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Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road Repairs

Wed, 03/21/2018 (All day) - Thu, 03/22/2018 (All day)

The Cross River Bridge on North Gunflint Lake Road will be closed for two days starting Wednesday, March 21 to accommodate necessary repairs identified in recent bridge inspection findings. Emergency services will be accommodated, if needed, during the work. The bridge will be reduced to one-lane after temporary repairs are completed.

Cook County Seasonal Road Restrictions

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:01am

Seasonal Road Restrictions went into effect on Thursday, March 22, and will remain in effect for a minimum of eight weeks. After that period, road restrictions will be lifted on a case-by-case basis as conditions warrant. A full list of restrictions can be found on the county website,, or, a direct link to the document can be found on our website,, under the event drop-down menu
More information on the seasonal road restrictions can be found here

Retirement Open House for Rory Smith

North Shore Health
North Shore Hospital & Care Center cafe seating area
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

North Shore Health is hosting a retirement open house for Rory Smith on Thursday, March 22nd, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the cafe seating area. Everyone is invited to enjoy coffee and cake and give Rory their best - he's retiring after 37 years with the hospital and care center.

(Note: The café seating area is located to the left - from the main entrance - down the hallway by the main kitchen before entering the care center). 

Congress come to you

Cook County Community Center
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Cook County Community center hosts a member of Representative Rick Nolan's staff as a part of "Congress Comes to You", on Thursday, March 22 from 2 -3 pm.  "Congress Comes to You" is an opportunity to talk about ideas or opinions on issues before Congress.

ISD 166 School Board Meeting

Jane Mianowski Conference Center
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 4:00pm

The ISD 166 School Board will meet Thursday, March 22 at 4:00 pm, in the Jane Mianowski Conference Center, located at 101 West 5th Street in Grand Marais.


Cook County AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA Meetings, Thursday, March 22nd

Grand Marais and Grand Portage
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 6:30pm

There are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA in Cook County and there's a complete weekly schedule on our website,

On Thursdays:

There's a Women's AA meeting, noon at the First Congregational Church in Grand Marais;

There's an AA open meeting and discussion, 6:30 pm in the Lutsen Fire Hall meeting room;

There's an AA meeting, 7 pm in the Grand Portage Lodge, Room 232;

There's an AA Big Book Study Group, 7 pm at the Senior Center in Grand Marais.


Seed Starting Workshop

Cook County Community Center
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

U of M Extension Master Gardeners Sally Berg and Hillary Freeman, are holding a workshop on seed starting at the Cook County Community Center on Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 to 8 PM. The workshop will go through the basics of seed selection, seed starting, transplants, and other tips for gardening.  More information and pre-registration at 387-3015.

Winter Potluck and seed discussion

Cook County Community Center
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 5:30pm

Cook County Community Center hosts a ‘Taste of Winter’ Potluck and seed discussion on Friday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.  Participants should bring a dish to share and are welcome to come at 4:30 to use the kitchen if needed.

Taking Lake Superior's Temperature

Sugarloaf Cove
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:00am

Sugarloaf Cove hosts EPA researcher Tom Hollenhorst on Saturday, March 24 at 10 am for a program on how researchers take the temperature of Lake Superior.  Tom will talk about autonomous underwater vehicles, used by researchers, which collect data by diving down into the water column and back to the surface as they travel through the lake to sets of programmed GPS coordinates. 
More information at (218)-525-0001.

"Saving Snow" Film Screening

Voyageurs Brewing Company
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:00pm

Voyageurs Brewing Company hosts a screening of “Saving Snow”, a film documenting the economic and cultural changes to our northern winters, on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 7 pm.  More information by phone, at 757-409-5694. 

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