Latest Grand Marais Stories

2010-06-29 13:09:00

GRAND MARAIS, Minn., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 10 and 11, Grand Marais' harborside streets will once again play host to over 60 visual artists during the 20th Annual Arts Festival - "Fine Art on the Shores of Lake Superior." Hosted by the Grand Marais Art Colony, the event begins Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This year's juried participants represent a wide range of artistic disciplines and media, including ceramics,...

2009-09-08 18:03:14

Officials in Grand Marais, Minn., said they were offering a free vacation in the city for the return of a fake seagull perched on its billboard in Pine County. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association said its Give Us the Bird campaign is offering the vacation in exchange for the return of the fake gull, which had been perched on a billboard along Interstate 35, the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune reported Tuesday. He was perched there, welcoming people north. And now it's just this little...

2005-05-02 22:39:42

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Lonnie Dupre decided to risk his life after a glacier went missing. The Minnesota explorer was on a kayaking expedition around Greenland four years ago when his two-man team prepared to navigate around a glacier shown on their 1982 map. But when they paddled into a fjord where the glacier was supposed to be, they found only ice remnants on the side of a mountain. "After that, I thought, if I ever do another project, the whole thing is going to surround global warming,"...

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