Events and Meetings

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Cook County Higher Education: William Kent Krueger Book Club!

Join Cook County Higher Education for a William Kent Krueger Book Club!


A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience. We will be reading four William Kent Krueger books and discussing one of his books at each book group meeting. Come for 1 or come for all 4!

What: Brown Bag Lunch William Kent Krueger Book Club-A sweet treat provided!

Where: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd St Grand Marais, MN

Time: 11:30am-12:30 pm


May 4th (Book: Iron Lake-His 1st Book 1998)

June 1st (Book: Boundary Waters 1999)

July 6th (Book: Thunder Bay 2007)

August 3rd (Book: Windigo Island 2014)

RSVP: Cook County Higher Education or 218-387-3411 or sign up online

This Book Club is in partnership with Birchbark Books and Gifts.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/13/2015 10:22am

Ruby's Pantry

Ruby’s Pantry will begin distributing in Grand Marais on May 12, 4:30 – 6:30.

Check out Cook County Ruby’s Pantry Facebook page for local information, or Ruby’s Pantry website at

We need a lot of volunteers to make this run smoothly.

Volunteer training April 21, 5:30 – 6:30/7:00 in the high school cafeteria.

RSVP for availability and training to Barb Spaulding at 

CONTACT: Barb Spaulding
PHONE: 387-9535
DATE: 04/12/2015 06:21am

Mindful Minnesota Mining Performance

Mindful Minnesota Mining Performance

by Gavin Danfelt-Martin (CCHS graduate)

Wednesday, April 29, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

University of MN Twin Cities Campus Mall by Vincent and Ford Halls

Music, Conversation, Information about sulfide mining in Minnesota

Come watch, support and take action to promote mindful mining practices for Minnesota's legislation on sulfide mining.

Sulfide mining proposed by PolyMet and Twin Cities Metal in Northeast Minnesota has the possibility to pollute many lakes, rivers, and environments that species (including humans) depend on in the coming years. Tell State Representatives to apply precautionary principle to Minnesota mining and not let corporations gamble with our precious boreal environment.

A petition for Minnesota's decision makers will be available to sign,

Or you can sign the petition via the web:

Thank you,

Gavin Martin

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
DATE: 04/09/2015 05:29pm

Alzheimer's Forum with Dr. Terry Barclay

Tuesday April 28, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Corcoran Classroom, Lower Level, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.  Care Partners presents the North Shore Health Care Foundation's annual conference, an open forum on Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Terry Barclay will be joined by a panel of six local resource professionals who work with Alzheimers.

Our special guest Dr. Barclay is Director of Neuropsychology at HealthPartners and Regions Hospital, and a professor of neurology at the University of Minnesota.  He is a frequent speaker on timely detection of cognitive impairment in older adults.  He is Clinical Director of Family Memory Care, Minnesota's statewide program for dementia caregivers.

The program is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

CONTACT: Karl Hansen
PHONE: 387-9076
DATE: 04/09/2015 11:34am

Suicide Prevention Awareness Workshop (Partnership with the MN VA)

Suicide Prevention Awareness Workshop (Partnership with the MN VA)

Presenter Amy Wood

May 7th 6-7pm at Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN

Free and open to the public!

This workshop focuses on how to identify the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, how to ask a person if they are suicidal, and where to refer them for professional help.

RSVP: Cook County Higher Education 218-387-3411 or

or sign up online

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 04/09/2015 10:50am

Baseball games today at Wrenshall have been cancelled.

The baseball game at Wrenshall scheduled for today has been cancelled due to weather conditions. 

CONTACT: Cindy Everson
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 04/09/2015 10:12am