Events and Meetings

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Hyatt Leadership Coaching to present Creating Partnership October 23, 8:30 to 12:30

Creating Partnership Workshop
October 23, 8:30-12:30

Cook County Higher Education is pleased to partner with Hyatt Leadership Coaching to present Creating Partnership, an interactive workshop for leaders in government, non-profits, and businesses. 

When: October 23, 8:30 to 12:30

Where: Cook County Higher Education, 300 West 3rd St., Grand Marais, MN

Creating Partnership will explore what it takes to build partnerships within and across organizations, and includes an intense interactive learning activity created by Dr. Barry Oshry.  Oshry, a pioneer in systems thinking, presents simple frameworks to show us predictable patterns in human systems (families, churches, organizations, communities). This activity and the workshop will focus on patterns that inhibit partnership and what we each can do to strengthen partnership. With this awareness, individually and together we can create a stronger community.

The learning objectives include the following:

To clarify participants’ roles as leaders and the impact of their choices on the organization or community
To identify the issues and dilemmas people at all levels of the organization face, particularly during turbulent times, and the role of leaders in addressing them
To identify how systems become dysfunctional and to develop workable strategies for creating effective, powerful systems

Pre-registration is required.  The program is limited to 20 participants.

Cost: $15 if you register by October 15

$20 after October 15

To register: contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or register online at     


CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 09/22/2014 12:04pm


Come celebrate the 90th birthday of long time educator, high school principal, and school board member Leonard Sobanja from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, September 20th. The celebration will be held at the Municipal Rec Hall (in the Rec. Park).

Food and beverages will be provided. Everyone welcome! 

*no gifts, please*

Photo by Virginia Danfelt

CONTACT: caribou
DATE: 09/20/2014 08:23am

Share your input about Highway 61: Tuesday 2 pm at the Senior Center

Miss the first meeting? Share your ideas about Highway 61 this Tuesday!

Join the City of Grand Marais on Tuesday, September 23rd to share your ideas to improve Highway 61 through Grand Marais. If you missed the first meeting on Sept. 4th, join for this abbreviated version and have your input included as the City considers a new design for this stretch of Highway 61.

Tuesday, September 23rd
2:00 pm
Cook County Senior Center

10 N. Broadway, Grand Marais

Questions? Contact Mike Roth, City Administrator at or call (218) 387-1848. Can’t make this meeting either? Share you input for this stage online at:

CONTACT: City of Grand Marais and Moving Matters
DATE: 09/19/2014 01:39pm

Rural Economy and Demographics Presentation!

On September 23rd at 6:30 pm at North House Folk School a representative from the University of MN Morris's Center for Small Towns will share several years worth of data showing the economic and demographic trends present in rural areas of MN.  He will show some surprising data that contrasts the Cook County Area with other tourism-driven areas of MN as well as some agricultural areas for perspective.  Questions will be fielded and an opportunity for follow-up meetings will be available.

If you have any questions on this meeting, please call Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux at the phone number listed.


*Light snacks will be provided.

CONTACT: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
PHONE: 218-370-1625
DATE: 09/17/2014 11:56am

The American Legion Post #413 is celebrating 30 years!!

Join us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary of the American Legion Post #413 at our present location!  Lots of fun, buffet, and live music on Saturday, September 20th.  Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 p.m. and the buffet is served at 6:00 p.m.  Cook County's Most Wanted will take the stage at 8:00 p.m.  Don't miss a great party!!

Call us at (218) 387-2974 for more information. 

CONTACT: American Legion Post # 413
PHONE: 387-2974
DATE: 09/17/2014 09:55am

Exhibition of Paintings


Grand Portage Summer Youth Program Presents

An exhibition of paintings of

The Seven Grandfather Teachings.


Please join us at the Grand Portage  Community Center  on Oct 10 (3:30-5pm) to view seven paintings designed and painted by the children of Grand Portage.  Each one of the seven paintings was created to represent one of the Seven Teachings.  Many of the artists will be present to share their experience in creating the art.  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

CONTACT: Carmen Keyport
PHONE: 218-475-2112
DATE: 09/16/2014 01:21pm