Events and Meetings

Announce upcoming community events. Please note that an event hosted by a business is considered a commercial event and should be posted under Business Ads. If an item fits under one of the other categories, please do NOT post it as an event - post it in the other category.

Grand Portage Head Start Paraprofessional Needed

Cook County Schools ISD#166 is accepting application for a Grand Portage Head Start Paraprofessional.  Starting wage is $14.00 could be increased with Education.  Wage is based on the paraprofessional contract. Mileage is paid.  For more information please contact Bill DeWitt at 21-387-2271 ext. 603 or

DATE: 03/15/2017 03:29pm

Preschool Spring Concert & Information Night

Preschool Spring Concert & Information Night:
Come join students from Sawtooth Mountain preschool  in performing song and dance.  Everyone Welcome!
Monday, April 10, 2017, 5:30 pm, Arrowhead Center for the Arts.

DATE: 03/15/2017 11:34am


Please register online to secure a seat in the class or contact CCHE.

The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5:30 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam. ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00+ value) 

The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon along side of the certification course and costs $75.
This class does not require a textbook. 

Date: Tuesday, May 30th
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux 
Registration: | 218-387-3411 |

This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service. 

Want to look up your certification information?

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 03/14/2017 12:04pm




PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 03/13/2017 04:39pm

Open House

Hosting an open house featuring free facials, skin care and color consultations as well as a beauty bar! Come have fun with me! Please RSVP. 

For detailed information contact Sarah Bly at 218-370-8676

CONTACT: Melodee Riddle
PHONE: 218-370-5876
DATE: 03/11/2017 02:19pm

Cancelled Events this Weekend

Unfortunately I'm announcing some cancelled events for the weekend. Please share this information with guests and visitors.

  • Dog Days of Winter - scheduled for Sunday March 12th - Cancelled
  • The Sugar Tour - scheduled for Saturday March 11th - Cancelled
  • Drag Races at Skyport Lodge - scheduled for Saturday March 11th - Cancelled, but the snowmobile club is hosting a "End of Racing Year party" at Skyport instead

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 03/10/2017 02:47pm

Cook County Schools ISD166 Board Meeting

Cook County School Board will be meeting March 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Jane Mianowski Conference Center, 101 W 5th St., Grand Marais, MN.

CONTACT: Pamela Puskala
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 03/10/2017 01:09pm

ACLU livestream at Senior Center Saturday

Arrowhead Indivisibles will host a livestream viewing of the ACLU's launch of People Power at the Senior Center in Grand Marais on Saturday, March 11 at 3 pm, viewing starting at 3:30.  Discussion will follow the viewing. 

Please bring a snack or beverage to share, if you wish! 

CONTACT: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
DATE: 03/09/2017 09:46am

Dog Days of Winter Volunteers Needed

The Dog Days of Winter will be held Sunday, March 12th at Trail Center Lodge on beautiful Poplar Lake.  Dog Days features a variety of dog sled and skijoring races for all skill levels.  We could use a few folks to help out at the start of the race, let us know if you're interested in lending a hand.  Contact Cathy at  

Spectators are also encouraged but please leave your pets at home!  Detailed event information is available at 


Photo by Nace Hageman

CONTACT: Cathy Quinn
PHONE: 2183709494
DATE: 03/04/2017 03:38pm

Still time to submit a GMATA local Events Marketing Grant Application!

The application for the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association Local Events Marketing Grant is still available and due one week from today on March 10th. To receive an application, please email or call Visit Cook County at 218-387-2788. This application is available for anyone in the Grand Marais lodging district that hosts events and feels they need financial assistance with marketing their event. The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association realizes that Grand Marais is a very event-centric area and appreciates all of the hard work and time that you put into making these events happen. The application may be filled out in a typed or hand written format, and sent back to me either by mail or email. The deadline for the application is March 10th, 2017.

If you know of any other Grand Marais organizations that may be interested in marketing their event, please feel free to send them my way.

Thank you and please feel free to reach out with questions.

Katie Krantz

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 03/03/2017 08:58am

Energize Your Year with Mindful Leadership

Energize Your Year with Mindful Leadership


For professional and personal development!

$20 A SESSION | 218-387-3411 |

Instructor: Lori Rothstein - MN Extension

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 03/02/2017 12:31pm

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser


please support the CCHS Junior class!

Sunday, March 5 from 10-1 at the Grand marais Community Center 


$4/kids under 12

under 4 years-free!


funds raise support class events such as prom and the junior/senior banquet.

thank you for your support!

CONTACT: Lucy Callender
DATE: 03/01/2017 04:32pm

Spanish Language Learners Gathering - Game Night

Spanish Language Learners Gathering 
Bring yourself and bring a friend if you like
Bring a appetizer or beverage to share
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Date: Monday, March 20th 
Host: Carrie Jansen
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Donations are appreciated! 

Spanish language game night of apples to apples (Manzanas con manzanas) and a appetizer potluck. Our goal is to practice spanish with each other while we are having fun. 

All levels of spanish are welcome, you don't have to be fluent to participate in this event but some familiarity with the language is beneficial. The apples to apples game includes nouns and adjectives that are basic to intermediate. 

We do ask that you come with a positive attitude; your energy is contagious and we like to keep our events drama free and full of positive energy. 

Carrie Jansen will be hosting the event helping with language questions that may arise. 

This event is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation. | | 218-387-3411 | 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 02/28/2017 05:10pm

A class on non-institutional spiritually based on a meditation method called Centering Prayer. 

A class on non-institutional spirituality based on a meditation method called Centering Prayer. 

Are you seeking for a way to have more meaning in your life and deeper more satisfying relationships with the people around you? If this describes a feeling you have been having please join me on Wednesday April 5th, 12th, and 19th at 6:00 PM at the Higher Ed building for a short presentation and centering prayer meditation experience. This class is fun and free. If you have any questions please email me at or talk with me when you see me. If you want I can send you a class outline and pre-class questionnaire. Beginners are welcome, as are experienced practitioners. Rolf Lindquist

CONTACT: Rolf Lindquist
PHONE: 218-370-9942
DATE: 02/27/2017 02:52pm

Decision Likely on $1.6 Million County Bond for Lutsen Affordable Housing at Tuesday Night Meeting

The public hearing for the $1,575,000 Cook County Tax Abatement Bond for the Lutsen Affordable Housing Project is set for tomorrow February 28th @ 5pm at the Cook County Court House at the Cook County Commissioner's meeting.  Jay Anderson, of WTIP, stated this morning on the radio that it is likely a decision on issuing these bonds will be made at Tuesday night's meeting.

An EDA meeting on the same issue will be held earlier in the day - February 28th @ 1pm at the Grand Marais City Hall.

If you are interested in the documents that are explaining and supporting the Lutsen Affordable Housing Project, that will be partly funded by the $1,575,000 tax abatement bond, that is ultimately secured by we the taxpayers, you can find them by clicking here...Cook County Board Packet 2-28-17 and then clicking on "meeting materials" once rerouted to the board packet web site.

The purpose for this post is to inform all of us about the meeting and how to find the information about the project, not to support or oppose the topic.

CONTACT: Greg Gentz
PHONE: 612 799 9080
DATE: 02/27/2017 08:44am