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Arrowhead Consumers Union


P.O. Box 178
Hovland, MN 55606-0178
Telephone: 218-475-2210 or 866-237-4220
Fax: 218-475-2775
E-mail: [email protected]
www.arrowheadconsumersunion.org
Contact Person: Barbara Wiltz
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Our mission: Promoting and rewarding business ethics through community action.

Birch Grove Community School

P.O. Box 2242  /  9 Good Neighbor Hill Rd
Tofte, MN 55615
Telephone: 218-663-0170
E-mail: [email protected]
www.birchgroveschool.com
Contact Person: Diane Blanchette
Birch Grove Community School serves Pre K- 5th grade students. Birch Grove Community School will promote academic excellence utilizing our unique natural setting allowing students to reach their potential, preparing them to become socially and environmentally responsible, self-directed, life long learners.

Birch Grove Foundation

P.O. Box 2242  /  9 Good Neighbor Hill Rd
Tofte, MN 55615
Telephone: 218-663-7977
E-mail: [email protected]
www.birchgrovefoundation.org
Contact Person: Director
Our mission is to enhance the quality of education for all ages on the West End of Cook County.  Through continuous partnership with the community, the Foundation is able to thrive, evolve, and work toward meeting the community’s need for education,  recreation and a variety of quality services.

Boundary Waters Amateur Radio Club

52 Black Spruce Trl
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-370-9505
E-mail: [email protected]
www.boreal.org/bwarc
Contact Person: Jayne Johnson
BWARC’s purpose is to provide education and training to develop or improve skills as amateur radio operators; to provide volunteer radio communications for emergencies and community events; to operate and maintain licensed radio repeaters in the community for use by the amateur radio community; and to have these repeaters available for emergency communications when needed. All licensed amateurs or those interested in learning more are welcome!

Center for Emerging Leadership

P.O. Box 307
Lutsen, MN 55612
Telephone: 218-387-9239
E-mail: [email protected]
www.womensleadershipcommunity.org
Contact Person: Marcia Hyatt
We are a Women’s Leadership Community that develops leaders who create conditions for effective teamwork and a healthy work culture, and who can make difficult decisions with integrity. We invite you to join us on a path toward greater wisdom in your work and your life.  For more information, see www.womensleadershipcommunity.org.

Cook County Community Education

101 W. 5th Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-2000
E-mail: [email protected]
www.cookcountyschools.org/cookcounty/cmed
Contact Person: Andra Lilienthal
Mon. – Thur. 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cultivating lifelong learning through education and recreational opportunities for Cook County community members of all ages.

Cook County Extension

317 W. 5th Street
(Cook County Community Center Building)
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-3015
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Diane Booth
Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cook County Extension serves as a liaison between Cook County residents and the University of Minnesota.  Horticulture, agriculture, cold climate housing, youth development, identification of insect pests are just a few of the topics we can address.

Cook County Higher Education

P.O. Box 57  /  300 W. 3rd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-3411
E-mail: [email protected]
www.boreal.org/highered
Contact Person: Paula Sundet Wolf
Mon. – Thur. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The education you need where you live! Mission: Provide local access and support for college education and training on the North Shore.

Cook County Historical Society Museum

P.O. Box 1293  /  8 South Broadway
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-2883
E-mail: [email protected]
www.cookcountyhistory.org
Contact Person: Carrie McHugh
June-September Hours: Tue. – Sat. 11a.m. – 4 p.m.
October-May Hours: Fri. 1- 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Preserving Cook County’s History for Future Generations.
Our Mission: The purpose of the Society shall be the collection, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Cook County and to relate it to the history of the State of Minnesota.

Cook County School District


101 W. 5th Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-2271, ext. 603
E-mail: [email protected]
www.cookcountyschools.org
Contact Person: Principal Gwen Carman
The Cook County School District provides a quality and well-rounded PK-12 education for students. Our beautiful PK-12 campus in Grand Marais promotes student achievement and success, as well as developing lifelong positive citizenship skills.

Cook County School  District 166 Education Foundation

101 W 5th St.
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-2271, ext. # 606
E-mail: [email protected]
www.cookcountyschools.org
Contact Person: Lorelei Livingston
The mission of the CCSD166 Education Foundation is to offer unique experiences for students through innovative instruction and co-curricular programs which are not able to be funded by the school district. Since 2002, CCSDEF has awarded over $68,000 in grant money for ISD 166 classroom projects and equipment.

Cooperation Station

404 5th Ave. W.
Grand Marais, MN  55604
Telephone: 218-387-1324
E-mail: cooperation.station.fcc[email protected]
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Gwen Danfelt-Martin
Nurturing children in a playful learning environment through a partnership between parents and caregivers.  We are a parent-run organization, and rely on volunteers, donations and fundraising in order to operate.  We gladly accept donations for our scholarship fund for families that are put on the childcare assistance wait list.

Gunflint Trail Historical Society

28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-388-9915
E-mail: [email protected]
www.gunflinttrailhistoricalsociety.org
Contact Person: Ada Igoe
The Gunflint Trail Historical Society operates Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Open daily from Memorial weekend to mid-October, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The mission of the Gunflint Trail Historical Society shall be to preserve the history of the Gunflint Trail and its early settlers for residents, guests, travelers, and future generations.

Great Expectations Foundation

P.O. Box 310
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-2802
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Erica Hahn
Great Expectations Foundation provides leadership support, financial support and community support for Great Expectations School.

Head & Butt Program of Cook County

515 5th Ave West
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-3040 (ext.243)
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Christine Kunze
To provide child passenger safety seats to anyone in Cook County who transports children and is in need of one. To provide helmets for summer and winter activities. To help educate the community. Every child deserves to be injury free.
Imagination Library

United Way of Greater Duluth

424 W Superior Street, Suite 402
Duluth, MN 55802
Telephone: 218-726-4770
E-mail: [email protected]
www.unitedwayduluth.org
Contact Person: Jennifer Peterson
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Imagination Library is a free book program for children ages birth to 5 years.  Once enrolled the child will receive a book in the mail each month until their fifth birthday.  To enroll visit our website or call to enroll by phone.  The program is free, but we do accept sponsorship donations.

ISD 166 PTA

101 West 5th Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-388-2224
E-mail: [email protected]
www.cookcountyschools.org/se3bin/clientgenie.cgi
Contact Person: Sue Prom
To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

North House Folk School

P.O. Box 759  /  500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Email: [email protected]
www.northhouse.org
Contact Person: Greg Wright
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
The mission of the North House Folk School is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.

North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

P.O. Box 2312, Tofte, MN 55615
Telephone: 218-663-7050
E-mail: [email protected]
www.commercialfishingmuseum.org
Contact Person: Don Hammer
Intersection of the Sawbill Trail and Highway 61 in Tofte
Memorial Day – October: Sun. – Thur. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November – May: Fri. Noon – 5, Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Hours are subject to change)
Governed by the Tofte Historical Society, the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum operates as an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to “the collection, preservation and dissemination of historical knowledge… with specific emphasis on commercial fishing and the more general relationship of early lifestyles to the shore and waters of Lake Superior.”

Schroeder Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 337  /  7932 West Highway 61
Schroeder, MN 55613
Telephone: 218-663-7706
E-mail: crheritage @boreal.org
www.crossriverheritage.org
Contact Person: Suzan From
Open from Memorial weekend to MEA weekend in Oct.
Tue.- Sat. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., closed Mon.
Telling the story of the Schroeder Area: Past, Present and Future. The mission of Schroeder Area Historical Society is to research, document, record, and preserve the unique history of Schroeder Township and its residents to provide insight and reference for future generations.