Public Service Announcements

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

Hides for Habitat

Arrowhead Chapter of MDHA is again collecting hides to support our local kids going to Forkhorn Outdoors Camp.  Please put your deer hides in the boxes at Holiday in Tofte, Buck's in Grand Marais and Runnigen's in Hovland.  We were able to send 6 Cook County kids to camp last year funded in part by your hides.   Please call Rich Furlong, Chapter President and Hides coordinator with any questions at 387-1065.

CONTACT: Donna Lunke
PHONE: 370-0863
DATE: 11/07/2014 08:13am

Notice of Canvass of Election, Decision by Lot, and Potential Recount

Notice of Canvass of Election, Decision by Lot, and Potential Recount


The Cook County Canvass Board will meet on Monday November 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Cook County Courthouse, 411 West Second Street, Grand Marais, Minnesota, to canvass the results of the 2014 State General Election.

If the Canvass Board certifies the apparent tie in the election for County Commissioner District I, the County Auditor- Treasurer will decide by lot the winner of that election.  Notice of the decision will be given immediately to the losing candidate, who may request a publicly- funded recount.

 Should  the candidate who lost the decision by lot request a recount, the recount shall begin as soon thereafter as possible on November 10, 2014, and the Canvass Board will recess until it reconvenes at the same location as above described at 3:00 p.m. on Monday November 10, 2014 to canvass the results of the recount.

If the recount is requested and the recount confirms the tie in the vote total for the two candidates, and the Canvass Board confirms the tie when it reconvenes, the decision by lot after the initial canvass stands and shall determine the winner.

If the recount results in more votes for one candidate, the candidate with the most votes, as confirmed by the Canvass Board will be the winner.

DATE: 11/06/2014 06:54am

Special Needs Caregiver Support Group

Parents and caregivers of children with special needs often need a word of encouragement or supportive suggestions from other parents and caregivers who truly understand what they are going through.  The catch, of course, is that it is difficult for caregivers to 'get away' to meet with one another.  If you are interested in joining a private online discussion group, please e-mail me at  

CONTACT: Michele M Miller
DATE: 11/03/2014 11:48pm

Close wolf sighting

This morning about 8am a wolf was coming down our trail to our house. I believe I saw two, one went east the other west as my dog Buddy, tore after them. I ran screaming for my dog and he did not come back until I was in the woods and calling over and over for him. He came back unscathed but now he is on a hook.  The wolves were less than 50 yards from our house and I could see the one clearly. Be cautious with your pets. We live on County & close to the Bally Creek Road and 4 mi to town.  

CONTACT: Carolyn Seglem
PHONE: 387-2630
DATE: 11/03/2014 08:48am




Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute will be the first of its kind in the nation. Poised on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the Tribute will thank those that have made, and continue to make, sacrifices here at home.

Excerpts from correspondence sent between military members and their family will be etched onto large stones, providing a window into the lives of our military families and their sacrifices, as well as imparting a strong educational component for the Tribute.

Please send copies of letters, telegrams, e-mail or even video from any timeframe to the Cook County Veterans Service Office at 411 West 2nd St, Grand Marais, MN 55604 by November 14th. Call 218-387-3639 or email if you have any questions.

While only a small portion of any contributed submission will be etched into the stone, likely a portion of a sentence, the stories will depict the life of our military families.

CONTACT: Pat Strand
DATE: 10/29/2014 03:56pm

Watch the new CCLEP Energy Videos!

Watch the three new CCLEP Energy Videos:

Building Science is no BS:;; CCLEP Facebook page

Cook County Higher Education;; CCLEP Facebook page

REEP; CCLEP Facebook page

This project is supported in part by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 10/27/2014 09:30am