Public Service Announcements

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

Community Onion and Leek Order from Dixondale Farms due by February 18th

If you want to purchase onion / leek plants as a group to save money, please send our order in to the Cook County Extension office by Thursday, February 18th.  They will arrive the first week of May.

Onion and leek plants come in bunches of 60 - 75 but you can order in 10's as we aggregate the orders.  We order from Dixondale Farms to save money on costs / shipping.  You may order from the following varieties:
  Highlander  (yellow keeper)
  Copra   (yellow keeper)
  Red Zeppelin  (keeper)
  Red Wing  (keeper)
  Candy  (very sweet, keeps awhile)
  Red Candy  (very sweet, keeps awhile)
  Lancelot Leeks

Please either e-mail me or call me at 218-387-3015 to make sure I receive your order.  If I don't confirm your order, I haven't received it.

Thanks and have a great day!  
Diane at CC Extension

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 02/05/2016 08:07am

Dog Sledding - Winter Work and Play Exhibit

Winter Work and Play - a Dog Sled History exhibit featuring handmade trapper sleds, showshoes and traps, racing memorabilia, sleds, and skis. Learn about John Beargrease, Mike West and Sam Zimmerman - local legends who spent a lot of time outdoors in the winter!

Cook County History Museum located in the former Lighthouse Keeper's Residence at 8 South Broadway in Grand Maras. 

Open: Friday 1-4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

In the Gift Shop:

Colorful, wonderful children's book, Fearless John by Kelly Rauzi with Artwork by Mila Horak

Art prints and gift cards featuring Mila Horak's art from the book Fearless John

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 01/29/2016 01:35pm

Free Income Tax Preparation

The AARP Tax Aide Volunteers will again this year help members of the
community with their 2015 Federal and State Individual Income Tax
returns and their Minnesota Property Tax and Rent Refund forms and can
E-file for them in almost all cases.

Tax Preparation begins Tuesday the 2nd of February.  Tax Volunteers will
be at:
Community Center in Grand Marais,  on Tuesdays from 9 AM to 3 PM until April 12th

Please bring all your 2015 tax documents with you as well as your Social
Security card and photo ID if we have not helped you in previous years.
 Also a copy of last year's Federal and Minnesota tax returns would be

We take people on a first come first served basis.

CONTACT: Steve Deschene
PHONE: 387-1767
DATE: 01/29/2016 08:01am

EMT Class

We are organizing a full EMT course, starting Wednesday February 10th, 2016. It will be held at the Hospital in the large classroom. Please contact me for more information.

CONTACT: Steve DuChien
PHONE: 218-387-3262
DATE: 01/27/2016 11:36am

North Shore Ride Share is Live Again

North Shore Ride Share is a ridesharing website for Cook County residents. It is now live again so check it out if you need a ride or can offer a ride.

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
DATE: 01/25/2016 04:05pm

Recycle Center Budget Shop Closed Today

Recycle Center Budget Shop will be closed today due to limited staffing. Sorry for any inconvenience.

CONTACT: Cook County
DATE: 01/20/2016 09:59am