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Carpenter Ants are beginning to wake up

The emergence of Carpenter Ants is always a sure sign of Spring .. Just after the Sap runs and the bears come out of hybernation, you can bet your bottom dollar we will be seeing Carpenter Ants in Cook County. 

As you open up your cabin or start that Spring Improvement project, some of you will come accross these unwelcome tenants. The Large Black Carpenter Ant is native to almost all of North America but loves the climate and moisture we have here. Lots of trees, cabins, cool temps, water and food.  If you are seeing them, it probably means you have a nest somewhere in the structure. If you want to get information about getting rid of them environmentally, give us a call.  NSSPM provides a variety of affordable services designed to eradicate and prevent Carpenter Ants and other pests from taking up residence in your home or cabin. We are a local service, based here in Grand Marais, serving all of Cook County and eastern Lake County. We are Master Licensed wth over 40 years of combined experience in wood infesting organisms, flies and rodents. We are members of the National Pest Management Assoc and strive to be "Green" in all our applications. 

NOTE.. Watch for the Spring Improvement Edition of the Cook County Herald. It contains some valuable coupons for your use.

Have a Great Spring and Summer

Bill, Katie and Jacob.. North Shore Superior Pest Management

CONTACT: North Shore Superior Pest Management
PHONE: 218-370-2323
DATE: 04/29/2016 05:58pm

North Coast Towing

Call us for all of you towing needs!

CONTACT: North Coast Towing, Clark Bloomquist
PHONE: 218 387 4297
DATE: 04/29/2016 10:07am

Anderson Construction Roaring Into Spring With New Service Lines - pressure washing of decks......

Anderson Construction Roaring Into Spring With New Service Lines


Anderson Construction
Lutsen, MN.
pH 218 349 0219
MN Contractors reg # IR681385


 -  rough framing;                                          - pressure washing of decks, siding, walks, driveways
 -  finish carpentry;                                       - landscaping
 -  doors, windows, and skylights;                  - lawn care
 -  porches and decks                                   - window washing
 - wood foundations   


46 years experience 

pH 218 349 0219





CONTACT: Timothy Anderson
PHONE: 218 349 0219
DATE: 04/29/2016 09:20am

Straw all gone!! ~~ Thanks from Cook County Home Center!


PHONE: 2183871771
DATE: 04/27/2016 04:09pm

Art Colony Event - CANCELLED

The Art Colony artist talk with Doug Westendorp planned for this afternoon is cancelled.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.  We invite you to join us for the upcoming May and June artist talks listed below:

/// Influences and Directions Elizabeth Erickson
May 6 | 4:30 pm | Johnson Heritage Post Gallery

/// Traveling Texts: What Bookbindings Tell us About Early Printed Books Scott Husby
June 3 | 7 pm | Founders Hall

/// Reading: Short Stories and Fiction Kathryn Savage
June 4 | 11 am | Grand Marais Public Library

/// The Visual Language and the Unexpected David Feinberg
June 22 | 4:30 pm | Johnson Heritage Post Gallery 

CONTACT: Grand Marais Art Colony
PHONE: 2183872737
DATE: 04/27/2016 02:29pm

WFR & AWFA Courses

Coldwater Foundation is offering 3 wilderness medicine courses through SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities) this June.  SOLO is a premier school of wilderness medicine and a pioneering leader in the industry.  We have been privilged to have them as our partners since we opened in 2009.  All courses include CPR. Register online:

Dates and Cost

  • June 8-11, 2016: Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA), $425 / $200 non-refundable deposit 
  • June 13-17, 2016: Bridge from AWFA to WFR, $520 / $200 non-refundable deposit (Students must take the AWFA to WFR Bridge within one year from their initial AWFA certification.)
  • June 8-17, 2016: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), $815 / $300 non-refundable deposit
  • WFR Recert: Both the AWFA and Bridge course qualify as a WFR recert course. You will need to contact Christine Richardson at SOLO after completing your course to get a WFR recertification packet:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday May 20th (after this date, contact Coldwater to see if there are still spaces available)

Additional Information

CONTACT: Coldwater Foundation
DATE: 04/27/2016 12:12pm