Public Service Announcements

Public service information, such as school closings, power outages, etc.

Cook County 24-Hour Mental Health Crisis and Information Line

The mobile crisis team consists of two mental health staff members who are available 24/7 to respond to mental health crisis in our community. Mobile crisis interventions are face-to-face, short term mental health services to help an individual:

Cope with stress
Identify and use available resources
Avoid unnecessary hospitalization
Avoid the loss of independent living
Develop action plans
Return one to baseline level functioning

These services are provided at a number of locations including:

The individual's residence
A friend or relative's residence
The Birch Tree Crisis Stabilization Center
The emergency room
Other community settings

CONTACT: Cook County Public Health and Human Services
PHONE: 218-387-3620
DATE: 04/29/2016 01:44pm

Lake View Natural Dairy – “The Appeal” Media Coverage

Here are several media stories from print, radio and tv news concerning raw milk and the court case, Lake View Natural Dairy v. Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the upcoming appeal.  This case is much larger than whether LVND can produce raw milk and contract with neighbors who want to purchase that farm product.  The larger issue is about where must the gov’t hold themselves to limitations from uninvited third party intrusions upon our fundamental rights and liberties of personal choice:

“Raw Milk and Cheese Are Undergoing a Renaissance as Artisanal Foods Rise in Popularity” – April 16, 2016 –

“Judge Rules MDA Has Power to Inspect Berglund Farm” – March 16, 2016 – Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

“Judge favors inspection for North Shore dairy farm” – April 6, 2016 – Duluth Tribune

“Grand Marais farm to appeal court ruling favoring MDA inspection” - April 7, 2016 – Channel 6, Northlands News Center

“Appeal expected regarding North Shore dairy farm inspection” – April 7, 2016 – WTIP Radio

PHONE: 218 387 2297
DATE: 04/20/2016 09:16am

Free Legal Advice appointments at the Senior Center

Free legal advice in civil (non-criminal) matters at the Senior Center on Wednesday, April 20th from 9:30am- 1:30 pm!

Have a question about long term care? Trying to get creditors to stop harassing you? Want to know more about planning for the future and want a healthcare directive or power of attorney?
Individual half hour appointments are available. Please call Jes or Bev at 218-387-2660 for more details and/or to schedule an appointment with Kristin.

Kristin L. Parendo is the Managing Attorney of the Senior Citizens' Law Project of Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. All of her clients have to be 60 or older and because the Project is funded by the federal Older Americans Act, there are no strict asset and income eligibility guidelines. All meetings are confidential and no cost to the client.

CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 2183872660
DATE: 04/14/2016 10:01am

Free Day at the Dentist

The Oral Health Task Force and Grand Marais Family Dentistry is sponsoring a "Free Day at the Dentist" on May 16th, 2016 for children and young adults from 18 months to 26 years or age.  Free services includes an exam, cleaning, x-ray, fluoride, and/or sealants.  Please call Grand Marais Family Dentistry to schedule an appoiintment.

CONTACT: Georgene Daubanton
PHONE: 218 387-2334
DATE: 04/13/2016 11:13am

Volunteer Needed at the Senior Center

Looking for something to do? at a fun place to hang out? The Senior Center is looking for someone temporarily to volunteer their time on Monday mornings to help answer phones, check in people for lunch and set up the tables for dining. Job may also include but is not limited to....a discount on lunch, never-ending laughter, and if interested....a card came or two:) If interested contact Jes or Bev at 387-2660

CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 2183872660
DATE: 04/12/2016 08:53am

Lake View Natural Dairy Is Open, But On Its Way to Appellate Court

Lake View Natural Dairy is heading to MN Appelate Court.  They and the dairy are open as regular during this appeal process.

Read the full article about the Court's decision by clicking here.  The article also links to the Cook County Court's full decision in the case.

PHONE: 387-2297
DATE: 04/08/2016 08:43am