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One Week Left! Share your input about Highway 61

This month, the City of Grand Marais kicked off "Highway 61 Revisited," an opportunity for our community to redesign Highway 61 through Grand Marais. If you haven't been able to make one of the first meetings or something else has come to mind since, be sure to share your input online by next Friday, October 3rd.

The survey is available at:

Your input is extremely important at this stage, as the design team will be taking this input into account as they start the initial design process. The next public meeting, in late October, will include a presentation of initial design features. To receive email updates about upcoming meetings, sign-up at

Questions? Contact Mike Roth, City Administrator at or call (218) 387-1848.

CONTACT: City of Grand Marais and Moving Matters
DATE: 09/26/2014 11:58am

Help for caregivers to better understand the needs of children with mental health or behavioral issues

Do you need help to better understand and navigate the needs of your child with mental health or behavioral issues? There is a highly acclaimed online magazine and blog published by the Walt Disney company called features articles such as "Understanding Challenging Behaviors: What your Child Is Really Trying to Tell You". This website is a helpful tool for parents and caregiviers.  Also, if you have any quesitons or concerns about your child, please contact Cook County Public Health and Human Services at 218-387-3620, or stop by and see us at 411 West 2nd St. Grand Marais. "Supporting the health, saftey, and well-being of our community".


CONTACT: Cook County Public Health and Human Services
PHONE: 218-387-3620
DATE: 09/17/2014 11:12am

"Free Day at the Dentist"

Call Grand Marais Family Dentistry at 387-2774 to schedule an appointment for your child ages 18 months to 18 years of age on Friday, October 3, 2014.  Free services include, an exam, cleaning, x-rays, fluoride, and/or sealants.


Sponsored by the Oral Health Task Force and Grand Marais Family Dentistry.


The Oral Health Task Force provides dental care to the children of Cook County and the Grand Portage Reservation from 18 months to 18 years of age through support provided by the North Shore Health Care Foundation, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Grand Marais Family Dentistry, Cook County Community Fund, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, Mardag Foundation, Grand Marais Lions, Minnesota Dental Foundation, Cook County Community Fund.



DATE: 09/15/2014 11:30am

Did you miss the kick-off of Highway 61 Revisited? Share your Input Today!

Thank you to the 50+ community members that joined in the start of Highway 61 Revisited! If you missed it last night, don't worry, we still want to hear your input. Share your ideas and feedback about Highway 61 through Grand Marais today:

If you'd like to receive updates about Highway 61 Revisited such as notices for future meetings, email or sign-up through the above link. The next meeting will be in late October.

City of Grand Marais and Moving Matters

CONTACT: City of Grand Marais and Moving Matters
DATE: 09/05/2014 12:43pm

Help Shape Cook County’s Future

Residents Help Shape Cook County’s Future
“Cook County’s Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan will direct county decision making and investment toward creating a future where residents can prosper and enjoy a quality lifestyle within an unparalleled natural setting for which we are dedicated stewards,” said Shari Baker, chair of the County Plan Update Committee. To ensure that the updated plan fully reflects the desires of the community Baker, on behalf of the Comprehensive Plan Committee, invites Cook County residents and property owners to participate in a community planning session on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais. The session will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Residents are being asked to participate in this meeting where they will suggest ideas regarding how the county should look in 20 years in terms of land use, community appearance, economic vitality, and community life. They will also have the opportunity to offer specific action steps needed to achieve that desired future.
The ideas generated by the public will be a critical ingredient in formulating the draft plan which will then be offered for public review and comment later in the planning process. “It cannot be emphasized enough how important it is that the public use this opportunity to provide their ideas”, added Baker.
The County Planning and Zoning website ( contains background materials on the current plan and the update process including the agenda for the public meeting. The public is encouraged to view the plan and documents related to a Desired Future Condition and offer their opinions on them via email (, post Planning and Zoning Department, Cook County Courthouse, 411 W. 2nd Street, Grand Marais, MN 55604) or by talking with one of the committee members.

CONTACT: Tim Nelson
DATE: 09/04/2014 12:32pm

Owner and Dog Found! Thank you Boreal Folks!

Woman and Dog have been found! The dog is up to date on its vaccines. Thank you everyone for your help!! What a great, helpful and caring community we have! 


CONTACT: Abby Tofte
PHONE: 2182209090
DATE: 09/02/2014 11:16am