Events and Meetings

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Financial Aid Information Night: Completing the FAFSA and Paying for College.

Need money for college? Cook County Higher Education in collaboration with Cook County High School and the Grand Portage Department of Education are pleased to bring you Financial Aid Information Night: Completing the FAFSA and Paying for College. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about changes to the 2014 – 2015 FAFSA and ask Financial Aid Director LaNita Robinson questions about the financial aid process.  Free financial aid materials will be provided.

Event:                   Financial Aid Information Night: Completing the FAFSA and Paying For College                            

When:                  Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Time:                     5:30 – 7:00pm

Presenter:             LaNita Robinson, Financial Aid Director

Where:                 North Shore Campus at 300 West 3rd Street, Grand Marais

Fee:                       Free of charge

All are welcome to attend!

Assistance will be available for those who would like to work on filling out their FAFSA after the event (laptops are encouraged).  For more information, please call 387-3411 or email or  

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CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 02/02/2015 03:21pm

Rehearsals for Borealis Chorale and Orchestra

Borealis Chorale and Orchestra rehearsals for spring concert begin Monday February 2, held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church:   Orchestra 5:45 p.m.   and  Choir  at 7 p.m.  (new singers invited to join in !) 

Concert on Sunday, March 29--we’ll be including John Rutter’s Requiem (as we did a couple of years ago)
and Easter portions of Handel’s Messiah.

Thanks everyone !   Call Philis Anderson (370-1432) or Bill Beckstrand (475-2526) with questions .,


CONTACT: Kristin Garey
PHONE: 218-475-2191
DATE: 01/31/2015 09:48pm

Birth Partners Meeting--February 11th, 5-7 Congregational Church basement

After several public meetings, it has become evident that there are many people in this community invested in ensuring quality prenatal and postnatal services for our women and their families.  Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is behind this 100%.  The staff and providers at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic are dedicated to continuing our excellent prenatal and postnatal care and in light of the changes that are taking place, to expanding and improving our care to meet the growing needs of our families.

At a recent meeting, attended by over 40 people, many excellent ideas were put forth as to how child birth in the County can be enhanced.  Some of the examples included:

Forming a Doula Cooperative
Transportation assistance
Developing a Health House in Duluth
Creating new partnership between our Clinic providers and delivery providers in other areas.
Ongoing prenatal and postnatal care at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Maintenance of emergency OB services at Cook County North Shore Hospital with providers from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Researching successful strategies other rural areas are using
A book dedicated to honoring the birth stories of Cook County

These ideas, in addition to those not thought of yet, will come together in a new model we are calling “Birth Partners”.   It is our hope that, as the name implies, our community will partner with us in the process. 

If you are interested, in any capacity, in helping grow and implement Birth Partners:

Contact us—Send an email to: with your name and contact information. 
Attend a public meeting
Call Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 387-2330 and ask to speak to a Child Birth Educator.

DATE: 01/30/2015 09:42am

Facebook Basics Workshop

Facebook Basics Workshop

* What is a sell and swap group
* How to create a personal Facebook page
* How to upload a picture or albums
* What is an event invite or a page invite
* How to find your friends or business
* How to share or like a post
* How to message friends
* What are friends posts and what are ads
* How to set up or changing privacy settings
* What is a news feed and what is a personal page
* And So Much More!

Lecture and Lab (Bring all your questions...plenty of time to work through any questions you might have).

Please bring a laptop or Ipad. If you need to borrow a laptop for the workshop please let us know in advance.

When: Saturday February 21st, 2015 9am-Noon
Where: Cook County Higher Education
300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604
Instructor: Don Bremer
Cost: $60.00
Contact...218-387-3411 or or

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 01/29/2015 10:40am

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