WJe are still going to gather and socialize at the warming building on the Pincushion Trails, although we may decide that conditions are not favorable for skiing. Hope to see you there!
CONTACT: Maureen Hayes
DATE: 02/20/2017 11:02am
The Cook County Extension office is taking orders for a Community Group Onion /Lee Plant order. The varieties are from Dixondale Farms once again, because we can usually get a price of about $3 for 50 - 50 onion plants ( leeks are more expensive!)
Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 387-3015 to place your order before Friday, Feb. 24th. Varieties are: Highland, Copra, Red Zeppelin, Red Wing, Candy, Red Candy and Lancelot Leeks. Please make sure you receive a confirmation from me!
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 02/20/2017 09:10am
The Cook County Community Center Outdoor Ice Rinks and Warming house will be closed until further notice. The warm weather has decimated our ice. Thanks for your patience!
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 02/20/2017 08:55am
The Ice Rink in Tofte at Birch Grove Community Center is really good right now! We have skates available to use in various sizes. The warming house is open and lights are on for night skating! Enjoy it now, we will see what the warm weather brings?
Call 663-7977 or stop in and check it out.
CONTACT: Brenda Melin
DATE: 02/16/2017 11:34am
Nothing says love like gentle touch. Come today, February 14th, to the WIC clinic in the lower level of the clinic to learn more about parent/child massage. Therapists will be on site from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2:30-4. Open to all parents & children in the WIC program.
Learn and practice giving and receiving a simple shoulder/upper back/arms and hands massage from a seated position. Great for parents AND kids!
DATE: 02/14/2017 08:46am
The North Superior Ski and Run Club wishes to thank our generous Grand Marais merchants for their donations to the ski races at the Pincushion Mt. Winter Festival Sunday, Feb. 12. Thank you to Johnson's Foods, Lake Superior Trading Post, Devils Track Nordic Ski Shop, Joynes Ben Franklin, Stone Harbor, Cook Co. Whole Foods CoOp, Voyageur Brewing, Sven and Ole's, and Genes's IGA. Your gifts and food were very much appreciated by local folks and visitors. Thank you very much for your support!
CONTACT: Anne Hegg
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:26pm
The Cook County Extension office is taking orders for a Community Group Onion / Leek Plant order.
The varieties are from Dixondale Farms once again, because we can usually get a price of about $3 for 50 - 60 plants. Please send me an email at email@example.com or call me at 387-3015 to place your order before Friday, February 24th. Varieties are: Highlander, Copra, Red Zeppelin, Red Wing, Candy Red Candy, Lancelot Leeks.
If you are coming to the seed variety discussion today ( Feb. 10th) at 4:00 p.m. at the CC Community Center or the Northwoods Food Project potluck tonight at 5:30 p.m., there will be a sign-up sheet for onions.
CONTACT: Diane Booth
DATE: 02/10/2017 11:13am
Erosion and Stormwater Management Course in Lutsen
Participants can receive the UMN EI 1001 Construction Installer Certification which is required by NPDES permits.
This one-day course is designed for those who install or inspect erosion and sediment control devices and establish vegetation on construction sites.
This course is free and includes a free lunch.
Space is limited. Please register by April 4, 2017.
Register online at www.cookswcd.org or call 218-387-3649.
CONTACT: Phil Larsen
DATE: 02/06/2017 01:46pm
February 9, 2017 – Lutsen Town Hall – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cook County SWCD in collaboration with the MPCA will be celebrating the water monitors of Cook County. We will be listening to speakers about the Lake Superior North Watershed Restoration and Protections Strategies, aquatic macro-invertebrates, amphibians, awards for monitors and more.
Everyone is welcome to join us.
Please contact 218-387-3648 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
CONTACT: Ilena Hansel
DATE: 02/02/2017 11:34am
HOMELESS SURVEY FOLLOW UP
On Thursday night, January 26, 2017, Cook County participated in a statewide survey, called the Point in Time Survey, seeking to provide a “snapshot” of homelessness throughout Minnesota. A total of ten surveys were completed revealing the following number of homeless individuals in Cook County:
- Four families, each with one adult and one child
- One family with one adult and two children
- Thirteen individual adults (includes couples - living at five different locations)
Six people (including one child) were staying on private property that was not their own in either a barn, storage facility or fish house. The other 18 adults and children were all doubled-up with friends or family members (i.e., “couch surfing”).
