Public Service Announcements

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

Energy Matters Tabloid in the CCNH

Look for Energy Matters, a tabloid about energy use in the Cook County News Herald this week. This collaboration between CCNH and Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) puts energy into focus with practical articles about local energy use.  This project is supported in part with a grant to CCLEP from Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs).

Thank you to all the advertisers for their support!

CONTACT: Virginia Danfelt
PHONE: 475-2274
DATE: 04/20/2014 01:48pm

Trust in Local Government Surveyed

In an effort to recommend ways to improve local government effectiveness, a community leadership work group is surveying people in the county about government organizations.  The hope is to better understand their relationships, attitudes, and levels of trust.  If you have not done so already, please complete the survey at .  Also, please remember that survey references to the “school board” means the publicly-elected ISD 166 school board, not the three locally-elected charter school boards.  Thank you!

CONTACT: Peter James
PHONE: 218-387-9322
DATE: 04/16/2014 07:14am

Sell Your Extra Produce at the Farm & Craft Market

Though summer seems a ways off I know the planting season will or has already begun!

The Cook County Farm & Craft Market is promoting buying/selling local produce by having a "Harvest Table" at the Saturday morning market this season. Our season starts May 24 and runs to Mid-October. In a season you may use this table up to three times for free to sell your extra garden goods. (produce only)

All you have to do is sign up through Diane Booth, pick up/return the table, and sell your produce. So don't be affraid to grow a little extra this year!

For more information contact Diane Booth at: or (218)387-3015


CONTACT: Hana Senty
DATE: 04/15/2014 01:55pm

Student Openings at Great Expectations School

Great Expectations School currently has an immediate opening for one second grade student.  In addition, the school has four openings for kindergarten students starting next fall.  At this point, all openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information, please contact the school at 218-387-9322 or via email at:  Applications and more can also be found on the school's website:

Great Expectations School is a free public charter school serving families of students in kindergarten through eighth grade from throughout Cook County. 

CONTACT: Peter James
PHONE: 218-387-9322
DATE: 04/11/2014 01:20pm

Apply Today! The Great Place Race Mini-Grants

The Great Place Race - Apply Today!

Do you have a unique idea on how to make a place great? The Great Place Race is looking for you and your great idea to make more great places in Cook County and Grand Portage. The Great Place Race is a friendly, local competition for mini-grants to use high impact, low cost ideas to create great places in our communities. Check out this locally produced video about the Race:

What makes a Great Place?
A place that is inviting, beautiful, and catches the eye.  A Great Place encourages people to slow down and spend time there. A Great Place reflects the unique character and identity of the community. To help enhance and create these great places, Moving Matters and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce will give out seed grants of $250-$1,000 to folks in Cook County or Grand Portage that have a compelling plan to use high impact and low cost ideas to make a place great. Projects need to be completed by July 31, 2014 and be put in place by the applicant.  The mini-grant can cover the cost of items like planters, plants, paint, signs, chairs, public art, community gardens, bike racks, and much more.

How to Apply?
The short, simple application is available online at or paper copies available at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic front desk. Deadline for applications is April 30th. For more information, contact Maren Webb at 218-387-2330 x110 or

CONTACT: Moving Matters
DATE: 04/10/2014 09:16am