Public Service Announcements

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

Bingo for Local Kids to go to Camp

Join us for some fun on Friday from noon to 3 PM at the Bingo Tent.  We are raising money to send local kids to Forkhorn Camp through the MN Deer Hunter Assn. 

CONTACT: Donna Lunke
PHONE: 218-387-1607
DATE: 07/29/2014 04:22pm

Care Partners Quilt Raffle

Buy raffle tickets for this stunning quilt by Carol Harris and support Care Partners work to support those on the journey of aging and serious illness. The quilt is on display at Drury Lane Books. Tickets on sale at Drury Lane Books, Buck's Hardware, Crystal's Log Cabin Quilts, Joynes' Ben Franklin, Lake Superior Trading Post, Java Moose and Blue Water Cafe in Grand Marais and at Great Gifts in Lutsen.

CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 218-387-3788
DATE: 07/28/2014 02:01pm

Cook County Feminists Wanted!

Calling all Cook County feminists!

Hi everybody. Carly Puch here (using Mom's boreal account!) For those of you who do not know a few months back I started to write my own blog. Which you can check out here:

I am interested in putting together a piece that consists of photos telling the world why people in Cook County identify with feminism. There have been previous pieces done like this. They often include celebrities or activists. But I would love to put together a piece consisting of people from my hometown. There have been a lot of colleges and other groups that have done campaigns like this as well. Now if you’re confused at what the heck I’m talking about here are some examples to clarify.

So the guidelines are literally two things. Live in or be from Cook County and identify as a feminist. If you are interested or have questions please email me at! I would love to start on this project soon so do not hesitate to talk to me! 

Carly Puch 

CONTACT: Carly Puch
DATE: 07/23/2014 12:24pm

A few more Volunteers needed for Dragon Boat!

The DRAGON needs YOU!  We have a few more time slots to fill for this weekend and would love to  have you participate in putting on this fun festival.  We need volunteers for the following times:

Friday  9:00am - noon, and and 4:30 - 7:00pm

Saturday 2:00 - 4:30pm, and 4:30 - 6:00pm

Email or call 370-9461, or go to  Thank you!!



CONTACT: Ainslie
PHONE: 370-9461
DATE: 07/22/2014 03:41pm

Fire Wise evaluator will be working the Gunflint Lake area, questions welcome

Cook County Fire Wise evaluator Tom Bettenhausen will be doing fire wise assessments this week on properties along Gunflint Lake. These are re-assessments  from work that was done 5 years ago.  A reminder to sprinkler owners to check each sprinkler head so you are getting  maxium distance and gallons per minute . Check with your installer to see who is doing that work.according to your agreement.   You may be in for a suprise.

CONTACT: Tom Bettenhausen
PHONE: 218-388-9997
DATE: 07/12/2014 10:24pm

Local History: Harbor Tours & Chippewa City Church

Saturday at 1 p.m.: Harbor History Tours leave from the Museum at 8 South Broadway - this easy walking tour is full of facinating stories and facts about early Grand Marais and the development of the harbor

Sunday from Noon - 2 p.m. : the Historic Chippewa City Church is open for tours - 1 mile east of Grand Marais on Hwy 61

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society Museum
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 07/11/2014 05:14pm