Local Events & Announcements

Safe Child Exchange Site

Who: 
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.

Foot Care Clinic

Where: 
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 AM 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.

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. A family that qualifies for the WIC program receives education about nutrition, healthy foods from the grocery store every month, health and growth checkups for children, and breastfeeding information and support. More information about Cook County’s WIC program is available from Teresa Borak at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, 387-2330. Information also is available from the Minnesota State WIC office at 800-657-3942 or from the website, www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/WIC/index.

Dog Park now open in Grand Marais

Where: 
Gunflint Horse Arena, Grand Marais

The new dog park located at the Gunflint Horse Arena is now open. The park provides a fenced in space that allows well behaved dogs to be off leash safe from traffic, predators, and traps, while socializing with other dogs. The dog park is located near the corner of the "old" Gunflint Trail and the "new" Gunflint Trail, just north of the Recycling Center in Grand Marais. Open “dog parties” are held every Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 and Sunday afternoons from 3 until 5.  More information about the Gunflint Dog Park is available online at godognorthshore.org.

Care Partners seeks “Senior Rides” volunteers

Who: 
Care Partners of Cook County

Care Partners of Cook County is seeking volunteers for their “Senior Rides” program. The volunteers will provide rides for those 60 and older to out of county medical, dental, and eye appointments. In addition, Senior Rides will offer rides within Cook County for medical appointments, as well as wellness and social activities. Volunteers will be reimbursed for mileage.
 
More information is available from Debi LaMusga at 387-3788 or by email at seniorrides@boreal.org.

Cook County Community Education classes & events

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

More information and class registration are available from Community Education at 387-2000, by email at comed@isd166.k12.mn.us, or on the website, www.cookcountyschools.org/cookcounty/cmed. The office is located in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. Office hours are 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday-Thursday. 

Cook County Senior Center Events and Activities

Where: 
Cook County Senior Center, Grand Marais

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

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 cccoa@boreal.org.

Highway 61 traffic restrictions in Lutsen area

Who: 
Minnesota Dept of Transportation

Motorists will encounter intermittent, single-lane traffic on Highway 61 through Lutsen, from Co Rd 34 to 1-1/4 miles beyond Co Rd 7, as crews work on a resurfacing, culvert replacement, and drainage improvement project. Flaggers or temporary signals will direct traffic.  Restrictions will remain in effect until the project is completed in October 2014. 

More information is available at www.dot.state.mn.us/d1/projects/Hwy61-CookCounty/index.html.

​Fish are Important for Superior Health (FISH) Project

Who: 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic & Grand Portage Health Services

Fish are an important part of a healthy diet. Catching and eating fish are a part of the history and culture of the Great Lakes region. Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and Grand Portage Health Service are looking for women 16 to 50 to participate in study of fish consumption and mercury. The project includes one-hour free, confidential appointments; free blood testing for levels of healthful fatty acids and for mercury contamination; and instruction on how to choose the best fish for healthy eating.

A video about the FISH project is on the home page of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic website, www.sawtoothmountainclinic.org. Enrollment and more information are available from the FISH coordinator at the clinic, 387-2330; or at Grand Portage Health Service, 475-2235. 

 


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