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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.

Memorial Day Weekend in Cook County, Minn. Gravel grinding, art along Lake Superior and Ham Lake fire remembered

Memorial Day Weekend in Cook County, Minn. Gravel grinding, art along Lake Superior and Ham Lake fire remembered FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Cook County, Minn. – April 20, 2017 — Cook County is kicking off summer on Memorial Day Weekend with events for sports, arts and history enthusiasts. From gravel[...] Read More.

Grand Marais nominated by USA TODAY travel group for its Best Midwestern Small Town contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grand Marais nominated by USA TODAY travel group for its Best Midwestern Small Town contest   Grand Marais, Minn. – March 29, 2017 – This week, Grand Marais, Minn., was chosen as a contender for the “Best Midwestern Small Town” contest sponsored by 10 Best Readers’ Choice,[...] Read More.

Perfect spring break destination: Prime Conditions Predicted for Weekend of Winter Fun in Tofte and Gunflint Trail March 11 – 12

Perfect spring break destination:   Prime Conditions Predicted for Weekend of Winter Fun in Tofte and Gunflint Trail March 11 – 12   Cook County, Minn. – Feb. 17, 2017 – There is more fun to be had this winter at a brand-new event, The Sugar Tour at Oberg Trailhead[...] Read More.

Visit Cook County receives record-breaking three awards during Explore Minnesota annual conference

Visit Cook County receives record-breaking three awards during Explore Minnesota annual conference   Feb. 1, 2017-St. Paul, Minn.-Visit Cook County, the tourism organization for Grand Marais, Minn. and surrounding communities, walked away from the Explore Minnesota annual conference last night with a record-breaking three awards. No organization has previously received[...] Read More.

Plenty of snow for Beargrease Marathon, skiing and snowmobiling in Grand Marais and surrounding communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Plenty of snow for Beargrease Marathon, skiing and snowmobiling in Grand Marais and surrounding communities   Cook County, Minn. – January 27, 2017 – Although race officials have expressed concern about trail conditions for the 400-mile sled-dog marathon, there is plenty of snow for the upcoming Beargrease,[...] Read More.

Opening early Jan. 25 Grand Portage Lodge and Casino’s newly renovated casino

Opening early Jan. 25 Grand Portage Lodge and Casino’s newly renovated casino Jan 17, 2017, Grand Portage Minn. – After months of intensive construction, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino (GPLC) is ready to open a completely new casino floor for players poised to try their luck on the North Shore.[...] Read More.

Feb. 9-15 Northern Minnesota celebrates ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-gah and is Danish for cozy)

Feb. 9-15 Northern Minnesota celebrates ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-gah and is Danish for cozy) Cook County, Minn. – Jan. 18, 2017 – The Danish concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah), has traveled to the United States. Hygge is the Danish ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by[...] Read More.

Results are in for Norpine Fat Bike Classic Jan. 6 – 7 in Lutsen, Minn.

Results are in for Norpine Fat Bike Classic Jan. 6 – 7 in Lutsen, Minn.   Cook County, Minn. –  Jan. 7, 2016 – Cycling fanatics braved weather that warmed up to 0 degrees Farenheit during the inaugural Norpine Fat Bike Classic in Lutsen, Minn. today. They competed for the[...] Read More.