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Cook County Community Education classes & events

Cook County Community Education hosts a variety of classes and events for youth and adults.

More information and registration are available from Community Education at 387-2000 ext. 616, by email at comed@isd166.orgor on the website, The office is located in the YMCA. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday. 

Drury Lane Books events

Drury Lane Books. Grand Marais

Drury Lane Books, on the East Bay in downtown Grand Marais, hosts a variety of events and readings.

More information on events is available at  or 387-3370.

North House Folk School classes, events, and activities

North House Folk School, Grand Marais

North House Folk School, on the harbor in Grand Marais, offers classes in northern craft and hosts a variety of public events and activities.

The North House Folk School campus is located at 500 West Hwy 61, on the harbor in Grand Marais. Local residents receive a 25% discount on class fees. More information is available at 218-387-9762 or 888-387-9762, by email at, and on the website, Registration for classes and events is available by phone and on the website. 



Single-family housing loans and grants

USDA Rural Development Agency

The USDA Rural Development Agency, headquartered in Virginia, MN, is accepting applications from people who want to purchase a home or make repairs to existing homes. The loans are available to low-income families who wish to buy or repair homes located in rural communities. Applicants must meet income and credit guidelines. More information is available from the Rural Development office at 218-742-3929 ext 4, or  

Volunteer drivers needed for VA appointments

Northeast Veterans Transportation Program

The Northeast Veterans Transportation Program will provide rides to veterans at no cost. Any Veteran traveling for a VA scheduled appointment is eligible to use this service. The program is seeking volunteer drivers. More information is available from Veterans Service Officer Pat Strand at 387-3639.

Booster Club Concessions

Cook County Booster Club

The Cook County Booster Club supports all Vikings athletics teams. The club needs volunteers to help at the concession stands at various Vikings events. A full schedule and sign up is available online.  More information is available from Jennifer at 387-2663.

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