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Grand Marais Art Colony

First Street and Third Avenue

The Grand Marais Art Colony offers exhibits, events, activities and classes in a variety of media and for adults and kids.

The Art Colony and gift shop are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. More information about courses, events and registration are available at 387-2737 or, and on the website,

Grand Marais Public Library

First Street and Second Avenue West

The Grand Marais Public Library hosts a variety of events and programs for families, children, and adults. 

The library is located one-half block off Highway 61 on 1st Street and 2nd Avenue West in downtown Grand Marais. The library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. More information on library programs is available on their website,

North House Folk School

500 West Highway 61

North House Folk School offers classes in northern craft and hosts a variety of public events and activities. The campus is located at 500 West Highway 61, on the harbor in Grand Marais.  More information is available at 218-387-9762 or 888-387-9762, by email at, and on the website, 

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.

Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP)

Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP)

Affordable energy audits for all income levels in Cook County are being offered by the Residential Energy Efficiency Program. The program is designed to increase the energy efficiency of homes in Cook County using energy audits before and after improvement work. More information is available from Virginia Danfelt at 218-475-2274 .

Ruby's Pantry

Cook County Community Center

Ruby’s Pantry holds food distributions on the second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center. Participants must bring containers to receive food. All are welcome. Volunteers are needed from 3:30 p.m. until distribution ends at 6:30 p.m.  More information is available from

Rural Rides

​Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) sponsors Rural Rides, a program for those experiencing transportation difficulties. Rural Rides may be able to offer bus passes at no charge, volunteer drivers, or work buddy mileage reimbursement. More information is available from Anna Palo, at 218-735-6849.


Safe Child Exchange Site

North Shore Visitation Center

Separated or divorced parents who need a safe place to exchange children between them may contact the North Shore Visitation Center. The center offers a safe child exchange site in Grand Marais twice each week. More information is available at 370-1677 or 387-2522.

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

9096 Highway 61, Schroeder, MN

Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder at mile 73.3. It is a 35-acre preserved site, with foot trails leading to a sheltered cove on the lake, and includes a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. 

More information about programs and events is available on their website,

WIC Program for Young Families

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program, better known as WIC, is available for women who are pregnant or recently had babies. Parents of children under the age of five also are eligible for WIC. More information about Cook County’s WIC program is available from Teresa Borak at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 387-2330.

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