winter bikeshop hours

The bikeshop, Superior North Outdoor Center, is open for your winter needs. Thurs./Friday 10-5:30 and Sat 10-3. Appts can be arranged outside of these times by calling 387-2186 or contacting

Happy Snow!!! Fat bikes are choice right now, rent one and check it out.


CONTACT: Melinda
DATE: 12/08/2016 02:53pm

Gift distribution for Operation Family Christmas 2016

Greetings everybody!! This year Operation Family Christmas will not be delivering the gifts donated but will have them ready to distribute at the following locations:

Grand Portage (Human Services): Monday, December 19th 8-4pm
Grand Marais (Senior Center): Tuesday, December 20th 8-4pm

If you have any questions, please contact me at 218-387-2660(W), or 218-370-1629(C).

Thank you and make it a great day! 

CONTACT: Jes Rodne
PHONE: 218-387-2660
DATE: 12/08/2016 02:41pm

Ski Area Positions

Lutsen Mountains is currently accepting applications for the upcoming season in all departments. Come and work on the mountain and you can ski free!

Most areas have full or part time positions available but staff must be able to work weekends and holidays. We encourage high school and college students to apply to work during weekends or holiday breaks. 

Positions available in the following departments:

  • Lift Operations
  • Ski Instructors
  • Ticket Sales
  • Food Service Positions
  • Front Desk

Please apply online at or contact Kathy Buckman at 218-406-1330,

CONTACT: Kathy Buckman
DATE: 12/08/2016 02:25pm

Resort Maintenance

Year round position for an experienced handyman with pool care, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills available at Eagle Ridge Resort. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and great resort perks including skiing privileges. 

Apply online at or contact Kathy Buckman at 218-406-1330,

CONTACT: Kathy Buckman
DATE: 12/08/2016 02:21pm

Snowmaking Positions

Lutsen Mountains is taking applications for snowmakers for the winter season. Starting wage is $15/hr with great company perks including a free ski pass. 

Apply online at or contact Kathy Buckman at 218-406-1330,

CONTACT: Kathy Buckman
DATE: 12/08/2016 02:18pm

Dockside Fish Market

All you can eat Herring Basket and BBQ pulled pork sandwich

All you can eat Herring Basket and BBQ pulled pork sandwich with fries and chips today.

Herring season is coming to an end......come and get it while it lasts.

Also Smoked trout chowder, clam-n-mussel and cheddared vegetable with smoked salmon.


Felting Holiday Ornaments and FUNdraiser for Lakeview Dairy

Felting Holiday Ornaments and  FUNdraiser for Lakeview Dairy

Tues. Dec. 13th,  drop in between 4-8 pm

First Congregational Church   300 W. 2nd St. Grand Marais

Come to this community felting workshop with Elise Kyllo. Make a cow pin
or milk bottle ornament. These will be sold to raise funds for the dairy.
Stay longer and make an ornament for yourself or bring your old holey wool
socks and learn how to repair them.

$5-$15 suggested donation. All $ goes to Berglund Family.

Snacks are welcomed. Contact Elise for more info:  612-961-4691

You don't have to buy their products to come have fun, be creative and
help support this local farm!

Everyone welcome and no experience necessary

CONTACT: Melinda
DATE: 12/08/2016 11:57am

Brown Bag Lunch: CCHE's Interactive Television/Video Conferencing Systems

Interested in learning more about how Cook County Higher Education's Interactive Television Systems could be useful for you? 

Interactive Television (ITV) provides two-way, real-time communication between two different viewing sites. What a great alternative for attending meetings a long drive away! 

When: Wed, December 14th Noon-12:45pm
Where: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Lower Level
Who: FREE Event - All Welcome! 

This technology can be used to attend meetings, webinars, brainstorming sessions, or interviews; to make local or regional presentations; and for attending Workshops, courses, events, and distance learning classes. Come and explore the possibilities! 

There will be a training segment immediately following the information session. Please let us know if you are also interested in the training segment (limited).

