Events and Meetings

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March Networking Luncheon: Visit Cook County – Promoting Beyond our Borders

March Networking Luncheon

Visit Cook County – Promoting Beyond our Borders

A Cook County Chamber of Commerce and Cook County Higher Education Event

Thursday, March 19th at 11:30-1pm

Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost (Includes Catered Lunch): $10
RSVP: 218-387-3411 or or

Presenters: Cook County Visitor Bureau

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CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 03/09/2015 03:37pm

Social Media Marketing Presentation and Forum March 18

Social Media Marketing Presentation and Forum
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9 am – Noon
Cook County Higher Education, 300 West 3rd St., Grand Marais,

Corral the Power and Increase Your Bottom Line
Molly Solberg, Social Media Expert
10 am – 11:15 am
A dynamic presentation covering strategies, tactics and tools to use social media to boost on-line engagement and increase your social market share. Molly will:
• Review different platforms for social media and the relevance of each to small/mid sized businesses
• Explore various tools to use for social media and how to create relevant content
• Create a social media marketing plan that works for you and your business

Business Owner Forum: Lessons from the Trenches
Brienne Moody, Business Owner, Handmade By Brienne, Grand Marais
Jill Terrell, Business Owner, Threads, Grand Marais
Steve Surbaugh, Business Owner, Cascade Vacation Rentals, LLC – Owner
11:15 am – Noon
A lively discussion panel discussion with three area business owners about the challenges and successes of developing a social media plan, implementing it and keeping it relevant.

Free workshop but space is limited – register early. Register for this workshop by visiting

Enfuse programming and services made possible through local contributions and funding from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation;
administered by the Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, MN and co-sponsored by Cook County Higher Education.

Entrepreneur Fund / 218-623-5747 /

Cook County Higher Education / 218-387-3411 /

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 03/04/2015 04:53pm

Blue Zones Presentation

Don't miss out on this dynamic speaker!

DATE: 03/04/2015 04:45pm

School Board Meeting in Lutsen on 3/5/15

Cook County School District - ISD 166

March 5, 2015

Lutsen Town Hall, 116 Caribou Trail

5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting

The School Board of ISD 166 Cook County Schools is holding their regular meeting on the West End at the Lutsen Town Hall this Thursday, March 5th beginning at 5pm. The public is encouraged to attend. The Town Hall is at the corner of Caribou Trail and Highway 61, attached to the Fire Hall. 

CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 03/03/2015 10:19am

Interest Meeting! All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The Grand Marais Playhouse will hold a meeting for people interested in participating in the Grand Marais Summer Theater Festival. The meeting will be held January 22 at 7 PM at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts! All community members welcome! Come find out more!
Interested in participating in the Summer Theater Festival? Each year the Playhouse produces two shows (typically a comedy and a musical) that run in repertory on weekends from the middle of July to the middle of August. Actors and crew get a stipend of $400. This year rehearsals will begin in the winter at a casual pace and pick up steam as summer approaches but allows for more time off than if they began in the regular 5 week rehearsal scenario. Two shows under consideration for this summer are "I love you, Your Perfect, now change!" ( and "Moon Over Buffalo" ( Attendance at interest meeting will help determine show choice. These are only possibilities at the moment! Can we cast them? Will you commit in January to make these shows happen? Come find out more, share your voice, sign up to be part of the magic! For more information contact the Playhouse at or (218)387-1284 x 2.

DATE: 01/20/2015 09:06am

CCHS Seniors' Night of the Notable and the Notorious January 12

The public is cordially invited to the 2015 “Night of the Notable and the Notorious” on Monday, January 12, at 7 p.m. in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. As the culminating event of their College Writing class, students will face questioning about their research results in an open forum affectionately known as “The Night of the Notorious.” For the event, students argue from the viewpoints of well-known spokespersons in their fields of research. Staying in character becomes especially challenging for students whose own views might not match those of their characters. As always, lively audience participation makes this a popular community event. Donations help to support the students’ spring theater trip.


This year’s College Writing class has chosen the following research questions:

  • Should surrogacy be legal?--Britta Andress
  • Should raw milk be sold for human consumption?--Ashley Berglund
  • Why are some veterans not getting the medical care they need?--Richie Furlong
  • Why is youth homelessness increasing in Minnesota?--Danielle Hansen
  • How can poverty in Cook County be better prevented?--Emma Olfson
  • How much should public opinion shape community theater?--Brenna Hay
  • Should sulfide mining be permitted in the BWCA?--Carrie Palmer
  • Should the wolf hunt be continued?--Ava McMillan
  • What can be done to preserve the moose population in Minnesota?--Jami Sjogren
  • What ethical guidelines should govern neural implants?--Andrew Thompson
  • Should psychedelic drugs be used in psychotherapy?--Aubry Lewis
  • Is ADHD over-diagnosed in children?--Lauren Thompson
  • Should cell phones be allowed in schools?--Libby Zafft
  • Why are dance companies struggling?--Elizabeth O’Phelan and Morgan Mixdorf

DATE: 01/06/2015 09:37am