North Shore Health Cardiac Rehab Service

Referrals are accepted for cardiac rehab at North Shore Health.  Cardiac rehab is staffed by a registered nurse.  Hours are Mon, Wed, Thu 8-noon or by appointment.  Call 387-3040

CONTACT: Michele Silence
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 02/20/2017 09:14am

Community Onion Order due by Feb. 24th

The Cook County Extension office is taking orders for a Community Group Onion  /Lee Plant order.  The varieties are from Dixondale Farms once again, because we can usually get a price of about $3 for 50 - 50 onion plants ( leeks are more expensive!)

Please send me an email at or call me at 387-3015 to place your order before Friday, Feb. 24th.  Varieties are: Highland, Copra, Red Zeppelin, Red Wing, Candy, Red Candy and Lancelot Leeks.  Please make sure you receive a confirmation from me!


CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 02/20/2017 09:10am

Trail Center Lodge

Asian Menu-Snow Crab

Open 8 am 9 pm

Specials start at 5 pm

Have a great day!

Due to weather, CC Community Center Outdoor Rinks and Warming House Closed

The Cook County Community Center Outdoor Ice Rinks and Warming house will be closed until further notice.  The warm weather has decimated our ice.  Thanks for your patience!

CONTACT: Diane Booth
PHONE: 218-387-3015
DATE: 02/20/2017 08:55am

Offices Closed Monday

Cook County Higher Education offices are closed Monday for the Holiday. Spanish Level 2 is still scheduled.

CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 218 387 3411
DATE: 02/19/2017 10:03pm

WTIP shares the latest Cook County law enforcement report

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 9:07pm

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from February 6 – February 12. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.
If you need help from Cook County Law Enforcement, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency calls, contact the Cook County Sheriffs Office at 218-387-3030.


Evening Lead Line Cook

Full Time evening lead cook,  Lets talk.

CONTACT: Dan Riddle
PHONE: 370.9357
DATE: 02/19/2017 08:07pm

Blue Water Cafe Hrs 7am to 7pm

Burger day 50% off

For Breakfast:  Swedish Pancake

50% off all Burgers all day

Try our #1 Breakfast w/ Jalapeno Sausage

Blue Water Cafe open 7am - 2pm

Belgian Waffles

Hygge Menu is available for the Month of February.

For Breakfast:  Lumberjack Scrambler, Toast or pancakes

For Lunch: Philly Steak Sandwich, Fries or Soup





CONTACT: Jim Miller
PHONE: 2184752656
DATE: 02/19/2017 12:30pm

DEVILS TRACK Nordic President's Day Sale

Devils Track Nordic President's Day Sale – Cross-country ski packages are 20% off (skis, boots, bindings, poles) this weekend! Our older rental ski packages are 35% off! Super Savings on all past season's XC Cross-country ski clothing is 35% off - jackets, pants, vests, thermal wear, hats and long underwear! If you're looking for wax or waxing supplies - save 20% on purchases over $125. Also, our Toko gloves and split finger gloves, Bliz eyeware, Sockwell compression socks, Bula hats & microfiber neck tubes, and Craft jackets and ski pants have arrived; save 20% off of these items too. This weekends hours: Friday, February 17th from 3:30 - 6 pm; Saturday, February 18th, from 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday, February 19th, from 11 am to 4 pm; and Monday February 20th, from 11 to 4 pm.

Located at 922 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 2 1/2 miles up from Grand Marais or about 1/3 up from Pincushion on the right.

PHONE: 387-3373
DATE: 02/19/2017 11:16am

Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness celebrates 20 years with event in Grand Marais

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:52am

The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ founder and lead organization, Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (NMW). There will be an event in Grand Marais on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Cook County Community Center log cabin building celebrating the anniversary and achievements of NMW during the past 20 years.

The Cook County based band The SplinterTones are playing live during the event. All are invited to attend this public and free event.

Click here for more information. 

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs finds out more in this interview with Ingrid Lyons from the Save the Boundary Waters Campaign.


Need That Spring Door / Window Replacement , Pressure Washin Project Complete ?


