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.

Cook County Ambulance - EMT Course Informational Session on January 7, 2015

The Cook County Ambulance is sponsoring an EMT course to be taught in Grand Marais. The first night, which will be informational, will be Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 6:00 PM. It will be held in the large classroom at the Cook County North Shore Hospital.

For more information, contact Steve DuChien at 387-3262.

CONTACT: Michele Starkey
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 12/04/2014 10:11am

12/4/14 School Board Special Meeting Agenda

Success for Each, Respect for All


The Cook County School District is committed to academic excellence.  We promote success for each student through high expectations and responsiveness to the individual student’s needs.

Our culture fosters respect for all members of the school community, recognizing and welcoming our diversity.  We provide a safe environment in which mental and physical health is a priority.

We honor collaboration with student, family, and community stakeholders in the educational process.  We work together to set and meet goals that will fulfill our vision.

In a mutual effort of vigilance we will monitor and adapt our performance.


School Board Chair


School Board Treasurer


School Board Member


School Board Member

DEBRA WHITE                   

School Board Clerk



Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

December 4, 2014

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

2:00 P.M.



1.0      Call to Order

2.0      Recognition of Visitors             

3.0      Approve Meeting Agenda

4.0      Community Comments

DATE: 12/04/2014 09:59am

Volunteers wanted - Gunflint Mail Run dog sled race

Volunteers wanted for the Gunflint Mail Run Race, January 3 & 4, 2015!  If you are interested in participating, there is a meeting tonight at Stone Harber at 6:00 pm.  Come Join us! If you can't attend and are interested in volunteering please e-mail Lisa Luttinen at

Thank you!

CONTACT: Lisa Luttinen
PHONE: 6129988561
DATE: 12/01/2014 10:50am

BGCS Board Retreat

The Birch Grove Community School board will have a retreat on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 - 2:00 in the Tofte room at Bluefin Bay.


Goals for 2014-2015

Long Range Planning for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 663-0170
DATE: 11/25/2014 04:22pm

Lutsen Fireman"s Ball

Lutsen's Fireman's Ball, Saturday, December 6.2014. The Annual Fireman's Ball will be Saturday December 6.2014 at Lutsen Resort Ballroom Starting at 5:30 with Social Hour, Then Dinner, A presentation by Bruce West of the Minnesota state Fire Marshal's Office, and Ending with LIVE MUSIC by "The Sofa Kings" fro 8:30-10:30. This is a Formal Event so it's a chance to wear your best Suit or Dress. Tickets are $30.00 in Advance or $35.00 the Night of Event. Seating Is Limited so Purchase your Tickets From any of Lutsen's Firefighters or call 370-9268 to arrange Tickets. Sponsored by Lutsen Fire Releif Association in Conjunction with Good Times Entertainment.

CONTACT: Larry McNeally
DATE: 11/25/2014 09:08am

CCHE Closed Wednesday, Nov. 26 thru Sunday, Nov. 30 and December Business Networking Luncehon

Cook County Higher Education will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 26 – Sunday, November 30.

Thank you and happy holidays!

Enjoy your time with friends and families sharing stories of the past.

On Thursday, December 18th, 11:30 am Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the holiday season with a Down Memory Lane Open House luncheon and presentation.  Our keynote speaker Gene Glader will present Historical Businesses of Grand Marais with visual images supplied by the Cook County Historical Society.  All three organizations will be welcoming your attendance here at the North Shore Campus!

Gene Glader is a former Professor at Bethel College, a former owner operator Blue Water Café and Cascade Lodge, a long time resident of Cook County, and a volunteer for many non-profit organizations.  Glader has written several books about our community businesses, including Downtown Grand Marais (2010), a history of Grand Marais structures.  He is currently working on Volume Two, to be released in 2015. Previous publications include Cascade Lodge: A History of a North Shore Landmark (2010), and Amateurism and Athletics (1985).

RSVP by December 15th and/or register online at

Event highlights:

Welcome from Jim Boyd, Cook County Chamber
Brief overview of CCHE achievements and critical needs
Gene Glader presentation Historical Businesses of Grand Marais
Catered Lunch ($10 per person)
Holiday season treats and beverages supplied by CCHE staff and board

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/24/2014 01:13pm