Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Date: 
09/26/2016
Special: 
Soups Of The Day

Grass-fed Beef Chili, Hungarian Mushroom, Curried Cauliflower. Enjoy!

High insurance costs drive county levy higher

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:18am

Cook County Commissioners were busy on Tuesday, September 20, and highlighting their meeting was a 4-1 vote to renew the county’s health plan with the Northeast Service Cooperative Pool, a 19.1 percent increase over last year’s plan.

It was an increase that left some commissioners shaken.

“This is 4.5 percent of our county’s levy,” said Commissioner Garry Gamble. “Some counties are levying at that.”

The increase is a $300,000 hike. Total cost of the plan is $1,869,276. The county has 26 single plans and 84 family plans.

Gamble asked Cadwell is he had enough time to look at other options before the commissioners set the final levy at the end of the year, but Cadwell said the insurance plan had to be submitted by October 15. He also said it would take his department months to properly research and present health plan options for the county board to examine.

Commissioner Frank Moe said he thought the increase in cost was “too dramatic” and he moved to not approve the plan. His motion died of a lack of a second.

“I understand where Commissioner Moe is coming from,” said Gamble, “But if we do nothing we are abdicating our responsibility.”

With that a motion was made, seconded and approved with a no vote from Moe to pass the 19.1 percent increase in health insurance.

The board can renegotiate with the employees’ union for health plans in 2018, and Cadwell said he would have a variety of options for the board and the union to consider before it was time to set the 2018 budget.

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This local news is provided by the Cook County News-Herald. Visit the community newspaper at www.cookcountynews-herald.com.

 

Visit Cook County Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager – Visit Cook County

Visit Cook County is the award winning destination marketing organization for Cook County, MN.  We are searching for a new team member; a person who wants to be a part of our progressive and fun work environment.  The administrative manager is responsible for all financial analysis.  Yes, proven proficiency in QuickBooks and Excel is a requirement.  This person is also the team member who works on the human resources needs of the organization. A high level of interpersonal skills is a must as well as leadership and discretion.  Experience in grant writing is an extra bonus and love for Cook County and its endless opportunities a necessity.

This is a fulltime salaried position.  The job description is available on the Visit Cook County website press page http://bit.ly/hiringvcc  .

To apply:  Please send your cover letter and resume’ to Sue Weber at sue@visitcookcounty.com  by October 14, 2016.



CONTACT: Sue Weber
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 09/26/2016 11:08am

Progressing through autumn: a little rain a little sun

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:03am
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Once we get through a couple of rainy days, the weather should clear up nicely after Wednesday through the weekend.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart.

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Day Houseman - Lutsen Resort

Day Houseman

Lutsen Resort is hiring a full-time, year-round day houseman. This position reports to our housekeeping department, but works throughout entire resort. Responsibilities include shutting down units to prepare for housekeeping, as well as hauling totes of linens to and from laundry. Candidate needs to be self-motivated and able to prioritize, work independently and multi-task with speed and accuracy. Perfect for those who like a variety of work, inside and out. Valid driver’s license required. Benefits include paid vacation; health, dental and life insurance, resort discounts and free daily lunch. Come join our enthusiastic staff! Apply online at http://www.lutsenresort.com/careers/apply/



CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/26/2016 10:02am

Laundry Staff - Lutsen Resort

Laundry

Lutsen Resort has a full time, year-round laundry position available. The primary function of this position is to make sure all of the housekeeping and dining room laundry is cleaned in a timely manner. The laundry staff is accountable for effective and efficient use of laundry chemicals and machinery, maintaining laundry cleanliness standards, and monitoring laundry needs. Duties include doing laundry for resort and restaurant, shared between multiple laundry locations. Should be able to prioritize, work independently and enjoy variety in their day. No formal experience required, but 6 months of previous laundry work preferred. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Benefits include paid vacation; health, dental and life insurance, resort discounts and free daily lunch. Come join our enthusiastic staff! Apply online at http://www.lutsenresort.com/careers/apply/



CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/26/2016 09:59am

Accounting Support - Lutsen Resort

Accounting Support

We are seeking candidates to fill this accounting/administrative position. Primary responsibilities involve payroll, daily audit, and administrative duties such as maintenance billing. This is a part-time, year-round position with the potential to be full-time, year-round by working at the Front Desk. Previous comparable experience preferred. QuickBooks and Excel knowledge critical to success in this role. Compensation and benefits dependent upon skills and experience.

Contact: Daleri Brown at jobs@lutsenresort.com or apply online at http://www.lutsenresort.com/careers/apply/



CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/26/2016 09:56am

North Shore Health Physical Therapy Services

North Shore Health is proud to offer a full service Out Patient Physical Therapy Department with special interests in postural therapy, sports injury prevention and treatment, balance disorders, incontinence and manual therapy with exercise for the spine and extremities.  We are open M-F and can be reached at 218-387-3284. Our In Patient Physical Therapy services include treatment for hospital patients, swing bed patients and care center residents.



