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AARP Driver Safety Classes

Minnesota drivers aged 55+ receive a 10% auto insurance discount by taking an approved eight-hour driver safety/accident reduction class. Drivers maintain the discount by taking a four-hour refresher class every three years. AARP sponsors the beginning and refresher classes at various locations in Cook County.

For more information and to register, contact Pam at 663-7068 or pamm@boreal or Bill at 387-3167.

Arrowhead Transit

Arrowhead Transit will provide bus rides to Duluth every Tuesday, leaving Grand Marais at 8 a.m. and leaving Duluth for the return trip at 3 p.m. Bus stops in Duluth will be at the medical facilities on the east side, the new Transportation Center, and the Miller Hill Mall.

The bus will also stop at the Veteran's Home in Silver Bay. Drop-off at the Home is 9:15 a.m. and pick-up there is 4:30 p.m.

Reservations must be made by noon on Monday. More information regarding routes, fares, and reservations are available at 800-862-0175, option 8. 

Care Partners Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Care Partners of Cook County
Lower level of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Care Partners provides vital support and services to help clients and their families to address the transitions of aging, serious illness, and end of life with safety, dignity, and confidence.

Caregiver Coffee Groups meet every month in Tofte to share resources and discuss topics related to caregiving.

Senior Rides Program needs volunteer drivers to provide rides for those 60 and older to out-of-county medical, dental, and eye appointments, to meet transportation needs not met by Arrowhead Transit or friends and relatives. Senior Rides also offers transportation within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and can choose their assignments.

Senior Chore Program provides assistance for short-term tasks for those 60 and over. Chore volunteers are needed to help provide that service. There are a variety of chores, both inside and outside, from which you can choose. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and can choose their assignments.

More information is available at 218-387-3788;;

Kay Grindland, Director; Marnie Hovland, RN Care Coordinator; Martha Olson, Senior Rides Coordinator; Kelly Holtzman, Senior Chore Program and Volunteer Coordinator. 

Cook County AA, Al-Anon, Celebrate Recovery and CoDA Meetings

Following are regular meetings of AA, Al-Anon, and CoDA around Cook County:

CoDA (codependents anonymous) meeting - 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
AA Open Meeting - 7 p.m. at the Senior Center in Grand Marais (the first Monday of the month is a speaker meeting at 7 p.m., with desserts and coffee at 6:30)
Al-Anon - 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

AA Big Book meeting - 6 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Grand Marais

Al-Anon Family Support group meeting - 7 p.m. Lutsen Town Hall

Celebrate Recovery - 5:30 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. large group meeting, 7 p.m. small group - Evangelical Free Church, Grand Marais
Open meeting and discussion - 6:30 p.m. at the Lutsen fire hall meeting room
Women's  AA Meeting, noon, First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
AA Big Book Study Group - 7 p.m., Senior Center, Grand Marais
AA meeting - 7 p.m., Room 232, Grand Portage Lodge, Grand Portage

AA Big Book Study Group, Open Meeting - 7 a.m., First Congregational Church, Grand Marais
"As Bill Sees It" Discussion Group, Open Meeting - 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, Grand Marais

AA Open Meeting, 7 p.m. - Trinity Lutheran Church, Hovland

Lutsen AA Big Book Study Group - 6:30 p.m., Lutsen Town Hall


Cook County Food Shelf

First Congregational Church UCC, Grand Marais

The Cook County Food Shelf is open every Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lower level of First Congregational Church in Grand Marais and the first Wednesday night of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. They accept donatons of food for people and  food for pets. The food shelf serves as a NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) small bags distribution site. The church is located at 300 West Second Street.

Volunteers are needed for packing bags and boxes, picking up groceries or helping at distribution times. To volunteer contact Gwen at 387-9860.


Cook County Higher Education

Third Street and Third Avenue, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411, or; on the website,; and on Facebook,


Cook County Historical Society

8 South Broadway

The Cook County Historical Society operates the Cook County Historical Museum at 8 South Broadway in Grand Marais, and the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery at 115 Wisconsin Street in Grand Marais, in addition to several historical sites -- including the Chippewa City Church and Bally Blacksmith Shop.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. More information is available at 387-2883 or online.


Cook County Senior Center

10 Broadway

 The Cook County Senior Center in Grand Marais hosts a variety of events and activities.

Senior Center lunch: Lunch is available at the Senior Center Monday through Friday. Reservations must be called in by 9:30 a.m. each day. 

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information and registration for events are available at the Senior Center, 10 Broadway in Grand Marais, by phone at 387-2660, and by email at

Foot Care Clinic

Senior Center, Grand Marais

The Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Cook County Department of Public Health and Human Services offer a foot care clinic at the Senior Center in downtown Grand Marais on the third Tuesday of each month. The clinic is held from 9 to 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. People seeking foot care are asked to bring their own soap, towel, and bucket for soaking their feet. More information is available from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic at 387-2330.

Go Dog North Shore

Gunflint Dog & Horse Park

Volunteers are needed one Saturday a month to ensure the proper disposal of all dog waste. Time commitment would be about one hour monthly. More information is available from Cathy at 370-9494 or

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