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Cavallin Funeral Home

120 West 2 Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218) 387-1444
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Freak snowmobile crash kills man in Grand Marais - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, January 02, 2017

Gunnar Anderson had plans for New Year’s weekend in Grand Marais. Nothing big — just all the usual things and people he loved.On Saturday, the 22-year-old cut a deal for a used motor to fix his dad’s auger so they could go ice fishing together. His girlfriend was coming up from Duluth to spend New Year’s Eve with him. And in the afternoon, a fresh snowfall enticed him outside to ride his new snowmobile in the woods just north of town with his longtime buddy, Jacob Schroeder.It was just about dusk when, in the ditch alongside County Road 8, Anderson’s sled struck something under the snow and sent him flying. Schroeder, riding just behind him, hit the same obstacle and was launched into the air as well. The impact broke Anderson’s neck, killing him, according to Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen. He was also struck by Schroeder’s sled, but that did not cause the fatal injury.Eliasen said both snowmobilers hit crevices in a creek bed that crossed the ditch and were hidden beneath the snow.It was what every parent dreads — a freak accident, s...

Make a Difference for Sept. 11, 2016 - Duluth News Tribune

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bay High School, 137 Banks Blvd.Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Maurices corporate offices, 105 W. Superior St., Duluth.Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 1 Cedar Grove Lane, Grand Marais.Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Halvor Lines, 217 Grand Ave., Superior.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boswell Energy Center, 1210 N.W. Third St., Cohasset.• Head of the Lakes United Way will host its annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The event will feature more than 40 chilis to taste test, pop, cookies and ice cream.Cost of the event is $8 for adults; $3 for children 5-12. Proceeds benefit the more than 50 local programs and initiatives United Way supports.• Chester Bowl Fall Fest is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Chester Bowl Park in Duluth. The festival will feature more than 120 arts-and-rafts vendors, food for sale and drinks. There will be music by Greg Tiburzi, Kim and Curtis-Monson from The Fish Heads, and Mama's Stolen Horses. Suggested donations of $5 for individuals and $10 for families to support Chester Park's winter program scholarships for kids in need who want to participate in winter sports.Parking is limited and walking, biking or using the shuttles is recommended. Three free shuttle buses will run continuously from parking lot B at the University of Minnesota Duluth, located at the intersection of College Street and University Drive. There are handicapped accessible parking spots near the entrance to the park.In the case of rain, the festival will be postponed to Sept. 18. For more information, call (218) 724-9832 or visit chesterbowl.org.• The Alzheimer's Association will host Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday morning at Superior's Richard I. Bong Veterans Museum. The event will feature the 10 a.m. Promise Garden ceremony followed by a two-mile walk. There will also be opportunities to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with advocacy groups, support programs and clinical studies. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m.To join a walking team, visit alz.org/walk. For more information, contact Hailey Krajewski at (715) 720-7611 or hkrajewski@alz.org.• The family of Adam Sheda of Wrenshall will auction off the late Iraq veteran's 1976 Mustang at noon Saturday at Benna Ford Roush in Superior. In his will, the Minnesota National Guard veteran asked that his Mustang go to someone who loved it as much as he did. Proceeds will go to Chapter 56 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports local veterans and their families.• Friends of Animals Humane Society of Cloquet will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Funeral Home. During the dinner, there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society. For tickets, call (218) 879-1655.• Duluth Lib...

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Freak snowmobile crash kills man in Grand Marais - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, January 02, 2017

Gunnar Anderson had plans for New Year’s weekend in Grand Marais. Nothing big — just all the usual things and people he loved.On Saturday, the 22-year-old cut a deal for a used motor to fix his dad’s auger so they could go ice fishing together. His girlfriend was coming up from Duluth to spend New Year’s Eve with him. And in the afternoon, a fresh snowfall enticed him outside to ride his new snowmobile in the woods just north of town with his longtime buddy, Jacob Schroeder.It was just about dusk when, in the ditch alongside County Road 8, Anderson’s sled struck something under the snow and sent him flying. Schroeder, riding just behind him, hit the same obstacle and was launched into the air as well. The impact broke Anderson’s neck, killing him, according to Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen. He was also struck by Schroeder’s sled, but that did not cause the fatal injury.Eliasen said both snowmobilers hit crevices in a creek bed that crossed the ditch and were hidden beneath the snow.It was what every parent dreads — a freak accident, s...

Make a Difference for Sept. 11, 2016 - Duluth News Tribune

Monday, September 12, 2016

Bay High School, 137 Banks Blvd.Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Maurices corporate offices, 105 W. Superior St., Duluth.Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 1 Cedar Grove Lane, Grand Marais.Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Halvor Lines, 217 Grand Ave., Superior.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chisholm High School, 301 S.W. Fourth St.Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boswell Energy Center, 1210 N.W. Third St., Cohasset.• Head of the Lakes United Way will host its annual Chili Cook-Off fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The event will feature more than 40 chilis to taste test, pop, cookies and ice cream.Cost of the event is $8 for adults; $3 for children 5-12. Proceeds benefit the more than 50 local programs and initiatives United Way supports.• Chester Bowl Fall Fest is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Chester Bowl Park in Duluth. The festival will feature more than 120 arts-and-rafts vendors, food for sale and drinks. There will be music by Greg Tiburzi, Kim and Curtis-Monson from The Fish Heads, and Mama's Stolen Horses. Suggested donations of $5 for individuals and $10 for families to support Chester Park's winter program scholarships for kids in need who want to participate in winter sports.Parking is limited and walking, biking or using the shuttles is recommended. Three free shuttle buses will run continuously from parking lot B at the University of Minnesota Duluth, located at the intersection of College Street and University Drive. There are handicapped accessible parking spots near the entrance to the park.In the case of rain, the festival will be postponed to Sept. 18. For more information, call (218) 724-9832 or visit chesterbowl.org.• The Alzheimer's Association will host Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday morning at Superior's Richard I. Bong Veterans Museum. The event will feature the 10 a.m. Promise Garden ceremony followed by a two-mile walk. There will also be opportunities to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with advocacy groups, support programs and clinical studies. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m.To join a walking team, visit alz.org/walk. For more information, contact Hailey Krajewski at (715) 720-7611 or hkrajewski@alz.org.• The family of Adam Sheda of Wrenshall will auction off the late Iraq veteran's 1976 Mustang at noon Saturday at Benna Ford Roush in Superior. In his will, the Minnesota National Guard veteran asked that his Mustang go to someone who loved it as much as he did. Proceeds will go to Chapter 56 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that supports local veterans and their families.• Friends of Animals Humane Society of Cloquet will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday at Atkins Funeral Home. During the dinner, there will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit the Humane Society. For tickets, call (218) 879-1655.• Duluth Lib...