Public Service Announcements

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

Screen Freeze--Document In-Progress?

JUST thought I'd pass along "a thought":  since (after...years) it, only,  occured to myself, today? screen FREEZES UP--while I'm doing some word processing (email, etc.), and, there I sit:  realizing a "re-boot" will ALMOST...NEVER allow myself capturing back what's visible upon the screen (still), however?

A "no-brainer", BUT (I'd discovered) a photo--taken with (mine having a Zoom feature) then allows "capturing", AT LEAST, what's on the...screen--from an otherwise "frozen" computer, yes?"

"Re-writes" are, INVARIABLY, a different flow of...thought--so, NATURALLY, keeping one's "flow" IS NICE, likely?  (Now, whether or.,.NOT this makes it as a "Public Service" announcement?  Who knows, hey?)

CONTACT: David Ulrich
PHONE: 218-370-8517
DATE: 02/24/2017 03:37pm

TOMORROW Benefit for Angie Cook

 Benefit  for Angie Cook

Spaghetti Dinner

Date:     Saturday, February 25, 2017

Time:    5 pm – 7 pm

Place:   Birch Grove Community Center

Cost:     Suggested Donation of $10/adult

 Raffle ;  1 ticket $5.00 or 3 for $10.00

 *    One night stay at Caribou Highlands

        Includes: Dinner for two at Moguls

 *      Two Lift tickets to Lutsen Mountains

*       $75 Gift Certificate to Sue’s Hair Etc.

 *      $100 Cash


Tickets available at the Auditor’s Office

All proceeds from Dinner and tickets go to Angie


CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 02/24/2017 07:16am

Lutsen Affordable Housing Project Documents Available for Public Viewing!

Hey Folks.  If you are interested in the documents that are explaining and supporting the Lutsen Affordable Housing Project that will be partly funded by a $1,575,000 tax abatement bond, that is ultimately secured by we the taxpayers, you can find them here by clicking here...Cook County Board Packet 2-28-17 and then clicking on "meeting materials" once rerouted to the board packet web site.

Thank you to the EDA and County for posting these materials earlier than previously stated.  Five days is much better than four hours!

The public hearings for this bond abatement is set for EDA meeting - February 28th @ 1pm at the Grand Marais City Hall and Cook County Commissioner's meeting  - February 28th @ 5pm at the Cook County Court House.

CONTACT: Greg Gentz
PHONE: 612 799 9080
DATE: 02/23/2017 04:41pm


The Cook County Historical Society is currently seeking oral histories, objects, correspondence, photographs, and uniforms from all historic military eras through the present. Themes of interest include stories from/about Cook County servicemen and women, military families “on the homefront,” life in Cook County during wartime, and civilian programs such as the Red Cross or Skywatch program. 

CCHS is currently researching and planning a new military history exhibit, scheduled to open early summer 2017.

If you have donations or questions, please contact the museum by calling 387-2883 or emailing We request you get in touch by March 30, 2017.

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 387-2883
DATE: 02/21/2017 02:58pm

Women's Social Ski not Cancelled

WJe are still going to gather and socialize at the warming building on the Pincushion Trails, although we may decide that conditions are not favorable for skiing.  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Maureen Hayes
PHONE: 218-387-2532
DATE: 02/20/2017 11:02am

Girl Scout cookies @ Trail Center Sunday Noon-2

Cookies will be available at Trail Center Sunday from Noon to 2. Come support our troops!

PHONE: 387-9417
DATE: 02/17/2017 06:30pm

Ice Rink Birch Grove Open

The Ice Rink in Tofte at Birch Grove Community Center is really good right now! We have skates available to use in various sizes. The warming house is open and lights are on for night skating! Enjoy it now, we will see what the warm weather brings?

Call 663-7977 or stop in and check it out.

CONTACT: Brenda Melin
PHONE: 2186637977
DATE: 02/16/2017 11:34am

Parent/Child Massage for WIC parents

Nothing says love like gentle touch. Come today, February 14th, to the WIC clinic in the lower level of the clinic to learn more about parent/child massage. Therapists will be on site from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2:30-4.  Open to all parents & children in the WIC program.