Anderson Construction
Lutsen, MN.
pH 218 349 0219
MN Contractors reg # IR681385


 -  rough framing;                                          - pressure washing of decks, siding, walks, driveways
 -  finish carpentry;                                       - landscaping
 -  doors, windows, and skylights;                  - lawn care
 -  porches and decks                                   - window washing
 - wood foundations   


46 years experience

pH 218 349 0219

CONTACT: Timothy Anderson
PHONE: 218 349 0219
DATE: 02/19/2017 08:07am

Presidents Day Alaffia Basket Sale

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op | President's Day Sale

This weekend only, save big on all sizes of Alaffia baskets! There may never be a basket sale this big again, folks. 


PHONE: 2183872503
DATE: 02/18/2017 02:25pm

Who Gives a Hoot?

I have a strange request.  I'm looking for someone who knows how to hoot like an owl or numerous types of owls. Or someone who knows alot about owls or who has owl artwork. I'm hoping you'll email me for more information about this strange request:)



PHONE: 2183701352
DATE: 02/18/2017 12:55pm

February 6, 2017
12:17 a.m.  Lutsen 59-year-old female with medical issues.
6:23 a.m. Golf Course Rd, Grand Marais Caller locked out of running vehicle. 
7:19 a.m. Lutsen Safe routes to school.
8:22 a.m.  Grand Portage National Monument Vehicle crashed into one of the stone pillars at the monument.
8:24 a.m. West Highway 61  Dead deer partially in the traffic lane.
8:58 a.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Misdial from Bluefin Bay Resort. 
9:15 a.m. Grand Marais  Needs to pick up property at this address and needs deputy assistance. 
10:40 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Deputy finger printed party. 
11:28 a.m. Hedstrom Lumber Would like deputy to call back 
12:56 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Reported property missing from their camper.
1:52 p.m. Store Rd, Grand Portage  Property damage to overhead door, done by company vehicle to company building.
3:59 p.m. Golf Course Rd,  Grand Marais 97-year-old male with medical issue.
6:13 p.m 11th Avenue West, Grand Marais  General fire alarm, false alarm.
February 7
1:16 a.m. Grand Portage  Out with party walking along Highway 61.
5:12 a.m. Grand Portage Community Center Party on site set off burglar alarm, false alarm.
7:58 a.m. Cook County High School Safe routes to school 
9:36 a.m. Grand Marais  Reporting snow board was stolen about 1 year ago. 
1:56 p.m. Grand Marais  Civil process attempt.
2:04 p.m. Grand Marais  Civil process attempt.
2:27 p.m. East Highway 61  Car stalled on 1st Ave. East by Johnson’s. Party will be getting it moved.
2:28 p.m. East Highway 61  Removing debris from highway.
5:06 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Cook County gave possession permit for deer hit on highway. 
8:43 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Caller reporting vehicle had been taken about a month ago and hasn't been returned.
8:49 p.m. Grand Marais 63-year-old female with medical problems.
9:53 p.m. Ski Hill Road, Lutsen Ski Hill Road could be plowed again - drifting from the wind and hard to travel on.
February 8
8:06 a.m. Cook County High School School patrol.
9:14 a.m. Grand Marais  83-year-old female needs medical assistance.
10:08 a.m. Grand Marais  92-year-old female fell, possible broken leg.
11:54 a.m. East Highway 61, Grand Marais  Vehicle pulled out of Grand Marais Rec Park, now at this location with hood up.
12:17 p.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen Traffic stop, warning given.
2:54 p.m. West Highway 61 Hit a deer at this location. 
3:32 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Water permit for snowmobile drag races.
3:44 p.m. Grand Portage  Possible theft report.
3:51 p.m. County Road 7, Grand Marais Residence check.
4:56 p.m. East Highway 61  Witness deer versus car. No injuries. 
8:23 p.m. Grand Portage  911 call from this number. 
8:41 p.m. West Highway 61  Vehicle died. It is off the road near above address. Will work on it tomorrow. 
February 9
12:46 a.m. Murmur Creek Road, Grand Marais Missing dogs - black and white husky and tri-colored pitbull/cocker mix. Jasper (husky) and Quinn have been gone since about 11 p.m.
4:01 a.m. Grand Portage  64-year-old female having chest pains. 
7:25 a.m. East Highway 61  Vehicle stalled near this location. Man standing next to it. 
