Public Service Announcements

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

Compassion Fatigue Workshop

Compassion Fatigue Workshop wil be held at the Cook County Community Center on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00-Noon.  Learn about what compassion fatiigue is, how to identify it, how to work through it, and how to prevent it.  Please register at, or call Jim at 218-387-3059.

CONTACT: Cook County Public Health and Human Services
PHONE: 218-387-3605
DATE: 04/14/2015 03:35pm

Museum Open, Bally Event Today!

Cook County Historical Museum is open from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. today, Saturday,  April 11th. Museum is located at 8 So. Broadway in Grand Marias. Exhibits feature maritime heritage and dog sled history. Stop in and have a little refreshment as well. Be sure to say "thank you" to our wonderful volunteer for their dedication!

THEN  - meet over at the Johnson Heritage Post 115 Wisconsin St, Grand Marais at 4 p.m. for a Small Talk event featuring the Bally Blacksmith Shop. Come listen to stories about the Bally family, share your own stories and memoribilia, and learn about future plans for the site.

All are welcome and admission to Museum and Event are free. 

CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 218-387-2883
DATE: 04/11/2015 07:58am



The Town of Tofte will receive sealed bids at 87 Wildwood Acres Trl, Tofte, MN, 55615, for the construction of the Tofte Senior Housing Site Improvements until 1:00 P.M. on May 5, 2015.  All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud on May 5, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. at the Tofte Town Hall, 7240 Tofte Park Road, Tofte, MN 55615.  To see the full announcement, go to on the Township website, under the Township Info tab.  The full announcement will be published in the CCNH this week and next week.

CONTACT: Barbara Gervais
PHONE: 218-370-0763
DATE: 04/10/2015 12:22pm

Intro to Hatha Yoga & Group Fitness - West End

The moment has arrived, thanks to Northland Foundation & North Shore Health Care Foundation fitness and yoga classes are growing at Birch Grove Foundation.  Fri at 10:30 Zumba, Mon & Wed at 10:30 Go4Life (Balance, Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility).  Now taking signups for summer yoga call 663-7977 or email  Our yoga classes are designed for every body.  Enjoy success at every level and stage of life! 

W.E. Fit - West End Fitness Center: 2 Treadmills, Recumbent Bike, Rebounder, Stability Balls, Yoga Gear, Body Awareness, Strength, Stretching, and Exercise Charts.  1# & 2# handweights only.  (Grants potential for strength training, free weights, group fitness gear...stay tuned as our fitness focus and equipment available increases!)

Fitness on Demand: Video Library - Yoga, Zumba, Zumba Step, Bollywood, Tai Chi, Tae Bo, PiYo, Piloxing, & Shaun T’s T-25, Jillian Michael's, & More Videos.

KidZone play area for use while parents work out!  

Walking/Hiking Club or partner sign ups available. 

Email Caroline to sign up today for upcoming classes.  Let us know your prefered dates and times.  Your interest in introductory, beginner, intermediate, or advanced.  Also personal fitness training, individual fitness assessments, and program design will be available starting June.  Get added to the list of people interested in west end fitness today!  

Birch Grove Foundation & Community Center 9 Good Neighbor Hill Rd. Tofte MN 55615

Emergency equipment on-site for safety.  Qualified instructor and certified instruction in a positive and motivating enviroment. 


CONTACT: Caroline Wood, M.S. - E-RYT200, PFT, GFI, etc.
PHONE: 218-663-7977
DATE: 04/07/2015 05:18pm

ISD 166 School Board Meeting Agenda 4/9/15

Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

April 9, 2015

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

5:00 PM Regular Board Meeting



1.0               Call to Order

2.0               Pledge of Allegiance

3.0               Recognition of Visitors

4.0               Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0          Community Comments

               5.1      Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school

board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.

6.0          Presentations & Administrative Reports

           6.1          Principal’s Report

           6.2          Superintendent’s Report

           6.3          Board Reports  

7.0          Discussion/Action Items

            7.1          Approve Twelve Month Ruby’s Pantry Pilot Program

CONTACT: Cara Price
DATE: 04/06/2015 08:48am

MNsure Navigator Help Available Today!

Good Morning Cook County,

Rachelle Christianson, MNsure Navigator, is at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic until noon today. Please call or stop by with your MNsure questions.

February 15, 2015: 2015 Open Enrollment ends. Enroll by this date and coverage can begin as soon as March 1. After this date, you can enroll in or change plans for 2015 only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, or if you qualify for a Minnesota Health Care Program (MNCare or Medical Assistance).

(218) 387-2330 or

DATE: 02/14/2015 08:50am