Public Service Announcements

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

YMCA Fall Soccer

Fall soccer kicks off tomorrow! Thursday will be a meet and greet between the coaches, players and parents. Offical practice will begin Tuesday August 30th. 

Sign up online at http://www.cookcountyymca.org/ or call our member service desk at 218-387-3386 ext 501.

Please contact Jen Schuler with any questions: jschuler@cookcountyymca.org or 218-387-3386 ext 509



CONTACT: Jenny Schuler
PHONE: 2183873386
DATE: 08/24/2016 11:20am

CITY OF GRAND MARAIS POWER OUTAGE

A scheduled outage (weather dependant) is set for Tuesday, August 30 starting at approximately 7:45 a.m to last about 5 minutes while the crew switches the system to generate.  There will be another second momentary outage that same day when they switch the system back to normal after the GRE crew has finished their repair work at Taconite Harbor.  Tentatively, the second outage will occur approximately 1 p.m. but could occur earliler.  Thank-you for your patience. 



CONTACT: city hall
PHONE: 387-1848
DATE: 08/24/2016 10:40am

Want to learn how to make pickles?

Want to learn how to make pickles?  Join Hana Senty on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center commercial kitchen for a pickling class.  Cost is $20 and includes instructor time and all materials.  To pre-register, call CC Extension at 218-387-3015.  Sponsored in part by:  CC Extension. Healthy Northland, Northwoods Food Project and Sawtooth Mt.Clinic.



CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 08/24/2016 10:18am

Cook County Historical Hunt was a SUCCESS due to local sponsors!

Although the weather wasn't ideal, the Cook County Historical Hunt was a big success. We had 32 groups of tourists and locals compete in the scavenger hunt and everyone left with a smile plus a prize. We'd like to thank all of the businesses who sponsored the event by providing great prizes. The businesses include: Alyce's, The Beaver House, Beth's Fudge & Gifts, Birchbark Book & Gifts, Blue Water Cafe, Buck's Hardware Hank, Cook County Co-op, Crooked Spoon Cafe, Drury Lane Books, Gun Flint Tavern, Gunflint Mercantile, Hughie's Tacos, Java Moose, Picnic & Pine, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, Superior North Outdoor Center, The Grand Marais Area Tourism Association, The Market, and White Pine North.

Also we'd like to send a special thank you to the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association (GMATA) for providing the grant which funded the event- it would not have been possible without them!

Thank you to our wonderful community who helped support the hunt - we will be hosting another in the future. 

-The Cook County Historical Society



CONTACT: Elizabeth Davis
DATE: 08/22/2016 09:14am

Care Partners Quilt Raffle

Don't miss your chance to buy a raffle ticket for this beautiful quilt made by Carol Harris. The 82 x 96 quilt is on display at Drury Lane Books through August 27th. $5 raffle tickets can be purchased at Drury Lane Books, Buck's Hardware and Java Moose. Tickets will also be on sale at Care Partners Ice Cream Social at Sydney's Frozen Custard, Sunday, August 28th from 2-4:30 pm when the raffle draw will be held. All proceeds go to support Care Partners programs and services.



CONTACT: Kay Grindland
PHONE: 2183873788
DATE: 08/18/2016 01:35pm

Complete a Survey for Chance to Win $100 in Local Groceries!

You are invited to participate in a short survey about our Local Farmers Markets.  All who complete the survey will be added to a drawing for a chance to win a certificate for $100 of Local Groceries!

If your family receives EBT, SNAP, or MFIP and you complete the short survey, your name will be added to the drawing, PLUS you can receive a $10 voucher to use at the Thursday Local Food Market this summer!

The Farmers Market Survey will help us determine whether there is an interest in customers using debit, credit or food program cards to purchase at the Local Food Market.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNAPFarmersMarkets

Thank you to Empty Bowls for providing funds towards the vouchers for the Local Food Market and the $100 drawing for local groceries!