Learn and practice giving and receiving a simple shoulder/upper back/arms and hands massage from a seated position. Great for parents AND kids!

CONTACT: Christina
DATE: 02/14/2017 08:46am

Thanks to local merchants!

The North Superior Ski and Run Club wishes to thank our generous Grand Marais merchants for their donations to the ski races at the Pincushion Mt. Winter Festival Sunday, Feb. 12.  Thank you to Johnson's Foods, Lake Superior Trading Post, Devils Track Nordic Ski Shop, Joynes Ben Franklin, Stone Harbor, Cook Co. Whole Foods CoOp, Voyageur Brewing, Sven and Ole's, and Genes's IGA.  Your gifts and food were very much appreciated by local folks and visitors.  Thank you very much for your support!

CONTACT: Anne Hegg
PHONE: 2183700115
DATE: 02/13/2017 03:26pm

Erosion and Stormwater Management Course in Lutsen

Erosion and Stormwater Management Course in Lutsen


Participants can receive the UMN EI 1001 Construction Installer Certification which is required by NPDES permits.

This one-day course is designed for those who install or inspect erosion and sediment control devices and establish vegetation on construction sites.

This course is free and includes a free lunch.

Space is limited. Please register by April 4, 2017.

Register online at or call 218-387-3649.


CONTACT: Phil Larsen
PHONE: 218-387-3649
DATE: 02/06/2017 01:46pm

Don't Forget to Wear Red Tomorrow!

Dont forget to wear red tomorrow in support of Women's Heart Health! 

PHONE: 218-387-3620
DATE: 02/02/2017 12:56pm

Cook County SWCD: Lake Superior North Watershed Restoration information

February 9, 2017 – Lutsen Town Hall – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Cook County SWCD in collaboration with the MPCA will be celebrating the water monitors of Cook County. We will be listening to speakers about the Lake Superior North Watershed Restoration and Protections Strategies, aquatic macro-invertebrates, amphibians, awards for monitors and more.


Everyone is welcome to join us.


Please contact 218-387-3648 or if you are interested in attending.

CONTACT: Ilena Hansel
PHONE: 218-387-3648
DATE: 02/02/2017 11:34am



On Thursday night, January 26, 2017, Cook County participated in a statewide survey, called the Point in Time Survey, seeking to provide a “snapshot” of homelessness throughout Minnesota.  A total of ten surveys were completed revealing the following number of homeless individuals in Cook County:

  • Four families, each with one adult and one child
  • One family with one adult and two children
  • Thirteen individual adults (includes couples - living at five different locations)

Six people (including one child) were staying on private property that was not their own in either a barn, storage facility or fish house.  The other 18 adults and children were all doubled-up with friends or family members (i.e., “couch surfing”).

Homelessness is a concern in Cook County, even in the coldest part of the winter.  There are likely more people out there who we did not connect with.

The data we provide to the State can impact future funding to Cook County for housing issues.  It is also about making sure the right amount of resources are provided to connect people to the services they need.  It’s about meeting the needs of folks right in our community, if they would like assistance.

If you or anyone you know is homeless, please contact Anita Jeziah of AEOA (Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency) at 218-387-4547 or  

CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
PHONE: 2183874547
DATE: 02/02/2017 09:42am

Yoga & Meditation SUNDAY Feb 5th

Sunday Feb 5th, 9-10 AM, Community Center

A group for those interested in Meditation, Yoga, and Contemplative Practices in Cook County, MN.  

There will be 30 minutes of gentle yoga for the whole family, followed by 30 minutes of guided meditation. Childcare provided. Bring a yoga mat if you can, comfy clothes, and a mug for tea. All are welcome.

Join us on Facebook: Cook County Yoga & Meditation. 

Questions? Contact: Gwen at 218-370-9862 or Erin at 218-370-9312

CONTACT: Gwen Danfelt
PHONE: 2183709862
DATE: 01/31/2017 01:09pm



CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 01/28/2017 08:24am