Santa is coming to Gunflint Mercantile! Saturday, Dec 17th

Santa is coming to Gunflint Mercantile on Saturday, December 17th! 1-3pm

Bruce Johnson will be here taking photos

This event is free and open to everyone


CONTACT: Gunflint Mercantile
PHONE: 387-9228
DATE: 12/08/2016 09:16am

Vikings basketball teams ready for home opener

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:04am

Both the Cook County Vikings girls and boys basketball teams have their season opener on Friday, Dec. 9 at home against Two Harbors. The girls start things out at 4:45 p.m. in the Cook County High School gym. And the boys are up after that, starting at 6:30.

In this interview, WTIP's Joe Friedrichs speaks with Vikings Coach Kelly Senty about the upcoming season. 


Give the Gift of Learning to Weld this Holiday

Give the Gift of Learning to Weld this Holiday | Basic Welding with Instructor Don Hammer

Dates/Time: January 27th, 28th, 29th from 9am-5pm
Cost: $355 Iincludes materials) 
Registration: or 218-387-3411 or 


CONTACT: Cook County Higher Education
PHONE: 2183873411
DATE: 12/07/2016 04:01pm

ECFE Winter Sessions

ECFE Winter Session is coming up! We have classes on Tuesdays from 5:30PM-7PM and Thursdays from 1PM to 2:30PM and many fun events for birth-5! 

There is now an Early Childhood Mini Sportsters Class on Saturdays in the Elementary Gym. Cost is 15$ and Registration is Required. Ages 2-5

ECFE Open Gym and Open Swim are still the same times at the YMCA. Open Gym is Tues/Thurs from 8:30-10:30 AM. Open Swim is Fridays from 10-11AM.

There are family movie nights on January 6th, February 10th, and March 17th! at 5PM. The movie title will be released at a later date. Registration is Required, Cost is $1 per child

There is an ECFE Snowshoeing and Hot Chocolate night on February 6th at 5PM! We will be snowshoeing around the football field behind the school under the lights! Registration is required. Event is Free

Baking with Your toddler ages 3+. Cost is $5 and Registration is required

We are hosting a Community Baby Shower here at the Sawtooth Elementary School in our ECFE room. If you have recently added a member to your family, or are expecting to do so, please join us for a celebration! 

To register for any of these events or classes please call 387-2000 x616 or e-mail

DATE: 12/07/2016 03:42pm

Letter of Thanks-Cook County Schools

On behalf of the students, staff, and administration of Cook County Schools, we write to thank you, the citizens of Cook County, for approving both the Operating Levy and the Facilities Bond in the recent election.  Every day, we see how a safe facility, small class sizes, a rich and engaging curriculum, and healthy athletic and cultural programs impact the lives of our students.


You were faced with tax increases from other governmental agencies this year.  We know that for many friends and neighbors, the increase will pinch already-tight budgets.  And, still, you voted yes on both ballot measures.  We are proud to serve such a generous and caring community.


We promise to use the dollars you have entrusted to us as wisely and as carefully as possible.  Thank you for continuing to help build strong schools.


The Cook County School Board

Jeanne Anderson

Terry Collins

Chris Goettl

Sissy Lunde

Deb White

DATE: 12/07/2016 02:19pm

Lakeside Dining Room and Poplar River Pub Closed Dec 15

Our Lakeside Dining Room and Poplar River Pub will be closed for dinner service on the evening of Thursday, December 15, 2016 due to a private event. We will reopen on December 16th. 

CONTACT: Lutsen Resort
PHONE: 218.663.7212
DATE: 12/07/2016 01:58pm

1995 Polaris Indy Lite GT Snowmobile

FOR SALE:  1995 Polaris Indy Lite GT snowmobile, good condition, runs great,  $900.00  or Best Offer  218 475-0079 evenings

CONTACT: William Myers
PHONE: 218 475-0079
DATE: 12/07/2016 01:00pm

Thursday-Balance and Strength Class at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Balance and Strength Class at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

As we age, we need to boost our bone health, increase our muscle mass, and maintain  or improve our balance. This helps decrease the risks of falls and improves muscle tone and posture. 

 In this class, we’ll use body weight and resistance bands to strengthen these areas. 

Join us as we get stronger, improve our balance, and have FUN!

Every Thursday during the months of November and December, Chris Angelo will be leading Balance and Strength classes.   Chris is a talented and gentle instructor whose focus is meeting people where they are and helping them to move forward. 

Where:  Sawtooth Mountain Clinic 

               Lower Level, Classroom

When:   Thursdays in Nov. & Dec.   

                 12:10 - 12:50 pm

Cost:      FREE!

RSVP:     None needed; come as you can.

Please bring your yoga mat and wear comfy clothes that move easily; athletic shoes are optional.

For more information, email Chris@ or call 387-2330.

CONTACT: Hartley Newell-Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 12/07/2016 12:31pm

Gas stove for sale

Gas stove for sale.  $30

Call 387-2828.

CONTACT: Adam Dettman
PHONE: 218-387-2828
DATE: 12/07/2016 11:35am

Winter withdarws, will return

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:19am

Dick Nelson couldn't believe his water gauge. It contained seven inches of rainwater.

Commissioners backtrack on decision to meet with adminstrator to solve board greviance

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:17am

The Grand Marais Harbor isn’t full of tea bags yet, but it could be.

Commissioner Frank Moe called on citizens to take back their county.

Janicek reciveves EMDR training

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:11am

Dockside Fish Market

Fish Tacos every Tuesday & Wednesday

Fish Tacos every Tuesday & Wednesday from now till the end of the Year!!

Closing for the season New Years Eve so come in and stock up your freezer with lots of

frozen fish and seafoods items.

We also have fishcake batter and speads availble.



Two oak 24" swivel chairs, good condition.  $50.00 for the pair.

Email or call 663-7105

PHONE: (218) 663-7105
DATE: 12/07/2016 09:37am

Grand Portage is Hiring!! - New jobs posted weekly - Best Benefits around!

Many positions available! Come be a part of a great team with amazing benefits; all jobs posted at

You can apply online here.

Employee Benefits Summary                                                                           

12 Paid Holidays

Medical Insurance

After 90 days of Full Time employment (30 + hours)
Single or Family Coverage
All premiums paid by Grand Portage
PPO Network Coverage – No Deductible

Out of Network Coverage – 70% to out of pocket limit maximum of $1500 Individual $3000 Family

Dental Insurance

After 90 days of Full Time employment (30 + hours)
Single or Family Coverage
All premiums paid for by Grand Portage
Maximum Annual Coverage $1000
Annual Individual Deductible $25, Family Deductible $75
No Deductible for Preventive Dental Care Including X-Ray, Examination, and Cleaning up to Twice a Year

After Completing 6 months of Employment

Annual Leave (Paid Time off)
Term Life insurance and Long Term Disability– paid by Grand Portage
Short Term Disability (contributory)

After Completing 12 months of Employment

401K with employer match (must be at least 21)

DATE: 12/07/2016 08:47am