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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. 

Many of the Library's public events are sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded in whole or in part by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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 from Patsy Ingebrigtsen, 387-1140, or, and on the website,

Live-streaming and archives of local governmental meetings

Good Measure Media

Good Measure Media offers live-streaming and archives of local governmental meetings that can be accessed at good measure media dot com; the county website at co dot cook dot m n dot u s; the city's website at c i grand-marais dot m n dot u s; or on our website at wtip dot org.

The County Board meets the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8: 30 a.m. and the City Council meets the second and last Wednesdays of the month.


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. 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. 



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 High School Cafeteria

Ruby’s Pantry holds food distributions on the second Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cook County High School cafeteria. 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 beautiful 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. The Nature Center is not open regularly during the winter, but special programs are scheduled.

More information about programs and events and registration are available from Molly Thompson, at, by phone at 218-525-0001, and on the website, The local phone at Sugarloaf is 663-7659.


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