For Sale By Bid



2004 Chevrolet Express

1 ton, 14 passenger school bus

 Sold “as is”.


Vehicle can be viewed by calling 387-2271

ext 606.



DATE: 09/22/2016 03:50pm

Cook County News-Herald Editor

The Cook County News-Herald is seeking an editor/writer to oversee production of the weekly newspaper, working with office staff and the public to create an interesting and informative community publication. Journalism experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: Cook County News-Herald, PO Box 757, Grand Marais, MN 55604; email:; or bring to the office at 15 First Avenue West in Grand Marais. For more information, call Hal at 218-387-9100.

CONTACT: Hal Kettunen
PHONE: 218-387-9100
DATE: 09/22/2016 02:16pm

Snow Shoveling

Seeking Snow Shoveling for seniors age 60 and over in Grand Marais and other areas of the county.  Please contact us if you would be willing to be on our referral list for the season. 

Care Partners
Attn:  Kelly Holtzman
387-3788 or

CONTACT: Kelly Holtzman
PHONE: 387-3788
DATE: 09/22/2016 01:18pm

Schroeder considers use of Minnesota Power maintenance building

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:18pm

With Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor Energy Center coal-fired power plant scheduled to be idled on September 26, there is a lot going on at the plant, General Manager David Rannetsberger said to Schroeder supervisors at their September 13 meeting.

One of those items is what to do with the maintenance building located across Highway 61 on the hill.  Rannetsberger presented a rough draft of a lease proposal for the building for supervisors to consider.

With the power plant on the lake closing, West End firefighters lose a valuable place to fill their pumper trucks. However, there is a 6,000-gallon water tank in the maintenance garage that firefighters could use, said Rannetsberger.

When asked the lease cost, Rannetsberger replied, “I was thinking about $250 per month, plus some snowplowing. If you lease the building we would want you to keep the lower road plowed as part of the agreement.”

Another part of that agreement would include Schroeder paying to heat the building while Minnesota Power would pay for the electricity.

Supervisor Roger “Bill” McKeever asked if Schroeder could switch propane companies because the township’s current provider is cheaper than the one who fills the tank for Minnesota Power. Rannetsberger said that option could be explored. He also said if the building was kept at 40 F or so it wouldn’t cost much to keep it heated.

“If we [Minnesota Power] want the building back we would give Schroeder 60 days notice,” he said.

Supervisor Bruce Martinson said the board would need the firefighters’ blessing before they pursued a lease, but early indications are that the building might be of good use to the township.

Free Medical Transportation for Veterans!

DAV operates a fleet of vehicles around the country to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for injured and ill veterans. DAV stepped in to help veterans get the care they need when the federal government terminated its program that helped many of them pay for transportation to and from medical facilities. The vans are driven by volunteers, and the rides coordinated by almost 190 Hospital Service Coordinators around the country.

DAV has purchased 2,967 vehicles, worth nearly $65.1 million, that have been donated to Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers nationwide since the program began in 1987 to ensure that injured or ill veterans are able to get to their medical appointments.

Call the number 218-204-0693, or Veteran Services Officer Pat Strand at 218-387-3639 for more information! 

CONTACT: Pat Strand
PHONE: 218-387-3639
DATE: 09/22/2016 12:16pm

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Soups Of The Day

Mulligatawny, Potato Chowder, Morrocan Lentil. Enjoy!

An afternoon up the Sawbill Trail with the Rainbow Family

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:06am

A regional gathering of the Rainbow family took place on national forest land from Sept. 9 to 22. The gathering was held in a remote setting near the Sawbill Trail and Temperance River. It featured about 60 people coming and going, with some participants staying for the entire two weeks. 

WTIP's Joe Friedrichs paid a visit to the camp and has this report. 


Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Mama's Red Ribs n' Sweet Potato Fries! Happy Hour 3-6pm! All Trails lead to Cascade!

Yummy....that's the best way to describe our delicious rib and sweet potato combination!  This special starts at 4pm.

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen


Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Burger Night! BEST burgers around- handcrafted, seasoned, with the BEST Beef! 1/2 price from 6-8pm!

There is NO question that our burgers are Great!  Try 'em at 1/2 price from 6-8pm!  No take out at this price.

Happy Hour every day from 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers!

3719 W. Highway 61,



Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich Special Today! Comfort food at it's best! Happy Hour 3-6pm!

Every Monday we feature hot roast beef sandwiches!!  Great food for our cooler fall days!

Happy Hour every day from 3-6pm with the best appetizers around all at 1/2 price!

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen


Cascade Restaurant and Pub

Buttermilk Pancakes, prime n' eggs, veggie bennies, Traditional turkey dinner....Happy Hour 3-6pm!

Everyone raves about our traditional turkey dinner!!  Starts at 11am!

Happy Hour 3-6pm with 1/2 price appetizers and drink specials.

3719 W. Highway 61, Lutsen



A wet start to the Day!...

Thursday, Sept.22nd: OPEN at 11 am

Today's Specials:

** Vegetable Minestrone Soup .... always Homemade! ... $4.50

** Turkey Melt ... Turkey and Cheddar on a toasted Kaiser ... $5.00

** "Smothered" Burger .. Fried Onions, Mushrooms, Swiss and Bleu Cheese ... $8.00

FALL is Here! Fresh Homemade APPLE PIE .... $5.00 a Slab

Come on down and check out our FULL Menu..... Burgers - Sandwiches - Munchies - the "Squealer"

Located at 8 Broadway Art Gallery - the "Backyard"  Grand Marais's best-kept Secret Dining Spot

....and we do have limited INDOOR seating available.....

Call: 370-1105 to place your order today!

Front Desk Assistant Manager - Lutsen Resort

Lutsen Resort is seeking candidates for a full-time, year-round Front Desk Assistant Manager position.  Must have strong problem-solving abilities, leadership/team-building skills and exceptional customer service skills. Responsible for training and supervising the front desk staff, overseeing reservations and guest services, tracking reservations, and dealing with guest issues.  Experience with reservation software a plus. Previous supervisory/ management experience preferred. Must be able to work a variety of day, night and weekends. Compensation dependent on skills and experience. Benefits include paid vacation; health, dental and life insurance, resort discounts and free daily lunch. Come join our enthusiastic staff! Send cover letter and resume to Daleri Brown, Human Resources Director at PO BOX 9, Lutsen, MN 55612 or Apply online at:


CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 09/21/2016 03:48pm


The 23rd annual North Shore Health Care Foundation is just around the corner! If you haven't put together a team, now's the time! If you aren't a golfer you can be a sponsor! Just go to and sign up as a sponsor or a team.  All sponsorhsip money raised stays in the county and is paid out in the form of grants.

This year's scramble has new games, new 19th hole reception venue, and cash prizes! See you there!

CONTACT: Brooke Youngdahl
PHONE: 2183874433
DATE: 09/21/2016 03:06pm

County Board prepares for vote on sales-tax increase

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 2:08pm

During a 90-minute afternoon session of their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Cook County Commissioners fine tuned a draft resolution regarding the implementation of a sales tax increase. The a half-cent sales tax would help fund the local highway department. 

After much discussion on the topic of using the generated funds to build or improve facilities for the highway department, it appears facilities will not appear on an initial list that the tax revenue can be spent on. However, the board made it very clear during the public meeting that facilities will likely be discussed as a possible option for the funds at some point in the future. If facilities for the highway department will be constructed by sales tax funds, a public hearing will be held prior to any such action.

A final vote on the resolution is expected during the board’s next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27.