CONTACT: Michele Silence
PHONE: 218-387-3040
DATE: 09/26/2016 08:52am

Volleyball Concessions help tonight!

Looking for volleyball concessions help for tonights home games.  Concessions raise money for athletics.  Help support your Vikings!  2 shifts to cover.  If you can help at all, please show up & we'll put you to work.  Anytime between 4:45 & 8:00.  It's fun & easy.  

Come & cheer on your Cook County Vikings!



CONTACT: Debbie Bakke
PHONE: 2184752450
DATE: 09/26/2016 07:56am

Tool bag found on Caribou Trail

Carpenter's tool bag found on Caribou Trail yesterday

Call 663-7105 if it's yours

 



CONTACT: Frank
PHONE: (218) 663-7105
DATE: 09/26/2016 07:17am

Not to late to plan...

....for w.i.n.t.e.r.   If you are the kind that leaves your snow shovel out all summer, you don't need to plan. But for those who need some extra hints (besides the lowering temperatures, cold rain and colorful trees) let us at ODDZ & ENDZ help,

1.  There is always hot coffee for you as you browze. (I believe in mentioning the most important stuff first)

2. We have a fabulous fireplace insert that would love to not only provide warmth, but romantic ambiance on those coming cold nights.  It would really be best to get it now rather than after the first snow.  It comes with all the tinny stuff for installing. It has been barely used.

3. Speaking of ambiance...for those of you who live off the grid, listen up.  You deserve an elegant,  evening now and then and we have just what you need.  Crystal wine glasses (can't you just see the color reflecting off the fire in the fireplace... and with the glasses,  crystal bowl with floating candles, or even crystal candle holders.  Get a friend to come in with his violin and you have all the makings for a romantic evening.  We also have sleeping bags.

4. Been looking for some nice pieces of furniture?  We now have some end tables, night stands, dressers, a couple of different couches (divans, if you will).

5.  For those of you on the grid...we have some really nice new light fixtures, plumbing supplies,  a great cabinet or two that would look great in your kitchen or work room...



CONTACT: EvaLyn Carlson
PHONE: 370-0615
DATE: 09/25/2016 09:51pm

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning, Odor/Stain/Spot Removal, Furniture Cleaning, Area Rug and Oriental Rug Cleaning (Natural or Synthetic Fibers) Tile and Grout Cleaning. Residentail and Commercial, FREE Furniture Moving With Cleaning (Restrictions Apply). FREE Estimates. Serving all of Cook County and The North Shore. Owner/Operator: Mark Hinnenkamp. Superior Carpet STEAM Cleaning, Grand Marais, MN. 218-370-9013 or email.  



CONTACT: Mark Hinnenkamp
PHONE: 218-370-9013
DATE: 09/25/2016 05:26pm

Found LAB/BEAGLE/SHEPARD mix

found tan large male dog with back top on coat. Looks like a Lab/Shepard/Beagle mix. Very friendly! Blue collar with no name or address. Found by the Coop.

 

Please call if he is yours!!

218-370-9471

218-387-9185



CONTACT: Anna Sorensen
PHONE: 218-370-9471
DATE: 09/25/2016 03:59pm

Photos from Year in the Wilderness and a message to WTIP listeners from Dave Freeman

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:25pm
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To conclude their year spent entirely within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Dave and Amy Freeman paddled out to some 100 friends, fellow adventurers, activists and curious people on Friday, Sept. 23 on the Kawisihiwi River south of Ely. An even larger crowd waited back on the mainland.

The large flotilla left in kayaks, canoes and a collection of boats from River Point Resort and Outfitting Company located on Birch Lake. Joining Dave and Amy in their canoe was their loyal companion, a sled dog named Tank.

All the photographs in this collection were taken during the exit party held at River Point in honor of the Freemans and during the flotilla event.

The Freemans paddled some 2,000 miles and visited an estimated 500 lakes and rivers during the past year. They traveled by canoe, skis, snowshoes and dog team, in addition to walking countless rods on portage trails.

Dave and Amy dedicated their year in the wilderness in support of the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters’ efforts to protect the region from proposed copper-nickel mines in the BWCAW watershed.

And while the Year in the Wilderness is now complete, Dave and Amy continue on. The couple will travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers on Monday, Sept. 26.

Below is an audio message from Dave Freeman to listeners and supporters of WTIP and the weekly podcasts the Freemans provided this station during their Year in the Wilderness. 
 

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Part-time Fall Resort Help Wanted at Bearskin Lodge

Looking for some extra hours in October?  Do you have any experience as a housekeeper?  Bearskin Lodge, mid-way up the Gunflint Trail, needs a little help this month to get through sme busy times. We might ask you to step into a variety of positions, but housekeeping is the #1 need, so we need an temporary employee who has already had some experience with this essential role. We will pay very well for this position if you have experience and are reliable. Call us, or email sue@bearskin.com



CONTACT: Bearskin Lodge
PHONE: 218-388-2292
DATE: 09/25/2016 02:48pm