Events and Meetings

Announce upcoming community events. Please note that an event hosted by a business is considered a commercial event and should be posted under Business Ads. If an item fits under one of the other categories, please do NOT post it as an event - post it in the other category.

Community Acupuncture Cancelled today

Good Morning Folks,


I will not be in again this morning. I made the decision after waking up still recouping from last weeks 

ordeal of dental issues and responding poorly to the medications. I was prepared and happy to be in 

Grand Marais last night but this morning is looking different in terms of feeling well enough.

I apologize for the last minute email. 


I am heading to California this monday so next Community Acupuncture in Grand Marais will be

November 21st. That is a long span between the last Community Acupuncture opportunity. As the colder

winter months approach, I will be in Grand Marais with some spotty consistency. I plan to be there most of

December and less in Jan and Feb. Then back to the regular schedule in early spring. I will be opening up

more opportunities with options for private sessions with me. I will be offering insurance provider option.

Insurance carriers offer coverage for private sessions but not community style acupuncture so my plan is 

to offer both in Grand Marais starting in the early spring.


Enjoy you day,



CONTACT: sarah newbold wilson
PHONE: 6128252160
DATE: 11/07/2015 09:04am

Next Thursday! Empty Bowls! Yummy Soup! Silent Auction! Bake Sale! Lunch and Dinner!

Empty Bowls Thursday, November 12

St. John’s Catholic Church, Lower Level Broadway and 5th St., Grand Marais

Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m.

Soup Meal: $5.00

Handcrafted Grand Marais Art Colony Bowl or Bowl Necklace: $10.00, $20, $30+

Hunger remains a problem in Cook County. This year, the Cook County Food Shelf saw a significant increase in clients. With one in ten Cook County residents struggling with hunger, other community hunger organizations also continue to find their services in high demand.  

“People are facing hunger in Cook County for lots of reasons,” Alison McIntyre of Cook County Public Health and Human Services told WTIP this September. “There’s a high cost of living; low wages. People are having to make hard decisions about what their money is going to go towards each month.”

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser event strives to bring awareness to the pervasiveness of hunger in Cook County while actively working to solve this community problem. Empty Bowls 2015 features a simple soup dinner with soup and bread provided by local restaurants and a beautiful array of handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art Colony by community members and potters. A silent auction offers a large selection of gift certificates perfect for holiday, wedding or birthday gifts. The bake sale provides sweet treats to enjoy at the event or take home.

Proceeds from Empty Bowls battle hunger in Cook County by funding hunger programs in Cook County!

Those unable to attend the event can contribute to Empty Bowls’ efforts online at

CONTACT: Empty Bowls 2015
PHONE: 952-237-3517
DATE: 11/06/2015 12:54pm

Lucie Amundsen, Locally Laid Eggs co-owner

Join us for this insightful and engaging presentation by:

Lucie Amundsen, Locally Laid Eggs co-owner

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30 - 8 pm

Voyageur’s Brewery, Grand Marais, MN

6:30 – 7 pm – Networking & Refreshments

7:00 – 8 pm – Presentation / Q&A

Free event – but RSVP’s required! Email today to register.

Know others who might want to attend?  Please forward the attached.

If you already registered – thank you.

This is an Enfuse: Cook County event. Enfuse is an advanced growth program designed to connect Cook County business owners and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and financing they need to accelerate the growth of their business and the surrounding communities.  Event partners are Cook County Higher Education and the University of Minnesota’s SBDC.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218-387-3411
DATE: 11/05/2015 01:45pm

Fix Your Fabric: Mend-It Gathering at North House | 7-9pm Thursday, November 5th | Free

The colors are changing, the days are getting shorter…why not take advantage of the start of the slower season and experience craft at North House. Join one of our skilled interns every Thursday evening starting October 22th for a variety of different craft opportunities. No registration required, just drop in to learn something new. Free. 7-9pm

Got a hole in your jacket or a leaky tent? Instead of putting it curbside or in the trash, come revive it at North House Folk School's Mend-It gathering. We'll look at samples of repaired fabrics and discuss the rising "slow clothes movement" then launch into sharing technical knowledge on how to fix an old pair of shoes or replace a broken zipper. A variety of tools and supplies will be available, and feel free to bring your own.

CONTACT: North House Staff
PHONE: 218.387.9762
DATE: 11/05/2015 11:22am

ISD 166 Cook County Schools- 11/10/15 School Board Special Meeting Agenda

Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

November 10, 2015

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

1:00 PM Special Board Meeting


1.0               Call to Order

2.0               Pledge of Allegiance

3.0               Recognition of Visitors

4.0               Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0          Community Comments

               5.1       Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school

board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.


6.0     Discussion/Action Items

     6.1    Resolution for Canvassing Results


7.0          Personnel Items

    7.1    Approve Work Agreement of K-12 Principal

    7.2    Approve Work Agreement of Finance Specialist

    7.3    Approve Work Agreement of Teacher on Special Assignment


8.0          Adjourn


CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 11/05/2015 10:42am

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)



Thursday, November 12, 2015 will be a "Welcome to ECFE 2015-2016"

*Offered at no charge
*9:30am - 11:00am Sandy Taenzer    
*6:00pm - 7:30pm Betsy Jorgenson
Come see what ECFE is all about!

All families with young children are welcome!
Meeting place is at the JMCC in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts-Cook County Schools Campus

DATE: 11/04/2015 02:40pm