Trail Center Lodge

Full Rack Pork Ribs

Open today 8 am 9 pm

Rib special starts at 5 pm

Have a great day Cook County

Cornerstone Community Church sponsoring blood drive

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:52am

Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Cornerstone Community Church, 1 Cedar Grove Lane, Grand Marais. (One block up the hill from the Law Enforcement Center on the new Gunflint Trail.)

 Did you know that every two seconds, someone needs blood — from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims in crises? Memorial Blood Centers faces a demand of over 2,700 units a week to meet the needs of more than 30 health care partners in the area. And making a blood donation is one way to give a potentially life-saving gift to friends, family and community.

Donating blood—the ultimate renewable resource—is safe and convenient when you are in good health, 17 years or older, free of antibiotics for 24 hours (unless taken daily for skin condition), and symptom-free for at least three days following a cold or flu.

Call Valerie Gustafson at (218) 387-9026 for more information or to reserve an appointment time

Moving Matters seeks comments on Grand Marais Highway 61 corridor

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:50am

About 50 people came out on Thursday, Sept. 4 to the Grand Marais Public Library for a Moving Matters event intended to start discussion about Highway 61. Organizers asked, “Is the Highway 61 corridor serving the community well as it is currently designed?” and “How can it be improved for safety, economic opportunity, and as the ‘front door’ to our community?”

The event was a continuation of the discussions of “Complete Streets” with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in May and is part of the ongoing efforts of the City of Grand Marais and the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Moving Matters project to create streets that are safe for bikes, pedestrians and automobiles.

Mike Fisher, senior vice president of LHB Engineering & Architects and C.J. Fernandez, a landscape architect with AvenueDesign Partners, facilitated much of the meeting. After public comments were collected, Fernandez said this is an initial assessment, adding, “There are a lot of parts to this.”

The information gleaned from this first meeting will be compiled and will be available on the Moving Matters website. For those who missed the meeting but wish to comment, they can do so on the website. (

117 4th Ave W

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Yard Sale - women's clothing, toddler and baby toys, books, some electronics, household items.

If it rains on Saturday the sale will be postponed until Sunday.  If it also rains on Sunday, the sale with be rescheduled.  Please no early birds - you will be subjected to a grumpy toddler!

Trail Center Lodge

Homemade Salsa's

Open today 8 am 10 pm


Our restaurant is serving Homemade Cream Puffs filled with Homemade Pumpkin Pudding

New Garden Fresh Salsa's for sale in the store along with Pumpkin Popcorn Balls~Pumpkin Rice Crispy Bars and today we are making Pumpkin Syrup Glazed Carrots.


Fall must be here.


Have a great day Cook County


Sarah and crew



Wolf trapped and killed in Grand Marais

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:22pm

 Reports of several close calls and rumors of at least two more wolf attacks in the last week have had Grand Marais pet owners on edge. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officer Darin Fagerman confirmed two attacks, but added that he hopes the problem is over with the trapping and killing of an apparent problem wolf on Saturday, September 6.

A dog was injured at the County Road 6 home of Kathy and Gary Siesennop on Friday, September 5. At about 5:20 a.m., Kathy Siesennop let their golden retriever, Ripper, outside. Moments later, she heard the dog yelping and crying as he ran back onto the deck.  Examining the retriever, the Siesennops found that he had a puncture wound on his back haunch and his leg was bleeding in two spots.

The Williams family on Fall River Road (County Road 13), about three miles from Siesennops witnessed their Scottish terrier, Captain Jack, taken by a wolf.

David Williams said he was doing some chores on the family’s farm at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, riding his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to an outbuilding near his barn when he saw a wolf in pursuit of his lab, Buck. He said the lab ran away, but unfortunately the Scottie ran toward the wolf.

Williams took after the wolf on the ATV and chased it off. He and his son-in-law walked the property and found Jack’s body. The wolf apparently dropped the little dog when it was being chased.

Williams said he would like to believe the wolf trapped and killed in Grand Marais is the one that killed his dog, but he is doubtful. He said the wolf he saw was much bigger and the coloring seemed different than the photos he has seen of the one killed in Grand Marais.