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Features Everyone's Happy ....................................... 6 NorthShore ArtScene ............................... 8 Home Heat from the Forest ...............10 End of an Era ................................................11 Danger in the Air.........................................12 Puppy Play Day ...........................................13

17th Annual

North Shore Health Care

Golf Tournament October 7

Highway 61 Happenings .................3-5 North Shore ArtScene .....................8-9

Register now and help benefit health care in Cook County with the 17th annual North Shore Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament. Golf with medical providers and community members while enjoying the beautiful fall colors at Superior National Golf course in Lutsen. The format will be a four-person, team scramble. A 19th-hole reception will take place at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior. For more info or to sign up, visit www.


Real Estate Listings Avista.........................................................................................15 Backlund Realty.......................................................... 20-21 Coldwell Banker North Shore.........................22-24 Coldwell Banker Northwoods............................... 34 Gunflint Realty.........................................................16-17 Grand Marais Realty.................................................... 35 Lutsen Real Estate Group..................................32-34 Red Pine Realty.......................................................25-27 Superior Escapes........................................................... 39 Timber Wolff Realty..............................................28-31

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Rodney Brown with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 19 Talented Northwest Ontario singer and songwriter Rodney Brown is celebrating the release of his new CD “Fort William” with a special launch concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium. Brown’s new CD brings to life the history of the voyageurs and the First Nations peoples at the North West Company’s fur trading post on the Kaministiquia River over 200 years ago. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Community Auditorium. For more info, visit or call 807-344-1057.

Rock Art Exhibit Sept. 22-Nov. 8 Tour the Rock Art Exhibit at the Waterfront Gallery in Two Harbors, featuring rock art by many different artists, such as Michelle Ronning, Gale Anderson, Dale Burton and Joel Carter. Exhibit includes rock lamps, jewelry, books, rock faces and even candlesticks of beach rock. Exhibit will be showing until Nov. 8. For more information, visit

Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour

Moose Madness Festival Oct. 19-21 It’s rutting season and signs of moose are all over town with the Moose Madness Festival. Partake in the moose medallion hunt, earn moose bucks, enter different contests and earn prizes. There will also be a moose tracks race, but be sure to wear something “moosey!” Visit, for more details.

Grand Marais Art Colony Annual

Members Show & Sale

Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 5-7

Oct. 19-Nov. 21

Enjoy the hospitality of 20 artists as they open up their studios to the public, covering 20 miles of North Shore studios. Live demonstrations of glass blowing, jewelry making, ceramics, oil painting, watercolor and more will be offered. Studios are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Visit www.lakesuperior2020. com for more information.

Visit an incredible exhibit that showcases a variety of artwork created by Art Colony members. Artwork includes sculpture, glass, ceramics, oil, collage, mono-prints, watercolors, and many more. Many of the pieces can also be purchased. Visit for more info.

Crossing Borders Sept. 29-Oct. 7 Enjoy the fall colors while participating in a free self-guided tour of a select group of professional artist studios located along the North Shore. Learn about the process each artist goes through to create a masterpiece. A wide array of art will be featured this year such as pottery, weaving, jewelry, glass sculptures, leather, wood carving and more. Studios are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.

Fall for Colour Art Auction Oct. 27 Celebrate the vivid colours of fall with an evening of feasting, frivolity, and artistic finesse at the Thunder Bay Gallery’s annual Fall for Colour Art Auction. Proceeds support the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s exhibition and education programs, while providing a showcase for over 40 local and regional artists. Auction bidders will have a wide range of art and craft to choose from, including painting, sculpture, photography, pottery and more.

NSMA Presents

Billwithand Kate Isles Annual Silent Action Oct. 27 Bill and Kate Isles, an acoustic singing/songwriting duo from Duluth, perform at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m., following the annual silent auction at 6 p.m. The auction will feature a wide variety of items donated by local businesses and organizations. Proceeds will benefit the North Shore Music Association. Tickets are $18 adults, and $12 for 18 and younger. For more info, visit

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Bluegrass Masters Weekend Nov. 2-4 The North Shore Music Association presents a full weekend of bluegrass music and workshops for both musicians and fans. alike. The featured instrument for the workshops will be the banjo, with artist and performer Bill Emerson, known as one of the five most influential string banjo players of all time. For more info on workshops and Bill Emerson’s performance, visit www.

Incredible Exchange

The Incredible Exchange for students is expanding to include a program for kids 15-18 called The Incredible Exchange Internship. Participants will volunteer as interns at non-profit or governmental “exchange sites” throughout Cook County in exchange for credit for a cultural or recreational opportunity of their choice, such as a ski pass or art classes. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17 at Community Education. Visit for more info.

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Arrowhead Electric is expanding its services to become a full service local provider of electricity, high-speed internet, TV and phone services and they need help creating a new name and logo. Enter your ideas for a chance to win up to one year of internet, TV and phone service! Send your ideas to: jkartes@ by noon on Friday, Oct. 5. For more info, call 218663-7239.

Make a Bowl for Empty Bowls

The public is invited to the Grand Marais Art Colony ceramics studio to throw a bowl and hand-build a bowl for the Empty Bowl fundraiser for the Cook County Food Shelf, which will be held Nov. 8 at the First Congregational Church. Registration is required (to make sure there are enough wheels for everyone), as well as a small $5 materials fee. Make-A-Bowl events will be Sundays at 2 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m. through Oct. 21. Call 387-2737 to register. The Art Colony will also hold a Paint-A-Bowl event on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 10 a.m. Registration not required, but a $5 materials fee is requested. These bowls will also be donated to Empty Bowls.

Moving Forward: Working Together to Support Active Living in Cook County

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This is an opportunity for business people, policymakers, and community leaders to come together to learn about the profound impact that Active Living policies play in our quality of life and our community.

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Hosted by the Grand Marais Active Living Steering Committee, with grant support from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, Knight Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Cook County SHIP, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc., Cook County Public Health and Human Services, and the Minnesota Department of Health. Our mission is to benefit health care for those who live, work and visit in Cook County.

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Everyone’s Happy at Mogul’s Grille by Joan Farnam

Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Lutsen Mountains is hopping at every season of the year, which is just fine with Chef “Wally,” who loves nothing better than seeing the dining room packed with satisfied customers. “I come out to make sure everyone’s happy,” he said, with a big smile. And they are. Moguls serves up a fantastic cherry-fired prime rib, slowcooked in a smoker for that extra flavor, and it’s a favorite at dinner, he said. The fullservice restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, too, offering a wide selection of tasty fare.

Chef Wally (Chris Wahlberg) and his wife, Lori, both work at Moguls Grille & Tap Room at Caribou

“We try to keep it to simple Highlands. food, but really, really good food,” he said. “We stick to the basics, and it works.”

Chef “Wally” is Chris Wahlberg, a Twin Cities native who has been cooking in restaurants since he was 16. “I started out at Ciatti’s in Eden Prairie, washing dishes,” he said. It wasn’t long before he was invited to help out on the line, and he cooked there for four years. “It was a lot of fun,” he said. “I like cooking so much, it kind of shows that I was meant to do it. I’ve had warehouse jobs and office jobs, but I always went back to cooking. I like having that feeling of being busy.” After working at Ciatti’s, he got a job at Axel’s Steakhouse in Mendota where he worked for two years, and then he was

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hired as a sous-chef at Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake. The chef there, Anthony Willis, taught him a lot, he said. “He was from Chicago and worked in hotels—all over.”

The Wilds had a restaurant side and a banquet side, and Wahlberg was first assigned to banquet cooking. It taught him a lot of new skills, he said, serving parties and weddings for 300 to 350 people.

His collaboration with Chef Willis continued for eight years. His wife, Lori, began working in the kitchen there, too, and the couple discovered they really liked working together.

At one point, Lori, who is from a small town in Wisconsin, began talking to Chris about moving to a smaller town to

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raise their two children. Chris laughs when he talks about how he agreed with his wife that it would good to move, but he was usually too busy to look for another job. So she began the search, and when she found the opening at Moguls, he decided to apply. It’s been a great move, he said. The couple lives in Grand Marais, where their two children, Hailey, 11, and Tyler, 8, go to school. Lori has worked at various positions at Caribou Highlands and Moguls and is a server these days, helping occasionally in the kitchen, which she loves, he said. “When we go home, we don’t talk about work,” he said. “We leave it here and go home and have family time.” Moguls, which is part of Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains, sees its

customer base fluctuate with the seasons. Summers are usually packed with families, who stay for a week and eat many of their meals at the restaurant. Fall brings more couples to the area, especially honeymooners., golfers and leaf-lookers. Wahlberg said that last week he looked out over the restaurant and realized that most of the couples sitting at the tables were newlyweds. The winter ski season brings a completely different crowd and rhythm to the busy restaurant. Most of the guests are there just for the weekends. The staff takes a deep breath during the week and gets ready for the next rush. It’s a rhythm and job that is very satisfying, Wahlberg said. It’s especially nice to see people come back for more.

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by Joan Farnam

October is fabulous leaf month plus art exhibits and studio tours, great music and, of course, Moose Madness weekend.

First up is the Crossing Borders Studio Tour & Sale and the Lake Superior 20/20 Art Tour. This is the final weekend of both tours, which feature open studios with a variety of different artists along Highway 61 from just outside Duluth to Grand Portage (The Crossing Borders Studio Tour), and open studios with 20 experienced and emerging artists within 20 miles of Two Harbors (the Lake Superior 20/20 Art Tour.)

Crossing Borders has been a mainstay in the Minnesota art tour circuit for more than 10 years. 20/20 was just organized this year. Either way, there is a lot of great art to look at this month.

The studios are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 7.

