grown immensely. While my dad Rodney does all the maintenance, my mom Dottie, my sister Christine and I do most of the fabric work. Most people assume that this only means the fabric inside the plane. But we also restore the airplane’s


The Roy family in front of the SR-10 plane at the Oshkosh air show. Left to right, Breana, Christine, Dottie and Rodney

skin, which is made out of a strong, light fabric, similar to a parachute’s. My sister and I completely recovered the fabric wings of the SR-9 last winter and put in hours of wet sanding. After it’s all done, most people would never guess the wings are made out of cloth. I am particularly proud of our work on this airplane – it’s the first time my sister and I were responsible for working on such a difficult project. The SR-8 plane that was later made into a Hallmark Christmas ornament. Restoring planes can take anywhere from three to five years, depending on the conits original factory setting, providing dition of the plane when we start. In some cases, we are given what special attention to every detail. appears to most people as a big pile of Growing up around aviation has junk. Since many of these planes are taught me a lot and opened up to a antiques, we have to fabricate a lot of world most people hardly know. I’m sheet metal components ourselves. looking forward to the Oshkosh air When figuring out the history of the show this year, too. Our whole family plane, we spend hours researching goes down, and most of the airplanes the tail number of the airplane in we’ve restored will be on display. books and on the Internet. Using the I’ll have to wait until next year to logbook provided with the plane also see the plane I am helping to restore, gives us insight into its history. Since though, because it won’t be finished most of these planes are valuable an- by show time. But that’s OK, it will be tiques, we try to restore each plane to worth the wait.

WE’VE GOT ENTERTAINMENT DOWN TO AN ART FORM With a year-round schedule of unmissable events and festivals, we know what it takes to transform an event into an experience. Always something to celebrate – It’s in our nature.

photo © Storm Carroll

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 17

Zip Line Developer Contest Plans September Opening

The Fisherman's Picnic Annual

BIG FISH Sat. July 28 - Sat. August 4

Winners announced before the parade on the Main Stage Sunday August 5



6 Categories to Enter: Lake Trout Brook Trout

Salmon Northern

Walleye Bass

Must have Fisherman's Picnic button to enter and be weighed in by 5pm on August 4.


218-387-2280 · Open 7 Days A Week · Midway Bldg, Downtown Grand Marais Bait · Tackle · Gas · Minnows · Rods & Reels · Maps 18 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

By Jim Boyd,

wheelers up a new switchback trail. At the top, the lines will run steeply down hill, enabling riders to pick up speed. In the middle, they will run level, at one point coming within 15 feet of the ground, then slant slightly uphill at the end to dissipate speed before riders are pulled to a stop by an automatic brake.

Matt Geretschlaeger is eager to be on to his next project: Building a zip line business on the hill overlooking Grand Marais. His work at the EDA is over; his purchase of 20 acres on the Gunflint Trail hillside has closed; his design is just about finished; Riders can choose to sit or his business plan has withlay down head first in “superstood rigorous challenges hero style,” Geretschlaeger from consultant Jennifer says. Riders must weigh bePontinen of the UMD Center tween 70 and 240 pounds, for Economic Development; they must not be pregnant his financing is just about in Matt Geterschlaeger or have back injuries. A 300place, and he soon will have foot smaller zip will be availeverything he needs to seek a able for children or folks who conditional-use permit from Grand Marais. It's time to begin building Superior Zip Lines, aren't sure they are up to the full ride. which he hopes to open in September. Geretschlaeger has contracted with Discussion of Geretschlaeger's zip line has Geronimo Construction of Biwabik, Minn., been dominated by whether he got a sweet- to construct the zip line. Reid Burland, coheart deal from the city. He says he did not; owner of Geronimo, has more than a dozen Tim Kennedy, Realtor and City Council similar projects under his belt, he says, most member, agrees. The site, they both say, isn't working for other firms before he and a appropriate for much else; it's too steep, too partner struck out on their own. Photos and videos of Geronimo projects are available rocky and, Geretschlaeger adds, too wet. at Burland says “The whole site is full of intermittent the photos and videos of the Geronimo streams,” he says. “Anything with a bigger project at Hocking Hills, Ohio, give a good footprint would be problematic. It's very sense of what Superior Zip Lines will be like. wet. We've picked the only dry spot, near the Geretschlaeger has begun his own website at Gunflint Trail, for our building. In total, the land will cost me $325,000 to make usable. The full zip-line experience will take about Any higher price from the city, and the proj20 minutes, from purchasing a ticket to the ect wouldn't go.” end of the flight, Geretschlaeger says. The acGeretschlaeger paid $75,000, the appraised tual flight will take about 45 seconds. He has price, for the land. If the city ever decides to priced tickets at $25, with a $5 discount for do something else on the hillside, where it locals. At that price, Geretschlaeger says he still owns substantial acreage, Geretschlae- needs to attract just 1.18 percent of visitors ger says, “All they have to do is take down the to Grand Marais in order to break even. He's cables, and they are good to go. The city also confident he can do much better than break retains first right of refusal to re-purchase even. Tickets will be sold at the site and at the land.” a kiosk on First Avenue West in Grand The zip line is designed to have as small Marais. an impact on the site as possible, he says. Total cost of the project is estimated at “We will have an impact on 0.69 percent of $875,000. Geretschlaeger's business plan the site. The remaining 99.3 percent will be says it will support 20 jobs, in addition to unaffected. At the top, we'll have a 60-foot him and Vicki Geretschlaeger as owners and tower, most of it in the trees. At the bottom, managers. we'll have a 40-foot tower, and most of it will The zip line will be built to standards esbe hidden by the trees. In between, we’ll do tablished by the Association of Challenge minimal pruning.” Course Technology, Geretschlaeger says, and The towers will support tandem zip lines, employees will be trained by ACCT certified side by side, that run 1,350 feet down the hill instructors. All employees will be required to end near the Gunflint Trail and the zip to hold both ACCT and CPR certification. line lodge. Riders will get to the start on four-

us out on the famed Nipigon River. Jim and Amber went in one boat, while Kate and I were paired in another. Kate, who once worked for me and remains a friend, is no stranger to the outdoors, but has little fishing experience. My task was to teach her how to fish. She quickly learned how to use spinning gear as we trolled for lake trout, steelhead and salmon in the river’s strong currents. Then, in a quiet area at the mouth of a tributary creek, she learned how to cast.

Âť Border continued from page 15

will be in Thunder Bay. As a result, the city’s population is expected to grow by 20 percent in the next five years. Pepe said the newly arriving professionals are attracted the North Shore’s quality of life and outdoor recreation opportunities. Operations such as the sailing charter are already seeing an uptick in business. The boat on which we were sailing was reserved the following day by a group of Australian executives. The next morning, we set off to experience the North Shore’s outdoors. We drove to Marathon, stopping in Nipigon to visit a children’s park themed to the famous book "Paddle to the Sea." By chance, we met two older gentlemen who built miles of local hiking trails along the rims of cliffs towering high above Lake Superior. Outside of town, we stopped at Kate Watson shows her catch from the Eagle Ridge Trout Ponds. a highway wayside atop one of those cliffs for a view of Nipigon Bay and That evening, over dinner in Terrace distant islands. Arriving in Marathon, Bay, community development director, we learned there, too, mining for gold, Dean Main, told us how his dog was platinum, palladium and copper more nearly killed by a bear just a few feet than made up for the closure of a pulp from his back door. The bear was being mill, which may be retooled to produce chased through town and the unfortuwood-fuel pellets for the European nate dog just happened to be in its way. market. The next day, after a visit to a pottery Just outside Marathon is the entrance shop and lunch in a local cafe, we went to Pukaskwa National Park, where hik- sea kayaking among the islands off ing trails and canoe routes cross a large Rossport with Dave Tamblyn of Supewilderness area on Superior’s north- rior Outfitters. Rossport is the gem of eastern shore. Although it was the first the North Shore, a quiet, former fishing week in June, we were surprised to find village sheltered by lovely islands that the visitor center hadn’t opened for the once inspired the Group of Seven, reseason because most tourists don’t ar- nowned, early 20th Century Canadian rive until July. We stopped to photo- landscape painters. We also learned graph a surprisingly rotund black bear Rossport is a heck of a destination for near the park entrance. Turning around fishing, because the sheltered waters and heading west, we stopped at Neys around the islands swarm with native Provincial Park, the site of an intern- lake trout and steelhead. ment camp for Canadians of Japanese We finally sampled the fishing on our descent during World War II. The park is so wild and remote that woodland final morning, when Quebec Lodge in caribou are occasionally seen there. Red Rock arranged two guides to take

However, fishing’s just luck and Kate had none. While I managed to land two pike and a small lake trout, as well as losing two strong fish that were likely steelhead, she had nary a bite. After a couple of hours we met up with Jim and Amber, both grinning from ear to ear. Jim had caught a sizeable coaster brook trout and a laker, while Amber landed a plump walleye. We trolled for another hour, but poor Kate returned to the landing fishless. We finished our tour at Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park, about 30 minutes east of Thunder Bay. A short walk leads to a cantilevered overlook nearly 500 feet above the canyon floor. To say the view is breathtaking is an understatement. Here our host, Ed Chambers of Dorion, told us something that had become a recurring theme of the trip. Far fewer Minnesotans are visiting Ontario’s North Shore these days. No one can point a finger at the reason for this drop in close-to-home tourism, though it is likely related to the need for a passport at the border, higher Canadian gasoline prices and a strong Canadian dollar, which reduces the buying power of the American greenback. Whatever the reason, the four of us agreed our fellow Minnesotans don’t know what they’re missing.


Serving our Cook County Community since 1995

At Hillhaven you’ll have all the freedom you want with just the help you need. Enjoy the independent lifestyle with no worries.


Cook County’s Member-Owned Fireworks Internet Service Provider & Art Shows

Wireless, WiFi, Dial-Up & Email & Dragons Options, Web Hosting Services and Friendly Local Technical Support.

Oh My!!

Enjoy July in Grand Marais & buy wifi time

Becky Stoner  tIJMMIBWFO!CPSFBMPSH &)XZt(SBOE.BSBJT ./ XXX)JMMIBWFO"TTJTUFEDPN Licensed residential housing for seniors

Office is located in For local event happenings, news, Grand Marais, the lower level ofMN the online from your member owned cooperative 218-387-9471 wifi hot spot locations and area Sawtooth Mtn Clinic. Support Boreal Access and keep 218-387-9471 guide be sure to visit success in our community! For local news, weather and events go to

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 19

Summer Special


Golf Local for Less 9 holes + cart $20 18 holes + cart $30

Present this coupon for up to 4 players.

