Volunteer Basketball Coach Needed

Cook County Schools/Community Education is looking for a volunteer coach for 4th and 5th grade boys basketball.  Practices are twice a week.  There are approx. four to five Saturday games as well.  If interested, please contact Mitch Dorr at 387-2271  ext. 222

DATE: 09/27/2016 10:02am


Banquet registration is due this week.  Contact Rich Furlong, 370.1557 or  Stephanie Radloff at 387.3151 for more information.  Registration forms are also available at the State Farm office in the Norshor Bldg.  It's always a great time.  Games, raffles, prime rib dinner.  Join us!


CONTACT: Rich Furlong
PHONE: 218.370.1557
DATE: 09/27/2016 09:42am


Wet and Windy....thats NEW!....

Tuesday, Sept 27th : OPEN at 11 am

It's a GREAT Day for Delicious Comfort Food....

.....serving up Burgers - the "Squealer" - Sandwiches - Munchies Galore! .......

Give us a call at: 370-1105 to place your order today.

*** We will be open Tuesday and Wednesday this week - 9/27 & 9/28

    CATERING Thursday thru SUNDAY ***

Hedstrom Lumber is Hiring: Full-Time, Year-Round, with Benefits!

Starting wage $12.50 per hour, with review and raise after 90 days

$160 safety and attendance bonus available every 4 weeks

Full benefits package: health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, sick leave

Steady year-round work, regular schedule (weekends and evenings off)

Great advancement opportunity - if you have a good employment record and are able to do physical labor, we have an opportunity for you!

For an application, email tina@hedstromlumber.com, call 218-877-7030, or stop by our office at 1504 Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604

CONTACT: Tina Hegg
PHONE: 218-877-7030
DATE: 09/26/2016 04:08pm

WTIP Opioid program elicits tip, leads to arrest

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:43pm

As a result of WTIP’s recent Third Thursday program on opioid abuse, a tip was received and an arrest was made of someone importing fentanyl into the county. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Sheriff Pat Eliasen.

Update: Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the department was contacted regarding the use and distribution of fentanyl at several resorts located inside of Cook County.

After following up on tips from the public, two people were detained in connection with a controlled substance delivered to a local resort in the mail. Jeremy Jeska was charged with a controlled substance violation and was booked into the Cook County jail. The package that was intercepted by law enforcement contained a vial of liquid that matched a vial located in Jeska’s pocket when he was arrested.

At the time of arrest, Jeska was in possession of liquid fentanyl, and powdered cocaine. 


Graveside Service

Person's Name: 
Rose Mary Goble

There will be a graveside blessing for Rose Goble on Saturday, October 1st at 2:30 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Mass of Christian Burial

Person's Name: 
Jean Riley

A funeral service for Jean Riley will be at St. John's Catholic Church on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. Reception following Mass.

Cascade Restaurant and Pub Is Hiring Servers!

We are hiring servers for our busy Restaurant.  If  you are interested in a year round job, give me a call.  Our servers earn minimum wage, $9.50, an hour and make tips.

Cascade Restaurant

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen


Leave message for Maureen

CONTACT: Maureen O'Phelan
PHONE: 387-1112
DATE: 09/26/2016 01:09pm

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

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.


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

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.


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


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