New ITV equipment was purchased thanks to a generous grant from IRRRB

Cook County Higher Education
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Website and Course Registration:
Events and Updates:
Ph: (218) 387-3411
Fax:  (218)387-3413


CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 12/08/2016 11:33am

Cook County Dispatcher/Jailer Recruitment

Dispatcher/Jailer:   We are establishing an eligibility list of applications for future hire. This position serves as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher as well as Jailer at the Cook County Law Enforcement Center. Working a 40 hours per week, usually afternoons, nights, or weekends. Plus full-county benefits.  Job training provided.  Requirements: 2 yrs. clerical and computer experience plus ability to type 45 WPM.   Salary range: $16.52 (step 1) through $21.49 (step 15) per hour.  Contact Administrator Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Courthouse, 411 W. 2nd St., Grand Marais, MN 55604, (218) 387-3602, or: For application and questionnaire will be on our web site: .  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a formal Cook County application.  Open until there is a vacancy and is filled.


CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 12/08/2016 11:04am

Winter weather on the way with single degrees to minus and wind chill

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:59am

There may be a little snow in the forecast, but colder weather is the big news. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Carol Christenson about snow and colder temperatures.


Sen. Franken reflects on a new game in Washington

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:59am

There may be a new administration in Washington, and there certainly will be some changes, but many things will remain the same. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Al Franken about what’s new and what’s not in D.C.


Regular meeting of the Cook County/Grand Marais EDA Board

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4 p.m. - City Council Chambers

-Call to order

-Cart Path Winter Grooming

-2017 EDA Budget/Levy Request

-Workforce housing updates

-Tofte Housing Project Update

-Assisted Living Update

Requests for Support


Request for change in zoning at Cedar Grove

Old ongoing business

Others as needed


CONTACT: city hall
PHONE: 387-1848
DATE: 12/08/2016 10:47am

Ror Rent: 3 Bedroom 2 bath house in Grand Marais

For rent in Grand Marais a 3 bedroom 2 bath house.

Semi furnished with internet and Direct TV,

Full basement with washer and dryer.

Garage with one stall available.

$1000 a month plus utilities.

Available December 15 through May 15th.

Call 387-2906 or 387-2205

PHONE: 218-387-2906
DATE: 12/08/2016 10:43am

Give the Gift of Learning Beginning Spanish this Holiday!

Give the Gift of Learning Beginning Spanish this Holiday! 

Beginning Spanish - Mondays
January 9th-30th 2017 | 5:30PM-7PM
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Instructor: Carrie Jansen

Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease

Spanish, Spanish everywhere.

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers,

The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice. or 218-387-3411 or

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 12/08/2016 10:28am

2017 Women’s Leadership Program: Building a Healthy Community Together

  • Are you passionate about building a healthy community?
  • Do you have a desire to grow in leadership in order to make a greater contribution?
  • Would you like to learn with and from other passionate women in our community?
  • Are you looking for tools to refuel your spirit for your own leadership journey?

In 2017, The University of Minnesota Extension and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic will offer a Cook County and Grand Portage Women’s Leadership Program.  The program will provide women of all ages, backgrounds and experiences the opportunity to increase their effectiveness as leaders in building a healthier community together.  

  • The program will kick-off with an intensive retreat on January 20th and 21st at Skyport Lodge on Devils Track Lake, where participants will explore practices such as positive psychology and strengths, passion and purpose, mapping community assets, understanding the roots of community health and wellbeing, personal vision and more that will help us cultivate a healthy community. 
  • Participants will leave the retreat with a personal vision and goals, which will be supported with 1:1 leadership coaching in the following months.
  • The program will continue with monthly potlucks through April where we will check-in as a group and learn group facilitation and conversation skills.

Due to generous funding from BCBS of Minnesota, we are able to significantly reduce the cost of this program to $250 per participant. This fee includes lodging, meals, and training for the 2-day retreat, 1 hour of personal leadership coaching, potluck evening trainings, capstone event and dinner. 

Scholarships and Childcare stipends are available. Space is limited and application materials will be available by mid-December.

CONTACT: Kristin DeArruda Wharton, RN
PHONE: 387-2330
DATE: 12/08/2016 10:12am