Cook County artists in the Crossing Borders Tour include woodcut artist Betsy Bowen, raku potter Kristi Downing, clay and stone sculptors Dan and Lee Ross (Lee Ross also creates monoprints) and Ojibwe beadwork Marcie McIntire. Artists in the Crossing Borders Tour are also located in Lake and St. Louis counties. Many of the studios have guest artists exhibiting, too. For more info, visit

son and potter Rose Kadera Vistilla. In fact, Pillsbury Gredzens and Vistilla are also exhibiting their work at the Johnson Heritage Post with Lake County pastel artist, Rosemary Hultman, in a show entitled “Witnessing Nature: Three Personal Journeys” The exhibit continues through Oct. 7. This first weekend in October is packed with other things to see and do, too. Raku artists Richard Gruchalla and Carrin Rosetti return to the back lot at Sivertson Gallery for their very popular raku event. Participants can purchase a tea-bowl, glaze it, watch as it is fired in a raku kiln and take home the finished pot the same day. It’s a fun event which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Also on Saturday, the Cross River Heritage Center will host author Jim Gilbert and photographer David Brislance, who collaborated on the book “Minnesota’s Outdoor Wonders.” The book signing will be from 10:20-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Later that afternoon, Drury Lane Books will hold a Writer’s Salon with poet Roseann Lloyd. She will read from her book, “The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars,” a memoir in poetry. The reading begins at 5 p.m. Free. The public is invited.

Then, at 7:30 p.m. that evening, a special fundraiser to restore “Dawn & Sea,” a painting by George Morrison donated to ISD166 in 1952, will be held at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The evening will feature music by singer/ songwriter Keith Secola, The Stonebridge Singers, jazz guitarist Briand Morrison with jazz singer Roxann Berglund and blues virtuoso Pete Kavanaugh. Kristin Makholm, director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, will also speak. The restored George Morrison painting will be one of many of his works that will be featured on a Minnesota Museum of American Richard Gruchalla and Carrin Rosetti will be in the back lot of Sivertson's Gallery at 10 am. Saturday, Oct. 6 for a raku event. Art tour before being

Keith Secola, (left) and Briand Morrison (above), along with The Stonebridge Singers, Pete Kavanaugh, Roxann Berglund and storyteller Rose Arrowsmith Decoux will perform at a benefit concert at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. The concert will be held to help raise funds to restore and display, "Dawn and Sea," a painting by George Morrison (top) which was donated to ISD 166. The restored painting will be included in a national tour organized by the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Some artists well-known in Cook County will be participating in the 20/20 tour including painters David Gilsvik and Sandi Pillsbury-Gredsens, glass artist Ron Ben-

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returned to the school. The fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. All invited. Then on Sunday, Oct. 7, the Make-A-Bowl events for the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Food Shelf continues. There are two sessions a week through Oct. 21: Sundays at 2 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m. Preregistration is required to make sure everyone can try out the potters wheel. Make-A-Bowl is held in the ceramics studio at the Grand Marais Art Colony. The public participation in making bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser concludes with the Paint-A-Bowl event at

the Art Colony on Saturday, Oct. 27. No preregistration is required. It begins at 10 a.m. and ends when all the bowls are painted. For more info, call 387-2737.

Also on Sunday, Oct. 7, watercolorist Barb Lundell will be at the Last Chance Gallery in Lutsen from 1-4 p.m. to demonstrate her art. The public is invited. On Oct. 8, the gallery will return to its winter hours and will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Just to back up a little bit, the Heebie Jeebies Family Comedy Music Show will be at

the Grand Marais Public Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. This is a free, family friendly event secured through a grant by the Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The next weekend, photographer and fine furniture maker, Pete Pestalozzi and watercolor painter, Ilse Siebenschuh, open an exhibit at the Johnson Heritage Post with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. This sounds like an interesting show and shouldn’t be missed.

The following weekend is Moose Madness weekend with all kinds of moose shenanigans including a Moose Word Scavenger hunt, the Second Annual Moose Mosey and more. Michelle Hoye, for example, will give a spinning demonstration at The Market on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. See www.grandmarais. com for the complete schedule of all Moose Madness events. Also that weekend, the Grand Marais Art Colony opens its annual Members Show & Sale with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. This is always a fun show with paintings, sculpture, weaving, glass, ceramics and more crafted by Art Colony members. It’s also North House Folk School’s Family Weekend. A storyteller will be on campus and a Saturday contra dance with a subset of Over the Waterfall will play. Terrance Smith will be calling. The dance starts at 7 p.m. Michael Monroe will hold two log cabin concerts this month as well. Call 387-2919 for more info and to make reservations. The next weekend, Oct. 27, Kate and Bill Isles will perform at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. The event is a fundraiser for the North Shore Music Association and includes a silent auction, which starts at 6 p.m. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Cook County Farm & Craft Market. [left] She grew up in Tofte and was an accomplished pianist as well. In an artist’s statement written in 2009, Pavelich wrote: "I am an artist who grew up on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Here there is no shortage of inspiration, the surroundings are beautiful, and we have lots of fish and wildlife. Sometimes I like to just paint local landscapes on location or just sketch in the field and bring them home to be finished. "A lot of my time in the evenings is used for just creating something from a wealth of outdoor experiences stored up in my mind. My family is super important to me, so I enjoy working right at home or on our boat out on Lake Superior." She is missed.

Betsy Bowen's "Great Horned Owl."

Also, Oct. 27 is Halloween weekend with the Sensational Hot Rods playing at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino, Earth Wind &

Todd playing at a Halloween Dance at Harbor Light Supper Club & Bar. Coming up – the North Shore Music Association’s Bluegrass Master’s Weekend at Lutsen Resort Nov. 2-4. This year, renowned banjo player Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie will be featured. Stay tuned for all the details.

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Kara Pavelich, 44, a wellknown and respected artist on the North Shore, died in an accidental fall from the balcony of her home Sept. 6. Pavelich, who was married to U.S. Olympic hockey and NHL star Mark Pavelich, exhibited her work in galleries and fairs in Grand Marais, Two Harbors, Duluth and Grand Rapids as well as the Southwest. She also sold her canvas paintings, T-shirts and painted rocks at the

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Home Heat from the Forest By Ada Igoe As outside temperatures drop, wood smoke begins wafting through the Cook County skies. Local residents clamber on rooftops to clean the chimney before the winter heating season starts in earnest and take inventory of this year’s supply of firewood. For most wood-burning homeowners in Cook County, the wood pile out back is predominantly composed of birch with some aspen and maple. “We burn aspen during the shoulder seasons,” said homeowner Kent Jones. “We generally burn birch during the coldest time of winter, but we burn local maple overnight during the very coldest nights.” While how much wood needed to heat a home each season will depends on house size and personal wood-burning habits, Cook County homeowners seem to use an average of three cords of firewood per season. A cord is Minnesota’s legal definition for firewood. According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, “One cord is 128 cubic feet in four-foot lengths. If the wood is sawed, a cord is 110 cubic feet when ranked, or 160 cubic feet when thrown loosely into a truck. Words like truckload, face cord, rick, fireplace cord, or pile, have no legal definition.” Homeowners have many things to consider when purchasing firewood. The most economical option is purchasing uncut, un-split lengths directly from loggers. However, other costs, such as delivery expenses, the cost of fuel for a chainsaw and splitter and the time needed to process your own firewood should be considered if opting to buy your firewood in lengths rather than pre-split. “We liked to buy firewood at $80 per cord un-split, but we found that with the cost of splitting, it was better to go to cut, split wood at $190 per cord,” said Michael O’Phelan, owner of Cascade and Solbakken Resorts. Currently, the cost for a cord of split, cut firewood in Cook County is between $190-200. There are many firewood suppliers in the county and the finding the supplier that’s right for you tends to be a word-of-mouth process. “The best way to ensure a reasonable price is to ask around,” said Tom Fiero,

Uncut, unsplit lengths of firewood purchased directly from loggers [ABOVE] might be cheaper, but it also costs to get the wood ready for burning [LEFT].

who’s been heating his home with wood for more than 20 years. “Ask different suppliers and ask your neighbors what they pay. Cheapest isn’t always best.” When you start contacting local firewood vendors, O’Phelan recommends you ask questions such as: Is it dry? How small is it split? Is it from our region? “Ask when the wood was cut,” adds Fiero. “Trees are often cut in winter and may sit around for several months until they’re cut into chunks and split. This may be okay if you get firewood delivered in the spring, but if you wait until later in summer or fall, the wood may have started to rot.” It’s generally recommended that firewood is purchased one year in advance of when it will be burned to allow the wood to dry completely. Fiero said he likes to have his wood stacked by early July so it has three months of warm weather to dry. According to Firewise, firewood should be stored 30 – 100 ft away from your home. Jones said it’s important to master the art of stacking so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of fallen woodpiles or collapsed shed walls. If you don’t have a

woodshed, Jones recommends covering firewood stacks with plywood scraps rather than tarps.

“It’s hard to get the wood to dry properly under a tarp and it’s hard to lift them when there’s three feet of snow on top,” he said. In addition to making sure your firewood’s all stacked properly before the snow flies, you’ll also want a good supply of kindling on hand for starting fires on cold winter nights, Jones said.

While almost all households have a secondary heat source such as propane or electricity, firewood remains a favorite fuel source in Cook County. Or, as the saying goes, "It heats multiple times...cutting it, splitting it, stacking it and burning it."

“We love heating with wood,” said Jones. “It’s a local, renewable resource that keeps us warm during our long winters. It’s such a grounding, enjoyable experience to sit in front of the stove and read, or talk or eat. We can’t imagine doing it any other way.”

End of an Era

Cronbergs are Selling the Beaver House By Shawn Perich This fall a Grand Marais institution is closing its doors. After serving anglers since the 1960s, the Beaver House building is being sold by the Cronberg family.

were “Guys standing in line

to get the lures, so they decided to focus on the fishing business

“It’s primarily due to my parent’s health,” says Tyson Cronberg. “The business is their major asset, so the sale will allow them to stay in their home.”

The Beaver House is known to anglers and non-anglers alike as the building with a monstrous walleye sticking out of it. The walleye was created by local artist Jim Korf and has drawn curious visitors into the Beaver House for more than 20 years. Once inside, they found a fishing shop like no other. In addition to an eclectic, yet comprehensive tackle selection, there were shelves with old bottles, antiques and one-of-akind items, like a homemade “walleye call.” When it came to tackle, if you couldn’t find it anywhere else, most likely they had what you were seeking at the Beaver House. They also had an impressive selection of hand-made spinners and live bait rigs, including the Cronbergs’ signature Beaver Flicks, which are guaranteed to catch fish. Cronberg said his father, Bill, and his uncle, the late Guyal Anderson, bought the building, formerly housing a co-op, in 1964. They started a shoe repair and clothing retail business. During the long winters, they began making fishing lures, which they soon found attracted more customers than clothes and shoes. “Guys were standing in line to get the lures, so they decided to focus on the fishing business,” says Cronberg.