Free Workshop:

All the Poop

on Septic Systems

Five Minutes from Downtown Grand Marais


Learn all about your septic system and how a good system helps protect water quality at a free workshop, “Septic SysMarkDConsulting LLC tems 101,” on Tuesday, July 10 in the second floor ballroom at Lutsen Resort. RegistraLicensed Technology Systems Contractor: data, video, audio, & telephone cables tion opens at 7:30 a.m. with  Licensed Technology Systems Contractor: data, video, audio, & coffee and a selection of fruit telephone cables Computer Sales & Service • Serving Business and Residential Customers and pastries from Lutsen’s  Computer Sales & Service chefs. and TheResidential workshopCustomers begins Onsite Service • Free 1/2 hour initial consultation  Serving Business at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30  Onsite Service p.m.  Free ½ hour initial consultation

Mark D Consulting LLC and regional speakers will discuss system · Office 218-663-7149 sign, installation, care and maintenance, a do-it-yourself maintenance plan to keep your system healthy for years, the latest information about new Minnesota Rules and local ordinances, and landscaping your system, as well as other tips to help protect our shoreland areas. A panel discussion will folbecause our members are as low, addressing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and open to audience input. You’ll great as our service. also learn what’s available to help finance repairs or replacement and who to call if you have problems. member appreciation week

july 9th - 13th, 2012

Member Appreciation Week is North Shore Federal’s way of saying Thanks to You - our Member Owners. Take time to enjoy the week’s activities, grab a brat hot off the grill and just have some fun. There’s something planned each day so come on in, enjoy the perks of being a member at North Shore Federal! Because if you’re up here, you belong here.

Silver Bay



| Grand Marais

20 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

office 663-7149 Expert

Speakers will include Barb McCarthy, MPCA’s area coordinator for Subsurface Septic Treatment Systems (SSTSs); Ilena Berg, Cook County water planner; Mitch Everson, septic system inspector for Cook County; and Scott Robinson, an advanced designer/ installer and service provider from Finland. Take-home resources will include the Septic System Owners Guide from the U of MN Extension Onsite Septic Treatment Systems division. Four continuing education credits will be offered to realtors attending the workshop; to obtain these credits a $35 fee will be required. The credits are made available with the assistance of Cook County Higher Education. The workshop also satisfies the education requirement for recipients of a TSSSD cost share grant from MN Board of Water and Soil Resources Clean Water Legacy funds. The workshops are jointly sponsored by Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District, MPCA, Cook County Planning & Zoning

and Soil & Water Conservation District, and the Cook County Coalition of Lake Associations.

Septic Sense According to the 'Septic System Owner's Guide," properly designed, installed, operated, and maintained septic system provides economical and effective sewage treatment. If you properly treat sewage today, future generations will not incur the cost of cleaning up the health or environmental problems that contamination may create. A septic system is professionally designed to treat sewage for a specific home, business, or group of properties. Proper treatment of sewage recycles water back into the natural environment with reduced health risks to humans and animals and also prevents surface and ground water contamination. Inadequate treatment of sewage allows bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing pathogens to enter surface and ground water. Hepatitis, dysentery, and other diseases may result from pathogens in drinking water. Disease-causing organisms may make lakes or streams unsafe for recreation. Flies and mosquitoes that are attracted to and breed in wet areas where sewage reaches the surface also may spread disease. Inadequate treatment of sewage can raise nitrate levels in ground water. High concentrations of nitrate in drinking water can be a special risk to infants, pregnant women, and adults with compromised immune systems. Nitrate affects the ability of blood to carry oxygen; in infants this condition is called methemoglobinemia (blue-baby syndrome). Air quality may also be affected by a septic system; an inadequately vented plumbing system may release odorous or toxic gases into the home.

» Naniboujou continued from page 11

chef, a position he held for the next three years.

Business Directory

Naniboujou is a nice change for this friendly and outgoing chef. He started in December and worked with the staff this winter to develop a new menu. “I’m using all the ingredients I like to use, and I’ve been trying different things throughout the winter,” he said. “I’d try them out with the staff, and we bounced things off each other and picked the ones for the menu together.”

And it is popular. On Mother’s Day, for example, they served 421 guests for brunch. The new menu includes a great selection of salads, including a barbecue chicken salad (Boston bibb lettuce filled with roasted summer sweet corn, red peppers and red onions, tossed with a chili-lime vinaigrette, and topped with barbecued, marinated Amish free-range chicken). He also has new pasta dishes as well as entrees. Douglass said he likes to use local and regional ingredients in as many dishes as possible. He frequently buys from the Whole Foods Co-op, for example, and gets fresh herring from Joe and Joy Carlson and lake trout from Treg Axtell. One of the perks of being an executive chef is that he can create specials every night, which he does as often as possible. One selection? A seared sea scallop appetizer with celery root purée, diced apples, smoked bacon and fresh thyme. A taste treat, no doubt about it.

Cook County Community Fund Awards $11,427 in Annual Grants The Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, is pleased to announce six grants totaling $11,427 were awarded to nonprofit organizations serving the Cook County area. Established in 2003, this year marks the eighth consecutive year of grant making for the Fund, which has awarded over $50,500 to date.

Mailed monthly to all households in Cook County, and available Free at over 45 locations from Two Harbors to Grand Portage. Includes: Free color, Free ad design, Free delivery to all Cook County households. Contact Sue O'Quinn at 218-387-9475 or email

SURVEYING & MAPPING, PC 218-387-2532 Land Surveying & Wetland Delineation in Cook, Lake & St Louis Counties

Next to City Hall in Grand Marais, MN

MPCA License #1245 - Fully Insured

(218) 370-1672 •

North Shore O il & Propane

P.O. Box 249

P.O. Box 309 Lutsen, MN 218-663-7028

218.387.3067 | 218.398.7626 218.398.2473

Excavating Contractor EST. 1979

218-387-1234 218-226-3241

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association $1,677 for the Summer Cinema

5339 W Hwy 61

Insured : Bonded : Licensed

Lutsen, MN 55612

Master Plumber License #005004PM

Your one stop shop for Housing Information

Larry J. Larsen, Inc.

Grand Marais Arts Inc. $1,500 for programming technology support

North Shore Health Care Foundation $2,000 for Art Therapy for Elders Facing Memory Loss

p: 218.663.7873 f: 218.663.8011


Selective Tree Removal Site Preparation • Driveways Low ImpacT Roads Septic Systems Wilderness Driveways Hiking & Walking Trails

Birch Grove Foundation $1,750 for the Hearth Oven Bread Baking Initiative Team

Lutsen Junior Alpine Club $2,000 for Transitioning into an Independent Organization

County Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Home Heating Budget Keep-Fill Propane C-Store/Diesel Transport Deliveries Mobil Lubricants Fina Lubricants

Matt Farley

Master Plumber/Owner Licensed/Insured/Bonded

Plumbing · Heating · Air Conditioning | Commercial & Residential

1010 Interiors, Inc.


2012 Cook County Area Fund Grants

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department $2,500 for Acquisition of All-Season Rescue Sled

In business for over 30 years!

Advertise in Hwy 61 for as low as $24 a month!


Fans of this historic and popular restaurant on the shores of Lake Superior should not worry, though. All their favorites are still on the menu, including their famous Danish Cream and yummy cheesecakes. The extravagant Sunday brunch menu has stayed the same, too. “It works,” Douglass said. “It’s kind of what people expect.”

 Interior Design Services  Virtual Room Designs Available Professional, Experienced Design and Installation

From start to finish, We do things right! Stop by to see our complete showroom. 218-387-1998 • 1010 East Hwy. 61, Grand Marais Where Beautiful Homes Begin...



 Driveways  Roads  Site Preparation  Septic Installation  Gravel Hauling  Erosion Control  Drainage Correction

Serving the North Shore for over 50 years july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 21


June 7-Sept 9

Vision Circle: The Art of Roy Thomas-A Retrospective Exhibition. Thunder Bay, Ont.www.

Grand Portage Celebrates the 4th of July Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. Fireworks at Dusk

July 5, Thursday

June 26-July 1 Woodland Chamber Music Workshop,Surfside Resort, Tofte

Two Harbors Heritage Days Historic Waterfront of Two Harbors

July 5-8

June 28–July 1 Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Harbor Light, Grand Marais, 6 p.m. 218-387-1142

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Harbor Light, Grand Marais 6 p.m. 218-387-1142

July 6, Friday Michael Monroe Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

June 29-30 Retro Rock Revue Weekend Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

June 29-July 1 Classic Tennis Tournament Grand Marais Public Tennis Courts

Thunder Bay Blues Festival Marina Park, Thunder Bay, Ont.

July 7, Saturday Writer’s Salon with Sheila O’Connor Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 5 p.m.

June 30, Saturday

Mosspiglets Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m. 218-387-1563

Yvonne Mills, What’s Upstairs, Grand Marais 7 p.m.

Samantha Crain Arrowhead Center for the Arts Grand Marais 7:30 p.m.

June 30-July 1 Hovland Arts Festival Hovland Town Hall 10 a.m.

July 8, Sunday

July 1, Sunday Timmy Haus, Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 6:30 p.m. 218-387-1563

Adam Moe, Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais, 8-11 p.m.

July 9, Monday Eric Frost, Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

Canada Day Celebration Red Rock, Ont.

July 2, Monday

July 11, Wednesday

Eric Frost Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

July 3, Tuesday Full Moon Music Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 8 p.m.

July 4, Wednesday Scott Fraser, Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m. Tofte Trek

Bingham & Thorne Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m. 1-800-258-3346

July 12, Thursday Jeff Ray Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 8 p.m.

July 13, Friday Michael Monroe Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

July 13-14 Pete K Group, Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m.,

9 a.m. Tofte Tofte Celebrates the 4th of July 11 a.m. Festival, Fireworks at Dusk Grand Marais Celebrates the 4th of July 8 p.m. Parade. Fireworks over the Harbor at dusk

July 13-15 Silver Beaver Bay Days

July 14, Saturday

22 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Paul Metsa , What’s Upstairs, Grand Marais, 8 p.m.

8th Birthday Celebration at Chez Jude, Grand Marais 218-387-9113

Jerry Vandiver What’s Upstairs, Grand Marais, 7:30 p.m. info@

Writer’s Salon with Paul Metsa

Gordon Thorne & Bob Bingham Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m. 218-387-1563

Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 5 p.m.

Pie Social Johnson Heritage Post, Grand Marais 11 a.m. 218-387-1159 Briand Morrison, Art Colony, Grand Marais, 3 p.m. Talk with Architect and Cabinologist Dale Mulfinger

Cross River Heritage Center 10:30 a.m.

8th Annual Lundie/Vacation Home Tour Cross River Heritage Center, Schroeder 1 p.m. Planked Trout Dinner RV Park and

Campground, Grand Marais 5:30 p.m.

Bay to Bay 10K Road & Trail Race

Mary Mac Building, Silver Bay 8:45 a.m.

July 14-15 Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 14-15 Rocky Taconite Softball Tournament

July 15, Sunday Briand MorrisonArt Colony, Grand Marais 2 p.m. Joe & Jessie Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 8 p.m.

