Shirley Woods Catering and Special Event Center
'My Swedish Kitchen' a lovely country setting for any event
Call Shirley at 666-2417 Located between Tower and Cook on Hwy 115:  8343 East Leander Lane.  See photos of the facilities and a winter event

Books-Local Authors

 George Erickson's Books 

All book profits are donated to educational charities. Also see the author's World Affairs Forum  Order Books Here:

"The News from Nelmi:
A Retrospective"


For 60 years Nelmi Koivu, through the Cook News Herald, "spoke to readers as if she were their close friend or relative . . .  hers was honest and plain spoken reporting."

The book is available for $3.50 at the Cook News-Herald office and at the Friends of the Arts gallery in Cook  Email the Author: Joanne Bergman


Perennials  "The gift that keeps on giving!" Plant them once. They come back year after year, bigger and better!

15% Off Valentine's Day Gift Certificate

Email your request, receive the same day by email, send your check to us later GHS Northern Gardens

  First field grown flowers available May 2nd opening day




Our Merchants Have Nice Gifts For You & Yours!

Lighting-Deer Antler Chandeliers

Block's Balsam Lake Farms

        Quality Crafted Deer Antler Chandeliers in stock. We can also customize one for you!
See our slide show here!  

 Canned Goods

 Block's Balsam Lake Farms  See more about us in the Marketplace under Canned Goods, Deer Scent, Food, Hay, & Lighting,
     Nice Gifts! Homemade Jams, Jellies, Salsa, Spaghetti Sauce, Tomato Juice, Ketchup, & more.

Come to The FARM or see us in Hibbing every Thursday in K MART lot  9-2 and every Friday 9-2 in the old OGLES parking lot behind KFC
Block's Balsam Lake Farms fb
Town of Balsam near Nashwauk (map)


Chiqui's Chocolates    "Established 2002 . . .  purely by accident!" Sumptuous South American caramel & chocolate recipes made by Catalina "Chiqui" Berg, resident of Pengilly  Customers say it best: "Your signature caramel  is spectacular. . . that  homemade 'just out of the kitchen' quality that makes them  melt in your mouth"  *Order Online at

     888-285-8430  Ben Franklin in Virginia also carries Chiqui's

 My Paints . . . Your Memories

 Thomas R Anderson   Artist 




 Rag Bag Originals


Our Mother-Daughter team can recycle your treasured past into present day Memories-Wedding dress heirlooms   memory quilts and much much more See Our Work!

Become a fan on Facebook and RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT! 218-787-2254/218-290-7266

See what we can do for you in the  Marketplace under 'Clothing' & 'Sewing'



  See us at 

Northern Minnesota's Traveling Photographers
See more including facebook pages in the Marketplace

Wood Turnings

Visit the Marketplace

Go to Community Events

Beautiful Quality Crafted Recycled Rare Wood Turnings by John 

Most priced $20-$40

 Slide show with close ups on facebook

 Kaleidoscope                                         Wood from Weiser, Idaho. $30