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.

Forklift Operator Training Wednesday, Oct 29th from 12:30pm-4:30pm

Cook County Higher Education: Forklift Operator Training
Instructor: Bill Gunderson
Wednesday, Oct 29th from  12:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $125

Forklift operator training is critical to preventing accidents and ensuring the safety of those who operate the equipment. This 4 Hour class (1 hour at Cook County Higher Education and 3 hours hands on training) will earn those that complete the workshop a Certificate of Completion. This is a State Mandated Safety and Operations Training.

Register by calling  218-387-3411 or emailing or online at Class size limited. 

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 10/21/2014 01:51pm

Cook County Higher Education College Knowlege Month Events: THIS WEEK

College Knowledge Month continues with more great events at the North Shore Campus.  This week’s schedule includes:

Career Café – Wednesday, October 22, 11:45am – 12:45pm.  Bring a bag lunch and learn from Bob Pranis what it is like to work in the field of Chemistry.  Bob will discuss what coursework you need to take and what careers are available in this highly diversified field of work.  Free of charge.

Study Skills:  Become an Academic Warrior – 4 more sessions added! – Wednesday, October 22, 5:30 – 7:00pm.  Good study skills are the key to success in college level classes.  Instructor Bob Pratt will cover how to read for comprehension and retention, memory improvement, note taking and more.  Additional sessions will occur on Wednesdays October 29, November 5 and November 12 from 5:30 – 7:00pm.  Free of charge.


Writing the Successful College Paper – Thursday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:00pm.  Whether writing for Psychology, History or College English, every successful college paper contains specific elements.  Instructor Erin Altemus will cover the main components of putting together an effective paper and share tips on how to make it your best.  Free of charge.


All events are held at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais.  Register to win a free laptop computer to be given away at the end of October.  For more information, please call Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411.  All are welcome to attend. Cook County Higher Education 300 3rd Ave West, Grand Marais, MN

Please thank our College Knowledge Month Sponsors:  Johnson’s Foods, Beth’s Fudge and Gifts, Gene’s Foods and the North Shore Federal Credit Union.


CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 10/21/2014 01:07pm

4 Session FREE Study Skills Course starting TOMORROW!

4 Session FREE Study Skills Course starting TOMORROW!

Cook County Higher Education is pleased to work with Dr. Robert Pratt in offering a  Study Skills Course. This four-session program begins Wednesday, October 22 helps participants of all ages learn the characteristics, study skills and strategies of a successful student.

This interactive and engaging course is being taught by Dr. Robert Pratt, a retired Education Professor and College Student Counselor. Classes are offered on Wednesdays, beginning Oct 21 and run Nov 12th from 5:30-7:00pm at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais. Participants can take one session or all four sessions. The course is FREE! The course includes a free copy of Dr. Pratt’s book The Academic Warrior: Becoming a Purposeful Learner.

For more information and to register, please contact Cook County Higher Education at or call 387-3411 or online at

Cook County Higher Education 300 west 3rd Street, Grand Marais, MN

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 10/21/2014 12:17pm

Braidy Power's 60th B-day Party

Everyone is invited to share in celebrating Braidy's 60th Birthday this Saturday night, October 25th at the American Legion at 8:00 PM.  Cook County's Most Wanted will help us dance the night away.  This is not a surprise, but there is a secret theme - so if you want to know it, please contact me via email at and I will fill you in.  You do NOT have to participate in the theme to help us celebrate.  Please come and let others know!  See you there.

CONTACT: Karen Blackburn
PHONE: 370-1366
DATE: 10/20/2014 12:06pm

Fundraiser for Angie Cook

Tis the season-shop early for a reason!

Vendor Fundraiser for Angie Cook

October 26th from 1 - 5p.m.

Schroeder Town Hall


                        Feel free to call with any questions regarding ordering.

If you cannot make it simply go to our websites to order:


Avon- Sharon Hendrickson   387-1369


Dove Chocolate Discoveries- Erin Larson   370-0451


Origami Owl- Bryann Bockovich   387-9219


Pampered Chef- Dawn Byholm   370-8082


Tupperware- Kelly Goldstein   370-1497


Mary Kay Cosmetics -Laura Lafavor  387-2227(w)


Thirty One--Nancy Backlund  387-1798


Simply Tasteful- Buffy Butz   370-0141



CONTACT: Dawn Byholm
PHONE: 370-8082
DATE: 10/17/2014 09:49pm

The Opioid Explosion in Minnesota: How Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Impact Your Work

The Opioid Explosion in Minnesota: How Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Impact Your Work


Friday, October 24, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Cook County Commissioner’s Room, 411 W. 2nd St., Grand Marais MN


No registration needed


The dramatic increase in opioid abuse in Minnesota has communities struggling to better understand and address this complicated issue. Join us for a half day conference as we bring together knowledgeable experts to begin an interdisciplinary discussion around this growing problem.

 Dr. Loretta Finnegan (Finnegan scoring system) will discuss the national trends in opioid addiction and her scoring system for evaluating newborns for neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Minnesota physicians will discuss the rural and urban experiences, and how their practices have been affected by the increase in addicted patients.

A panel of interdisciplinary experts will provide insights into policy, reporting requirements and other key issues surrounding this complex problem.


Information regarding CEU’s for nurses, social workers and physicians will be shared during the webinar.

CONTACT: Joni Kristenson
PHONE: 218-387-3605
DATE: 10/17/2014 02:53pm