July 16, Monday Joe Paulik Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

July 18, Wednesday Canoe Races Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Trail 4 p.m. 218-388-2246 Big Top Circus Two Harbors 5:30 & 7 p.m. 218-391-5081

July 19, Thursday Big Top Circus Silver Bay 5:30 & 7 p.m. 218-391-5081

July 20, Friday Bump and Barbara Jean Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m. www. Garden Club Flower Show Community Center, Grand Marais Noon 507-220-4876

July 20-Aug 12 Minnesota Sculpture Group Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais

July 21, Saturday West End Garden Club Flower Show Schroeder Town Hall 1-5 p.m. Paul Mayasich & Friends Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m. Writer’s Salon with Peter Geye Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 5 p.m.

July 21-22 Lake Superior Salmon Classic Fishing Tournament Silver Bay

July 23, Monday Eric Frost Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

July 25, Wednesday Summer Whites Wine Tasting Chez Jude, Grand Marais 6 p.m. Bingham & Thorne Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m. Saint Anyway Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 8 p.m. Women’s Book Group Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 6:30 p.m.

July 26-28 The Beaux’ Stratagem Arrowhead Center for the Arts Grand Marais 7 p.m.

July 26, Thursday Timmy Haus Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 8 p.m. 218-387-1563

July 27, Friday Michael Monroe Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m. Wolf River Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m.

July 27-29 North Shore Dragon Boat Festival Grand Marais Harbor

Annual Blueberry Festival Whiteside Park, Ely

July 28-29 Thunderheads Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m. 218-387-1563

July 28-Aug 5 Big Fish Contest

Buck’s Hardware Hank, Grand Marais 218-387-2280

July 30, Monday Bump and Barbara Jean

Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m.

July 30-31

Azure Du Jour Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 9 p.m. 218-387-1563

July 31-Aug 6

Wizard of Oz Prairie Fire Theatre, Silver Bay 218-226-4214

Aug 1, Wednesday Fish Cake Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction St. John’s Catholic Church, Grand Marais 4:30 p.m.

Bingham & Thorne Bluefin Bay Resort, Tofte 9 p.m. Full Moon Reading Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 5 p.m.

Aug 1-5 Tennis Tournament Cook County public tennis courts, Grand Marais

Aug 2-4 Library Friends Annual Used Book Sale Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais 218-387-2608

Aug 2-5 Fisherman’s Picnic Downtown Grand Marais

July 27 - 29, 2012

addle? Want to Pas an Sign up Paddler! INDIVIDUAL 218-370-9461

8th North Shore

Lundie Vacation Home Tour July 14, 2012

Six Sites!

of Cook County

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery


Thunder Bay Water Colour Society

Community Center in Grand Marais

Architecturally Designed! Architects, enthusiasts and owners on tour!

Thur, Aug 2 ∙ 5-7 pm Member Only Sale

New Homes!

Tour features Lake Superior vacation homes designed by Dale Mulfinger (author, architect, “Cabinologist”). Dale will also be at the Cross River Heritage Center for a talk at 10:30 am (free and open to the public) on cabins and signing of his books, The Cabin, Cabinology and The Architecture of Edwin Lundie.

Fri, Aug 3 ∙ 8 am-4 pm Annual Book Sale

Lundie Sites!

Olson timber frame cabin with landscaping and guesthouse featured in Lake Superior Magazine. Kromschroeder cabin featured on cover of The Architecture of Edwin Lundie. Lundie Vacation Home Tour fundraiser for the Schroeder Area Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) $150 donation Famous “Picnic on the Ledge Rock” (Music, dinner, beverages)

Sat, Aug 4 ∙ 8-12 pm Early Bird Sale

$3 per bag of books

Monday Music Medleys Devil Track Resort 5 pm


Fun Doubles Cook County Tennis Association.

June 29 - July 15

Opening Reception: June 29  5-7 pm

July 20 - August 12

Minnesota Sculpture Group

Opening Reception: July 20  5-7 pm Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm 115 W. Wisconsin St. · 218-387-2314

SATURDAYS IN JULY • 11 AM Muffin Man Stories for young children TUESDAY, JULY 3 • 8 pm Full Moon Music Event outside on the lake shore Celtic music with local musicians Eric Hahn and Friends. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Fourth of July Open 10 am - 4 pm SATURDAY, JULY 7 • 5 pm Salon with Sheila O’Connor reading from her young adult book Sparrow Road SATURDAY, JULY 14 • 5 pm Salon with musician, writer Paul Metsa reading from his book Blue Guitar Highway SATURDAY, JULY 21 • 5 pm Salon with Peter Geye reading from his novel Safe from the Sea WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 • 6:30 pm Women’s Book Group Call for title, read the book and join the discussion.

Summer Hours

Information/Reservations call Cross River Heritage Center 218-663-7706 •


On the Harbor, Grand Marais, MN

Mon-Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm

12 E. Wisconsin St., Grand Marais • 218-387-3370

Saturday Muffin Man Stories for Children Drury Lane Books 11 a.m. Cook County Farm & Craft Market Senior Center Parking Lot Grand Marais 9 a.m.

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.

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 23

24 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

Featured Property 16 Osprey Trail Tait Lake, Lutsen


Vacant Land

Johannes Toftey The Johannes Toftey homestead provides the owner with carefully crafted declarations and covenants designed to protect the integrity of the project and the investment of the buyers. $67,500+ Tofte Airport These home sites provide some of the greatest affordabilty & convenience in the Lutsen-Tofte area. Just 3 blocks from Lake Superior and 5 minutes from the ski area and golf course. $42,000+ The Heritage Located on the Superior National Golf Course in Lutsen, these lots are all one of a kind with many wonderful features. Great building sites in a convenient location. $98,000+ Jonvick Creek Beautiful home sites in mature maple, spruce and birch forest. Some lots border Jonvick Creek, some have views of Lake Superior – all are convenient to the many recreational opportunities. $60,000+ Heritage Lot 10 BL3 , MLS#29483, $99,000 Tait Lake Pines Secluded Wilderness best describes Tait Pines. Located off the Caribou Trail at Tait Lake - your wilderness retreat remains only 20 miles to Lutsen. $72,500+ Parcel B Sawmill Drive This 2.08 parcel is wonderfully private yet convenient to the Caribou Lake and the Lutsen areas. The entire parcel is covered with beautiful young Maple trees. Agent/Broker MLS# 24625 $35,000 xxx 342 Rd Large parcels covered in Maples, Birch & mixed forest. Parcel is located on gentle slope. $99,900+ xxxBillie’s Trail 4.9 acres, hilly terrain, views of Tait Lake, abutts Federal Land. MLS#22981 $105,000 Caribou Hillside Tucked along the north hillside of Caribou Lake, these homesites offer privacy, a private homeowners’ association, larger lot size, a clean forest floor covered in a canopy of beautiful mature Maples. This development is restricted to 20 home sites with lot sizes from 5-15 acres. Prices start at $95,000 Stonegate Road Private Lake Superior lot in Hovland with cobblestone beach. The build site is located well over 1000 feet from the highway. Includes driveway, electric & new septic. (AGENT/OWNER) MLS# 24409 $399,900 xxx Sawbill Trail 120 Acres located up the Sawbill Trail and North of the Onion River. Large Maples abound on this property. MLS# 27551 $199,900 xxx Mountain Ash Ln Cedar covered hillside overlooking Lake Superior in Lutsen. Perfect opportunity to own acreage in Lutsen. MLS# 29246 $649,000 293 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

16 Osprey Trail MLS#26720 $499,000 Wow! 5 acres and 445 frontage feet and private cove. 3 bdrm, 3 bath with outstanding views. Pure quality. Located on Tait Lake in Lutsen Lutsen Real Estate Group 218-663-7750 866-663-7750

Birch Cliff Multiple lots, Carlton Peak and Lake Superior views. $59,500 + Lot 2 Quist Acres-5 acre parcel on Quist Road outside of Grand Marais, healthy forest canopy and Lake Superior Orientation. MLS#30439 $64,900 Lot 5 Quist Acres-5acre parcel on Quist Road outside of Grand Marais, sister parcel to Lot 2. MLS#30440 $59,000 Lot 16 BL6 - 1.54 acres Jonvick Creek Sites, Caribou Trail, MLS#26144, $94,900 Sawbill Trail-41+ acres Tofte, MLS#27551, $199,900 xxx Mile O’Pine-3.30 acres, Gunflint Trail, MLS#30837, $199,900 Whispering Pines-Gunflint Trail, Lot 4 Bl1 Wes Hestrom Trail off Cty Rd 65 4.6 acres, MLS#30441, $74,000 Lot 16 & 17 Tait Lake- Lutsen Two sub divided parcels. Towering White Pines, beautiful buiding sites. MLS#30278 $99,950 Owner/Ag

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 25

Bank Owned Lake Superior Property Gorgeous Views!

Enjoy a cup of coffee and delight in view of Lake Superior. Built in 2006, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo has a fireplace, updated appliances, gorgeous views, locally craed built ins, and at 2124 square feet, plenty of room.

For more information, please call 800-835-1293 or 218-387-2441 26 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 27

Talk to Terry! Terry R. Backlund Broker/Owner

Phone: 218-387-1501 Cell: 218-370-8977 Terry@Backlund 86 MaplE Hill dr. Grand Marais

Sale g n Pendi

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage. 72 acres w/ epic view. MLS# 31492 Price: $349,000

New g Listin

Sale g n Pendi

1903 E. HWy 61 Grand Marais

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1400 sq. ft. 2 Car Garage. MLS# 31355 Price $128,500

30 sEnTy rd. Grand Marais

5 Bedroom 3 Bath MLS# TBD Price: $299,900

XXX5 cTy. rd. 14 Grand Marais

280 saWbill Trail TofTE

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

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

28 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

116 2nd avE, W. Grand Marais


330 caMp 20 rd. Hovland


3 Bedroom looking for love. MLS# 31469 Price: $99,000

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

987 n. dEvils Track rd. Grand Marais

1470 E. HWy. 61 Grand Marais

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2400+ Sq. Ft. MLS# TBD Price: $208,000

5 Bedroom 3 Bath 10 Car Garage. Beautiful beach front. MLS# 31434 Price: $449,0000

New g Listin

2608 E. HWy. 61 Grand Marais

Price ! ed Slash

2200 sq. ft. 350 ft. lakeshore MLS# 29802 Price $579,000

15 W. HWy. 61 Grand Marais

Business Opportunit y

Hughies Taco House Turnkey business opportunity. MLS# 31466 Price: $265,000 XXX QuisT rd. loT# 6 Grand Marais

209 E. 1sT avE uniT 17 Grand Marais

981 E 5TH sT. Grand Marais

474X souTH sHorE drivE Grand Marais

5 acres, power with potential Superior view. MLS# 31130 Price $59,500

2 Bedroom 2 Bath with extra large loft. Superior view. MLS# 31112 Price $249,900

2 Bedroom 2 Bath. 1000 sq. ft. Large Kitchen and Dining. MLS# 31115 Price $154,900

Private 5 acres, driveway in. South Shore Devils Track. MLS# 31104 Price $58,900

1708 E. HWy. 61 Grand Marais

42 E. bay lanE GrEEnWood lakE rd. Grand Marais

1663 E. HWy 61 Grand Marais

8/10 7TH avE. W. Grand Marais

B & B al ti Poten

4 Bedroom 4 Bath w/ mother-in-law apartment. B & B potential. MLS# 31440 Price: $279,000

Epic View

XX18 E. HWy 61 Grand Marais

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

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

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

169 kEMo cuT-off rd. slip 06 21 E. Wisconsin sT. uniT 210 Grand Marais Grand Marais

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

For results list your property here Secluded Cabin on 500 ft. 16 Acres on Kemo Lake MLS# 30921 Price $269,000

Impressive 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Fully furnished with a strong rental history MLS# 30934 Price $349,000

For more details call or check my website


Terry R. Backlund Broker/Owner

Lori A. Backlund Real Estate Agent

See our website for details! july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 29

NORTH SHORE Serving Cook County since 1971



101 West Hwy. 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604

Superior East Hwy 61

West Hwy 61

4576 Cascade Beach Rd

1.4A, 153’ of stunning rock cliff shoreline, which has incredible sound effects and views. Abuts the Gitchi-Gami Trail.

