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Cook County Food Shelf

First Congregational Church UCC, Grand Marais

The Cook County Food Shelf is open every Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 pm in the lower level of First Congregational Church in Grand Marais and the first Wednesday night of each month from 5 to 7 pm. They accept donatons of food for people and  food for pets. The food shelf serves as a NAPS program for elders and WIC 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, 9am-5pm

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 am to 5 pm 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 am to 4 pm. 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 am each day. 

Everyone is invited to play Nintendo Wii at the Senior Center. No experience is necessary. The game was earned by Cook County third graders and donated to the Senior Center. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.

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 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.

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

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 am to 4 pm 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 Hwy 61 on 1st St and 2nd Ave W in downtown Grand Marais. The library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm; on Wednesdays from 10 am to 8 pm; and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. 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,

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

Gunflint Lodge

The Gunflint Trail Canoe Races will be held Wednesday, July 19th at 4:30 pm at Gunflint Lodge. Volunteers are needed for every phase of the event, from providing raffle prizes, to preparing food, and selling raffle tickets.  For more information or to volunteer, call Race Coordinator Arden Byers at 218-388-9475.

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 am, and the City Council meets the second and last Wednesdays of the month.


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