Cook County to host 25th Emergency Services Conference

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:02pm

For 25 years, Cook County has been hosting an emergency services conference in Grand Marais on the last weekend of April. For 25 years, First Responders, firefighters, sheriff deputies, law enforcement dispatchers, Border Patrol agents, EMTs and other medical workers, members of search and rescue and others involved in emergency situations have gathered to learn from one another. Emergency workers from around the region and across the border have participated. They will be gathering once again this year for the 2014 Cook County Emergency Services Conference on April 25- 26.

 Conference Coordinator, Emergency Management Director Jim Wiinanen issued the invitation to this year’s conference, stating, “With most Cook County responder entities migrating to ARMER in the last year to six months, we felt it appropriate to focus on communications. ‘If communications is the key, what does it unlock?’” asked Wiinanen.

 All of the conference information us available online at Anyone with questions may call Wiinanen at (218) 387-3059.

 EMS Director Wiinanen encouraged emergency workers to register soon to help with planning.  A $10 suggested registration is payable at the door when you sign in at the conference.

 Wiinanen added, “ Twenty-five years of Emergency Services Conferences may be a milestone.  But that pales compared to the evolution of emergency service in the county.  I hear that the first ambulance in the county came in 1948 and if you attend the conference you will learn about that vehicle and the changes in emergency service through the years.”

Give AVON to Mom for Mother'S Day

Give Mom AVON for Mother's Day

Avon has many fragrances to choose from and you can get body spray, lotion, powder, skin softener

and shower gel in the same scent.   There are also many spring fashions and jewelry in fresh, new

spring colors!  For a free catalog, e-mail  (sharonleeforavon@boreal,org) or call me at 387-1369


CONTACT: Sharon Hendrickson
PHONE: 387-1369
DATE: 04/15/2014 04:28pm

Make your Reservations for Easter at Cascade!

Easter specials: 

Traditional Turkey dinner- turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberries, roll and dessert

Ham Dinner- ham, au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, pineapple, roll and dessert

Lamb Chops-available after 4pm- our seasoned chops paired with your choice of potato, veggies, and homemade soup or salad.  Served with a dessert.

Full menu available also.

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen



CONTACT: Maureen O'Phelan
PHONE: 2183871112
DATE: 04/15/2014 04:11pm

Housekeeping Help Needed

Sick of sitting at a desk all day? Looking for a FUN summer job?! We have the perfect place for you! Come work in our Housekeeping department at Caribou Highlands! We are looking for both full time and part time employees, people that are willing to have some fun on the job, and someone that is looking to ensure that same fun for our guests!

Want to relax after work? As an employee of Caribou you are free to use all of the guest amenities we offer here! Cool off by our outdoor pool, hang out in the hot tub, and if you didn’t feel like you had a great workout in Housekeeping that day, enjoy a run on our treadmill!

We are willing to work around your current schedule and hope that you’ll give us a call or shoot us an e-mail to set up an interview with our Housekeeping Manager. We look forward to your call!


Emily or 1-218-663-7241

CONTACT: Emily Wolf
PHONE: 218-663-7241
DATE: 04/15/2014 03:59pm

Wanted: Ballet Slipper Shoe Size 6 1/2

I am looking for some womens ballet shoes. I figure before I order them from the internet I should ask the town if anyone has some laying around! I am interested in buying or borrowing.

CONTACT: Hana Senty
PHONE: 370-1417
DATE: 04/15/2014 02:20pm

Sell Your Extra Produce at the Farm & Craft Market

Though summer seems a ways off I know the planting season will or has already begun!

The Cook County Farm & Craft Market is promoting buying/selling local produce by having a "Harvest Table" at the Saturday morning market this season. Our season starts May 24 and runs to Mid-October. In a season you may use this table up to three times for free to sell your extra garden goods. (produce only)

All you have to do is sign up through Diane Booth, pick up/return the table, and sell your produce. So don't be affraid to grow a little extra this year!

For more information contact Diane Booth at: or (218)387-3015


CONTACT: Hana Senty
DATE: 04/15/2014 01:55pm