Public Service Announcements

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

Yoga & Meditation Group

Are you interested in yoga, meditation, or other contemplative practices on Sunday mornings?

We are starting a community group to plan to do just that, and we invite you to join us to make a regular Sunday morning practice. Everyone welcome, family friendly. 

Sunday Jan 15 10-11 AM, Community Center

Thoughts or questions contact Gwen Danfelt 370-9862.


CONTACT: Gwen Danfelt
PHONE: 370-9862
DATE: 01/14/2017 10:48am

Grand Marais Visioning

Grand Marais would like to hear from all of you in Cook County.  Please search for "Grand Marais" on your computer and answer the survey.  Let us know what you like and what you would like to see changed.  

Thank you for your help,

Visioning Committee

CONTACT: Frances Jarcchow
DATE: 01/12/2017 02:06pm

Power Outage

The Grand Marais Public Utilities will experience an outage Wednesday, January 11, at approximately 2:00 p.m. last 30 minutes.  This outage is necessary for preventive maintenance.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

CONTACT: Jan Smith
PHONE: 218-387-1848
DATE: 01/10/2017 03:30pm

Learn About Restorative Justice

You’re invited to

Restorative Justice

With Kay Pranis

How could Restorative Justice Practices be used as a tool for conflict resolution in Cook County? We invite the community to discuss how to potentially add value to the assistance we provide in our community toward making peace and bringing justice to victims of harm.

Learn about restorative justice history and begin a dialog on practices we can use to integrate it into our community.

Where:     Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Lower Level Classroom

When:      January 24, 2017

Time:        6:30pm


Sponsored by Cook County Attorney’s Office

For questions Contact Leah Esktrom

 218-387-3670 or

CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 01/10/2017 11:31am

Building Professionals, Contractors, Interested Homeowners - Building Workshop with DLI Hours

Interested in geothermal and sustainable building in cold climates?  If you are a contractor, building professional or a homeowner thinking about building your own home - come to the Continuing Education Workshop for Builders on Thursday, February 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come at 7:30 a.m. to pre-register.

Early bird registration for DLI credits is $105 before 1-20-17 and $125 after 1-20-17.  If you don't need the DLI credits but want to learn more about sustainabile building, costs are $95 before 1-20-17 and $115 after 1-20-17. Contact Diane at 218-387-3105 to pre-register.

The workshop is sponsored by:  CC Local Energy and CC Extension.  It is also supported by:  Arrowhead Electric, Buck's Hardware Hank, CC Chamber of Commerce, CC Economic Development Authority, CC Home Center, Doors of Distinction, Enercept, GM PUC, InFaith Lutheran Community Foundation, Isak Hansen's True Value, Marvin Windows, Sawtooth Lumber, Inc.

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 01/10/2017 09:17am

Power Outage

The Grand Marais Public Utilities will experience a short power outage Wednesday, January 11, sometime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. This outage will last 10 to 15 minutes and is necessary for regular maintenance.  We will try to be more precise on the time Tuesday afternoon.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

CONTACT: Jan Smith
PHONE: 218-387-1848
DATE: 01/09/2017 10:05am

Back to Basics-Tips for Women's & Men's Health

The start of a new year is the perfect time to get Back to the Basics in a lot of areas, and that includes the ways that you can take care of yourself.

Check out these simple tips from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic!  Cut and paste into your browser:

Scroll left and right for tips for both women and men.

Friend us on Facebook to find out about programming and useful health information.

CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 01/05/2017 10:59am

Cook County Public Health and Human Services Telephone Issues

There is a countywide telephone issue at this time.  Please be aware when trying to contact PHHS, that we are not recieving many incoming calls. If you cannot get through, please stop in! We are open from 8-4pm today.  We will be closed Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year.  Thank you. The PHHS Staff wishes you all a safe and happy New Year!

PHONE: 218-387-3620
DATE: 12/30/2016 10:06am

Did you know Cook County PHHS offers an In Home Support Program?

Did you know that Cook County Public Health and Human Services offers an In Home Support Program?

In Home Support Providers assist people with homemaking (cleaning, laundry, changing bed linens, meal preparation, organization), transportation, errand running, companionship, supervision and/or respite.

The Cook County In-Home Support Program serves Cook County residents of any age who have a permanent or temporary disability, and individuals age 65 and older (regardless of whether or not they suffer from a disability) who are in need of in-home care.

Looking for a rewarding career helping others? Become an In Home Support provider today! Rewarding career and competitive pay! Must be able to pass a background check.

If you wish to wish to receive services, become an In Home Support Provider, or would like some more information contact us today! Click Here for our In Home Support Webpage!

Find us on Facebook! 

PHONE: 218-387-3620
DATE: 12/29/2016 04:21pm

Senior Center Closed Monday Jan 2nd

The Senior Center will be closed Monday January 2nd for the New Years Holiday.

All of our staff wish each and everyone of you a Happy and Safe Holiday.

PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 12/29/2016 11:00am

Need assistance? PHHS may be able to help!

This time of year can be hard. We all need help sometimes! Cook County Pubilc Health and Human Services may be able to help! The Bridge to Benefits website can assist in the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. The Bridge to Benefits website will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. You may qualify for assistance! Check out the Bridge to Benefits website, or contact us to find out more.  Click HERE for the Bridge to Benefits Website!

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PHONE: 218-387-3620
DATE: 12/28/2016 09:15am

Inter-generational Reading Program Volunteers Needed!

Greetings!! We will be starting our Inter-generational reading program again in January and we are looking for volunteers!  The program will be for one hour each Friday throughout the end of May and will include being matched up with a 4th grader to read together and create memories. Research shows that when the generations come together, everyone benefits... youth, adults and the community at large. So, connecting generations through programs like this just makes sense! For children, these relationships can decrease negative behaviors, provide positive role modes, teach appreciation for people and for the past and form life long relationships! 

If you would like to be a part of the reading program or any future intergenerational interactions that we plan, please contact Jes or Bev at 387-2660/

CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 12/27/2016 03:08pm

Bally Creek Ski Trails Grooming Report

First Grooming Report of 2016--Bally Creek Trails are in Excellent Condition, 20" snow depth from three separate snowfalls.  Skijoring trail open, Wildlife Pond Loop open, Rabbit Run open, Eagle Mountain Overlook open.  USFS 158, north of Bear Track Outfitting Co.'s Bally Creek Cabins is now closed to thru vehicle traffic and has been groomed for classic and skate...skate lane is rough due to some idiot driving on the road.  There are headbangers along some trails from heavy snow on the trees.  Bring your camera for some awesome scenery.  NOTE--Some of the trail maps at intersections are missing due to theft and wind!

 MN Ski Pass required, no dogs allowed on trails except for the skijoring trail.  NO FAT TIRE BIKES ALLOWED!  


CONTACT: Cathi Williams
PHONE: 218-387-1162
DATE: 12/22/2016 06:10pm

Cook County Courthouse Closed Next Two Mondays for the Holidays

Courthouse will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 for the Holiday and

Courthouse will be closed Monday, Jan 2, 2017 for the Holiday.

CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 12/19/2016 11:47am