Events and Meetings

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Local History: Harbor Walk and Chippewa City

Harbor History Tour TODAY - meet at the Cook County Historical Museum at 8 South Broadway (right next to the World's Best Donuts) at 1:00 p.m. for a fun and educational walk along the harbor. Learn about Grand Marais as an Ojibwe village, the development of the harbor, lighthouse and more.

Chippewa City Church OPEN SUNDAY - Noon to 2 p.m. Stop at the beautiful, historic St. Francis Xavier (Chippewa Church) one mile east of Grand Marais on Hwy 61. The church, built in 1895, is on the National Register of Historic Places.


CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 08/30/2014 12:04pm

First Walking School Bus of the Year - Sept. 3rd

Don't miss the first Walking School Bus of the new school year on Wednesday, September 3rd! Join in for a fun walk to school and enter to win a door prize!

Walking School Buses are groups of people walking or biking to school together. The Walking School Buses (WSB) in Grand Marais meet in three locations:

  • West WSB leaves at 7:20 a.m. from 8th Ave. West & 2nd Street (passes Birchwood Apts on the way to school)
  • Central WSB leaves at 7:20 a.m. from the Courthouse Parking Lot.
  • East WSB leaves at 7:30 a.m. from 7th Ave. East & County Rd 7.

Each WSB stops at ISD 166 and GES on time for school to begin. If the student normally gets a ride to school, come in a little early to meet at one of the WSB locations and walk or bike to school with friends! Law enforcement and local community leaders will accompany each WSB. Volunteers are always needed; please contact Maren at or 387-2330 if you are able to help or have questions.

While every day is a great day to walk or bike to school, every Wednesday this fall will be a Walking/Biking Wednesday! Other Walking School Buses this fall will be on October 8th and November 19th. You may download the updated Safe Routes to School Map for more information about designated walking and biking routes.

DATE: 08/28/2014 03:14pm

ISD 166 Cook County Schools Open House Today!


Come on in and see what's happening in 2014-15 at the Cook County Schools! 

Meet teachers, pick up your schedule, pay fees, and take a look around the school. 

The superintendent will be available for questions. 

Everyone is welcome.

See you down at the school!

101 W. 5th St, Grand Marais

CONTACT: Cara Price
DATE: 08/27/2014 12:10pm

Harbor History Tours

Come to the Museum at 8 So. Broadway today at 1 p.m. to meet for a Harbor History Tour! Learn about the fascinating formation of the Grand Marais Harbor.

Short, easy walk lasts about 1 hour. Free!

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 08/23/2014 10:10am

Sidewalk Ribbon Cutting Today - 1 pm

Celebrate the new sidewalk in Grand Marais today!

The new sidewalk along County Road 7 in front of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, North Shore Hospital and Care Center, Sawtooth Ridges, and Birchwood Apartments creates a safe connection to Grand Marais for people of all ages and abilities. Stop by for a ribbon cutting today, August 6th at 1 pm, followed by light refreshments. See you on the sidewalk!

DATE: 08/06/2014 10:42am

Senior Open House at the Y on May 29th

Celebrate Older Americans Month with the Cook County YMCA on Thursday, May 29th from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Entry is free all day for everyone 62 and older.  Meet other active adults and try out activities. Enjoy refreshments and a well-deserved sauna or hot tub soak. Tours are provided for new visitors on the hour. Bring in your health insurance card to see if fitness membership benefits are a part of your plan.  See below for the Open House schedule.

DATE: 05/20/2014 11:02am