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

MLS 31458 $199,900

MLS 30745 $175,000

1544 E Hwy 61

Year round log cabin; cathedral ceilings, wood floors, 3/4 bath, bunkroom and attached garage. 150 ft of shoreline.

1BR, 1BA cabin with spectacular 342’ of shoreline. Great views and privacy but within walking distance of town.

MLS 31464 $399,900

MLS 31376 $459,900

East Hwy 61

1.24 A, 200’ ledgerock shoreline embedded with Thomsonite stones. Views of Artist Point and the Sawtooth Mtns.

MLS 31543 $319,900

7367 E Hwy 61

Private 11.15A; 7+ A south of 61, 4+ north of 61 AND 318 ft of shoreline! Very heavily wooded lot with mature trees.

Superb 3BR cabin with 208’ of majestic Lake Superior shoreline on two wooded acres. A real North Shore escape.

MLS 31460 $169,900

MLS 31139 $429,000

Ng PENdi 4780 Chicago Bay

3BR, 2BA Senty log home, 555’ of shore. Flute Reed River frontage and garage with guest quarters.

MLS 30723 $699,900

1658 Croftville Rd

46 Spruce Point Rd

3BR, 2BA Lake Superior home with 225+ feet of easily accessible shoreline on a very private lot.

MLS 31377 $489,900

Tom Lake

MLS 31394 $124,900

Clearwater Lake

MLS 31583 $185,000

MLS TBD $309,900

Poplar Lake

Spacious 2BR,1BA cabin with 135’ shore just a few feet from the water’s edge. Sleeping loft, screened porch, and full kitchen.

MLS 31463 $239,900

Hovland Shores

2942 West Hwy 61

8650 W Hwy 61

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

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

3BR, 2BA home, great views and numerous updates. Rare opportunity on Thomsonite Beach!

3BR, 2BA cabin on 2A with 150’ shoreline. Beautiful rocky shoreline with private inlet!

MLS 30833 $269,900

MLS 27872 $199,500 - $239,000

MLS 31383 $612,000

MLS 30827 $359,000


Devil Track Lake

3BR,2BA custom home on 1.5 A with 200 feet of lakeshore! Huge garage and cute 1BR guest cottage complete the package.

MLS 31393 $469,900


Arrowhead Trail

Fully insulated log cabin overlooking McFarland Lake on very private 20A. Abuts the BWCAW; close to public water access.

MLS 31180 $169,900

Poplar Lake

1004 Devil Track Rd

MLS 31231 $329,900

MLS 30784 $299,900

Year ‘round 4 BR home/cabin. BWCAW access, but close to mid-trail restaurants, lodges, ski and snowmobile trails.


2BR, 1BA cabin on 1.09 acres with 100’ frontage. Cabin is located on the south shore of Clearwater Lake. Direct BWCAW access.

Rare and accessible 171’ shoreline with beautiful gravel beach minutes from Grand Marais. Level lot, mature trees, driveway and a cleared building area.



3BR cabin with 200’ shoreline. Propane range, fridge and lights set up for your generator, and lake draw water system.

(218) 387-2131 (800) 732-2131

2 bedroom cabin; easily accessible shoreline on Devil Track Lake. Detached garage with guest area; new mound septic system.


120 Brule Valley Trl Custom built timberframe built out of cedar, pine and tamarack. Access to Lost Lake and a private landing on the Brule River.

MLS 31117 $98,800

30 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

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

McFarland Lake

Fowl Lake

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

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

MLS 31396 $189,900

MLS 27427 $149,900

Devil Track Lake

3BR, 2BA home close to town. 98’+ frontage, writer/artist studio attached to the garage. Reasonable price!

MLS 31562 $280,000

Homes & Cabins

East Hwy 61

2+ A just outside city limits. Easy building site, nice healthy mix of trees and an easy walk or bike ride into town.

MLS 31471 $89,900

4675 E Hwy 61

5 beautiful acres with great views of Lake Superior. Driveway already in as well as 30 by 30 garage.

MLS 31118 $89,900

Camp 20 Road

Charming, craftsman built cabin on 37+ acres. Great trout fishing in No Name Lake is right across the road and Lake Superior views.

MLS 31485 $199,000

401 County Road 14

37 Hammer Road

Lake and Chicago Bay views. Garage is a work of art; living space above is one of the best studios or guest quarters imaginable.

MLS 31275 $169,900

1612 E Hwy 61

3BR, 2BA home on 10A. Fenced fields and barn. If you like horses or animals, this is the home for you!

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

MLS 31299 $229,900

MLS 30980 $99,900

3165 E Hwy 61

5.47A, State owned Lake Superior shore across the Highway. Open floor plan, tons of windows, full walkout basement and 2 story garage.

MLS 31304 $249,900

4695 E Hwy 61

3BR,2BA on 5+A. with great Lake Superior views. Wooded, peaceful and private, 15 minutes from town.

MLS 31225 $259,900

Ng PENdi 45 Caspers Hill Rd

2BR,1BA; 5A with gardens and mature trees. 2 car garage, workshop and 2 BR guest cabin. Open floor plan, lots of windows.

MLS 31429 $229,900

512 W 5th Ave

3BR, 2BA ; full basement that can be finished off for added living space. Large garage and nice size lot.

MLS 31220 $155,000

103 Coyote Ridge

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

MLS 30988 $72,900

5 County Road 44

3BR, 3BA with views of Lake Superior! 15 wooded acres, newer septic, garage and HUGE pole building.

MLS 31255 $339,900

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

3005 W Hwy 61

2BR home; energy efficient with minimal maintenance. 10+A with great Lake Superior views and spacious attached two car garage.

MLS 31298 $239,900


Casper Hill Road

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

MLS 28297 $185,000

Sawbill Trail

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

121 Cramer Road

3BR, 3BA, Lake Superior views; 500’ shore on Cross River. 10 x 16 workshop with heat and electricity.

MLS 30404 $109,000

MLS 31575 $229,900

2982 Co Rd 7

Moose Valley Road

206 N Broadway

2-3 BR, large living room, sunny sitting room and attached garage. Large, fenced in lot and views of Lake Superior,

MLS 31555 $139,900


406 W 2nd Ave

Conveniently located clean and tidy 1BR, 1BA home priced right! Ready to go with newer roof, spacious front yard.

MLS 31529 $98,000

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.

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

MLS 29898 $187,900

MLS 30755 $199,900

3BR home; high ceilings, new wood floors and full basement on 5A. Abuts Federal land, many gardens and large pole building.

MLS 31333 $194,900

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

MLS 29865 $283,500


North Road

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

MLS 31427 $249,900

1817 County Road 7 2BR, 2 BA on 10A, in the country, but near town. Newer upgrades, large garage with separate work area.

MLS 31179 $229,000

Wildwood Acres

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

MLS 30861 $329,900

120 8th Ave West

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

MLS 30880 $289,900

1654 Camp 20 Rd

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

MLS 28784 $99,900


Coyote Ridge

Charming one room cabin, just minutes from town, on a lovely 5A parcel, complete with a babbling creek!

MLS 31508 $87,900

701 E 5th St

Sunny 3BR home with cathedral ceilings, lots of knotty pine woodwork, open floor plan and in floor heat.

MLS 31611 $163,900

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 31


101 West Hwy. 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604

This mini golf course has a proven track record with loads of yet-to-berealized potential as well. Call now for your private showing.

MLS 31607 $250,000

Hwy 61 Opportunity

Well constructed and maintained commercial building with unlimited potential in the heart of town.

MLS 30709 $179,900


Devil Track Lake

150 – 400’ shoreline, 2.5 – 9.55 acres

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

23 – 200A, great parcels in the woods!

4th Ave East

NEW - 9.9 acres and over 900 ft of

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

MLS 30871 $89,900

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.

MLS 28867 $54,900

108 Gunflint Trail

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

MLS 27325 $259,900

1.2A to 34+ acres

shoreline. MLS 31473 $64,900 MLS 29915 $67,500 MLS 29486 $69,900 MLS 29490 $65,900 MLS 30123 $169,900

Bluefin Bay NEW Unit 48

MLS 31380 $439,000

Unit 7

3 bedroom, 2 bath

MLS 30758 $345,000

McFarland Lake

Unit 16

PENDING - MLS 27962 $37,500

MLS 30757 $335,000

County Rd 70

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

MLS 31108 $54,900

Morgan Road

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

MLS 31192 $119,900 - $199,900

MLS 28517 $32,900 - $199,900

West 15th Ave NEW Affordable city lot in Grand

Marais at a great price!

MLS 31424 $15,000 lent quiet location near town. Survey done, septic sites identified.

MLS 31381 $69,900

MLS 31215 $97,500 MLS 31216 $99,900 SOLD - MLS 30806 $77,900 MLS 31140 $63,900 - $155,000

Unit 31

MLS 31484 $49,900 MLS 31483 $54,900 MLS 31482 $64,900

Kemo Lake

3 bedroom, 2 bath

2.34A; 200’ of shore on a great trout lake.. Access from Kemo Cut-Off Road via Trestle Pine Road.

MLS 30352 $169,900

Pike Lake

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

MLS 31138 $229,000

Unit 72

MLS 30898 $565,000

Temperance Landing

MLS 30400 $185,500

1.5 – 3A, beautiful shore on BWCAW lake. Healthy mix of trees, good road access, and electric. 1.5A MLS 31199 $165,000 3A MLS 31200 $295,000 1.5A MLS 31201 $175,000

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

MLS 29325 $659,000

Ward Lake

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

MLS 29560 $117,500

Chester Lake NEW The only private parcel on Chester

Lake. 40 acres and 300’ frontage. One of a kind opportunity!

MLS 31502 $179,000

NEW Saganaga Lake 1.1 – 7.5 Acres

MLS 31561 $250,000 MLS 31563 $135,000

NEW Trout Lake

Desirable, rare lot on Trout Lake. 2.5A, wooded, 224’ of beautiful unspoiled frontage.

MLS 31581 $118,000

32 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

MLS 31317 $199,900

Arrowhead Trail 40 – 120A priced right!

