Public Service Announcements

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

Summer Vegetable Garden Tours - Sat. July 30th

There will be two summer vegetable garden tours on Saturday, July 30th.

*  Morning tours will start at the Mineral Center Community Garden in Grand Portage and wind back to Grand Marais.  Car poolers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the CC Community Center and go from there.

*  Afternoon Grand Marais tours will start at the CC Community Center at 1:00 p.m. and tour around the Grand Marais area.


A donation of $5 to $10 is requested to help support youth gardening in Cook County.

Please call the CC Extension office at 218-387-3015 to pre-register by Friday, July 29th.

Thank you!





















CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 07/26/2016 03:03pm

Summer Vegetable Garden Tours - Saturday, July 30

Summer vegetable garden tours will take place on Saturday, July 30.

*  The morning tours will start at the Mineral Center Garden in Grand Portage.  Please meet at the CC Community Center in Grand Marais at 8:30 a.m. to carpool for the morning tours.

*  The afternoon tours will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the CC Community Center and we will carpool from there to the various vegetable gardens.

To pre-register please call 218-387-3015 by Friday, July 29th.  Cost is a donation of $5 - $10 to support the youth gardening programs in Cook County.

Thank you!

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 07/22/2016 01:48pm


PINT FOR A PINT, T-Shirts and drawings

Yup a PINT OF BEER from your favorite brew house Voyageur Brewing for anyone who signs up to give blood tomorrow. Thank you so much Voyageur Brewing.

The Memorial Blood Center is here today at the Senior Center and there are 40 plus spots to fill during our 12 hour Blood Drive.

We are asking anyone who can help to fill a shortage of blood to please consider giving TODAY.

We have seen a shortage of ALL blood types since the week before the 4th of July and this shortage continues.

We have less than a 3 day supply of ALL TYPES. Last year we collected over 100 units of blood at the July blood drive, we can do this! We are in need of 40 more donors to fill our schedule

Today - Wednesday July 20th. 2016

Blood Drive - Senior Center

Hours - 8am - 8pm

Please contact Michele Keil at (218) 349-2816 or

The bus is sponsored by Arrowhead Pharmacy.

Every registered donor will receive a FREE PINT coupon from Voyageur Brewing & a FREE T-Shirt from Memorial Blood Centers!

This July, all presenting donors can enter to win a fishing adventure for two including a three-night Hyatt stay, airfare, and a freshwater fishing excursion! Plus, weekly drawings for eight $50 DICK'S Sporting Goods gift cards.

Thank you for saving lives!!

CONTACT: Michele Keil
PHONE: 218-349-2816
DATE: 07/20/2016 08:49am

MN Dept of Health officials encourage Minnesotans to stay cool this week and avoid heat-related illness - News Release!

Health officials encourage Minnesotans to stay cool this week and avoid heat-related illness
Young athletes and older Minnesotans among those most at risk

While storms and floods may get more attention, in a typical year extreme heat kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather phenomenon. With that in mind, health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to avoid heat-related illness during the unusually hot and humid conditions forecast in the coming days.

Extreme heat can cause health problems ranging from heat rash and cramps to life-threatening conditions like heatstroke. Heat exhaustion is a common heat-related illness. Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, thirst, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness and confusion. Untreated heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke.

According to Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division Medical Director Raj Mody, athletes and people working outside face a higher risk for heat-related illness.

“Extreme heat can be dangerous, especially for older people and children and young adults playing sports like soccer and football,” Dr. Mody said. “The heat can overwhelm the ability of the body to keep its temperature at 98 degrees Fahrenheit, and that can lead to serious problems. That’s why it is so important to take precautions to avoid overheating.”

MDH offers the following tips for staying cool and safe during extremely hot weather:

Stay Cool

Electric fans will not prevent heat-related illness when temperatures are very hot, so use air conditioning or spend time in air-conditioned locations during extremely hot weather

§  If you plan to exercise outdoors, consider doing it in the morning before temperatures rise

§  Limit time outdoors, and take frequent breaks if you must be outside

CONTACT: Joni Kristenson
PHONE: 218-387-3605
DATE: 07/19/2016 01:08pm

Citizens and Senior Citizens of the Year Nominations Due Tomorrow

The deadline for nominating an individual or couple for Citizens and Senior Citizens of the Year are due tomorrow, July 20 at noon.  The awards will be announced on Saturday during Fisherman's Picnic.  Information requested for the nominee includes name, date of birth, marital status, children, years lived in the county, work history, community involvement.  Include a statement of support.  Please respond by e-mail to  Call for further information.

PHONE: 387-1886
DATE: 07/19/2016 09:45am

Chippewa City's St. Francis Xavier Church OPEN SUNDAY

Sunday: Noon – 2:00 p.m.

The Historic St. Francis Xavier’s Church at Chippewa City will be open! Stop in to visit this beautiful and important historical structure at the site of the village of Chippewa City, a large Ojibwe settlement that once had more than 100 families!

Tours of this historic site are FREE.

Located 1 mile east of Grand Marais on Hwy. 61

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 07/16/2016 03:05pm

Free Medicare Counseling at the Senior Center

Marjori Bottila of the Senior LinkAge Line® will be at the Cook County Senior Center on Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th.

Appointments are available for Medicare Review or New to Medicare Applicants. Marjori is great at helping to find the best program for the price and answering all of your Medicare questions!

This is a FREE service and can help you figure out what is new and what the changes are for Medicare in 2016! Do any of the changes affect you? How can you better utilize the Medicare system?

Call Jes or Bev for Individual Counseling Appointments

Thursday, August 18th 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, August 19th 8:00am - 1:00pm

CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 07/11/2016 01:43pm

Flutereed Ramblers LIVE on WTIP TONIGHT

Don't miss the debut of the Flutereed Ramblers on WTIP North Shore Community  Radio, TONIGHT, Thursday, July 7 from 8-9pm. Join John, Kristen and 10 year old Martine as they bring you a variety of folk music with vocals, banjo, guitar and fiddle. 

Definately worth staying up for. . . .90.7 fm and streaming live at

CONTACT: Susan Maijala
PHONE: 2186001647
DATE: 07/07/2016 09:39am

SUNDAY, Chippewa City Church OPEN

Correction to the Community Calendar: The Chippewa City Church is Open Sunday from Noon - 2 p.m. 

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 07/02/2016 12:15pm

Courthouse Closed Monday, July 4th

Courthouse closed on Monday, July 4, 2016.

CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 06/30/2016 09:23am