Tyson Cronberg has been the friendly face behind the counter for years. He hopes to continue teaching people to fish. | JOAN FARNAM

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Danger in the Air Foundation, Fire Department, Fund Carbon Monoxide Device By Jim Boyd Lynn and Greg Barringer had dreams of a retirement home on the North Shore, where they could enjoy the woods, water, wildlife and wilderness. What they got wasn’t a dream. It was a nightmare. It started in August 2011, when the Barringers made the move from Wisconsin to the McFarland Lake vacation home her family had owned for more than three decades. “It’s the last house on McFarlane,” Lynn said. “I spent a lot of my life up there. ” At first, the place was everything they’d hoped. The initial clue that something was amiss came when they returned in October from an extended absence. “We’d hired a sitter to stay with the pets (two dogs and a cat),” Lynn said. “When we returned, I noticed that the animals coats weren’t shiny, and their eyes had all kinds of matter in them.” Lynn left for Equador in November, feel-

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ing ill and fatigued. “But after two weeks in Equador, I was feeling fabulous, better than I’d ever felt.” Meanwhile, Greg, at home on McFarland, reported headaches that wouldn’t respond to aspirin, plus chronic sleepiness. When Lynn returned, her symptoms came too. “We were both feeling extreme fatigue, we both had flu-like symptoms, both had shortness of breath. My eyes also were very dry.” Greg began to experience chest pains.

Lynn and Greg Barringer, during a family visit in Florida this summer.

Both Lynn and Greg consulted doctors, who agreed that carbon monoxide was a possibility, but also agreed that, with the new detectors in place, it wasn’t a large one. And neither the clinic nor the hospital had the equipment to check carbon monoxide levels in the Barringer’s blood. So the Barringers suffered through the winter getting sicker and sicker, doing Internet research to try to understand what was happening. By April 11, 2012, they concluded that they were indeed suffering from lengthy exposure

to low-level carbon monoxide poisoning, deadly over time but at levels too low to activate their detectors. By that point, they were gasping for breath. They called 911. They were told that Cook County lacked the equipment to diagnose carbon monoxide poisoning, and would they like ambulance transport to Duluth? Because of their pets, they declined. Instead, they shut off their propane furnace, the only possible CO culprit, and opened all the windows. Within days, some of their symptoms began to disappear, starting with the headaches. Terry Spieker, assistant fire chief of the

Hovland Fire Department, came to call. Spieker is a retired fireman from Willmar,B MN, and more informed than most about carbon monoxide: He developed the CO awareness campaign for Wilmar and lost a a brother-in-law to CO poisoning. p Spieker concurred with the Barringer’s self-d diagnosis. He also picked up on the absencem in Cook County of equipment to check COt levels in someone’s blood. Had that equipment been available, it’s highly likely the Barringers would have been tested—givend their symptoms—when they first consultedi doctors months earlier. Another Hovland fireman, Keck Melby,fl suggested that the department buy the miss-g ing equipment. Not only would it be good toa have available for testing people like the Bar-o ringers, but it also would be helpful for test-a ing firefighters who’ve spent time in burningb buildings. The problem was cost: $4,500, which the( a Hovland Fire Department didn’t have. B An approach was made to the North Shore Health Care Foundation, which liked the idea so long as the equipment, a MasimoJ Rad-57 oximeter, was made available to allt county fire departments. It was agreed that the foundation would put up $3,500 if coun-e ty fire departments would put up the rest.P When an appeal to other departments failedf to generate support, the Hovland departmenth agreed to front the remaining $1,000 and tryP to recoup it later.

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The dogs and their owners line up for a “class photo” during a play day recently. (Above) From left, they are Karina Roth with Ruby, Courtney Johnson and Jennifer Stoltz with Elsie, Jeri Persons with Luke, Jan Attridge with Tanka and Patty Doherty with Pete. In photo at left, Ruby has learned how to get along with other dogs. When Elsie first joined the play group, she was very nervous around Ruby, but now they play together easily.

“It’s really helped,” said Patty Doherty, whose rescue dog, Pete, has benefited by contact with other dogs in a controlled environment. So has Tanka, Jan Attridge’s German shepherd. He acts like the baby sitter for everyone, she said. He’s big and gentle and the other dogs seem to respect him. “He just loves playing with all of them,” she said. But Tanka also had an issue with barking at every dog he saw from the back seat of her car. That’s changed now, she said. “He’s pretty much stopped barking at other dogs,” she said. There have been other behavioral changes as well. Elsie, for example, is much better off the leash now than she was before the play day experience, Stolz said. “And everybody’s dog has become better behaved around strange dogs,” Johnson said. So the goal of the play day has been achieved for these dogs. But opening the play day to every dog in town wouldn’t work, Persons said. Dogs, like people,

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need time to get to know each other, and the play day has been organized so that new dogs are introduced slowly. On the other hand, it would be great if Grand Marais had a dog park, or a designated fenced-in area where dogs could be off their leashes and play together, she said.

get to free fun once a week and they seem to love it. “They look forward to it. They know when it’s play day,” Persons said.

Many towns and cities in the country have developed dog parks that offer a controlled, fenced environment, said Mike Carlson, who said it might be a good idea for Grand Marais. “Between tourists and locals, there are a lot of people who have dogs here,” he said. “A dog run area that is controlled with fencing would be nice to have.” Meanwhile, these dogs are

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furnace in their house replaced. They discovered that the old furnace was 32 years old and had received minimal maintenance. But they still are recovering from the health effects of such long exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide. They’ve since learned that some of the health effects can be permanent. Too, if you suffer from other chronic illnesses—as Lynn Barringer does—the presence of low-level CO makes the chronic illness worse. Of those CO detectors that lulled the Bar-

ringers, and their doctors, into discounting CO poisoning, Lynn advises purchasing more expensive detectors that will sound an alert at lower levels of CO exposure—if, say, 35 ppm is recorded over several hours. That is generally regarded as the threshold at which, over time, you start to suffer ill effects. The Barringers’ detectors would show CO levels too low to cause an alarm, but only if a button were pushed. Once they pushed that button, they discovered they were living with 57 ppm.

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flint Trail. “We had the ice business until this year,” he explained. “When we decided to give it up, it was a big relief to know I didn’t have to make ice this spring.” For customers, Tyson has long been a familiar face in the Beaver House. His brother, Marty, currently lives in Chicago, but has been involved in the business and comes in now and then to help out. His sisters Bambi (Wiki) and Jenni (Morawitz) have worked there, too. His nephew, Steve, built the Beaver House website. Many other family members were involved over the years, too. A number of Grand Marais boys, now grown men, worked at the Beaver House as well, including Shane Smith, Barry Pederson, Stacy Houglum, Jared Smith, Curtis Blake, Matt Blake, Ben Larson and Tom LaFreniere.

we’d play some more and I’d take their money,” he recalls with a laugh. Tyson hasn’t played pool for a few years. He isn’t sure what he’s going to do next spring, when the Beaver House won’t be opening for business. The family is continuing the Beaver House website, where they sell fishing tackle. Tyson is considering becoming a fishing guide or simply teaching people to fish. “After all, teaching people about fishing is what I’ve always done,” he says. At this writing, the Beaver House building was still in the process of a sale. The walleye in the wall is being sold with the building and hopefully will continue to be a downtown Grand Marais landmark.


“They all grew up to be pretty good guys,” Cronberg said. The Beaver House wasn’t the only fishing business operated by the Cronberg family. They purchased Bjchee’s Resort on Devil Track Lake and operated it until the mid1990s. It was there Tyson learned about a different sort of fish. During his teenage years, he became an accomplished pool shark. “Older guys would come in and play a game with me. I’d let them win the first one. Then

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Monday: Make-A-Bowl

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Witnessing Nature Exhibit Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais,

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Rock Art Exhibit Waterfront Gallery, Two Harbors

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Lake Superior 20/20 Studio Art Tour 9 a.m.,

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Crossing Borders Studio Tour

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

Oct. 2, Tuesday

Dr. Leonard Sax Presentations Grand Marais,

Oct. 3, Wednesday

Bingham & Thorne Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m.,

Oct. 4, Thursday

Harbor Light Grand Marais, 6 p.m. 387-1142

Oct. 5, Friday

Boyd “Bump” Blomberg & Mary Bue Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais 8:30 p.m. Timmy Haus Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld DECC, Duluth, 7 p.m.

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Writer’s Salon with Roseann Lloyd Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais, 5 p.m. Pushing Chain Gunflint Tavern, Grand Marais, 9 p.m. 387-2737

Ole Olsson’s Oldtime Orkestra Polka Dance Hovland Town Hall, 5 p.m. 387-1272 Briand Morrison Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais, 7 p.m. Raku Featuring Richard Gruchalla and Carrin Rosetti Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais, 10 a.m.

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Book Signing: Minnesota’s Outdoor Wonders Cross River Heritage Center, Schroeder, 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 7, Sunday

North Shore Health Care Golf Tournament Superior National, Lutsen

Oct. 8, Monday

Canadian Thanksgiving Joe Paulik Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m.,

Oct. 10, Wednesday

Bingham & Thorne Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m.

Oct. 11, Thursday

Boyd “Bump”Blomberg Harbor Light, Grand Marais, 6 p.m. 387-1142

Oct. 12, Friday

Pete Kavanaugh Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m. Portage American Legion, Grand Marais, 6 p.m.

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Ilse Siebenschuh & Peter Pestalozzi Exhibit Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais,

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Get to the Point: Awesome Art & Gift Fair Lafayette Square, Park Point, Duluth, 10 a.m.

2nd Annual Grouse Classic Scales and Tales Sports, Beaver Bay, (218) 226-6483

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Timmy Haus Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m.

Oct. 17, Wednesday

Bingham & Thorne Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m.

Oct. 18, Thursday

Boyd “Bump” Blomberg Harbor Light, Grand Marais, 6 p.m. 387-1142 Guest Lecture: Passenger Boats of the North Shore Cook County Higher Education, 7 p.m.

