Co-op open on Labor Day

The Co-op will be open Labor Day, Monday 1 September
Stop by and see us, we're open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

We're located one block down from the stoplight

On the East Bay in Grand Marais

CONTACT: Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
PHONE: 218-387-2503
DATE: 08/26/2014 02:54pm

Ruffed Grouse Dinner Tickets

Join us for the 22nd Annual RGS dinner on September 4 at the American Legion Club for an evening of fun.  Social Hour and Raffles at 5:30.  See you there!

CONTACT: Jill Hill or Jean Spry
PHONE: 218-387-1000
DATE: 08/26/2014 02:43pm

Walkie Talkie Lost

Lost amongst the blueberries, a yellow and black walkie talkie, near the Seagull Guard Station vicinity last Saturday, the 23rd. If found, please give Yvonne a call at 387-1841. Thanks so much!

PHONE: 387-1841
DATE: 08/26/2014 01:34pm

Firewood wanted

Looking for 5 cords 12' - 15' birch and/or maple delivered. Email quote only.

DATE: 08/26/2014 01:01pm

Briand Morrison to perform at Grand Marais Library Wednesday evening

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:29pm

On Wednesday, Aug. 27 an hour of smooth, warm, and innovative music designed to appeal to both jazz aficionados and anyone who loves good guitar will be presented by Briand Morrison at the Grand Marais Library beginning at 6 p.m.

Briand Morrison has been playing guitar since he was 7 years old. In sixth grade he was part of his first band playing piano, bass and guitar; at 16 he was hired by the West Bank School of Music as a rock guitar teacher.

Jazz improvisation grabbed his interest with its rich harmony, rhythm and melody. So much so that it continues to be tightly woven within his music interests and still shapes what he plays and listens to. The solo jazz guitar program is designed to help listeners experience Morrison’s music, song writing style, and maybe even learn some guitar playing tips.

Contact the library at (218) 387-1140 for more information.

"No water contact" advisory again issued for Grand Marais Campground Beach

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:25pm

The Minnesota Department of Health beach monitoring program has issued  another “no water contact” for a Cook County beach. The Grand Marais Campground Beach received a “no water contact” advisory on August 25. Another water sample will be collected today, August 26 to see if the bacterial levels have returned to acceptable levels.

Other beaches that received advisories on August 25 include the Agate Bay Beach in Two Harbors and the Blueberry Landing beach, Brighton beach, Lester River beach, 42nd Avenue East Beach, Minnesota Point Harborside beach, Clyde Avenue boat landing beach, Leif Erickson Park beach and Sky Harbor Parking Lot beach and the Lakewalk and Lakewalk East beach in Duluth. Also receiving an advisory was the Twin Points public access beach north of Gooseberry Falls State Park. They will also be retested today.

Beach monitoring is conducted at the following beaches in Cook County:  Chicago Bay boat launch in Hovland; Paradise Beach, Kadunce Creek, Durfee Creek in Colvill; Old Shore Road, Harbor Park in Grand Marais, Recreation Park campground in Grand Marais, Cutface Creek Wayside Rest; Temperance River State Park, Schroeder Town Park and Sugarloaf Cove Beach in Schroeder. At press time, all had “water contact acceptable” ratings.

A number of factors, such as dog, geese and other wildlife feces, dirty diapers, failing septic systems and sewer line breaks and overflows, can contribute to higher levels of illness-causing bacteria.