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Great Places Popping Up Across Cook County and Grand Portage!

While we hope you will check out the new 'Great Places' in Grand Marais during Fisherman's Picnic, don't forget that the Great Place Race spans the County and Grand Portage!

Be sure to check out these other great places:

- Gathering Area around Hearth Oven, Birch Grove Foundation, Tofte
- Athletic Equipment Borrowing Bank, Grand Portage Health Services, Grand Portage
- Trail and Seating, Gunflint Lodge, Gunflint Trail
- Picnic Table and Bench, Schroeder Township, Schroeder
- Bike Racks, Town of Tofte, Tofte
- Seating and Picnic Area,Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

Thank you, Cook County Chamber of Commerce, for your partnership in this project! For a full list of the Great Place Race recipients, visit

CONTACT: Moving Matters, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
DATE: 08/01/2014 02:20pm

Sightings of Blue and Yellow Bikes

Blue and Yellow Bikes Sighted!

Have you spotted the blue and yellow bikes around Grand Marais? If you haven't yet, keep your eyes out for them this weekend during Fisherman's Picnic.

What are they?

These bright blue and yellow bikes have been placed on bike racks around town to call attention to the location of those racks, as well as to demonstrate the proper way to attach your bike. Each bike also sports a quote, such as

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

Thank you to the City of Grand Marais and the Active Living Steering Committee for providing and highlighting the local bicycle infrastructure. Stay tuned - two new bicycle maintenance stations will soon be making their first appearance as well.

CONTACT: Active Living Steering Committee
DATE: 08/01/2014 10:23am

Fishermans Picnic Schedule on Boreal

Check out for the Fish Pic Schedule anytime, anywhere all weekend!


Happy Fishermans Picnic everyone!

DATE: 07/31/2014 12:31pm

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