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North House Family Weekend North House Folk School, Grand Marais

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Barbara Jean Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m. Rodney Brown with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, Ont. 8 p.m.,

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2nd Annual Open Halloween Bonspiel Community Center, Grand Marais, 387-2382

Oct. 27, Saturday

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Moose Madness Festival Grand Marais,

Bill & Kate Isles – NSMA’s Annual Silent Auction Arrowhead Center for the Arts, Grand Marais, 6 p.m.

Annual Members Show & Sale Grand Marais Art Colony

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Oct. 19-20

Michael Monroe Log Cabin Concert, Grand Marais 7 p.m.

Oct. 20, Saturday

Betsy Bowen Book Signing Sivertson Gallery, Grand Marais 1 p.m.

Oct. 21, Sunday

Polka Fest Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Noon,

Oct. 22, Monday

Pete Kavanaugh Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m.

Oct. 24, Wednesday

Eric Frost Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m. Women’s Book Group Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais 6:30 p.m. Autumn Food Swap Grand Marais, 6 p.m.

Oct. 25, Thursday

Boyd “Bump” Blomberg Harbor Light, Grand Marais, 6 p.m. 387-1142

Oct. 26, Friday

Pete Kavanaugh Bluefin Bay, Tofte, 9 p.m., The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show Finlandia Hall, Thunder Bay, 8 p.m.

Fall for Colour Art Auction Thunder Bay Art Gallery, 6 p.m.

Oct. 27-31

Grand Portage Halloween Weekend Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

Oct. 29, Monday

Full Moon Reading Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais, 5 p.m.

Oct. 31, Wednesday Halloween

Business Networking Luncheon Chez Jude, Grand Marais 11:30 a.m.,

Nov. 2-4

22nd Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend Featuring Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie

Lutsen Resort

Nov. 8, Thursday

Empty Bowls Lunch and Silent Auction Grand Marais Art Colony

Nov. 14, Wednesday

Active Living in Cook County Arrowhead Center for the Arts Grand Marais 218-387-2330

SATURDAY, OCT 6 • 5 pm Writer’s Salon with Roseann Lloyd reading from her latest poetry “The Boy Who Slept Under the Stars: A Memoir in Poetry”. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT 19 - 20

Moose Madness

SATURDAY, OCT 20 • 11 am Moose-a-Rama with the Muffin Man WEDNESDAY, OCT 24 • 6:30 pm Women’s Book Group. Read the book “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” by Winifred Watson, and join the discussion.

MONDAY, OCT 29 • 5-6 pm Full Moon featuring Bob Carter outside on the lake shore.

October Hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs 11 am-4 pm, Fri, Sat 10am - 5pm

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

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery On the Harbor, Grand Marais, MN

September 14 - October 7

Witnessing Nature: Three Personal Journeys Rosemary Hultman - Pastels Sandi Pillbury Gredzens - Paintings Rose Kadera Vastila - Ceramics

October 12 - November 18

Ilse Siebenschuh - Watercolor Painting Peter Pestalozzi - Fine Furniture & Photography Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm 115 W. Wisconsin St. · 218-387-2314

Do you raku? with richard Gruchalla & Carrin rosetti

Moose Madness Festival Oct. 19-20, 2012

Saturday Oct. 6 · 10 am - 3 pm

• Photo ops with Murray the Moose • Medallion Hunt • Downtown Moose Scavenger Hunt • Moose poetry and Cartoon Contests • Moose Coloring Contest • Activities for all Ages • Prizes! • Rut Run on the Rocks – Just for Fun! • And all Sorts of Moosey Goofiness

or until bowls are gone

14 West Wisconsin St Grand Marais, MN 888.880.4369

• 1-888-922-5000

October 2012 North Shore HWy 61 19

Talk to Terry! Terry R. Backlund Broker/Owner

Lori A. Backlund Real Estate Agent

Phone: 218-387-1501 Cell: 218-370-8977 19 maple hill dr. grand marais


172 e hwy 61 grand marais


1612 e hwy 61 grand marais

414 w. 4Th ave grand marais

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3600+ sq. ft. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Two Garages - Priced to sell. MLS# 600010 Price: $229,000

Sprawling 3 Bedroom 2 Bath. Stunning Croftville view. MLS# 31545 Price $389,000

2 Bedroom, Garage w/ Lake Superior View MLS# 6000099 Price $87,000

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath w/ fabulous backyard. MLS# 6000087 Price $224,900

403 w. 1sT ave grand marais

115 10Th ave w grand marais

1527 Tom lake road hovland

304 1sT ave e grand marais

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3 Bedroom 1 Bath, Studio, Huge lot. MLS# 6000088 Price $229,000

4 Bedroom 3 Bath 2 Fireplaces MLS# TBD Price $219,000

Amazing log cabin on 475’ ft. on Tom Lake. MLS# 31654 Price $330,000

3 Bedroom 1 Bath. Large lot. MLS# 31658 Price $124,900

855 ClearwaTer lake rd gunflinT Trail

220 w 2nd ave grand marais

319 e 2nd ave. uniTs 1, 2 & 3 grand marais

2068 w hwy 61 grand marais

2 Bedroom on 5 Acres. 800 sq ft. MLS# 31696 Price $109,000

2 Bedroom 1 Bath. Lives large. MLS# 31693 Price $84,900

Tri-Plex. Live in one and rent the others. MLS# 31694 Price $169,000

4 Bedroom 3 Bath 2500 sq ft Lake Superior home. MLS# 31762 Price $444,750

20 North Shore HWy 61 October 2012 available land XXX Quist Rd. Lot #6, Grand Marais XXX Tom Lake Rd, Tom Lake, Hovland MLS# 31130 Price $59,500 MLS #31692 Price $49,000

981 e 5Th sT. grand marais

Priced l to Sel

8/10 7Th ave. w. grand marais

474X South Shore Drive, Grand Marais XXX Cty Rd 12 & 5th St, Grand Marais MLS #31104 Price $58,900 MLS #31773 Price $114,500 2 Bedroom 2 Bath. 1000 sq. ft. Large Kitchen and Dining. MLS# 31115 Price $144,900

XXX5 Cty Rd 14, Grand Marais MLS # 29977 Price $62,000

409 w. 5Th ave. uniT 2 grand marais

Affordable 1 Bedroom Great Location MLS# 31729 Price: $57,000

9380 w hwy 61 sChroeder

B & B al ti Poten

1708 e. hwy. 61 grand marais

4 Bedroom 4 Bath plus Studio Apartment 2 Car Garage MLS# 30895 Price $643,000

209 e. 1sT ave uniT 17 grand marais

Priced l to Sel

2 Bedroom, 3 Bath. Lake Superior charmer. MLS# 31496 Price $419,000

2 Bedroom 2 Bath with extra large loft. Superior view. MLS# 31112 Price $229,900

30 senTy rd. grand marais

1663 e. hwy 61 grand marais

Business Opportunit y 6 Bedroom 3 Bath, 2800 sq ft MLS# 31618 Price: $299,900

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

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

169 kemo CuT-off rd. slip 06 21 e. wisConsin sT. uniT 210 grand marais grand marais

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

987 n. devils TraCk rd. grand marais

1470 e. hwy. 61 grand marais

3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2400+ Sq. Ft. MLS# TBD Price: $199,000

5 Bedroom 3 Bath 10 Car Garage. Beautiful beach front. MLS# 31434 Price: $449,000

Priced l to Sel

2608 e. hwy. 61 grand marais

Priced l to Sel

2200 sq. ft. 350 ft. lakeshore MLS# 29802 Price $549,900

15 w. hwy. 61 grand marais

Business Opportunit y

Hughies Taco House Turnkey business opportunity. MLS# 31466 Price: $265,000

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Serving Cook County since 1971


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West Hwy 61

1544 E Hwy 61

MLS 31376 $399,900

East Hwy 61

MLS 31458 $169,900

MLS 31543 $319,900

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

2942 West Hwy 61 3BR, 2BA home, great views and numerous updates. Rare opportunity on Thomsonite Beach!

MLS 31383 $612,000


200 Stonegate Rd 46 Spruce Point Rd

MLS 6000012 $855,000

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

MLS 31705 $269,900

Poplar Lake

Greenwood Lake

Beautiful year round 2BR, 2 BA home; 4.23A, 324’ shore. Complete utility systems; well, septic, solar, batteries & generator.

Devil Track Lake

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

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

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

MLS 31394 $124,900

MLS 31463 $239,900

MLS 31393 $439,900

Gunflint Lake

120 Brule Valley Trl

MLS 31807 $249,900

MLS 31117 $98,800

Attractive, full cedar long cabin with lots of windows. 5.34 A, 300 ft of frontage, sauna building, detached shower house. BWCAW access

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

22 North Shore HWy 61 October 2012

MLS 30745 $166,000

7362 E Hwy 61

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

MLS 31801 $429,000


1658 Croftville Rd 3BR, 2BA Lake Superior home with 225+ feet of easily accessible shoreline on a very private lot.

MLS 31377 $489,900


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 6000024 $439,900

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

MLS 31659 $309,900 Private 11.15A; 7+ A south of 61, 4+ north of 61 AND 318 ft of shoreline! Very heavily wooded lot with mature trees.

MLS 31460 $149,900 Four premium lots along scenic Chicago Bay. 1.17 to 2.18A, 200’ frontage; wooded and private.

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MLS 31769 $449,900

Tom Lake

101 West Hwy. 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604

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

Year round log cabin; cathedral 1.24 A, 200’ ledgerock 1BR, 1BA cabin with specceilings, wood floors, 3/4 bath, tacular 342’ of shoreline. Great shoreline embedded with bunkroom and attached garage. views and privacy but within Thomsonite stones. Views of 150 ft of shoreline. Artist Point and the walking distance of town. Sawtooth Mtns. MLS 31464 $399,900

3BR, 3 BA custom designed home on 5.4A. 300 feet of spectacular Lake Superior shoreline with maximum privacy.

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

MLS 27872 $199,500 - $239,000

Devil Track Lake

4 1-3BR seasonal rental cabins on the north shore of the lake. Impeccably maintained and private docks and picnic areas.