7:52 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic enforcement.
8:41 a.m. Grand Marais  Party standing outside their door, threatening party. 
9:39 a.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen  Traffic stop, warning given
10:14 a.m. Cook County High School Party ran from the building. 
10:22 a.m. West Highway 61, Schroeder Traffic stop, warning given
11:03 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Would like you to call him 
12:09 p.m. Cook County Courthouse Vulnerable adult meeting 
1:02 p.m. East Highway 61, Hovland  Traffic stop, warning given
1:41 p.m. Grand Marais  86-year-old male needs medical attention. 
3:58 p.m. Grand Marais  Civil process attempt.
9:20 p.m. Grand Marais  Welfare check on party.
11:16 p.m. East Highway 61  Dead deer in middle of southbound lane forcing traffic into the other lane.
February 10
5:31 a.m. Gunflint Trail 65-year-old male with chest pain, needs medical attention. 
6:31 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Cook County called back, caller stated misdial by pocket.
10:49 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Watch dialed 911 by accident. No emergency. 
10:51 a.m. Lutsen  Residence check.
11:20 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, warning given.
11:51 a.m. Grand Marais  Stated the CO detector is going off. 
11:57 a.m. Greenwood Lake/Firebox Road  Snowmobile/car crash. 
12:45 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Fingerprinting party. 
12:56 p.m. Grand Marais  Traffic stop, citation issued.
1:29 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Party would like to speak to a deputy.
1:31 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Party in for urinalysis.
1:34 p.m. West Highway 61  Party needs medical attention. 
2:08 p.m. Grand Portage  56-year-old female possibly having a heart attachk. 
2:44 p.m. YMCA Grand Marais  911 pocket dial from 911 phone. Cook County contacted the YMCA, they stated no known emergency. 
3:09 p.m. Voyageur Brewing Company, Grand Marais Parties fighting in the parking lot.
3:14 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Permit to carry renewal received. 
5:22 p.m. West Highway 61, Schroeder 2 calls from this location, no one online. 
6:00 p.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Witnessed someone hit a deer- deer is still in the roadway. Unsure if alive or not. 
6:09 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Requested to have deputy call back. 
7:24 p.m. Grand Marais 911 from 911 only cell phone, lots of loud noises, shouting, buzzers and kids voices in background. 
7:41 p.m. Cook County High School Basketball game.
7:59 p.m. Caribou Trail/Lutsen Snowmobile break down at Caribou Trail and snowmobile trail. Needs to get back to his motel. Wondering if deputy can assist. 
8:46 p.m. Grand Marais  911 from 911 only phone. Coordinates put it at the school, sounds like in a large room, lots of muffled talking. Between basketball game and school dance, lots of people there. No sounds of distress 
8:54 p.m. East Highway 61/North Broadway Red object in the sky - earlier than the comet expected.. Came from the north west and went south east. Steady red light, no blinking. Not an airplane or meteor. Got cell phone footage of it. Wondering if we've had any other calls or know what it might have been that went over 
9:03 p.m. Grand Marais Another 911 only call, lots of screams and music in the background. Sounds like the middle school dance again. Nobody answered when dispatch was shouting at them to answer 
9:16 p.m. West 5th Street, Grand Marais  Another 911 only phone call.  GPS places phone at the middle school dance. Just music in the background. Deputy going to the school to speak with them about the numerous 911 calls from the phones.
9:22 p.m. West 5th Street, Grand Marais  Another 911 only cell phone call at the middle school dance. Heard deputy addressing the crowd in the background about the numerous calls from that site.
9:25 p.m. Grand Marais  Party locked out of their apartment, manager is out of town.
9:57 p.m. West 5th Street, Grand Marais  Deputy at Middle School dance.
10:28 p.m. Grand Marais  Party states a pickup and possibly some snowmobiles raising a ruckus in the Grand Marais Rec Park. 
11:20 p.m. Grand Marais  Caller reporting an assault.
February 11
1:49 a.m. Grand Marais  Caller got into a fight with her husband. She stated he did not hit her and that she's intoxicated with nowhere to go 
