Our dear friend Kris Eilers, Executive Director of the St. Louis River Alliance and clean water advocate, had a heart attack on February 4, 2018 and after placement of a stent her doctors found a pseudoaneurysm on her aorta. As a result Kris will need long term medical care. She will be going to the University of Minnesota Cardiac Center for further assessment and care. At this time she is managing her pain, but her activity is limited (60-80% bed rest) and it is unclear when she will be able to return to work. With or without a very complicated (10 plus hour) surgery, the healing process for this condition is typically very slow. She is very optimistic she will be able to heal and live an active lifestyle with the love and support of family and friends. As it turns out Toronto bred and Terlingua, Texas based Sarah Burton, another dear friend, is scheduled to be in Duluth on April 18th and has agreed to help us help Kris by performing a benefit event at Grandma's Bar and Grill in Canal Park. Sarah’s songs come from a sincere place and are accompanied by her piano-driven pop melodies that will make you want to sing aloud while walking down the street. Burton has really found her voice and style and she truly shines through her honest lyrics. She has traveled many miles since she was last with us in Duluth and on the North Shore and has produced a couple of new albums. She has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the United States and is now based out of Teringua, Texas.