MLS 31709 $395,000

Devil Track Lake

North Shore of Devil Track Lake with 153’ beautiful shoreline, two cabins, septic system and a drilled well.

MLS 31662 $169,900

Gunflint Lake

McFarland Lake

2BR, 3/4 bath cabin on Arrowhead Trail. Cathedral ceilings, wood floors, lots of windows with 311’ shore on 2.78A.

2A of outstanding Lake Superior property w/ 200’ of shore and great lake view. Septic sites identified

MLS 31806 $319,900

MLS 31665 $495,000

Poplar Lake

1004 Devil Track Rd

MLS 31231 $329,900

MLS 31702 $299,900

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

Fowl Lake

3BR 3 BA custom log home on 8A with 340’ sand beach. Two car garage and enclosed year round breezeway.

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

MLS 31754 $599,900

MLS 31725 $149,900

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

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

SOld 98 Solberg Lane

Camp 20 Road

Lovely piece of land abutting Federal land. Minutes from Devil Track Lake. Cabin needs work but property is priced to reflect it.

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

MLS 31670 $59,900

MLS 31485 $199,000

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

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

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

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

MLS 31118 $89,500

401 County Road 14 3BR, 2BA home on 10A. Fenced fields and barn. If you like horses or animals, this is the home for you!

MLS 31299 $229,900

North Road

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

MLS 31427 $235,000

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

5 County Road 44

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

MLS 31255 $299,900

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 $229,900

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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

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

Casper Hill Road

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

MLS 28297 $185,000

321 1st Ave East

Cute and clean 2BR home; hardwood floors, bay window, energy efficient furnace and brick fireplace. Private, wooded back yard.

MLS 31523 $169,900

121 Cramer Road

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

MLS 31575 $229,900

406 W 2nd Ave

MLS 31529 $98,000


141 Buckman Lane Spacious rambler perched on the Cross River w/ 485’ frtg & even has a mini waterfall! 3BR, sun porch, gas fireplace, lots of windows & upgrades.

MLS 6000131 $217,900

1020 3rd Street

MLS 31555 $139,900

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

206 N Broadway

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

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 $183,900

MLS 30755 $199,900

2982 Co Rd 7

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

MLS 31333 $184,900

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

MLS 29865 $283,500

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

Just In!


Sawtooth Cabins

Rare opportunity to purchase a Grand Marais commercial resort with 5 cabins, 2 motel units, community cabin AND a home! Being sold turn-key.


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

101 West Hwy. 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604

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NORTH SHORE Co m m e r ic a l Inland Lake Lots

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

101 West Hwy. 61 Grand Marais, MN 55604


MLS 31055 $399,900

4th Ave East

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

MLS 30871 $89,900

County Road 7

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

MLS 28867 $54,900

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Devil Track Lake

Tom Lake

9.9 acres to 34 acres, your choice.

MLS 31473 MLS 29915 MLS 29490 MLS 31571 MLS 31610 MLS 31321

$59,900 $67,500 $65,900 $59,900 $79,900 $169,900

MLS 31215 $89,900 MLS 31216 $99,900 MLS 31140 $63,900 - $155,000 MLS 31140 10.6A 330’ shore

Pike Lake

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

MLS 30400 $185,500

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


MLS 31790 $149,000

Unit 48

MLS 31380 $439,000

Unit 7

3 bedroom, 2 bath

MLS 31612 $345,000

Unit 16

2 bedroom, 2 bath

MLS 30757 $335,000

Bloomquist Mtn Rd,

6.13A in a great neighborhood. Private but close to town.

County Road 6

Whispering Pine Trail

MLS 31471 $89,900

2.7A, building site, septic site and electricity all set to install!

MLS 29770 $39,900

County Road 7

Unfinished log home. May purchase unfinished and bring your own contractor, or builder casn finish.

MLS 30417 $74,900

5.84A 10 miles east of Grand Marais. Drive- MLS 31230 $54,900 way in, several nice building sites, power at East Hwy 61 2+ A just outside city limits. Easy building property line. site, nice healthy mix of trees and an easy MLS 31109 $49,700 walk or bike ride into town.

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

MLS 29325 $659,000

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

2.07A; drilled well, storage shed, sauna and generator system. Abuts Federal land on 2 sides.

County Rd 69

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

West Hwy 61

MLS 31478 $49,900

MLS 31319 $59,900

Temperance Landing

MLS 31554 $54,900

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

MLS 31119 $68,900

15.4A, stunning views, subdividing possible.

MLS 30951 $149,000

Caribou Trail

20 – 40A, year round access, utilities! 40A MLS 31733 $199,900 20A MLS 31734 $99,900 20A MLS 31735 $99,900

Otter Lake Road

120 acres, surrounded by USFS, less than ¼ mile away from Swamp River MLS 31451 $99,900

County Road 14

Year Round 10A with electricity and phone. Abuts Federal land and porvides access to an incredible amount of Gov’t land. MLS 31613 $49,900

County Road 67

5 acres nicely wooded with a gentle slope, making for an ideal building site. MLS 31791 $44,900 3.97A with state owned Lake Superior shoreline across highway. Great views and access. MLS 31792 $69,900

Camp 20 Road

NEW! 41 A, building sites overlooking huge

Bigsby Lake

Durfee Creek

Brule Valley Trail

MLS 6000025 $117,500

MLS 31317 $199,900

MLS 31743 $245,000

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

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

Chester Lake

Saganaga Lake 1.1 – 7.5 Acres

MLS 27325 $249,900

MLS 29263 $60,000

beaver pond. MLS 6000106 $55,000

MLS 31502 $179,000

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

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

20A MLS 29771 $144,900

The only private parcel on Chester Lake. 40 acres and 300’ frontage. One of a kind opportunity!

108 Gunflint Trail

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

2.9 – 40 acres.

1.5A MLS 31199 $165,000 3A MLS 31200 $295,000 1.5A MLS 31201 $175,000

Rare opportunity to find a vacant commercial lot with a premier location in the heart of Grand Marais. Located near the famous Beaver House!

Bluefin Bay

McFarland Lake

Extremely well recognized business with premier downtown Grand Marais location. More land available.

MLS 31789 $299,900

E Hwy 61

MLS 31209 $36,900

West Bearskin Lake Beaver House

Affordable city lot in Grand Marais at a great price! MLS 31424 $15,000

120A MLS 30668 $120,900

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

Private 40A surrounded by Gov’t land. Nice forest of mature, 1000’ Swamp River shoreline.

MLS 31697 $124,900 MLS 30638 $188,900 Well constructed and maintained commercial building with unlimited potential in the heart of town.

West 15th Ave

7 – 120 acres priced right! $46,000 $120,000.

Jackson Lake Rd

150 – 400’ shoreline, 2.5 – 9.55 acres

Hwy 61 Opportunity

23 – 200A, great parcels in the woods!

Arrowhead Trail

25A with Lake Superior views as well as surrounding hills and ridges. Surveyed into 5A, Lake Superior Views! Excellent quiet three lots for easy subdivision. location near town. Survey done, septic MLS 31533 $184,900 sites identified. MLS 31381 $59,900 North Road 13A riverfront property. Many great building Three parcels 5.34A - 7.11A, close to sites overlooking the Flute Reed River. town, Lake Superior Views.

MLS 60000127 $169,000

MLS 31607 $237,000

23A priced over $12,000 lower than county valuation! Endless recreational possibilities. MLS 31392 $29,500

County Road 48

2.34A, 200’ of shoreline. Access is from Kemo Cut-Off Road via Trestle Pine Rd.

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

Irish Creek Road

MLS 28517 $32,900 - $199,900

Kemo Lake

2010 W Hwy 61


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

PENDING Trout Lake

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

MLS 31581 $118,000

24 North Shore HWy 61 October 2012

NEW! 40 A with great recreational possibilities! MLS 6000105 $44,000

Lake Superior View 20+ Acr es Inn at Terrace Point Exceptional quality you must see to appreciate. Great Lake Superior views.

MLS 31713 $239,000 MLS 31714 $239,000 MLS 31715 $219,000

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


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

LAKE SUPERIOR PROPERTIES WINDSONG DEVELOPMENT OF COVE POINT, Beaver Bay. Wonderfully maintained condo/townhouse. Provides an opportunity for a couple or family to enjoy ownership in a resort townhome, with a good rental history. 3BR, 3BA, combined living, dining and kitchen area. Views are spectacular and the location perfect for year round activities and recreation. MLS #31744 $299,900.

UNIQUE BUILD SITE. Shared power,

phone, septic, water, and LP ready to hook up. This 8-owner planned unit development provides all the benefits of “condo” ownership, but with the privacy and independence you desire in an individual home. Share 315’ of Lake Superior shore and 8 acres. Great Lake Superior view and very private. MLS #31621 $138,500.


home plus guest lodge. 390’ meandering Lake Superior shoreline with private cove. 45’ x 25’ lakeside deck. Professional design and décor. “Best property on Lake Superior.” MLS #31682 $1,495,000.


Very desirable end Unit #10. Fabulous views of Grand Marais Harbor and Lake Superior from this 2 BR, 3 BA condo. Lovely furnishings included with sale. Turn key and ready for your vacation. Excellent investment property in Grand Marais. MLS #31750 $325,000.


log cottage lovingly upgraded w/new addition. 289’ gentle ledgerock shore. 5.35 acres. MLS #31527 $649,900.

EAST BAY ONE BDR/DEN. This 1 BR plus den, 1 BA unit has fantastic views of Lake Superior and Artists Point. Excellent rental history. Perfect downtown location. MLS #31437

LARGE AND PRIVATE - LAKE SUPERIOR. Spectacular 660’ of frontage near the


EAST BAY SUITES. Lake view studio unit. Excellent


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 $349,000.


Caribou River. Very private 5.14 acres, mix of ledgerock/pebble beach. Beautiful bldg. site. Gated private road.

MLS #30414 $625,000.

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.


3 BR, 2 BA beautiful stately home with 304’ Lake Superior shoreline. Two detached garages. LR has huge windows, open feeling and stone fireplace. DR opens to wrap-around deck. Gourmet kitchen. One garage has sleeping space and a mancave upstairs.

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


ENCHANTING LAKE SUPERIOR HIDE-AWAY. Private setting in mature spruce forest, great

MLS #31250 $795,000.