MLS 30659 $46,900 MLS 30668 $129,900 MLS 30669 $79,900

E Hwy 61

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

MLS 29263 $60,000

Three parcels 5.34A - 7.11A, close to town, Lake Superior Views.

1 bedroom, 1 bath

Gunflint Trail PENDING - MLS 29652 $64,900 Durfee Creek

County Road 48 NEW 5A, Lake Superior Views! Excel- NEW

2 bedroom, 2 bath

2.9 – 40 acres.

West Bearskin Lake

Lake Superior View 20+ Acr es

79+A; 700’ shore; maple forest, high ground for building. Just minutes from town.

MLS 30167 $184,500

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

20 – 40A, year round access, utilities! 40A MLS 31202 $199,900 20A MLS 31203 $99,900 20A MLS 31204 $99,900

Irish Creek Road NEW 23A priced over $12,000 lower

land at an absolutely rock bottom price. Wildlife AND access to private fishing lake. MLS 31426 $59,900

than county valuation! Endless recreational possibilities.

209’ – 326’ shoreline, 5 – 14.62 acres

Caribou Trail

MLS 29771 $144,900

MLS 31392 $29,500

MLS 31055 $399,900

5.68 acre residential lot with some Lake Superior views from north end of lot.

Lost Lake Rd NEW 61.56A of premier recreational

Birch Lake

Tom Lake SOLD - MLS 30731 $54,900

County Road 7 MLS 31119 $68,900

116A with ponds, pines, great views, raspberries and much more. Great hunting or getaway.

MLS 31209 $36,900

2010 W Hwy 61

MLS 30956 $99,900

MLS 31425 $49,900

120 acres, surrounded by USFS, less than ¼ mile away from Swamp River MLS 31451 $99,900 Private 40A surrounded by Gov’t land. Nice forest of mature, 1000’ Swamp River shoreline.

with wildlife, creeks, ponds AND access to a private fishing lake.

MLS 29770 $39,900

15.4A, stunning views, subdividing pos40.98A, wildlife beyond your sible. dreams. Perfect for a getaway cabin or for any recreational use you can think of. MLS 30951 $149,000

Otter Lake Road

Swamp River

Camp 20 Road NEW 102A premier recreational land


Inland Lake Lots

Co m m e r ic a l


(218) 387-2131 (800) 732-2131


25A with Lake Superior views as well as surrounding hills and ridges. Surveyed into three lots for easy subdivision.

MLS 31533 $184,900

North Road

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

MLS 31554 $54,900

Deeryard LakegRoad

Bloomquist Mtn Rd, NEW 6.13A in a great neighborhood.

Private but close to town.

MLS 31478 $49,900

N ENdi P MLS 29455 $159,900

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

West Hwy 61

2.76A, 200’ frontage on Hwy 61 in Tofte. Septic sites identified. 5.84A 10 miles east of Grand Marais. Driveway in, several nice building sites, power at MLS 30417 $74,900 property line. 8th Ave West MLS 31109 $49,700 Centrally located lot; mature trees and flower beds.


Whispering Pine Trail

MLS 31256 $49,900

County Rd 69

MLS 31230 $54,900

2.7A, building site, septic site and electric- County Road 6 ity all set to install! 20.7A; drilled well, storage shed, sauna and generator system. Abuts Federal land on 2 sides. MLS 31319 $59,900 Good location and large tract. Power available. Access via logging road and easement off Arrowhead Trail.

JUST IN! Devil Track Lake

Affordable cabin on the north shore of Devil Track Lake! Features 153 ft of beautiful shoreline, two cabins, septic system and a drilled well.

MLS TBD $169,900

REALTORS®: Mike Raymond, Broker • Gail J. Englund, GRI • Doug Anderson OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS: Mary Sommerness & Carol Holmberg • (800) 387-9599 (218) 387-9599 • Fax (218) 387-9598 • PO Box 938, 14 S. Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604


IN HOVLAND. Original log cottage lovingly upgraded w/new addition. 289’ gentle ledgerock shore. 5.35 acres. MLS #31527 $649,000.


This 1 BR plus den, 1 bath unit has fantastic views of Lake Superior and Artists Point. Excellent rental history. Perfect downtown location. MLS #31437 $249,500.

CONDO AT ASPENWOOD. 3 BR/ 3 BA condo with outstanding Lake views. Two fireplaces. Warm, open living area, large family room, attached garage and large deck. Owner/agent. MLS #31164 $399,900.

LAKE SUPERIOR LOG HOME. 3 BR, 2 BA beautiful stately

home with 304’ Lake Superior shoreline. Two detached garages for your cars, trucks and toys. Living room has huge windows, open feeling and stone fireplace. Dining room opens to wrap-around deck. Gourmet kitchen. One garage has sleeping space and a mancave upstairs. MLS #31250 $795,000.

HARBOR VIEW SHORES LOT. Outstanding privacy and stunning

ledgerock shoreline. 221’ Lake Superior shore. One of only 11 HVS lots. Private road and underground utilities. MLS #31136 $379,000.


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.

SUPERIOR HOME AND COTTAGE. Lovely 5 BR, 2 BA rambler on 400’

of spectacular pebble beachfront. Desirable Cascade Beach Road. 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 in private setting near the lake. Managed vacation rental. MLS #30924 $798,500.


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 $625,000. EAST BAY SUITES. 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 $139,900.


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.


custom-built 3 BR/2 BA 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.


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

MLS #30574 $299,000.


E TTremendous views of Lake Superior. comfortable living space with wood PRICCED! Large burning fireplace. Completely upgraded. U Year round living or investment rental. RED Amenities include pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and more. MLS #30701 $96,500.

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.


GO-FER CABINS. 8 cabins

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 $385,000.

(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.

across from the harbor. Great view of the harbor from .55-acre site. Zoning allows for commercial and residential mix. MLS #30620 $395,000.

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.


BOAT IN/FLY IN FISHING LODGE. Three rental cabins and


zoned GC. Location, visibility, nice forest, lake view. Includes a third (one-acre) parcel zoned residential. MLS #30780 $260,000. 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.

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.

july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 33


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.

Lakelots start at $105,900. CASCADE LAKE PRIVACY. This is


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 #31382 $584,500.

GREAT POPLAR LAKE LOCATION. Large 2.11-acre parcel, 244’

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 wellmaintained cabin, sauna, dock and outhouse. Easy year-round access. Unique opportunity to own a private wilderness compound!

frontage in quiet bay w/charming cabin sitting at water’s edge. Many recent updates, stone fireplace with wood stove. Space to build main house and garage.


CABIN ON GUNFLINT LAKE.Part of the Summer Home Group

MLS #31513 $824,000

tucked in the woods overlooking 250’ of shoreline. Recent addition with lots of bedrooms and lake views. The 2.98 acres has white pine, palisade views and direct BWCA access.

MLS #31497 $339,500.

DREAM LAKESHORE PROPERTY! Charming older cabin sits between both

Hungry Jack Lake and W. Bearskin, with 150’ on each. Private location with pristine views. Access to BWCAW from both lakes.

MLS #31584 $235,000. INCOMPARABLE GUNFLINT LAKE. On the premier point between Gunflint

Lake and Magnetic Lake sits a charming cottage with spectacular views. Right on the Canadian border, at the end of the road, the 680 feet of frontage on both lakes has high views, accessible shore, dense conifers and classic boundary waters shoreline. There’s only one like this. MLS #31477 $875,000.

PRIVATE CHARMING CABIN ON GREENWOOD LAKE. 2 acres near BWCAW with 400’ shoreline

and spectacular views. 1 BR cabin with fireplace. Outhouse; 2 septic sites located. A recreational paradise! MLS #31315 $255,000.

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 $198,500.

2 BR / 1 BA CABIN ON DEVIL TRACK LAKE. Charming cabin with detached garage on north side of lake with 103’ shoreline. Level lot with mature trees. Excellent recreational lake. Minutes to golf course and to town. MLS #31342 $189,000.

DEVIL TRACK LAKE PRIVACY. Charming family cabin with

wrap-around windows for superb lake views. 300’ of inviting shoreline, features rare natural boat slip/ protective island. Cute bunkhouse at water’s edge. Multi-car detached garage for toys. New septic in summer of 2011. MLS #31358 $329,900.

MLS #31491 $239,900.

leases, this 2 BR, 1 BA cabin has full view of Gunflint Lake and Canada. Screened porch, large open living/dining room.

MLS #31237 $190,000.


Charming custom-built 1 BR cabin with 150’ E C I on desirable Trout Lake. Knotty pine R ! P CED shoreline paneling, lots of artistic touches. 3.27 acres. U MLS #31258 $235,000. RED



Classic lake cabin with room for the whole family. 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 $137,900.


Cedar log cabin with sauna bldg., E CABIN. cabin, storage bldg. 150’ shoreline. Great PRICCED!guest view of palisade. Direct BWCAW access. U D MLS #28409 $275,000. E R

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

E charming log bunkhouse, 1-car garage. PRICCED!deck, Great privacy, large dock on 150’ shoreline. U MLS #28865 $219,900. RED

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.


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. MLS #30831 $315,500.

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.

NORTH WOODS ESCAPE / RENTAL.. Custom 2 bdr/2bath home on

E Poplar Creek near mid-Trail w/charming features, porch, large deck. Shared use of Poplar PRICCED!4-season Lake shore with dock. Excellent rental income U too! MLS #30618 $254,900. RED CLASSIC LOG HOME ON TUCKER LAKE. 3 BR, 2 BA home

on 12 acres of the purest privacy. 980’ Tucker Lake, 300’ Benning Lake, and 200’ Little Iron frontage. Spectacular great room facing the lake. Designer, gourmet kitchen.

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.

SPECTACULAR PRIVATE PARCEL ON LITTLE IRON LAKE. 1000’ shoreline with coves, pali-

sades, old growth pines. Build sites with view of islands. No blowdown or fire damage.

MLS #29896 $329,000.


Well built, secluded cabin, 9 heavily E AWAY. C I wooded acres R ! P CED splits property.w/300’ shore. The Grade Road U MLS #26990 $125,900. RED

BORDER, BEAUTY AND BWCAW. A private wilderness escape,

North Fowl Lake. 2 bdrs, full kitchen, comfortable living room and large deck. Sauna, storage shed and dock. Great privacy, 200’ shoreline, abutting the BWCAW. Water access.

MLS #30184 $199,000.


shore parcels. Over 320 acres and almost 12,000’ of shoreline on 3 lakes—Harriet Lake, Dam Five Lake and Sister Lake. Good road, Superior Nat’l Forest surrounding. Priced below appraised value. Other divisions available.

MLS #30912 $2,800,000.

