Public Service Announcements

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

West End Members Needed - Birch Grove Foundation Board of Directors

Dear West End Community,

Birch Grove Foundation is seeking nominees for the Board of Directors.  We recently changed our fiscal year to a calendar year and are in the process of adopting revised by-laws.  Click here o see our existing and proposed By-Laws t!introductions/c7s8.  Never has there been a more exciting time to join Birch Grove Foundation!  Our operating foundation is celebrating its 30th Anniversary: A Year to Remember 2015-2016.  Now is the time to take our west end asset (Birch Grove Center) and build a bright future that meets our communities needs.  Please do not self eliminate because you believe a conflict of interest may exist.  Hostel/Foundation employees, township representatives, school supporters...disclose your potential conflict of interest and agree to act in good faith for the betterment of Birch Grove Foundation while addressing matters of the Foundation. Please allow the board to consider what valuable skills you might bring to our team.

CONTACT: Caroline Wood
PHONE: 218-663-7977
DATE: 03/08/2015 11:07am

What's your Great Place idea? Mini-grant application open!

Apply to be a 2015 Great Place Project!

After a successful first year of the Great Place Race, the newly renamed Great Place Project will offer a second year of mini-grants for placemaking in Cook County and Grand Portage. The Great Place Project is looking for businesses and organizations to apply with their high impact, low cost idea to make a place great. Mini-grants range from $250 to $1,000 per project.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2015 at 4 pm CST. Applications are available for download at or paper copies may be picked up at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic front desk during business hours (513 5th Ave W, Grand Marais).

Questions about the 2015 Great Place Project? Contact Maren at or 218-387-2330 x110.

CONTACT: Moving Matters and Cook County Chamber of Commerce
DATE: 03/06/2015 09:15am

No Kundalini Yoga Tonight!

NO KUNDALINI YOGA TONIGHT! Sorry everyone, but I have the bronchial crud that's going around. See everyone on Thursday! Stay warm and be well!

CONTACT: Brigette
DATE: 03/03/2015 09:17am

Funeral Service for Lucas Coe


Funeral Service for Lucas Coe, Son of Bryan and Erica Coe, Grandson of Paul and Barb Coe

Will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015

10:00 am Visitation 

11:00 am Service

Heritage Assemblies of God, Baxter, MN  


CONTACT: Marcy Olsen
PHONE: 218-387-9014
DATE: 03/01/2015 09:09pm

Rob's goal is met!!!

We made the goal!   $460 from the website and another $155 in cash donations.  Thank you all so much for helping the Red Cross.  There's now 30 other runners on the team, and if we all raise a similar amount, that's $18000!!  That's some real money we're talking about, and it all came in $10 and $20 donations from you guys.  Now I just gotta go out and run this thing.  Thank you all again.


Rob Wells

CONTACT: Rob Wells
PHONE: 387-2916
DATE: 02/27/2015 10:59pm

Town hall meetings planned for Cook County, Colvill and Hovland

Town hall meetings planned for Cook County, Colvill and Hovland.

February 27, 2015 – Cook County Commissioner Frank Moe will be hosting two town hall meetings.  The first meeting will be in Colvill at the Colvill Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 PM.  The second meeting will be in Hovland at the Chicago Bay Bakery on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 PM.  At these meetings Commissioner Moe will give residents information about the Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan process that is going on in the county. A discussion will follow focusing on if and how residents, in Colvill and Hovland respectively, want to participate in this process.  Residents who can’t attend one of the meetings are encouraged to contact Commissioner Moe directly to express their opinions.

Frank Moe, Cook County Commissioner District 1

CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 02/27/2015 11:48am