Skip to main content

Boreal Community Media

Gunflint Trail RAISE Grant Update

Jun 29, 2023 09:06AM ● By Editor

June 28, 2023 – The Cook County MN Highway Department announced an update on their solicitation for an IIJA RAISE Grant for the Gunflint Trail Improvement Project. There were four projects selected in Minnesota and Cook County was not one of them.

 In January, the second of two well-attended Visioning Sessions were held with the community to present a draft and solicit public input on the project.

 “I appreciate all the input and engagement we had from the community regarding this opportunity, and it really shows how passionate people were about it,” said Robbie Hass, Cook County Engineer. “Next steps for us will be to break up our big project into smaller projects and find funding for those.”

RAISE grant awards can be seen here:

The Cook County MN application can be seen here:

For more information or comments please contact [email protected] or call 218-387-3014.

About Cook County, MN

Cook County encompasses the sovereign nation of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; the City of Grand Marais; the Townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder; and unincorporated areas in the easternmost part of Minnesota’s North Shore. Cook County Government values transparency and strives to deliver superior services and programs in a fiscally responsible way. We value the dignity of all County residents and seek to create a community that provides opportunity for all. Many of our offices are in the Cook County Courthouse at 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais 55604. Other departments and facilities, such as the Airport, Community Center, Highway and Sheriff are located nearby. Call 218-387-3000 or visit:





Todd Ford, Cook County Public Information Coordinator, [email protected]218-387-3605


Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here