Homelessness is a concern in Cook County, even in the coldest part of the winter. There are likely more people out there who we did not connect with.
The data we provide to the State can impact future funding to Cook County for housing issues. It is also about making sure the right amount of resources are provided to connect people to the services they need. It’s about meeting the needs of folks right in our community, if they would like assistance.
If you or anyone you know is homeless, please contact Anita Jeziah of AEOA (Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency) at 218-387-4547 or email@example.com.
CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
DATE: 02/02/2017 09:42am
Sunday Feb 5th, 9-10 AM, Community Center
A group for those interested in Meditation, Yoga, and Contemplative Practices in Cook County, MN.
There will be 30 minutes of gentle yoga for the whole family, followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation. Childcare provided. Bring a yoga mat if you can, comfy clothes, and a mug for tea. All are welcome.
Join us on Facebook: Cook County Yoga & Meditation.
Questions? Contact: Gwen at 218-370-9862 or Erin at 218-370-9312
CONTACT: Gwen Danfelt
DATE: 01/31/2017 01:09pm
February is Heart Disease Awareness Month!!
Did you know that Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women? About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Wear Red on Friday, February 3rd to promote Heart Disease Awareness, and take time to learn the risks, symptoms, and prevention of heart disease!
CONTACT: Cook County PHHS
DATE: 01/27/2017 02:48pm
Get your 2017 Cook County History Calendar! PRICE REDUCED - Just $8 in our Museum Store. Stop in this weekend to get yours. Each month features historic photographs of a particular topic - each township is featured, Grand Marais Harbor, Gunflint Trail, etc. AND significant dates and anniversaries in local history are featured throughout!
Friday 1 p.m. - 4 pm.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cook County History Museum
8 South Broadway
CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
DATE: 01/27/2017 09:03am
Benefit for Angie Cook
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Place: Birch Grove Community Center
Cost: Suggested Donation of $10/adult
Raffle ; 1 ticket $5.00 or 3 for $10.00
* One night stay at Caribou Highlands
Includes: Dinner for two at Moguls
* Two Lift tickets to Lutsen Mountains
* $75 Gift Certificate to Sue’s Hair Etc.
* $100 Cash
Tickets available at the Auditor’s Office
All proceeds from Dinner and tickets go to Angie
CONTACT: Julie Berglund
DATE: 01/25/2017 02:22pm
$1,600,000 abatement bond for Lutsen Housing Project discussed at commissioner meeting (the language of the resolution for the potential bond was increased by $200,000 during the meeting at the request of the county's bond attorney) public comments started at 4:38.....proposal of the bond by EDA and attorneys starts at 41:15 VIDEO HERE It was voted on at the meeting to have the Public Hearing for the bond to be held Feb. 28th @ 5pm.
CONTACT: Greg Gentz
PHONE: 612 799 9080
DATE: 01/24/2017 04:32pm
Our annual beer lover's dinner is back for 2017! Join us on February 24 at 6:30 pm as we welcome Castle Danger Brewery to Lutsen Resort. We will serve up a 4-course dinner paired with samplings from their brewery. Call 218.663.7212 to RSVP. Cost is $45 per person.
CONTACT: Lutsen Resort
DATE: 01/24/2017 02:21pm
....from 1990 - 2016? Check out the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyHDA5LNhFw and share your story as part of the Rural Birth Survey.
Rural communities are experiencing changes in the birth services that are available. This affects the live of may families that live in these areas. Your story can help Sawtooth Mountain Clinic tailor our services to the community's needs.
The survey is only available through January 31, so don't delay! Contact Kristin DeArruda Wharton at Kristin@SawtoothMountainClinic.org or 387-2330. She can email you the link so you can share your experience. Thank You!
CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
DATE: 01/24/2017 09:56am