Events and Meetings

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Welding Certificate Program Classes begin on September 2. 360° eTECH

Welding Certificate Program Starting This Fall

If you are interested in welding and you are looking to make a career in this area, you can now earn a 30 credit Welding Technology Certificate right here in Cook County. Applications are being accepted now with classes beginning this fall.

The Welding Technology Certificate program is one of four manufacturing education options available through a new program called 360° eTECH through the 360° Center of Excellence at Bemidji State University. In order to offer this innovative program, 360° at Bemidji State University has partnered with area colleges, including Lake Superior College. The Welding Technology certificate program is a combination of online courses and on-site labs, and can be completed over the course of two years. Online classes will be taken through Lake Superior College. On-site labs will be held here in Cook County over two weekends per semester. Classes begin on September 2.

The Welding Technology certificate gives you an intermediate knowledge of manufacturing processes and plant operations. Graduates will gain the skills needed to work in production work, manufacturing, repair and maintenance and the construction industry. After completing this Certificate, you will be eligible to work as a Manufacturing Welding Technician, MIG Welder, TIG Welder, Sub Arc Operator, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, or Welder Assembler. In addition, earned certificates can be applied towards higher degrees including an Applied Engineering degree or Technology Management degree at Bemidji State University.

The tuition cost is $199 per credit (Total of 30 credits for $5970) plus books and supplies. Financial aid and scholarships are available to help with the cost.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/16/2014 09:28am

ISD 166 School Board Meeting Agenda

Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

July 17, 2014

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

5:00 P.M.


1.0      Call to Order

2.0      Pledge of Allegiance

3.0      Recognition of Visitors

4.0      Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0      Community Comments

            5.1      Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.

6.0      Presentations & Administrative Reports

            6.1      Principal’s Report

            6.2      Superintendent’s Report

            6.3      Board Reports

7.0      Discussion/Action Items

            7.1      Consent Agenda

                      a. Approve Minutes – June 19, 2014

CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 07/15/2014 05:18pm

Bally Blacksmith Shop Stories

Visit the Bally Blacksmith Tent this Saturday, July 12th, between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


 - Free coffee and cider

 - Identify mystery artifacts from the old shop

 - Take a load off and share a story about the old days

 - Learn about the renovation project

 - Get involved

 - Everyone welcome


The tent is located on the green behind the old blacksmith shop in downtown Grand Marais,on the corner of Broadway and 1st St.


Contact:  Cook County Historical Society  218-387-2883

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/10/2014 02:34pm

Plank Trout Dinner - Cook County Historical Society, Saturday

The Cook County Historical Society’s Planked Trout Dinner at Grand Marais R.V. Park’s Recreation Hall

Sat. July 12th—5:30 p.m.

Price:  $15.00 at the door

387-2883 or

Menu: Delicious, mouth-watering, plank-cooked lake trout, baked potatoes, salad, roll, coffee or refreshing cold beverage


CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/10/2014 02:26pm

BGCS July Board Meeting Date.

The BGCS school board meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 22 at 4:30 at Birch Grove Community School.

CONTACT: Diane Blanchette
PHONE: 218-663-0170
DATE: 07/10/2014 12:03pm

Graduation Party for Zach Sturm

Open house to celebrate Zach's graduation from Blue Sky online High School. Saturday July 12 starting at 1:00.

Address is 502 2nd Ave East, (Zach's house)

Any questions call Becky at 370-0423 or Marlene at 387-2703 ( do not reply to posting)

Hope to see you there!

PHONE: 387-1998
DATE: 07/08/2014 01:46pm