WTIP Radio feature

The Sawtooth Mountain Elementary Second and Third Grade I am Thankful radio feature will be played on WTIP 90.7fm "News Hour" Wednesday, November 23 between noon and 1:00pm and again from 5:00-6:00pm. The feature will also be played at 8:40am on Thanksgiving Day

DATE: 11/23/2016 12:16pm

Cook County Budget Shop closed today Nov. 23

The Cook County budget shop will be closed today Tuesday 11/23/16 due to staff shortage. Sorry for the inconvenience.

CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 11/23/2016 09:08am

Santa's Workshop!

Cook County Girl Scouts invite kids of all ages to Santa’s Workshop, Saturday, December 3 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais.

Festivities start with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.

Shopping starts at 9 a.m. Scout elves assists little shoppers in choosing and wrapping presents, before rejoining parents, who will have a true surprise under the Christmas tree. No gift in the child area costs more than $2.

Santa Claus will be at the workshop! Have your picture taken with Santa from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Scouts will be providing daycare from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so parents can take a quick shopping break themselves. Girl Scouts are also baking up a storm for a bake sale too!

Proceeds of this merry event go toward local Girl Scout activities. Thanks! 

CONTACT: Rhonda Silence
PHONE: 218-387-9844
DATE: 11/22/2016 11:25pm

Snowblower for Sale

John Deere TRS-27 snowblower for sale. $375 OBO.  Call (218) 370-9475 for details.

CONTACT: Larry Marxen
PHONE: (218) 370-9475
DATE: 11/22/2016 08:22pm

Little Free Library News

There are all sorts of new books in the Little Free Library at 103 3rd Av. West.  Today we'll start at the top.  Thanks to many donations for adult readers, there is a large selection of fiction and nonfiction to choose from.  Parents, you might take a look at What I Wish You Knew, a book that was created around a collection of letters written by teenage girls who were looking for guidance and support.  This could be a good start of conversations between you and your preteen or teenager.  And for the teens, a John Green novel as well as Speak, a book you should spend some time with.  In the bottom box, new hardback and paperback picture books, including great books by Nancy Carlson.  New board books, early reader books, and the 10 years old and up will find a copy of What I Wish You Knew in the back of the box.  Maybe take that book home and show it to your mom or dad.  And also for the 10 year olds and older, new books about your bodies and becoming a teenager.  Enjoy the long weekend, and if you have time, take a look at the new books in the two boxes.

CONTACT: Lynn Arnold
PHONE: 218-387-2284
DATE: 11/22/2016 06:26pm

Lsittle Free Library New

Lots of new stuff showing up in the Little Free Library at 103 3rd Av West.  Parents of babies and toddlers, new board books have arrived.  There are all new hardback picture books and great paperback picture books by Nancy Carlson.  The early readers can enjoy more Magic Treehouse books and more from Beverly Cleary, Henry, Beezus, and, of course, Ramona. The more advanced readers will see new books as well as some favorites.  Boys and girls aged 10 and up, check out the new books about your bodies growing older and becoming a teen.  Teens, if you haven't read Speak, there is a new copy in the upper box in the front on the right.  And adults, there is always a wide range of interesting books.  And, parents, there is a book in there entitled What I Wish You Knew, a book that was begun around a collection of letters written by teenage girls who were reaching out for answers and support.  It could be a catalyst for discussion and understanding.  Enjoy the long weekend and stop by for a book when you need something new to occupy your thoughts.

CONTACT: Lynn Arnold
PHONE: 218-387-2284
DATE: 11/22/2016 06:04pm

ISO Someone Traveling to the Cities

ISO someone traveling to the Cities and willing to transport a 5 ft. 2-man saw to North Branch. Please contact if willing to assist. info@joy-and-company.com

 Thank you!

CONTACT: JIll Terrill
PHONE: 218-387-1004
DATE: 11/22/2016 04:08pm

Special committee forms to review administrator's comments regarding county staff

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:46pm

A special committee was formed during a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to determine if comments made during a public meeting by County Administrator Jeff Cadwell should result in disciplinary action.

