Public Service Announcements

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

Grand Marais State Bank Annual SHRED DAY

A-1 a document destruction company will be in the parking lot May 17th from 11 until 1 or the bins are full.  Everyone is welcome.

We will also be having donuts from Worlds Best Donuts and hot coffee.  Grand Marais State Bank also collects used ink cartiridges  and eye glasses year around for the Cooperation Station and Lions Club. 

PHONE: 2183872441
DATE: 05/12/2016 10:40am

Vote For Grand Marais!

Vote for Grand Marais in Outside Magazine's Best Towns of 2016 contest!

Currently we're up against Ludington, MI, in the "Best Beaches" catagory, and we're behind by over 200 votes.  I've never been to Ludington, but I have stood on our beaches, watched the sun set, and known that it didn't get any better.

To cast your vote, go to

Scroll down past the brackets, and you'll see the "Vote Here" section.




CONTACT: Hartley Acero
DATE: 05/10/2016 03:51pm

Looking to buy a home? Need help?

Home Stretch Workshop for Potential New Home Buyers

Are you a potential new home buyer?  Don’t miss AEOA’s Home Stretch Workshop on Saturday, May 21st, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Cook County Higher Education, 300 W. 3rd Street in Grand Marais.  The workshop is chock full of information everyone needs to know when buying a home.  You will also learn about AEOA’s Homeownership Program, which is designed to promote and encourage homeownership by assisting with down payment and closing costs to income-eligible, qualified homebuyers.  Each participant receives a thick user-friendly take-home manual that is loaded with fantastic information which can be helpful now, or a year, or two years, from now.  Cost for the workshop and materials is $40 per household, and registration is required.  For questions, you may call Anita at 218-387-4547, and to register, contact Sandy at 218-999-0828.

CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
PHONE: 387-4547
DATE: 05/10/2016 08:49am

Free Fluoride Well Test

The Oral Health Task Force is offering a Free Fluoride Well Test valued at $30.00 for families with children ages 18 months to 26 years of age.  This offer also includes day cares, grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren, etc.  The water bags and forms can be picked up at Cook County Planning and Zoning office at the Cook County Court House, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Grand Marais Family Dentistry.  The water sample must be returned to the Planning and Zoning office within 24 hours.  Any questions, please call Georgene Daubanton at 387-2334.   

CONTACT: Oral Health Task Force
PHONE: 218 387-2334
DATE: 05/09/2016 09:38am

CBP to Issue I-68 Canadian Boat Landing Permits

CBP to Issue I-68 Canadian Boat Landing Permits

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) will be issuing I-68 permits from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 15 at the Grand Marais Border Patrol Station.  The Form I-68 allows certain applicants entering the United States by small boat to telephonically report their arrival to CBP.

There is no requirement that boaters obtain Form I-68. However, boaters who choose not to obtain Form I-68 must report for inspection, in person, to a CBP officer at a port-of-entry each time they enter the United States.

After an initial inspection, the Form I-68 permits a boater to report their arrival into the United States telephonically without having to appear at a port-of-entry for an in-person inspection. The initial inspection involves an interview, a check of the individual in the Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) and possibly other law enforcement databases, completion of the form I-68 and payment of the fee. The fees for both individuals ($16) and families ($32) will remain the same as last year.

Each applicant who is 14 years of age or older must appear in person for inspection. The names and dates of birth of children younger than 14 years of age must be listed on one or both of their parents’ Form I-68. If approved, one of the three copies of the form will be issued to each applicant 14 years of age or older. Each of the three copies of the Form I-68 will bear the photograph and fingerprint of the applicant for identification purposes.

Travelers are encouraged to visit for more information on the Canadian Border Boat Landing (I-68) Program and other available CBP Trusted Traveler Programs. The Grand Marais Border Patrol Station is located at 518 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604.

DATE: 05/09/2016 09:07am

Caregiver Coffee on May 13th at Birch Grove

Caregiver Coffee

Join us to get to know other caregivers in a casual setting. Take part in a discussion and learn about resources for caregivers.  All are welcome.

The West End Caregiver Coffee will meet the 2nd Friday of the month, May 13th,  10-11:30 am at the Birch Grove Community Center in Tofte.

There is also a Grand Marais Caregiver Coffee which meets the 3rd Friday of the month, May 20th, 10-11:30 am at the Cook County Whole Foods Coop meeting room.

For more information contact Care Partners at 387-3788 or  

CONTACT: Kelly Holtzman
PHONE: 218-387-3788
DATE: 05/04/2016 12:45pm

Boreal Email Scam Alert

Attention Boreal email users.

If you see an email from Boreal Mail Admin with the subject "Pending Messages" do not respond to it. It is a scam. Just delete it.

If you have already clicked on the link and entered your login info, please contact Boreal right away so we can change your password.

Boreal Community Media

CONTACT: admin
PHONE: 218 387-9471
DATE: 05/04/2016 07:17am

Attention all Readers

Attention all Readers:

There's new goings on at the Little Free Library on 103 3rd Av. West.  Teens, you now have your own space in the top box.  There is a book end marking the TEEN section.  Stop by today and take a look at Crank by Ellen Hopkins, Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco, or a little Sci-Fi in the Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson.  For the little ones, there are always board books, picture books and books to be read to, namely The Phantom Tollbooth with its rich play on words throughout.  Always feel free to leave a book or two.  And you could donate a dvd that you're not using.

CONTACT: Lynn Arnold
PHONE: 218-387-2284
DATE: 05/02/2016 01:30pm

Chore Volunteers Needed

Become a Care Partners Senior Chore Volunteer and Help your Neighbors

Your assistance enables seniors to remain in their own home.  Our volunteers enjoy connecting with someone and help out in a meaningful way.  The majority of requests may be for short term light housekeeping, yard work, minor home repair or household maintenance, but may also include seasonal tasks, moving and other misc.  Volunteers receive training and mileage reimbursement to assist them in their volunteer commitment.

For more information contact Kelly Holtzman, Care Partner’s Chore Coordinator at 387-3788 or .


CONTACT: Kelly Holtzman
PHONE: 387-3788
DATE: 05/02/2016 11:46am