Concerned citizens seek commercial building moratorium - Free Access
In front of an overflow crowd, Grand Marais city councilors listened intently as one person after another stood up and said, “I demand that the Grand Marais city council place a moratorium on any commercial development over 4,000 square feet pending review of the city’s zoning and planning.” Full Story
Discussion of shared superintendent continues
The search for Cook County School – ISD 166’s next superintendent continues. Lake Superior School Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall and Board Vice-chair Tom Burns were on hand for the February 4, 2016 meeting of the ISD 166 school board. There is mutual interest in investigating a collaborative arrangement to share Crandall as the chief administrator of both districts. Full Story
County to pursue Conser vation Par tner Legacy Grant
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 Cook County commissioners voted to apply for a Conservation Legacy Grant that if awarded could be used to purchase a parcel of landlocked property located near the end of the Old Ski Hill Road in Grand Marais.
The land is owned by John Scheef of Plymoth, MN. For years Scheef has been trying to gain access to it, but with no success. Full Story
Not the end of the world
I first heard rumors that a “dollar store” was coming to Grand Marais last summer. I disregarded it as just that—a rumor like many others circulated over the years. There has been gossip that a MacDonald’s was going to be built on the vacant lot next to Como Oil and Propane. There was talk of a Canadian donut shop, Tim Horton’s coming to Cook County. Full Story
A soldier, far from home on a moonscape of rock and sand, prays to be a good warrior without hardening his heart against the loving and gracious Spirit of his God. He presses hard in prayer to the Maker and Humbler of nations to be the husband and father he cannot be while he follows the life he believes is directed by God’s Will. Full Story
Celebrating and soup at the Senior Center
January is always an exciting month as it marks the time of year when designated Cook County nonprofits receive a payout from the 1st & 2nd Thrift Store, which is a program under the Cook County Council on Aging. This was made possible only by the amazing volunteers who put in endless hours–sorting, pricing, organizing and selling. Full Story
Third Wednesday Tech Night Tech Night at Grand Marais Library, February 17, 6-8:00 p.m. Bring your technology questions; get help from our tech enthusiasts. Friday Night Reels Full Story
Junior Alpine team shows courage and confidence
Oh man, the Lutsen Junior Alpine Ski Team has been rippin’ it up on the slopes! Every Tuesday evening, 35-40 eager Cook County shredders have been out on Lutsen Mountain’s Ullr run under the lights fine-tuning their GS and Slalom skills. Full Story
Vikings fall to Eskimos
The Cook County boys’ basketball team traveled to Esko on Friday, February 5 to square off against a very talented Esko team. Full Story
Girls face off against Esko
Emily Jacobsen led the Cook County Vikings with 14 points in the team’s hard fought battle against Esko on February 5 in a game played in the Eskimos’ gym.
The Vikings fell 55-35 in a contest that was often closer than the final score would indicate.
“We were only down by 4 points at the half,” said Head Coach Kelly Senty. Full Story
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