4:01 a.m. Grand Portage  Commercial burglary alarm, false alarm.
5:46 a.m. Grand Portage  wWife never came home from the casino last night. This is out of character for her. Party located.
7:28 a.m. Grand Portage  4 wheeler at this location 
8:14 a.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage  Traffic stop, citation issued.
8:23 a.m. West Highway 61, Schroeder Traffic stop, warning given.
8:35 a.m. West Highway 61, Schroeder Traffic stop, warning given.
9:35 a.m. Mile Creek Road, Grand Portage  Canoe shed door alarm, false alarm.
10:21 a.m. West Highway 61,  Grand Marais Alarm for My Brother's Place back door, false alarm.
10:31 a.m. Grand Marais 94-year-old female with hip pain, needs medical help.
10:37 a.m. Grand Marais  Party receiving harassing text messages from someone who lives in the cities. 
11:21 a.m. Cedar Grove Lane, Grand Marais  Requesting city to come sand the business park. 
12:17 p.m. Devil Track Road, Grand Marais  Snowmobile left on snowmobile trail last night. 
1:29 p.m. Law Enforcement Center Would like deputy to return call.
1:41 p.m. Grand Marais  Mike's Holiday burglar alarm going off, false alarm.
3:10 p.m. East Highway 61, Grand Portage  Hit deer at this location. 
3:28 p.m. Eliza Rd, Grand Portage Traffic stop.
3:49 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  911 hang up. Cook County called, party stated no problem.  Phone dialed by accident 
4:23 p.m. Grand Marais State Bank Party stopped in with a debit card he found in the ATM.
4:38 p.m. Grand Marais  Tracks to a blue shed on the property. There should be no one there. Also has a trailer on property. 
4:44 p.m. Grand Portage Community Center  Foot patrol.
6:19 p.m. West Highway 61  Party requesting a welfare check on his elderly mother.
7:22 p.m. Mile Creek Rd, Grand Portage Traffic stop, warning given.
9:02 p.m. Gunflint Trail  61-year-old having seizure, medical help needed. 
9:18 p.m. West Highway 61  Traffic stop, warning given.
11:53 p.m. 143 Gunflint Trl, 2gm  Help requested to find a missing person. 
February 12
1:33 a.m. N Broadway, Grand Marais  Traffic stop, warning given.
2:10 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Caller with complaint that Sheriffs Office is not pulling over intoxicated drivers. Party claims multiple drunk drivers are leaving the casino, but had no plate information on any of the 20 drivers that party just saw leave the casino driving drunk. 
5:37 a.m. Willard Lane, Lutsen  Caller states power is out.
8:01 a.m. Sugar Loaf Road/Highway 61 Dead deer in the middle of the road. 
8:07 a.m. Law Enforcement Center  Inmate transport.
9:02 a.m. Ski Hill Road/West Highway 61, Lutsen  Car swerving in road. 
10:24 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, citation issued.
11:03 a.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, warning given.
11:50 a.m. West Highway 61, Lutsen Traffic stop, warning given.
12:03 p.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Traffic stop, warning given.
12:32 p.m. East Bay Suites  Party stating her friend has been missing since last night at 1:30 a.m. Party located.  
12:37 p.m. Mile Creek Road, Grand Portage  Security alarm for canoe shed door, false alarm.
1:23 p.m. Pincushion Mountain Overlook Ski races.
2:08 p.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Traffic stop, warning given.
2:44 p.m. West Highway 61, Tofte Traffic stop, citation issued.
3:15 p.m. West Highway 61 Check on party regarding call from last night.
3:19 p.m. Lutsen Mountains Ski Patrol 21-year-old male, leg injury. Being placed on backboard. 
3:26 p.m. Caspers Hill Road, Grand Marais Power is out. 
3:58 p.m. East Highway 61 Reporting power outage.
4:03 p.m. Cook County Community Center Male dog with long scraggly hair and camo collar, no tags. 
4:27 p.m. East Highway 61 Traffic stop, citation issued.
4:42 p.m. Johnson Heritage Post Passed information along about a meeting tomorrow.
4:46 p.m. Fall River Rd/West Highway 61 Vehicle drifted to one lane. 
5:25 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Inmate transport.
6:12 p.m. West Highway 61 Traffic stop, warning given.
6:45 p.m. Coho Cafe, Tofte Two car accident in front of the Coho Café.
9:13 p.m. Law Enforcement Center  Party would like a callback.
9:32 p.m. Mile Creek Rd, Grand Portage. Traffic stop, warning given.
10:50 p.m. East Highway 61 Party hit deer.