Events and Meetings

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Walk & Talks: Week of May 4th

Join your friends, neighbors, and community members for a Walk & Talk in May.  We know that moving and relationships are both important for health.  So let's do more walking and connecting in May!

Each Walk & Talk will be a 30 minute walk starting at the following locations.  Everyone is welcome, including families and children.

Tuesday, May 5th: Noon at the Courthouse main entrance

Wednesday, May 6th: 8:20am at the YMCA main entrance

Friday, May 8th: 11:30am at the Hovland Post Office

More information and a complete listing of the May Walk & Talks and other community events is available online at  Move it in May!


CONTACT: Kristin Wharton
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 04/30/2015 01:02pm

Hot Potato Discussion--TOMORROW!

The kick-off Hot Potato discussion is tomorrow night in the lower level classroom of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.  Free baked potatoes with all the fixins' plus good conversation about the hard topics.

Potatoes start at 5:30, discussion starts at 6:00.  Come and go as you can.   We hope to see you there!


DATE: 04/29/2015 11:54am

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

12/4/14 School Board Special Meeting Agenda

Success for Each, Respect for All


The Cook County School District is committed to academic excellence.  We promote success for each student through high expectations and responsiveness to the individual student’s needs.

Our culture fosters respect for all members of the school community, recognizing and welcoming our diversity.  We provide a safe environment in which mental and physical health is a priority.

We honor collaboration with student, family, and community stakeholders in the educational process.  We work together to set and meet goals that will fulfill our vision.

In a mutual effort of vigilance we will monitor and adapt our performance.


School Board Chair


School Board Treasurer


School Board Member


School Board Member

DEBRA WHITE                   

School Board Clerk



Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

December 4, 2014

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

2:00 P.M.



1.0      Call to Order

2.0      Recognition of Visitors             

3.0      Approve Meeting Agenda

4.0      Community Comments

DATE: 12/04/2014 09:59am

LUNAFEST - presented by the Violence Prevention Center

LUNAFEST is November 8th at 7:00 pm at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Tickets $10.00 at the door.

The Violence Prevention Center is proud to present LUNAFEST for the fourth year here in Grand Marais! This year we have a selection of eight films that make for an evening of fun, thought, and appreciation for the women in our lives. Both women and men are welcome and we encourage you to spread the word and invite friends and family (films are suitable for ages 11-12 and up). For questions about the show please call (218) 387- 1262 or (218) 387-1237 or email us at!

DATE: 10/30/2014 10:21am