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.

EAST BAY SUITES UNIT. Beautiful 2-BR with a walkout to Lake Superior beach. Master BR has fireplace and great views of the Lake. Excellent rental history w/on-site management. MLS #28684 $294,500. 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.

MLS #31051 $339,000. SALE PENDING

east views, partial driveway in place, adjoining state land, 204 feet of lake frontage. MLS #30574 $299,000.

2 BR/2 BA CONDO AT CHATEAU LEVEAUX! Tremendous views of Lake Superior. Large

comfortable living space with wood burning fireplace. Completely upgraded. Year round living or investment rental. Amenities include pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and more. MLS #30701 $96,500.


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 $649,000. REDUCED


shore showcase for local artists. One owner for 23 years. Cottages have amazing rental history and feature stone fireplaces and loaded with charm. MLS #30877 $350,000.

PRIME DOWNTOWN GRAND MARAIS LOCATION. Hwy. 61 frontage across from the harbor. Great view of the harbor from .55-acre site. Zoning allows for commercial and residential mix. MLS #30620 $395,000.

GO-FER CABINS. 8 cabins (one

duplex) plus 15 trailer home sites. Excellent rental income. Includes 10 nightly campsite lots. Many possibilities for this property in a great Grand Marais location on Hwy. 61. Property zoned C-2. MLS #6000051 $259,000.

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

main house at the east end of the BWCAW. Comfy accommodations, boats, motors and equipment. Fantastic views and great fishing on the Border Route lakes. MLS #30804 $349,000.


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.

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Shoreline. 1 BR/1 BA custom finished lower level. Plans available to finish home. 24’ x 24’ detached garage.

MLS #6000068 $269,500.

QUALITY DEVIL TRACK LAKE LOT. Heavily wooded south shore. Easy shoreline,

great views, excellent building site. Power/phone. More lakeshore land available.

MLS #31799 $149,900. PIKE LAKE LOT. North shore with great

builidng sites, unspoiled views, power/phone. Easy access from Caribou Trail. Rare lot on this large lake.

MLS #31794 $194,900.


Lost Lake parcel with 650’ of shore and 20 acres. Mature forest with some white pine, picturesque build site with SW views, and great shoreline. Good access, great trout fishing and protected, unspoiled views.

MLS #31687 $184,000.


End-of-the-road seclusion and really nice lake family retreat. Two bedroom cabin, 2 bunkhouses, sheds, outhouse, dock, huge deck. 188’ of shore and over 6 acres. Unspoiled views. MLS #31660 $239,900.


charm. 2 BR/1 BA, sauna, large deck. Adjoins BWCAW. Walk to Banadad Ski Trail. Nightly rental with good history. MLS #31657 $269,900. CASCADE LAKE PRIVACY. This is the only private land on the lake. Enjoy the utmost privacy and unspoiled wilderness views with 87 acres and over 3,000’ of shoreline. Includes a well-maintained cabin, sauna, dock and outhouse. Easy year-round access. Unique opportunity to own a private wilderness compound! MLS #31513 $824,000.


2 BA cabin 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.

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 ‘ 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.


near BWCAW with 400’ shoreline and spectacular views. 1 BR cabin with fireplace. Outhouse; 2 septic sites located. A recreational paradise!

MLS #31315 $239,000.

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.

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.

MAGNIFICENT WHOLE LOG HOME! 3 BR, 2 BA home on 259’ Poplar Lake shore-

line. 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’ front-

age 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.

MLS #31491 $239,900.


of the Summer Home Group 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.


custom-built 1 BR cabin with 150’ shoreline on desirable Trout Lake. Knotty pine paneling, lots of artistic touches. 3.27 acres. MLS #31258 $235,000.


sic 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.

McFARLAND LAKE LOG CABIN. Cedar log cabin with sauna bldg., guest

cabin, storage bldg. 150’ shoreline. Great view of palisade. Direct BWCAW access.

MLS #28409 $275,000.


Family retreat w/2 BR/1 BA, large deck, charming log bunkhouse, 1-car garage. Great privacy, large dock on 150’ shoreline. MLS #31680 $219,900.


Heavily wooded and private. Surveyed and septic sites located. Looks over full length of Loon Lake.

MLS #30926 $89,900.


acres of maple, spruce and cedar overlooking Tom Lake w/over 662’ of frontage. Good seasonal road access. Covenants in place. MLS #28017 $225,000.

NORTH WOODS ESCAPE / RENTAL. Custom 2 BDR/2 BA home on Poplar

Creek near mid-Trail w/charming features, 4-season porch, large deck. Shared use of Poplar Lake shore with dock. Excellent rental income too!

MLS #30618 $244,900.


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.


Approx. 69 acres with over 3,000’ shoreline. Many points and bays, great building sites. Good road access. More land available on adjoining lakeshore.

MLS #6000018 $750,000.


palisades, old growth pines. Build sites with view of islands. No blowdown or fire damage. MLS #29896 $278,500.


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.


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

MLS #6000002 $2,800,000. GREENWOOD LAKE. Driveway roughed in; boulder

terrace built with building site. Second area to build on top of hill with spectacular lake view. Federal land on two sides. Protected small bay for boat and swimmng. Owner/Agent.

MLS #26183 $179,900.

CABIN CREEK COVE ON NINEMILE LAKE. 2 lakelofts left on the west bay of

Ninemile Lake. Lots have excellent bldg sites nestled in a dense mixed forest. Year round access. Power at site. CC&R’s apply. Brochure available. Lakelots start at $105,900.


ful lots with maple, spruce and cedars. Privacy, surrounded by U.S.F.S. lands. Trout lake; good fishing. Brochure available. Lakelots

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HOMES & CABINS AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Built in 2008 and designed to have working shop and garage on 1st level and family living space upstairs. Buyer to finish. Furnace in, some plumbing. Property has kennel permit and access to trails. Great location! MLS #31752 $149,500.

GREEN LIVING, UNIQUE HOME! Energy efficient Hansel-and-Gretel style

hide-away straw bale house. 2’ thick plaster covered walls, slate and sunflower husk flooring downstairs and wood floors up, custom cherry cabinets. 20 acres, mature cedar forest, adjoins state land. Privacy!

MLS #31722 $159,900.


BA, professionally landscaped on .42-acre corner lot. Attached 2-car garage and 2-season porch. Truly one level living. MLS #31622 $295,000.

CHARMING 3 BR HOME IN LUTSEN. Walking distance to all

conveniences. New roof and septic system, new deck. Views of Lake Superior. MLS #31590 $189,500.

HANDCRAFTED SENTY LOG HOME. 5BR/2BA log home with gourmet

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


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 W/ 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 $234,900.


Completely updated 3-BR home on nice lot. New in-floor heat system, partial foundation, kitchen, bath, flooring, insulation, some doors and windows, deck—too much to list here! View of Lake Superior, heated garage, raised-bed gardens. MLS #30681 $214,000. 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.

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NEW! MAPLES, VIEWS AND PRIVACY! 85+ acres near Hovland. New road access, adjoining federal land. South exposure and views. Seasonal access. MLS #6000091 $99,000.

20 AC 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 #6000098 $59,900. FIVE WOODED ACRES. Surveyed. Septic and access road in place. Close to Devil Track Lake. MLS #30770 $65,000. LAKE SUPERIOR VIEWS/SUGAR LOAF RD. Red pine/spruce forest. 10+ acres, good road access, power and phone. Owner/agent. MLS #21603 $74,900.

217 +/- ACRES OFF CAMP 20 RD. Lovely open land with many ponds and streams. MLS #31645 $217,000.

HOME OR CABIN SITE - GREAT LUTSEN LOCATION. 4.09 acres, power and phone. Walk to landing on

Christine Lake. Adjoins state land. MLS #31546 $49,900. 5 AC NEAR DEVIL TRACK LAKE. Deep wooded home site just steps from Devil Track DNR access. Enjoy the lake without the high taxes! MLS#31534 $74,900. 80 AC-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 $55,000. 8 AC HOME SITE. Nice woods, County Rd #14, power/ phone, adjoins USFS. MLS #31481 $47,900. HOME SITE W/ 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 $55,000. 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. 40 ac, & adjoining 22 ac off Camp 20 Rd, nice trees, easy access, adjoins USFS. MLS #31035 $42,900/MLS #31036 $32,900. 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 W/ 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.


upper Brule River frontage. Mature forest, great view. Property has a 10’ x 20’ screen cabin; 8’ x 12’ insulated shed with window; outhouse and fire pit area. Seasonal Road. MLS #6000057 $99,900.

10 AC ON CTY RD. #14. 330’ of bubbling creek runs

through this beautifully wooded and very private parcel. Build sites near the water. Year round access. Creek separates the property from the abutting Federal lands. MLS #31619 $99,500.


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+ AC W/ JONVICK CREEK FRONTAGE. Lake Superior Views. Owner/agent. MLS #30070 $250,000. RESIDENTIAL HOMESITE ON 18+ AC. 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 #31808 $69,900. 40 AC W/ MONS CREEK FRONTAGE. Easy road access. Good building sites. Mature trees. Deeded access to Lost Lake. MLS #31103 $79,900.

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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! Guest apt above garage too!! mLs#31145

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Lake supeRioR LoG Cabin wiTh oLd woRLd ChaRm!

Low maintenance assoc. dues and no mandatory mgmnt co. means enjoyable carefree retirement on the Big Lake! tons of space and even more views, this home will wow you. Master Suite with balcony, open kitchen to Great room and Sewing Crafts room, all within minutes of Golf, Fine Dining and Lutsen Mtns!

mLs#31679 $399,000

LuTsen's Lake supeRioR spaRkLeR!

incredible Shoreline Sprawls in to the lake, Home has 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! mLs#31133 $439,000


mLs#26043 ReduCed! $129,900

new! daRLinG Lake supeRioR home!

Lutsen’s Finest Lake home, the focus is on the tremendous views overlooking 300 ft of ledgerock shoreline and sprawling grounds. Main level living with Spectacular Great room, with the nicest stone fireplace we’ve seen, oriented for nice views of the lake and the fire! Lower level walks out to the lake with two bedrooms and family room. tons of storage, two car garge…this is the perfect retirement home or family home!

