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North Shore Water Festival Expands: Get wet, watch films and meet author July 21-23 in Grand Marais

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   North Shore Water Festival Expands: Get wet, watch films and meet author July 21-23 in Grand Marais COOK COUNTY, Minn., (July 5, 2017) – The fourth annual North Shore Water Festival (NSWF) in Grand Marais offers visitors a chance to get wet and participate in water[...] Read More.

Watercraft weekend in and around Grand Marais Cook County, Minn. hosts both Boundary Waters Expo and Wooden Boat Show June 16-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Cook County, Minn. – April 27, 2017 — Cook County will celebrate the theme of boating with two events on the weekend of June 16-18. There will be the Boundary Waters Expo on the Gunflint Trail and the Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival in[...] Read More.

Grand Marais wins USA TODAY’s Best Midwestern Small Town contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Marais wins USA TODAY’s Best Midwestern Small Town contest   Grand Marais, Minn. – April 28, 2017 – Today, Grand Marais, Minn., was voted the winner of the “Best Midwestern Small Town” contest sponsored by 10 Best Readers’ Choice, a division of the travel arm of[...] Read More.