Public Service Announcements

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




Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute will be the first of its kind in the nation. Poised on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the Tribute will thank those that have made, and continue to make, sacrifices here at home.

Excerpts from correspondence sent between military members and their family will be etched onto large stones, providing a window into the lives of our military families and their sacrifices, as well as imparting a strong educational component for the Tribute.

Please send copies of letters, telegrams, e-mail or even video from any timeframe to the Cook County Veterans Service Office at 411 West 2nd St, Grand Marais, MN 55604 by November 14th. Call 218-387-3639 or email if you have any questions.

While only a small portion of any contributed submission will be etched into the stone, likely a portion of a sentence, the stories will depict the life of our military families.

CONTACT: Pat Strand
DATE: 10/29/2014 03:56pm

Lanna Birthday certificates left at Birchbark Books and Gifts

Lanna you left an envelope of Gift Certificates at Birchbark    show an ID and get them back. Beth Kennedy

PHONE: 218-387-2315
DATE: 10/28/2014 07:19pm

Watch the new CCLEP Energy Videos!

Watch the three new CCLEP Energy Videos:

Building Science is no BS:;; CCLEP Facebook page

Cook County Higher Education;; CCLEP Facebook page

REEP; CCLEP Facebook page

This project is supported in part by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 10/27/2014 09:30am

Get the Fact About Ebola

Get the facts about ebola! Please share this information with your family and friends.

Link to the Center for Disease Control (CDC):


Link to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH):



Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Ebola Information Line:




The line will be staffed during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. MDH has made arrangements for a translation service to help facilitate calls from those who do not speak English.


From the Cook County Emergency Preparedness Committee

CONTACT: Joni Kristenson
PHONE: 218-387-3605
DATE: 10/23/2014 08:30am

Cakewalk Donations for the SPOOKtacular Halloween Event Wanted - Fri. Oct. 31

Please donate a cake for the cakewalk held for all kids and community members on Friday, October 31 from 3 - 6 p.m.  You can drop it off anytime on Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  at the Cook County Community Center.  Or, if you  need your cake picked up, please call Diane at 387-3015.

Thank you!

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 10/21/2014 01:26pm

TIME CHANGES FOR Borealis Christmas Concert rehearsal

at last week’s rehearsals we changed rehearsal times: 

Still Monday evenings at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais. 


    Orchestra strings and winds       5:45 – 6:45 p.m.  (more instruments added in weeks ahead)
    Chorale                                          7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

Still open to additional singers, call Kris Garey; instrumentalists call Philis Anderson with 

CONTACT: Kristin Garey
PHONE: 475-2191
DATE: 10/20/2014 12:00pm