Events and Meetings

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Thursday! July 23rd Guest Lecture: Northern Long-eared Bats in Minnesota by Beth Jacqmain

July 23rd Guest Lecture: Northern Long-eared Bats in Minnesota by Beth Jacqmain

Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm at Cook County Higher Education

The Northern Long-eared Bat (NLEB) was proposed for federal Endangered species status in 2013 and was recently, May 2015, added to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Threatened Species list with a 4d rule. We’ll learn a little about the biology/ecology of the NLEB; White-nose syndrome a fungal disease affecting some bat species; over of recent history on NLEB federal regulations, and the newest updates on legal status. There will be discussions about potential impacts on forest management activities in northern Minnesota.

Presenter: Beth Jacqmain is the Forest Ecologist for UPM-Kymmene Blandin. Beth supports ecological forest management, research, and sustainable growth on approximately 187,000 acres in northern Minnesota in the Forestry group out of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Beth has a BS Forest Management and MS Forest Ecology and 20+ years’ experience in forestry, field ecology, and natural resources.

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated.

The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, Buck’s Hardware, Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, White Pine North, Birchbark Books and Gifts, and Cook County Co-Op.

The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore campus, located at 300 West 3rd Street in Grand Marais.

For more information please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or and

Cook County Higher Education- Education Where You Live!

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 07/22/2015 11:55am

BLOOD DRIVE TODAY Slots Open Please Call

We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for 24 more donors for the blood drive TODAY in Grand Marais at the Senior Center. Most of our openings are from 1pm - 8pm. The need is URGENT! ALL types are needed, but especially O- & B-. Please contact Michele Keil at (218) 340-9196 to confirm a time if possible. Walk-ins are welcomed too. Thank you to everyone who has signed up! EVERY 2 seconds SOMEONE needs blood. It could be YOU or SOMEONE you love! Give blood – SAVE lives!!

MICHELE KEIL / Donor Recruiter
cell: 218-340-9196 /  

PHONE: 218-340-9196
DATE: 07/22/2015 07:51am

Community Acupuncture

Benefits the relief of chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, low energy, allergies. Community Acupuncture is a low cost, efficient style of receiving acupuncture that is now available in Grand Marais. Sarah Wilson L.Ac., in practice for 24 years will be offering acupuncture Saturdays 9:30am to 12:30pm and Tuesdays between 3pm and 7pm.  Feel free to walk in without making an appointment. More about Sarah go to sarahwilsonacupuncture. Located at Laurie Senty's Shiatsu and Massage Studio downtown across HWY 61 from the DQ and Java Moose Coffee Shop. Cost is $25.


CONTACT: sarah wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 07/18/2015 09:53am



CONTACT: James H Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 07/17/2015 03:42pm

New Local Food Market in Grand Marais

Next Thursday, July 23rd will kick off a new Local Food Market at the Cook County Community Center from 4-6pm!

This is a farmers market for anyone looking to sell or purchase Cook County locally grown vegetables, fruits, and food.  The Thursday Local Food Market will be held every Thursday starting July 23rd through August, and into September if the produce keeps coming!

At the July 23rd Market: Salad Greens, Herbs, Strawberries, and more Vegetables

Everyone is invited to come up to the Community Center to purchase farm fresh locally produced foods, meet your farmer neighbors, and enjoy healthy, local food for a healthier community!

If you have a locally grown or produced food and would like more information about selling at this market, please contact Diane 387-3015 or Kristin 387-2330.


CONTACT: Kristin Wharton
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 07/16/2015 03:46pm

Celebrate and Support the Chippewa City Church!

Chippewa City Church, 120 year Celebration and Fundraiser

Sun., July 19, 2015 -  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chippewa City Church, Highway 61, 1 mile east of downtown Grand Marais - parking available at MNDOT garage lot across hwy

Come early, 12:45 or so, to hear Bill Beckstrand play the original church organ as we gather for the event.

1:00      Presentation and slide show with Chippewa City Historian Staci Drouillard

Bring your Chippewa City memorabilia, photos and stories to share.

2:00      Live music with SplinterTones (2:00 – 4:00)  ... Bring a lawn chair

             Silent Auction

            Treats and Goodies

4:00     Prize Drawing, Silent Auction ends

Help us celebrate 120 years of Chippewa City Church on Sunday, July 19th from 1-4 pm. at the historic church, one mile east of downtown Grand Marais on highway 61. This fundraising event will include a talk and slide show with Chippewa City historian Staci Drouillard, a performance by the popular 7-piece band SplinterTones, a silent auction, treats and goodies, and prize drawing. The celebration is free and open to the public. Donations for the church’s restoration are encouraged.

The Chippewa City Church was built in 1895 by Ojibwe carpenter Frank Wishcop. 120 years later this beautiful piece of history needs attention. Thanks to donations from the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa, St. John’s Catholic Church in Grand Marais, and our members, a new roof is keeping the structure safe and dry. However, there are additional serious structural issues that must be addressed.

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/16/2015 03:08pm