 



CONTACT: Kristin Wharton
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 08/18/2016 09:34am

Free Preschool For 4 Year Olds

Free Preschool for 4 Year Olds

Sawtooth Mountain Preschool has additional spots open in both morning and afternoon sections.  We have 3 morning, and 11 afternoon spaces.  A new registration deadline has been set for August 26 based on the secured Voluntary PreK state funding.
This makes it possible for all families to have their child attend a first-class preschool. Families will benefit in three areas:
1) If your child is 4 as of Sep.1st, they attend free.
2) There is a new sliding fee scale we now offer if you have a 3 or 5 year old.  We also continue to offer reduced rate and free scholarships for families in increased need situations.
3) Families may ask for expanded transportation options: to preschool on the morning bus, from preschool to a Grand Marais Daycare or drop off site TBD (based on numbers and requests), or to and from afternoon preschool to a Grand Marais Daycare or drop off site TBD.
Currently registered families do not need to re-register.

Please contact community education, view our website, or contact Assistant Principal Bill DeWitt for further information. 387-2271 ext 606



CONTACT:
DATE: 08/17/2016 09:36am

Free Preschool for 4 Year Olds

Free Preschool for 4 Year Olds!

Sawtooth Mountain Preschool has additional spots open in both morning and afternoon sections.  We have 3 morning, and 11 afternoon spaces.  A new registration deadline has been set for August 26 based on the secured Voluntary PreK state funding.
This makes it possible for all families to have their child attend a first-class preschool. Families will benefit in three areas:
1) If your child is 4 as of Sep.1st, they attend free.
2) There is a new sliding fee scale we now offer if you have a 3 or 5 year old.  We also continue to offer reduced rate and free scholarships for families in increased need situations.
3) Families may ask for expanded transportation options: to preschool on the morning bus, from preschool to a Grand Marais Daycare or drop off site TBD (based on numbers and requests), or to and from afternoon preschool to a Grand Marais Daycare or drop off site TBD.
Currently registered families do not need to reregister.

Please contact community education, view our website, or contact Assistant Principal Bill DeWitt for further information.
 



CONTACT:
DATE: 08/11/2016 06:20pm

Free Preschool for 4 year olds!

Open Preschool Slots Still Available!

Sawtooth Mountain Preschool has additional slots available.  There are a small number in our morning section, and more available in our afternoon section.

***NEW*** We have secured additional funding through the State of Minnesota's Voluntary PreK program.  Aid from this program makes it possible for all children 4 years old on Sep 1st to attend our preschool free of charge this year. 

If you have already registered a 4 year old that this applies to, no additional information is needed - your child will now attend free of charge.  

Please register soon to reserve your child's place.  Please contact community education or see our website for more information coming out soon in relation to this program, or for registration forms.
 



CONTACT: Community Ed
DATE: 08/09/2016 03:20pm

Chippewa City Church open Sunday

The Historic St. Francis Xavier’s Church at Chippewa City will be open this weekend! Stop in to visit this beautiful and important historical structure at the site of the village of Chippewa City, a large Ojibwe settlement that once had more than 100 families!

Sunday: Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Tours of this historic site are FREE.

Located 1 mile east of Grand Marais on Hwy. 61



CONTACT: Cook County Historical Society
PHONE: 2183872883
DATE: 08/06/2016 09:08am

No Cost Courses for Success in Life and Work

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is here to help adults meet their responsibilities as workers, family members, and citizens, offering training in the areas of:

Career Assessment/Job Seeking Skills
Basic Work-Based Computer Skills
English as a Second Language
GED Preparation
Reading/Writing/Math/Spelling

How can we help you?  Are you in need of job skills to write a resume, apply for jobs, use e-mail, access the Internet, and/or search for jobs?  Are you struggling with how to turn on a computer, navigating the World Wide Web, understanding how to use Microsoft Work, Excel and/or PowerPoint?  Did you originally speak a language other than English and want to improve your English language skills?  Are you in need of completing your GED and desire help in preparing for it?  Would it be helpful to you to improve your reading, writing, math and/or spelling skills?

There is no charge to the individual, as course fees are paid for by grant dollars received from the Minnesota Department of Education.  For more information, contact Anita Jeziah at 218-387-4547, or anita.jeziah@aeoa.org



CONTACT: Anita Jeziah
PHONE: 2183874547
DATE: 08/04/2016 03:41pm

Attention Veterans!

Please join us on

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 5:00 PM

For a Meet and Greet at the

Cook County Senior Center

10 Broadway, Grand Marais MN 55604



CONTACT: Pat Strand
PHONE: 218-387-3639
DATE: 08/04/2016 03:00pm