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School District 166 considers changes to school calendar in light of weather cancellations

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:24pm

In the wake of unusually brutal cold temperatures and frequent snowfalls, the superintendent of Cook County Schools told the board Jan. 9, 2014 that there may be some changes made in the school calendar. A special meeting will be held Friday, January 31 in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts meeting room at 8:30 a.m. to discuss potential changes to the school calendar.

Art Colony seeks applicants for "Artist-in-Residence" program

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:22pm

The Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking artists in the visual arts, dance, literary arts, etc. to apply for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at the Grand Marais Art Colony.  The 2013 Artist-in-Residence was Hazel Belvo who created a large-scale visual piece and offered lectures on visual literacy and art critiquing.

County to update Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 3:46pm

There have been a number of contentious issues facing the Cook County Planning & Zoning Commission in recent years—use of recreational vehicles for living quarters, establishment of dog sled kennels, placement of communication towers and more—and the planning commission relies on the Cook County Comprehensive Land Use Guide Plan for direction. At the January 21, 2014 meeting of the Cook County Commissioners it was decided that it is time to update that guidebook.

A steady month of bookings and transports

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:10pm

Slick roads and a steady month of bookings and transports:  North Shore Morning host Mary Manning spoke with Cook County Sherriff Mark Falk.


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"Don't be a Target of Health Care Fraud" presentation at Senior Center January 29

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:53pm

Community invited to join local Girl Scouts for UMD Bulldogs "Girl Scout Appreciation Day"

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:52pm

On Sunday, February 9, the UMD Bulldogs women’s hockey team is playing North Dakota at Amsoil Arena in Duluth. The game starts at 3:07 p.m.  It is also “Girl Scout Appreciation Day” and there is a special price for Girl Scouts, families and friends! The Girl Scouts of Cook County would like to invite anyone interested to go with them to the game.