$775,000 mLs#31720


no eneRGy foR upkeep?

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

buiLd now on LuTsen’s Lake supeRioR!

Driveway in place is tucked in to the heart of Lutsen with 150 ft of VerY nice ledgerock,seasonal creek meandering along the property line. mLs#31207


LisTen To The biG Lake!

Beautiful Lutsen Lake Superior shoreline. Former owners used to launch their fishing boat from the beach! property includes shared driveway, garage!

mLs#30916 $260,000

naniboujou Lake supeRioR home has a Super

enjoy family GeTaway aT ChaTeau gatherings from on Lake supeRioR! this Better nearly a 70% increase in revenues!! than rustic But Still Charming Move in ready this is a Great Condo with Cabin just east of Grand Marais on a Sweet incredible views from private piece of Lakeshore with large pole barn garage deck! ask for #31 for the Best!! and Lil’ Guest Cabin your Grandkids will Love!

mLs#30095 $349,000 ReduCed!

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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!


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

mLs# 30676 $429,000 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!!

mLs#29624 $179,000; mLs#26022 ReCenT upGRades! $209,900; mLs#30021 $224,900; or mLs#30675 $279,000 soLd! mLs #29262 ReduCed! $215,000!

wowZZZeR whaT a CuTe CoTTaGe! expansive Views of the Big Lake! mLs#28661


! soLd 450’ of Lake supeRioR soLiTude wiTh a famiLy sTyLe home. mLs#Tba $799,000 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! tons of windows and Views, updated kitchen, lock out unit, Super rentaL reVenueS!

mLs#31361 $574,900

new! posT CaRd peRfeCT Views!

enjoy Lake Superior Seclusion on this 6+ acres & over 1000 ft of peninsula shoreline! the nature lover in you will appreciate the peaceful and simple nature of both the wilderness and the Lake. to top it off, you will LoVe the comfy, well maintained year round Lake Superior cabin! use the cabin as your stepping stone to connect with the Big Lake while sketching your future dream Lake Superior home or keep it forever as your getaway! either way, buy now and lock into a low fixed interest rate with the existing home on an incredible piece of Lakeshore!

$499,000 mLs#31802

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FaMiLY Fun on tHe inLanD waterS oF tHe Great nortHwooDS!

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

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 $329,000

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deLuxe Camp on CaRibou Lake! rustic Lake Living with cabin, log

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!

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

mLs#31096 $225,900 supeR VaLue!

mLs#29855 $389,000

new! CapTiVaTinG CaRibou Lake home!

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!

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!

mLs#31539 $565,000 a must see!

mLs#30482 $499,900

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!

Vaulted entry welcomes you in to the foyer and great room with massive fireplace and floor to ceiling windows drawing you to the spectacular lake views of the peaceful Sawmill Bay ofLutsen’s Caribou Lake. Large kitchen perfect for hosting large parties and family gatherings.

and full bath, upstairs open loft bdrm with bath, and Super nice Great room with fireplace overlooking Caribou Lake in Lutsen! ReduCed!

$355,000 mLs#28694

interior finishing but the exterior and septic is ready to go! Great potential for the handyman, on a Super piece of Lakeshore!

mLs#28385 $245,000

mLs#31627 $599,000

ninemiLe sa L e Lake home aT G n The ViLLaGe! i d n pe mL#31678 $134,900 CaRibou Lake View famiLy ReTReaT on 20 aCRes! this home has nice

mLs#26055 $249,000

CoZy CaRibou Lake Cabin! Main level bedroom

LakeshoRe Cabin on TaiT Lake Lake in Lutsen. needs

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 $114,900

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

flow for entertaining the masses! Spacious great room with walk out deck overlooking a hillside of sugar maples, incredibly gorgeous in the fall! Master bedrm suite with captivating views! Lower level space for family, with three bedrooms and rec room walking out to the huge yard, kids have their own space to romp and run to their heart’s content!

mLs#31439 ReduCed! $349,900

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MoVe in anD kiCk BaCk For winter Fun at Your up nortH HoMe! 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!

$149,000 mLs#31517 ReduCed

TReeTop LiVinG on Top of LuTsen!

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 $339,000


make This Cabin on 9 aC youR own! Super Spot up the

Cramer road in Schroeder, with nice open kitchen, 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!

$134,900! mLs#31158 ReduCed aGain, moTiVaTed seLLeR!

new! CoZy Cabin in TofTe

with Sweet Garage and 4+ acres! Great location between Lutsen and tofte, this home has recent upgrades like new flooring, new well and septic and a HuGe deck off kitchen for grilling!

mLs#6000042 $179,000

inspiRaTion up noRTh

with Simple Living! enjoy 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 $139,000 ReduCed

Lake supeRioR Views, this home sleeps

tons, generates great rental revenues and borders the Cascade river State park overlooking Lake Superior in between Lutsen and Grand Marais! mLs#31098

$279,900 ReduCed

! d L o s GoRGeous home on CaRibou TRaiL $243,000 mLs#31522

awesome LoCaTion on suGaR beaCh dRiVe in tofte, a stone’s throw to Lake Superior beach! Move in ready vacation home with rental revenue or make it your year round home! Guest cabingenerates rental revenues too.

mLs#30587 $169,000

LoG home LoVeRs musT see!

besT buy in GRand maRais! this Mint Home has tons

to Brag about! Bright and Cheery interior, incredible kitchen, 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

supeR home supeR VaLue! Located just up the Sawbill

trail from Lake Superior, this home is mint condition and move in ready! From the Large master suite with gas fireplace, this Home will wow you once you enter! Great rm has fireplace, and walks out to a nice deck! terrific landscape & 2 car garage! mLs#30771 $210,000

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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! mLs#31218 $125,000;

mLs#29293 $329,000

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 $425,000

enjoy Lake supeRioR bReeZes on the 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 $249,000 ReduCed!

Loaded wiTh poTenTiaL!Genuine

Lake Superior views, you’ll feel like you own on the Big Lake! mLs#30939


Call TimbeRwoLff ReaLTy or visit for more information! 30 North Shore HWy 61 October 2012

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!

sunRise RidGe Cabin near Superior’s

CasCade RiVeR 160 aCRes Seeks wilderness enthusiast for Long term relationship!! mLs#31732

mLs#30641 $99,900

$169,000 ReduCed!

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

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mLs#31143 $94,900 ReduCed!

ChRisTine Lake aRea GeTaway Cabins! 2 Deluxe Camp

wiLson Lake baCk LoT

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! Lake access just across the trail!

mLs#31254 $93,500 mLs#27884 $119,900

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siLVeR bay To LiTTLe maRais To finLand aRea

TofTe aRea neaR bLuefin bay ResoRT!

30 Ac Along the Little Manitou River! Super Lake Views with Hwy

Affordable Home Sites will Surprise You! wildwood acres

61 frontage, borders state land! mLs#24573 $199,000

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 & off Blesner Lake! nice Maple Forest

with 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 penDinG

Prime Commercial Land, Great Lake Superior Views and plenty of elbow room on Hwy 61 in Schroeder! Great for contracting biz, restaurant, You name it!! 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

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! 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

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 $72,000 reDuCeD, SeLLer open to oFFerS!

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

Views in the midst of a healthy Birch Forest, some Mature Spruce Just above Blue Fin Bay on Lake Superior! mLs#29767 $94,900

Site among the white pines! Yr rd access and electric, with access to tait Lake! mLs#29788 $89,900 Great price!

Toftevaag Overlooking Lake Superior Some of the Best Value

Superior National Golf Course HomeSite Just off the 7th Green,

out there for LakeView lots… startingfrom $54,900 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

Seller Says Give an offer a Shot and see if you can make a Hole in one! mLs#30821 $99,000 reDuCeD awesome price with Community water and Sewer! new! Sweet 5 acres on Maple Drive and ward Lake rd very near to Caribou Lake! $54,900 mLs#6000049 new! Rolling 20 acre parcel off the ward Lake rd between Lutsen and Grand Marais. nice recreational piece with high building site and panoramic views. $49,900 mLs#31531

Boundary Waters Nearby this Wilderness Outlot to Tait Lake, with access to tait and Surrounded by Fed Land! reDuCeD! mLs#24173 $29,900

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! 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!

Coyote Ridge 5 ac PANORAMIC LAKE SUPERIOR VIEWS! Seriously,

these are amazing Views! Just west of Grand Marais, Check it out! mLs#31208 $98,900 reDuCeD aGain, MotiVateD SeLLer

Nearly 15 acres bordering Cascade River State Park!

Super Lake Views, Super location off County rd 7! mLs#31097 $265,000 reDuCeD

Super Lake Superior Views on Birch Drive just west of Grand Marais! mLs#30171 $89,000 soLd

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!

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 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! BaCk on tHe Market!

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 $144,900


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 $149,000 reDuCeD!

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


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 $57,900-79,900

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Lutsen Lutsen Real Real Estate Estate Group Group

Using a fundamental business approach for all your real estate needs Lutsen 1044 Caribou Trail MLS#31034 $325,000

Cabin on coveted Caribou Lake. New siding, windows,doors, roof, septic, decking and more. 3 bdrm 1 bath

Lutsen 565 Poplar River MLS#28764 $439,000

Three bedroom condominium at Lutsen Resort. Completely furnished and part of the Resort Progam. Call today!

Gunflint Lodge Fractional Ownership 3 Homes on Gunflint Lake MLS# 25058,25057,25056 $99,000-200,000 Call Bruce Kerfoot 218-388-2294


MLS#6000069 $69,000 Wide open view of lake Superior from this cute off grid cabin. No utilities yet convenient location to dowtown Tofte. Great spot for a recreation base Gunflint Trail


7766 W Hwy 61 MLS#31514 $199,000

Historic Home in Schroeder for more than 100 years. Made of huge logs. Some restoration work. Great view of Lake Superior. Grand Marais

661 Pike Lake Rd MLS#30752 $269,000

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

Heritage Townhomes $369,000-$399,000

Tastefully appointed two and three bedroom townhomes with out of this world views. Great Lutsen location. Call today for your private showing.