S c a n yo u r smartphone h e re ! • (800) 387-9599 Fax (218) 387-9598 • 34 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012


HOMES & CABINS NEW! CHARMING 3 BR HOME IN LUTSEN. Walking distance to all conveniences. New roof and septic system, new deck. Views of Lake Superior. MLS #TBD $189,500.


gourmet kitchen, spacious lower level with walkout, fenced yard and lovely gardens. Great corner lot. MLS #31576 $359,900.


private 1.25 acres. New construction, custom built. Includes matching 2-car garage. Great starter home! MLS#31560 $168,500.


wooded 1-acre lot. Open living area and 12’ x 14’ attached garage space. Large storage shed, outhouse. Two large patio doors looking out to private woods. Dug well. MLS #31452 $59,900. A GREAT ESCAPE! Well-built cabin w/40 acres. Full kitchen, bed, living area. Covered deck and extension. Close to Magney State Park and Brule River. Solar electric system. Seasonal Lake Superior view. Seasonal access. MLS #31107 $149,900.

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 $245,900.

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-


E floor heat system, partial foundation, kitchen, PRICCED!bath, flooring, insulation, some doors and windows, deck—too much to list here! Good EDU well and septic, heated garage, and raised-bed gardens. MLS #30681 $217,000.


with 2 BR/3 BA, a huge deck, 3-car garage, plus a 3100 sq. ft. shop/office/apartment bldg. Five acres in maple forest with Superior views, tons of privacy. More land available. MLS #30646 $599,000.

COUNTRY HOME IN LUTSEN. 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. CEDAR LOG CABIN. Secluded 20 acres, old growth pine, stunning views of private lake on USFS land. Private and gated road. Walking distance to Devilfish Lake. MLS #30350 $87,500.


Stunning views, privacy and seclusion. Quality timberframe, large windows, expansive deck. Solar power. Walking distance to McFarland Lake and BWCAW. MLS #30582 $187,000.

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.


NEW! GREAT LUTSEN LOCATION. 4.09 acres, power and phone. Walk to landing on Christine Lake. Adjoins state land. MLS #31546 $52,900.

NEAR DEVIL TRACK. 6 acres, Pine Mt. Rd., quiet &

private. Great location. MLS #30768 $55,000. MAGNEY PARK AREA. 20 acres, good road, nice forest, walk to state park & Brule River. MLS #30699 $44,900. NEAR SUGAR LOAF COVE. 20 acres, Superior views, pines, yr-rd road, power/phone. MLS #30420 $118,700. BEAUTIFUL WOODS. 72+ acres, remote privacy in Hovland area. Seller will build driveway. MLS #30072 $159,000. LUTSEN HOME SITE. Affordable, common areas, easy road access, water/sewer, power. MLS #30066 $44,000. 20 WITH SUPERIOR VIEW. Build home or retreat here, adjoins USFS, walk to state park/Brule River/Superior. MLS #29662 $69,900. FIVE AC NEAR TOWN. Ready to build, Croftville location, Superior view, nice forest, RC/Residential zoning. MLS #29562 $80,000. 20 ACRES NEAR HOVLAND. Good L.S. view, driveway stubbed in, yr-rd road, power/phone. MLS #28459 $75,400. THREE LOTS NEAR OBERG MT. Rollins Ridge Plat lots near X/C ski, Lutsen. Superior views, creek, Onion River Rd. MLS #28495, 28496, 30151 From $52,000. NEAR GRAND MARAIS. 5 acre home site, meadows/ garden area, mature trees. Driveway in, power/phone. MLS #27248 PRICE REDUCED $59,900. FIVE WOODED ACRES. Surveyed. Septic and access road in place. Close to Devil Track Lake. MLS #30770 $65,000.


Deep wooded home site just steps from Devil Track DNR access. Enjoy the lake without the high taxes! MLS#31534 $74,900. 80 ACRES-MISQUAH HILLS. Fronts large moose pond, USFS on 3 sides. Seller to build road. MLS #31472 $239,900. RURAL HOME SITE.4.9 acres, nice trees, county rd, power/phone, adjoins USFS. MLS 31379 $62,900. WOODED AND REMOTE ‘40’. Powers Lake Rd close to Tom & Devil Fish Lk. Priced below assessed value. Nice trees, survey. MLS #31397 $66,000. 8 ACRE HOME SITE. Nice woods, County Rd #14, power/ phone, adjoins USFS. MLS #31481 $47,900. HOME SITE WITH MEADOW. 12 acres, large garden area, Co. Rd. #14, power/phone, adjoins USFS. MLS #31486 $52,900. BARKER LAKE AREA. 20 ac, good seasonal road, more land avail. Owner/Agent. MLS #30001 $59,900. BRULE LAKE AREA. Rare 37 acres near Brule Lk. Yr-rd road, walk to Little Cascade. Owner/Agent. MLS #31173 $199,000. PRIVACY HOME SITE. 5 acres, dense woods, dead-end rd, adjoins USFS. Close to town. MLS #30698 $52,900. DRAMATIC SUPERIOR VIEW. Cliffs of Chicago Bay view, 3 high lots to choose, mature mixed forest, south exposure. MLS #31060 $54,900. RECREATIONAL PARCELS. A 40 ac, & adjoining 22 ac off Camp 20 Rd, nice trees, easy access, adjoins USFS. MLS #31035 $42,900/MLS #31036 $32,900.

RIVER/CREEK FRONTAGE NEW! 80 ACRES WITH LAKE SUPERIOR VIEWS. Mountain top, beaver ponds, creek and Judge Magney State Park on 2 sides. Owner/agent. MLS#31586 $149,900. 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 access. MLS #31332 $109,500.

38+ ACRES WITH JONVICK CREEK FRONTAGE. Lake Superior Views. Owner/agent.

MLS #30070 $250,000.


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. MLS #30960 $139,900.

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’ frontage on Mons Creek. Great building site. Private deeded access to Lost Lake. MLS #30270 $69,900.


Easy road access. Good building sites. Mature trees. Deeded access to Lost Lake. MLS #31103 $79,900. • (800) 387-9599 Fax (218) 387-9598 • july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 35

Sunshine Day Dreams, Walking in the Tall Trees…Summer is Here! Call Timberwolff for your personal Tour of homes & Land!!!

L o c a l 6 6 3 - 8 7 7 7 • To l l f r e e ( 8 7 7 ) 6 6 4 - 8 7 7 7

Lake Superior awaitS You, expLore Your opportunitieS! new! spaCious LiVinG on Lake supeRioR! Ceiling

to Floor windows welcome you in to this Lovely townhome at the Best of Blue Fin’s tofte Cove! Meander to the Lake Superior Beach just steps from the home, or just sit back and enjoy the interior of this well appointed Super townhome with updated kitchen! mLs#31361 $574,900

new! no eneRGy FoR upkeep? not

enough time for a full time place? then this Luxury ¼ share townhome at Surfside is perFeCt! Just come visit when you want and forget about it when you’re gone, this townhome generates rental revenue, and with shared ownership, it’s affordable! $220,000 best priced share on the market, $5k below the rest! mLs#31488

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 $260,000

new!! 450 FT oF Lake supeRioR soLiTude wiTh a FamiLy sTyLe home. Spend your days

exploring the shoreline, hike through the nearly 8 acres of land…then come back to an aMaZinG home with wall to wall windows capturing the Lake Views! 4 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, wrap around decks almost leading to water’s edge anD a detached garage, what more do you want in your Lake Superior home? oh yes, a Sauna at the water’s edge too! mLs#Tba $799,000

TimbeRFRame oVeRLookinG Lake supeRioR!

a Masterpiece, designed to enhance the Stunning Lake Superior Views from eVerY room! Stroll through the home and admire the craftsmanship of the exposed timbers with amazing peg joinery! Sharp Great room features Vaulted ceilings, & locally handcrafted Cherry Mission Style Fireplace, very warm and welcoming! phenom kitchen features custom handcrafted Cherry Cabinetry and exposed Beamed Ceiling! Guest apt above garage too!! mLs#31145 ReduCed! $529,000

LuTsen's Lake supeRioR spaRkLeR! winding drive leads

minT CondiTion moVe in Ready home Home has a

you away from the hustle of the highway and into a peaceful oasis where only the waves lapping the ledgerock will occupy your days! Vaulted ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors, you need only imagine what you can do with the space to make it just right for you! Year round living with detached garage!

Super Location for hikers, walk to Judge Magney State park from your front door! the interior will wow you with Contemporaryfinishings, Conversational Fireplace, aMaZinG baths, large Master Suite and incredible Custom kitchen…we would not mislead you, this Lake Superior home is it! priced to Sell!

mLs# 30676 $429,000

mLs#31133 $479,000

wowZZZeR whaT a CuTe CoTTaGe!

warm and Cozy, perched at the edge of Lake Superior with expansive Views of the Big Lake! walk to the spa at Surfside resort, or bike to temperance river State park. Great location and Great opportunity to have a Year round Cottage on the Big Lake For a Great price!

mLs#28661 $299,000 ReduCed To seLL!

new! buiLd now on LuTsen’s Lake supeRioR!

this homesite with driveway in place is tucked in to the heart of Lutsen with 150 ft of VerY nice ledgerock shoreline with seasonal creek meandering along the property line. Lots of pines, Super Views! Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

mLs#31207 $295,000

GeTaway aT ChaTeau on Lake supeRioR!

nearly a 70% increase in revenues!! this is a Great Condo with incredible views from private deck! ask for #31 for the Best!!

mLs#26043 ReduCed! $129,900

mLs#29624 $179,000; mLs#26022 ReCenT upGRades! $209,900; mLs#30021 $224,900; or mLs#30675 ReduCed! $279,000 Seller Financing available, Great opportunity!

Spectacular Ledgerock Jutting in to the Big Lake totally accessible! perfect Build Site to Capture Sunrises and Sunsets, and get there sooner, just over an hour from Duluth!

mLs#30422 $409,000

LoG Cabin on Lake supeRioR!

LuTsen sea ViLLas!

rock Skippin’ or toe Dippin’ the Villas are the family getaway resort feel you’re looking for! one, two and 3 bedrms available!!

Ready To buiLd on Lake supeRioR!

Townhome aT LuTsen ResoRT!

enjoy Lake Views in the Lap of Luxury! well Furnished, Functional Design and rental revenues! mLs#28460 $499,000 or Half Share $279,000

enjoy family gatherings in this 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 ReduCed!

ViSit uS at w w w.tiMBerwoLFFreaLtY.CoM For piCture SLiDeSHow! 36 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

FaMiLY Fun on tHe inLanD waterS oF tHe Great nortHwooDS!

sa L e inG d n e p

deLuxe Camp on CaRibou Lake! rustic Lake

new! wiLdeRness LiVinG

in the Midst of Many lakes, this home will exceed your expectations! this home is a Stone’s throw to trestle pine Lake and the twin Lakes for Superb fishing! Home features vaulted ceilings in Great room with tons of windows, large kitchen will accommodate your family gatherings at the up north Cabin!

mLs#31318 $199,000

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. ReduCed To seLL! $355,000

Living with cabin, log outhouse, log shower house and yr round dock on 150 ft of Caribou Lake! white pine, red pine, Spruce, and deep shoreline!

yeaR Round Lake LiVinG on pike Lake!

