Eh?: Horse on the run
El Nino the horse was in his new home for a week when he decided to break free last weekend. Scott Frisby bought the 10-year-old gelding quarter horse from a farm in Port Wing and brought him to his home east of Island Lake. When Frisby was about...
El Nino the horse was in his new home for a week when he decided to break free last weekend.
Scott Frisby bought the 10-year-old gelding quarter horse from a farm in Port Wing and brought him to his home east of Island Lake.
When Frisby was about to reconnect his electric fence Sunday, El Nino took the opportunity to escape.
"The snow is up to the knee or deeper, and that horse was moving," Frisby said. "There was no stopping him."
Frisby -- brown with a white mark on his forehead and white socks on his back legs -- was headed east.
Frisby tracked him to Alden Lake, west of the Cloquet River. He appeared to stick to a snowmobile trail until it turned north. El Nino has bolted before, according to his former owner, and Frisby thinks he might be trying to head back to Port Wing, where he grew up.
If you see the horse or you want to help search the snowmobile trails, call Frisby at (218) 393-2779.
Did you miss the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Friday?
Spirit Mountain will do its own opening ceremonies at noon today. It will begin with a flag ceremony and the Canadian and United States national anthems. That will be followed by a lighting of the "Olympic Torch" as their own Mark Lind skis down from the top of Gandy Dancer with the relay torch.
Chocolate-dipped bacon is top of the list of foods to be demonstrated at the "Chocolate-Dipped Everything Event" 2-4 p.m. today at Pam's Hallmark in the Miller Hill Mall.
Local apron designer Rachel Hart of Apron Elegance will dip the usual suspects such as strawberries, pretzels and cherries along with more unexpected dippers such as bacon, potato chips and cheese. It's free and she'll be giving tips on the best way to melt various types of chocolates.
Pint-sized history lessons
Some people need incentives to study
history. Others get bored sitting on the same old bar stool.
The St. Louis County Historical Society has something to offer both groups in its "History in a Pint" lecture series.
The first lecture, featuring Joe Gomer, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Carmody Irish Pub, 308 E. Superior St.
The lectures are organized by the historical society's Veterans' Memorial Hall. They'll last 30-45 minutes, about the time it takes to drink a leisurely pint, followed by a little audience Q&A.
Info: www.vets-hall.org .