Featured Properties

14 Pine Marten Way Gunflint MLS#28030 $395,000

Just northwest of Grand Marais off the Gunflint trail on Pine Lake. 3 bedrooms. Private and perfect! Call Bruce Kerfoot Northwoodshomeforsale.

4170 Cascade Beach Road MLS#31601 $1,100,000.00 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on Lake Superior Private 2 bedroom cottage. Great Room with fireplace, gourmet style kitchen. Lutsen Clara Lake

170 Pine Tree Dr MLS#6000093 $199,000

Gunflint Trail

63 Onagon Lake Rd MLS#30830 $350,000

“designed by noted architect David Salmela and located near the end of the Gunflint Trail with access to Seagull Lake” 4 bdrms 3 bath 192’ shoreline Call Bruce Kerfoot

Very nice 200’ lot on Clara Lake. Garage equivalent building on-site, slab on grade converted to cabin style quarters. Use as seasonal cabin or use while building new. Old growth White Pines, Red Pine, Black Spruce and more. Storage building on site.

Grand Marais

1817 W Hwy 61 MLS#31126 $179,900

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

Looking to Purchase or Sell Real Estate check us out at: View all our other listings and offerings on our website

Realtors: Mike Larson 218-663-7750 32 North Shore HWy 61 October 2012

Steve Surbaugh 218-663-7080

Bruce Kerfoot 218-388-2294

Office Administration: Lavona Czaplicki

Vacant Land and Homesites at 45% off Original List Act Now! Johannes Toftey Homestead Sites Beautiful hillside building lots in Tofte with Lake Superior and Carlton Peak Views Description Acres Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lots 4-5 Lot 6 Lots 7-12 Lot 13 Lot 14 Lot 15 Lot 16 Lot 17 Lots 18-21 Lot 22 Lot 23

2.00 2.61 2.31 2.18 2.05 2.53 2.06 2.01 2.01 2.26 2.50

Original List Price

New List Price 45% Reduction

$67,500 67,500 75,000 sold 90,000 sold 77,500 77,500 79,000 100,000 sold sold 65,000 sold

$37,125 37,125 41,250 49,500 42,625 42,625 43,450 55,000 35,750

Caribou Hillside Outstanding homesites tucked along the hillside of Caribou Lake Description Block 1 Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Block 2 Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4 Block 3 Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 9 Lot 10


Original List Price

New List Price 45% Reduction

6.8 6.8 6.5 6.6 5.8 6.1

$95,000 95,000 125,000 125,000 155,000 155,000

$52,250 52,250 68,750 68,750 85,250 85,250

5.8 8.3 6.1 6.1

$145,000 175,000 155,000 145,000

$79,750 96,250 85,250 79,750

15.1 7.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.7 5.5 5.3 5.3

$230,000 Sold Sold 125,000 95,000 95,000 110,000 115,000 115,000 115,000

$126,500 68,750 52,250 52,250 60,500 63,250 63,250 63,250

Other Great Caribou Lake Area Lots Lot 13 Sawmill Bay 233’ shoreline 2.2 acres $160,000


Maple Drive


2.08 acres $69,000

Lutsen Real Estate Group 218-663-7750 866-663-7750

Tofte Airport Home Sites Located between Lutsen and Tofte Convenient Location with Outstanding Values Description


Block 1 (West) Lot 1 2.91 Lot 2 2.37 Lot 3 2.11 Lot 4 2.19 Lot 5 2.15 Lot 6 2.12 Lot 7 2.01 Lots 8-10 Block 2 (East) Lot 1 2.25 Lot 2 2.00 Lot 3 2.00 Lot 4 2.20 Lot 5 2.43 Lot 6 2.01 Lot 7 2.00 Lot 8 2.57 Block 3 (North) Lot 1 2.05 Lot 2 2.17 Lot 3 2.16 Lot 4 2.28 Lot 5 2.18 Lot 6 2.25 Lot 7 2.00 Lot 8 2.42 Lot 9 2.39 Lot 10 3.48

Original List Price $57,500 52,500 sold 50,000 47,500 45,000 47,500 sold sold $45,000 45,000 sold 45,000 sold 50,000 sold $60,000 55,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 55,000 55,000 60,000 60,000 sold

New List Price 45% Reduction $31,625 28,875 27,500 26,125 24,750 26,125

$24,750 24,750 24,750 24,750 27,500 $33,000 30,250 33,000 33,000 33,000 30,250 30,250 33,000 33,000

Other Great Vacant Land Values -Superior National Golf Course Lot- Heritage Lot 10 BL3, MLS#29483, $99,000 -Jonvick Creek Beautiful home sites in mature Maple, Spruce and Birch forest. $60,000+ -Stonegate Road Private Lake Superior lot in Hovland Includes driveway, electric & new septic. (A/O) MLS# 24409 $399,900 -xxx Sawbill Trail 120 Acres located up the Sawbill Trail. Large Maples MLS# 27551 $199,900 -293 Mile O’Pine Rd Nice lakeshore on south side of Gunflint Lake. Lots of huge White Pine trees. MLS#29841 $250,000 -293 Mile O’Pine Rd 5 acre parcel overlooking Gunflint Lake. MLS#29842 $100,000.00\ -Lot 2 Quist Acres 5 acre parcel on Quist Road outside of Grand Marais. MLS#30439 $64,900 -Lot 5 Quist Acres 5acre parcel on Quist Road outside of Grand Marais, sister parcel to Lot 2. MLS#30440 $59,000 -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 2 BL7 Jonvick Creek Site, Mature Maple,Spruce and Birch forest- MLS#6000074, $65,000

Tait Pines Nestled Hillside Adjacent to Tait Lake In Lutsen - Just 13 miles up the Caribou Trail Original List Price $72,500 72,500

New List Price 45% Reduction $39,875 39,875

Description Block 2, Lot 1 Block 2, Lot 2

Acres 2.26 2.06

Block 3, Lot 1 Block 3, Lot 2

1.44 1.29

90,000 sold


Block 4, Lot 1




Block 5, Lot 1 Block 5, Lot 2 Block 5, Lot 3

2.65 2.16 2.14

72,500 72,500 72,500

39,875 39,875 39,875

Block 6, Lot 1 Block 6, Lot 2 Block 6, Lot 3 Block 6, Lot 4

2.64 2.41 2.37 2.27

72,500 72,500 72,500 79,000

39,875 39,875 39,875 43,450

Block 7, Lot 1




Block 8, Lot 1




Block 9, Lot 1



Block 10, Lots 1-3 Block 10, Lot 4 2.15 Block 10, Lot 5 2.53

sold 105,000 105,000

57,750 57,750

Block 11, Lot 1 Block 11, Lot 2

2.33 2.39

100,000 100,000

55,000 55,000

Block 12, Lot 1 Block 12, Lot 2 Block 12, Lot 3 Block 12, Lot 4 Block 12, Lot 5 Block 12, Lot 6

2.04 2.00 1.99 2.04 2.21 2.34

79,000 79,000 79,000 79,000 79,000 sold

43,450 43,450 43,450 43,450 43,450

Block 13, Lot 1 Block 13, Lot 2

2.72 2.89

79,000 sold


Legendary Lot 16 2.80* Legendary Lot 17 3.30* * sold together

69,000 89,000

37,950 48,950

Other Great Vacant Land Values -Birch Cliff Multiple lots, Carlton Peak and Lake Superior views. $59,500 + -xxx Mountain Ash Ln Cedar covered hillside overlooking Lake Superior in Lutsen. MLS#29246, $649,000 -Boulder Pt Rd 40 acre parcel in Lutsen, privacy, with Lake Superior views. Property sits near the base of Eagle Mountain at Lutsen Mountains and nearby Superior National Golf Course MLS#6000123, $229,000

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Land Listings

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

Slopeslide to Lutsen Mountain Ski Area enjoy vacation living with all the amenities. Income generating when you are away from this 1 BD townhome. Two properties available now at: $112,900 & $109,500 MLS 29706 & 29846

Superior Retreat

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 $959,000

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

In the woods w/access to Lake Superior just down the road. Great opportunity to own a piece of the North Shore! $169,000 MLS 6000059

Lutsen “Ski In Ski Out” 2 BD, 2 BA Enjoy the Northwoods at your Caribou Highlands Resort Townhome with friends and family. Great investment opportunity, call for more info. $129,900 MLS 6000060

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

Turnagain Trail A mixed forest with views of Lake Superior. Two parcels close to Lutsen, private setting, location, recreation opportunities within your reach. Don’t wait, call today, owner will finance! $57,500 MLS 6000041 $79,000 MLS 6000043

Lutsen Resort Poplar River Condo 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

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Great Lake Superior Home

Tastefully Decorated Cottage

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GRAND MARAIS AREA 5 acre parcel to enjoy life on the shore w/Lk Superior views. $39,000 MLS 29901

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

Sea Gull Lake Retreat

Caribou Highlands Resort

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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

Lake Superior Views

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

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Nan Bradley 218-370-8433

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


Deb Niemisto 218-370-8434

Lutsen Townhome

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

Charming Lutsen Home

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Build your dreams: 1.7 A with stream and waterfall. 200’ shoreline. Bike, golf, hike, ski all at your doorstep. $345,000 MLS 31344

Lake Superior Views Near Lutsen

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Lake Superior Lot in Lutsen

Looking to start a business in Grand Marais? Free consultation to discover the opportunities awaiting you!


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

South Lost Lake Road, Mountain top bordering and overlooking Magney State Park. Includes artisian spring fed wild brook trout pond. 40 acres, $149,000. agent owned 80 acres, $179,000. agent owned 120 acres, $199,000. agent owned #15265 Franchise Hotel, no updates needed, non-disclosure required. $3,200,000. #15264 Profitable Motel, northern WI. $600,000.

#15262 Car Dealership, WI was $1,000,000. reduced $495,000. #15259 Franchise Hotel Northern WI, 57 rooms, owner apart. and manager apart. $1,400,000.

#15263 Manager or couple wanted for motel, NW WI, salary plus residence with utilities paid.

Insured Licensed Contractor BC#20630518 • 218-388-2231

Midwest Motel Realty Thomas Kurschner Broker





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Long Term Rental:

This is the time to invest, Let us do the rest.

Family Property:

We can help make the family cabin workable and pleasurable

$249,000 Owner/Broker Call 218-370-8940

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