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

mLs#31096 $225,900 supeR VaLue!

$189,900 Look now, Great price!

new! a pieCe oF hisToRy wiTh a FLaRe To The modeRn on biRCh Lake! Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? this is one of the Coolest Lake homes we’ve encountered from the custom crafted wood and iron work in the original log cabin to the modern addition with Master Suite and to Die For kitchen! all this on one of the BeSt lakes up the Gunflint trail!


mLs#31539 $565,000 a must see!

empTy nesTeRs dReam 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 ReduCed! $389,000

exquisiTe LiVinG on Lake ChRisTine in LuTsen! 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! mLs#30482 $499,900

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 $245,900


GReen LiVinG on GusT Lake!

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!

mLs#24243 ReduCed! $329,000

ChaRminG FishinG CoTTaGe wiLdeRness LiVinG on The 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! mLs#26803

ReduCed! $159,900

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! mLs#30251


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 $249,000

Call Timberwolff for your personal Tour of homes & Land!!! L o c a l 6 6 3 - 8 7 7 7 • To l l f r e e ( 8 7 7 ) 6 6 4 - 8 7 7 7

we HaVe Great propertieS, no SCat! CaLL tiMerwoLFF (877)664-8777 (218)663-8777 july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 37

Sunshine Day Dreams, Walking in the Tall Trees…Summer is Here! Call Timberwolff for your personal Tour of homes & Land!!! L o c a l 6 6 3 - 8 7 7 7 • To l l f r e e ( 8 7 7 ) 6 6 4 - 8 7 7 7

MoVe in anD kiCk BaCk For SuMMer Fun at Your up nortH HoMe! new! GoRGeous home on CaRibou TRaiL HuGe Value!tons of

light flows through this lovely 3-4 bedroom home with main level living and lower level walk out featuring tons of space for entertaining! Manicured lawn, 2 car garage all within minutes of Lutsen Mountains, a MuSt See to understand the value!

$243,000 pRiCed To seLL mLs#31522

musT see inTeRioR! GiVe This home a Look

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! mLs#31019 $325,000

mLs#30939 $199,000

mLs#30587 $169,000

the peace and solitude with year round access this year round Cottage offers very near to pike Lake outside of Grand Marais! Move in ready, with Some Finishing touches to the upstairs, You will Love this Spot!

mLs#31573 $165,000

Schroeder, this home has 2 large bedrooms, nice open kitchen, dining and family room with tons of windows and a wood stove to keep it cozy! nearly new construction, Year round access, electricity and well, just some finishing touches left to do to make this your Special northwoods home! a Must See!!

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!

whaT aRe you waiTinG FoR! supeR home supeR VaLue!

$149,000 seller says show me an offer! mLs#31158

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!

new! enjoy Lake supeRioR bReeZes on the

mLs#30771 $210,000

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!

new! inspiRaTion up noRTh with Simple Living! enjoy

new! make This Cabin on 9 ac your own! super spot up the Cramer road in

Loaded wiTh poTenTiaL! From the

awesome LoCaTion on Sugar

new! Lake supeRioR Views, inCRedibLe LoCaTion! this home sleeps tons,

new! sTop payinG ouTRaGeous RenT and buy

this super cute tofte home! Features 2-3 bedrooms, great family room and kitchen, and a four season porch where you can enjoy the sunrises with your coffee in hand! 2 car garage with attached art studio, all on a corner lot! $159,000


deeded access to Lake superior!

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

ReduCed! $259,000

LoG home LoVeRs musT see!

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! mLs#30208


sprawling porch of this newly updated Grand Marais home! Fresh kitchen opening to a light-filled dining room highlights the home. Family home with garage! Fresh fish at Harleys, the angry trout and Java Moose coffee a minute away.

mLs#31092 $269,900

generates great rental revenues and borders the Cascade river State park overlooking Lake Superior in between Lutsen and Grand Marais!

mLs#31098 $289,900

sunRises oVeR Lake supeRioR!

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!

mLs#27758 $419,000 ReduCed To seLL!!

TReeTop LiVinG on Top oF LuTsen!

3 bd/2 ba 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! mLs#29586

$345,000 ReduCed!

CaRibou hiGhLands Townhomes aT LuTsen mounTains offers 1-4 bedroom condos and townhomes with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, biking, golfing at Superior national within minutes, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, kayaking and canoeing…and with the low maintenance, you won’t worry about a Honey Do list, you’ll JuSt enJoY tHe nortH SHore! new! mLs#31218 $125,000; mLs#29293 $329,000 and

mLs#30658 $319,000

Call TimbeRwoLFF ReaLTy or visit for more information! 38 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012


s, tes t l es


de ior



dal e of ng e

n ws


s G

s t e







CaMpn’, Huntn’ anD Fun GetawaY CaBinS anD LanD For SaLe! 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!

FisheRman’s dReam shaCk on 4 ac in Lutsen’s Honeymoon trail area, year rd access, electric in the midst of tonS of lakes!

sa L e inG d n e p

mLs#30641 $99,900

mLs#30285 $62,900

sunRise RidGe Cabin near Superior’s

Sugarloaf Cove. Yr round access, this little log cabin is the perfect basecamp for your outdoor adventures!

mLs#31143 $99,000

new! ChRisTine Lake aRea GeTaway Cabins!

wiLson Lake baCk LoT

mLs#31254 $93,500


2 Deluxe Camp Cabins on a gorgeous 10 ac in Lutsen, only a minute to Caribou trail with year round access! Deluxe outhouse & sauna ready for use after fishing one of the tons of lakes within a minute's drive!

bordering Superior national Forest, Boreal Forest with little camping shack in mint condition! mLs#27884

LanD Ho! CHeCk out tiMBerwoLFF’S LanD! SiLVer BaY to LittLe MaraiS to FinLanD area building sites on ninemile Lake from $25,000! mLs#25329 30 ac along the Little manitou River! Super Lake Views with Hwy 61 frontage, borders state land! mLs#24573 nearly 10 acres with super Views and bordering County Land on Lupin Drive with Mint Condition 5th wheel Move in ready! mLs#30736 $139,900 shovel point Views in maple Forest huGe Views, Super Build Site mLs#29893 reDuCeD $99,000 wilderness 20 acres on and off blesner Lake! nice Maple Forest with some southern exposure, perfect wilderness hiking getaway! Baptism river very nearby, snowmobile trail at edge of property makes for wonderful summer hiking! Several parcel available from $39,000! mLs#24782 new! prime Commercial Land, Great Lake Superior Views and plenty of elbow room right on Highway 61 in between Schroeder and tofte…all it needs is your imagination! mLs#31360 $121,000

SCHroeDer area near CroSS riVer: sugarloaf Road Lake View sites on the hillside overlooking Lake superior, year round access, electric and affordable! 5 to 12 acres, mLs#25630-32 $33,90039,900 reDuCeD suglarloaf Retreats on high Ridge drive with nice Lake Views, year round access, electric and Some Super Sites reDuCeD ranging from $39,900, most sites over 10 acres! mLs#25701-04 10 acres on the Cramer Rd rolling Maple Forest, Super Building

Sites with an even Better price! mLs#29259 $54,900

toFte area near BLueFin BaY reSort! affordable home sites will surprise you! wildwood acres has tons to offer, a nice little community just up the SawBill trail, Super Location, year round access, electric and Great priCeS! CheCk ouT ReCenTLy ReduCed FRom $52,000 down To $39,900! From $15,000 up to $52,000! mLs#27340-24131 LeVeaux mountain overlooking Lake superior in between Lutsen and Tofte, these sites are Spectacular, don’t overlook them! Hill top views, many bordering the Superior national Forest this is the outdoor adventurer’s wonderland! one parcel even has a wildLife pond! prices range from newLY reDuCeD $29,000 up to $69,000 Lake Views! mLs#27035, mLs#30560, mLs#26505 build site at johannes Toftey homestead! Sweet Superior Views in the midst of a healthy Birch Forest, some Mature Spruce Just above Blue Fin Bay on Lake Superior! mLs#29767 $94,900 Toftevaag overlooking Lake superior Some of the Best Value out there for LakeView lots… startingfrom $59,000 with a drilled well, or buy two adjoining parcels for $64,900 each! mLs#24091, mLs#30549 new! Gorgeous nearly 5 acres Stone’s throw to the Big Lake with Views! $99,900 mLs#31528

LutSen Lake ViewS & wiLDerneSS LanDS! super Location up the mink Ranch Road Between downtown Lutsen and the Ski Hill we have 40 acres of wilderness for $119,900

mLs#30777 Super 7’s mean Value!10 ac parcels from $40,900 mLs#30774 or smaller sites with community water and septic from $29,900 mLs#24055 Turnagain Trail near ski hill Road with super Lake superior Views, nicely wooded lot that has been “cleaned up” waiting for you to design your Dream Home in this nice area of Lutsen! mLs#31043 $79,900 30 acres in Clara Lake area of Lutsen, recently selectively logged so you can see what you’re buying, including the great Views of Clara Lake! Year round access, electric, just a great area! mLs#30105 $149,900 reDuCeD 80 acres on the poplar River! Fly Fishermen and women wake up and see the value! Build a cabin on one of a few sites, enjoy wildlife moose ponds, river frontage and plenty of privacy on this gorgeous piece of land! mLs#30714 $149,900 eagle mountain Views at Tait Lake! Gorgeous elevated Build Site among the white pines! Yr rd access and electric, with access to tait Lake! mLs#29788 $89,900 Great price! superior national Golf Course homesite Just off the 7th Green, Seller Says Give an offer a Shot and see if you can make a Hole in one! mLs#30821 $106,000 awesome price with Community water and Sewer! Caribou Lake area maple parcel nearly 3 acres, electric and yrrd access! reDuCeD! mLs#26744 $39,900 boundary waters nearby this wilderness outlot to Tait Lake, with access to tait and Surrounded by Fed Land! reDuCeD! mLs#24173 $29,900 super Caribou Trail location, about a Mile From everything you

want…Lutsen Mountains, the Ski Hill, and Caribou Lake! reDuCeD! mLs#29976 $49,900 10 acres on the honeymoon Trail Great hunting land, hikers dream location, surrounded by Federal Land! mLs#26729 $39,900

GranD MaraiS area Lake ViewS!

new! 10 aCRes wiTh niCe GaRaGe, a Great Base

Camp in Schroeder! Yr round access, a Skip from the Superior national Hiking trail!

mLs#31531 $104,900

inLanD Lake LanD reaDY $57,900-79,900 to BuiLD! opportunity for dock on Caribou Lake! it’s narrow, it’s a little steep, but it’s an opportunity to own a buildable lot on Lutsen’s Caribou Lake! mLs#31226 $49,900! SaLe penDinG!