The review committee will consist of Cook County Human Resources Director Judy Hill, County Attorney Molly Hicken and Commissioners Garry Gamble and Ginny Storlie.

The statements from Cadwell that are under question were made during a discussion between the board and representatives of the Cook County Employee Association in a regular commissioners' meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Cadwell made additional comments about the CCEA and county policies during a break of the Nov. 15 meeting that were recorded and are now public on Youtube, Good Measure Media and the Cook County website.

A motion to form a review committee was made by Commissioner Frank Moe. It passed on a 3-2 vote, with Commissioners Heidi Doo-Kirk and Jan Sivertson voting against reviewing the comments Cadwell made in a public setting and meeting.

Commissioner Moe said the comments were necessary to be reviewed by a specially-formed committee. Likewise, Commissioner Garry Gamble said reviewing the comments from Cadwell could be a healthy process.

There is no exact timeline for when the committee will review Cadwell’s comments, though the board did state it would like to move quickly on the matter. The board did not state specifically what potential outcomes could unfold with regard to the county administrator’s position and Cadwell’s comments. 

Listen below to hear audio from the Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 meetings of the Cook County Commissioners.  


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Soulstice Yoga Holiday Season Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,
To save time and space in your email mail box I'm putting together the Holiday Calendar for yoga through December 31st.

The following dates we will NOT be having class.
Wednesday, November 23rd (day before Thanksgiving)
Monday, December 5th
Tuesday, December 6th

Looking forward to practicing together into 2017!
Gift Certificates Available throughout the season.

Happy Holidays,



CONTACT: Sherri Moe
PHONE: 2187661795
DATE: 11/22/2016 03:43pm

Northern Wilds Print & Copy Thanksgiving Hours

Northern Wilds Print & Copy
Thanksgiving Hours

Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Have your custom holiday greetings printed locally!
Stop in and talk to Drew about your cards and letters.

Have a wonderful holiday! 
218-387-9475 print@northernwilds.com

CONTACT: Amber Pratt
PHONE: 2183879475
DATE: 11/22/2016 12:50pm

Cook County Whole Foods CO-OP

Soups Of The Day

Spicy Pumpkin - "New", Mulligatawny, African Peanut. Enjoy!

Full-Time Server - Lutsen Resort

Lutsen Resort has a great opportunity available for a full-time server in a north woods fine dining environment. Must be professional and have previous serving experience. This position consists of a variety of day shifts in our dining room and evening shifts in our Poplar River Pub.

Please email Daleri Brown, HR Director at jobs@lutsenresort.com for more information or apply online at http://www.lutsenresort.com/careers/apply/



CONTACT: Daleri Brown
DATE: 11/22/2016 10:45am

Oh Ole Night Parade seeking community participants

The Oh Ole Night Christmas Parade is this Friday! We would appreciate participation from as many businesses as possible. Note: Later time this year! 

Line up begins at 5 pm in the Senior Center Parking Lot. The Parade is at 5:30 pm. 

The Travelling Gnome Trophy will be awarded for Best Overall Entry. Cash prizes are available for Best Scandinavian Theme, Cutest Entry and Best Holiday Spirit!

If you'd like to be in the parade, please contact Katie at Visit Cook County - 218-387-2788 or Katie@visitcookcounty.com

CONTACT: Katie Krantz
PHONE: 218-387-2788
DATE: 11/22/2016 10:11am

No Balance and Strength Class This Thursday

The Thursday Balance and Strength Class will be canceled this week. 

We'll be back with our bands and yoga mats next week, December 1, from 12:10 - 12:50pm.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

CONTACT: Hartley Acero
PHONE: 218-387-2330
DATE: 11/22/2016 09:40am

Cook County Courthouse Closed Thursday & Friday

Cook County Courthouse will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 & Friday, Nov 25, 2016 for Thanksgiving Holiday.

CONTACT: Julie Berglund
PHONE: 218-387-3602
DATE: 11/22/2016 08:56am