Events and Meetings

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Cook County Football Kickoff Today!

Time to Kickoff a New Season of

Cook County Football


Attend the Annual

Blue vs. White Scrimmage



6:30pm Parents Meeting

7:00pm Scrimmage


Admission = $2:00 (or good will offering)


100% of the game proceeds will go to

protective equipment for the Cook County Football program.

CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 08/20/2014 07:50am

Chippewa City Church Open - Noon to 2 p.m.

The historic Chippewa City Church (St. Francis Xavier) will be open Sunday, Noon to 2pm for tours. Please stop by and see this wonderful treasure of local history.


The following excerpt was researched and written by Staci Drouillard:

The St. Francis Xavier Catholic parish was built under the direction of Father Specht in the spring and summer of 1895 on land donated by community members Antoine and Antoinette Fillison. The church was best known as the "Chippewa Church" by parishioners. 

The bulk of funds for the construction of the church were raised through basket socials. The baskets were hand-made of birch bark by community members and filled with homemade baked goods. Most of the contributions came from area lumberjacks, who were often far away from home and usually had plenty of money to spend.

The building was designed in the French style of architecture and built by Ojibwe carpenter Frank Wishkop of hand-hewn, dovetailed timber. Its dimensions are 25 x 30 feet, with a lean-to of 8 x 14 feet. The Church grounds also included other lean-to sheds that at one time were used to house the sled dogs used by the priests, and for storing firewood for fuel. A 225-pound bell and pews were added in 1896, with the sacristy added by Fr. LaMarche, SJ. in 1903.

St. Francis Xavier served as the only Catholic parish in the Grand Marais from the summer of 1895 through 1916, when a second Catholic church was built in the village of Grand Marais. Mass continued on at the Chippewa Church after 1916, but as the population at Chippewa City gradually declined, the Church was used less and less until the final mass was conducted on Christmas, 1936 by Father Boniface Axtman.

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 08/16/2014 05:10pm

Lefse Today JHP 1-3:00


Cook County Historical Society’s

Johnson Heritage Post Gallery

115 West Wisconsin St., Grand Marais

1-3 p.m. SATURDAY,  AUGUST 16th

Sorry no booth at Bally Blacksmith Shop today – will be back next week to collect your stories! Please, remember to call the museum if you have Bally stories to share. 218-387-2883 or email


CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 08/16/2014 10:29am

Come help the Wildflower Sanctuary

Sunday morning, Aug 17, at 10:00 we are gathering to help spruce up the Wildflower Sanctuary, at the corner of Co. Rd. 60 and the Gunflint Trail.  Bring your gloves and tools if  you have them.  Call 387-9008 with questions.

CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 387-9008
DATE: 08/16/2014 08:03am

Sept 12th 3pm Guest Lecture: Perspectives on Globalization by Ahmed Samatar, PhD

CCHE Guest Lecture Series 2014

Date:  Friday Sept 12, 3:00pm

Title:  Perspectives on Globalization, presented by Ahmed Samatar, PhD

Professor Samatar is a prominent professor of international affairs with Macalester College in St Paul, MN with expertise is in the areas of global political economy, political and social theory, and African development.   He was last in Grand Marais in 2011 and gave a fascinating presentation to a large audience at CCHE.  Dr Samatar is returning to Grand Marais in September to discuss his latest research on the subject of  Development, Democracy, and Leadership: The Somali Context.  .  

Ahmed I. Samatar  is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (la Crosse)  and has  a Masters and a Doctorate degrees from Denver University.  One time BBC broadcaster, Professor Samatar has lectured at many universities/colleges, and other institutions around the world and held deanship at Macalester College for nearly 18 years.  A Fulbright Fellow, he has been awarded grants by The Ford Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, The United States Institute for Peace, The Henrich Boll Foundation, and the Minneapolis and St. Paul Foundations.  Professor Samatar has been interviewed by the BBC, CBC, Voice of America, NBC, NPR, Chicago Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio. He was the Presidential candidate for Hiilqaran Party during the 2012 Somali elections.

The Guest Lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, the Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., Mike’s Holiday, White Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, Sawbill Outfitters, Beth’s Fudge and Gifts, and Johnson’s Foods.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 08/14/2014 11:17am

Lefse Demo and Tasting, Saturday, 1-3 pm



Cook Count Historical Society’s

Johnson Heritage Post Gallery

115 West Wisconsin St., Grand Marais

1-3 p.m. SATURDAY,  AUGUST 16th


CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 08/14/2014 11:09am