new! Five acres bordering the Gunflint Trail! Super Location a Minute to eVerYtHinG! Great build site in nice mixed forest! $55,000 mLs#31407 build in Grand marais walk to the harbor from the quiet side of Town, a Corner lot with a meandering creek! mLs#27166 $49,900 aSSeSSMent neGotiaBLe! new! Coyote Ridge 5 ac panoRamiC Lake supeRioR Views! Seriously, these are amazing Views! Just west of Grand Marais, Check it out! mLs#31208 $114,900 reDuCeD nearly 15 acres bordering Cascade River state park! Super Lake Views, Super location off County rd 7! mLs#31097 $275,000 super Lake superior Views on birch drive just west of Grand marais! we can’t decide which we like better, the Views or this price!! mLs#30171 $89,000 Large acreage outside Grand marais! 60 acres with year round access, electric at road, Super price of $99,000 mLs#25923 wiLd FeeLinG but still very near Grand Marais these Cty rd 7 LakeView lots are Sweet, Come and See! mLs#25633 reDuCeD $39,900-89,900 with Driveway in place and cleared build site!

bigsby Lake adjoins Caribou Lake in Lutsen! wilderness Lakeshore with 20 acres with easy access from Caribou trail! mLs#30522 $99,000 reDuCeD!

motivated seller! Gust Lake in Lutsen with drilled well and driveway in place, build site is cleared and ready for your cabin! mLs#24313 $149,900 peaceful oasis on Christine Lake with over 10 acres and 200 ft of shoreline in the heart of Lutsen, enjoy hilltop views of the lake bordering Superior national Forest! mLs#28961 $164,900 swallow Lake in isabella off Hwy 1 on Deep Lake rd, enjoy wilderness Seclusion on a fantastic fishing lake! mLs#30253 $69,900 Finland’s blesner Lake 20 ac 400 ft shoreline! Super location in the midst of many lakes, enjoy fishing and hiking your days away from this large site with tons of shoreline! mLs#28237 $56,000 reDuCeD!

pike Lake Road, a Hop Skip and a Jump to pike Lake! 10 acre ridgetop Views of Surrounding Federal Lands ranging from mLs#26648-26627

ViSit uS at w w w.tiMBerwoLFFreaLtY.CoM For piCture SLiDeSHow! july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 39

Gunflint Realty 1 1 6 W. H w y 6 1 - n e x t t o D a i r y Q u e e n i n G r a n d M a r a i s

800.506.1132 Grand Marais Home 3BR/2BA, one level living with so many E SAL nice features..master G N I BR suite with jacuzzi PEND 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

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 must see! MLS # 29230 $389,900

Poplar Lake Cabin This place is classichardwood 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. Excellent building sites and 2 garages for storing all your toys. Buried electric and solid driveway. MLS # 30599 $224,900

40 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012




218.387.1103 fax

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

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 MLS # 26461 $630,000 one’s a real charmer!

2067 West Hwy. 61 N Ew G Many new updates LISTIN

make this the perfect home. New septic, new exterior paint, newer floors thruout 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

NEw 1079 S. Shore Drive G Charming lakeside 2BR LISTIN

cabin on 5 acres with 150’ shoreline on Devil Track. Exterior improvements include half log siding, a wraparound deck and new roof. You’ll appreciate the new wiring, furnace, energy star windows, new propane fridge and a really cool vintage red range. MLS TBD $239,000

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 movein ready? Don’t pass this one up-call us today! MLS # 30280 $273,795

2128 County Rd. 7 E D!

Beautiful country home just 5 miles 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! REDUCED MLS #29930 $279,500


93 Pike Lake Road C REDU

E D!

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


Featured Listing 214 9th Avenue West N Ew G LISTIN

vISIT oUR wEBSITE To find more information on these properties & more... Call for a FREE info sheet on any property listed in Cook County!

3 plus bedroom comfy family home in quiet Grand Marais location. Enjoy the warmth of pine paneled walls, cedar bathroom, family sized kitchen, and many other quality features. Oversized double garage and private yard. Home has maintenance free exterior and a second kitchen in the lower walkout level-a possible mother in law apartment or rent out for extra income. This place is move in ready. MLS 31459 $219,000

Realtors: Tim kennedy, Broker/Owner Cell: 218-370-0955 vicki wenz, Realtor/Owner Cell: 612-210-0656 Brooke Youngdahl, Realtor Cell: 218-387-4433 Mark Sandbo, Realtor Cell: 218-370-1023

Commercial Lots Cedar Grove Business Park

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.

Downtown Grand Marais 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 $199,900

Land Listings Choice 2+acre parcel in Leveaux Ridge 2nd Addition has spectacular Lake Superior view. Excellent location close to hiking trails, Superior National golf and good restaurants. $74,000 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

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

PRICE REDUCED 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 $49,000

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

waterfront Listings BRULE RIvER 40 acres of end of the road peace and tranquility with over 600’ of frontage on the Brule River. Includes an insulated cabin(8’x12’) with heater for inside camping, outhouse, fire ring area, driveway, and panoramic views. MLS 30505 $99,500 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 PRICE REDUCED $199,900

Chateau Leveaux 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 Summer



july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 41


New Levels of Service

640 Beverly Street • Thunder Bay, Ontario • P7B 0B5 Canada Phone (807) 344-3232 • FAX: (807) 344-5400 • Toll Free 1-888-837-6926 Cell: 807-473-7105 • •



2 well built log homes, each with log sauna buildings, sand beaches, sheltered mooring area, more building sites and southern views of Scotch Lake. Surrounded by crown land and largest of only a few prvate parcels on this huge lake. Very secluded and private. Great fishing/hunting retreat. $1,200,000 CDN

THe POWDeR ISLANDS!! Lake Superior Northshore. Island “A” is 300 acres with 6.8 miles of shoreline, Asking $798,000 CDN; Island “B” is 100 acres with 2.2 miles of shoreline, Asking $398,000 CDN. Less than 1 mile from mainland boat launch, sand and cobble beaches, coves and inlets, water accessible and sheltered. 1/2 hour east of Nipigon, Ontario.

Tremendous Lake Superior building sites. Lakefront and interior lots for sale with docking facilities. Causeway opened year round. Power and phone.

Starting at $55,000 CDN


2 to 95 acres. Starting at USD $90,000

$399,000 CAD

The ultimate fly-in fishing resort. Totally outfitted with all the modern conveniences. 80 miles north of Thunder Bay. Incredible fishing! Main lodge, beach house with sauna and hot tub. Diesel generator, fish cleaning house, boats, motors. Harry Lake is a very large lake with no road access and Harry Lake resort is the only improvement. $395,000 CDN

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

Land Listings

Nan Bradley 218-370-8433

42 North Shore HWy 61 June 2012

NEW! MURMUR CREEK PARCELS Located w/in Cascade xc ski trail system, perfect for your cabin. East Lot 20 acre $65,000 MLS 30585 West Lot 20 acre $55,000 MLS 30584 GRAND MARAIS AREA 5 acre parcel to enjoy life on the shore w/Lk Superior views. $39,000 MLS 29901

$102,500 CAD

Your own private Lake Superior Island paradise. Sheltered by the main land to the north and Victoria Island to the south, this 6.5 acre island is truly unique. With 2600 feet of shoreline and good building envelopes. Great fishing off the island and nearby. Just north of the U.S./Canadian border. $116,000 USD

Sea Gull Lake Retreat

Almost 3000 continuous acres about 35 miles west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Bordering Crown land on the west and road accessible. Many water features and a wide variety of plant and animal life. Many opportunities such as large private compound, your own huge hunting retreat or resort and so on. Mixed timber. $895,000 CAD


$425,000 CDN

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

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

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 & 109,500 MLS 29706 & 29846

Lake Superior Views Near Lutsen

Charming Lutsen Home 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

131 SiLVeR iSLeT AVe

Kitchen w/ solid oak cabinets, ceramic countertops and island. Marble and natural stone fireplaces, ceramic and hardwood decking system and much more. Very bright with breath taking views of Lake Superior and Rossport Harbour.

This 5 A parcel must be seen: stream, pond, waterfall, guest quarters, 3 car garage, fire pit, screen porch & much more. See it now. $279,000 MLS 31375

w ! Ne ting Lis

w ! Ne ting Lis

Deb Niemisto 218-370-8434

Lutsen Townhome

Exceptional Lake Superior Lot. Sheltered from the elements by a point on the next lot. Level, high ground, driveway into property. Outstanding views.


Lake Superior Views


Great Lake Superior Home 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

Traditional 4 season log home with full range of amenities along with 162 feet of Lake Superior frontage on a large 4 acre lot. Includes all appliances, 100K in solar and wind hydro generating equipment, seperate greenhouse and sauna cabins overlooking Lake Superior.

$389,000 CAD

Lutsen Resort Poplar River Condo

w ! Ne ting Lis

Build your dreams: 1.7 A with stream and waterfall. 200’ shoreline. Bike, golf, hike, ski all at your doorstep. $345,000


w ! Ne ting Lis

w ! Ne ting Lis

Lake Superior Lot in Lutsen

Little Trout Bay, 20 minutes north of the Minnesota/Ontario border, 3 large estate-sized lots, very sheltered with southern exposure. Tremendous views. Power and telephone available. Priced beginning at $199,000 USD



Historic inn of post-and-beam construction overlooking beautiful Nipigon Bay and Lake Superior. 17 guest rooms, dining room, banquet room, lounge and much more. Combines easy accessibility to outdoor adventures with the quiet comfort of Victorian elegance. Incredible opportunity.


Luxury 3BD unit part of Lutsen Resorts income producing property, endless list of amenities, overlooking Lk Superior. Be part of their history $435,000 MLS 31430 Devil Track Lake

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

Buying, selling or questions? NORTH SHORE

Call Harry: log cabin, wilderness and north woods specialist.

Office 218-387-2131 • Home 218-475-2359



Custom Homes Finish Work Framing Additions Kitchen Baths Roofing Siding Windows Garages

Harry Drabik

o. nd

r n.




Insured Licensed Contractor BC#20630518

Fisherman’s Dream!

Remote access on a border lake but look at those fish! South Fowl is prime walleye water! There’s superb rugged scenery and the Boundary Waters Wilderness is a short paddle away. This is THE fisherman’s man cave!


MLS 27427 $149,900 • 218-388-2231

We get to know your guests before they arrive



Doggie Emporium with great things for your dog friends.



PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 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

• Organic Treats • Tug Toys • Dog Spa Items

Deborah Nelson, Owner (218) 387-1447 cell: (218) 370-0136

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

Judy Motschenbacher, Broker

Visit our webside to see our current listings: email: july 2012 North Shore HWy 61 43

e l f f a BIG R 0

$10,00 ize! r P d n Gra er prizes

All Kinds of FUN: • Live M

usic • Fabulous Food h t o s u • Softball Tournament o r e m Nu • Tennis Tournament • Trail R $5 tickets un • Big Fish Contest Get your • Lumber Jack Contests & collectible button! Professional Log Rolling Tournam It’s your pass to ent participate in events • Craft Show• Kids Activities all weekend long! • Daily Contests

• Fireworks • Parade And much more fun for the whole family!

full schedule of events at 44 North Shore HWy 61 july 2012

July Hwy 61  

July issue of Highway 61 magazine