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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.

Ski Free at Lutsen Mountains & Experience Small Town Charm in Grand Marais on Black Friday

LUTSEN MOUNTAIN – That blast of winter wonderful has dumped four inches of snow on Lutsen Mountain which is being added to the base of man-made snow to provide a good start for the ski season. This weekend, you are invited to Cook County for a weekend of fun and snow.[...] Read More.

See world-class sled dog races in Cook County | Gunflint Mail Run Jan. 7-8 and John Beargrease Jan. 29-Feb. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE See world-class sled dog races in Cook County Gunflint Mail Run Jan. 7-8 and John Beargrease Jan. 29-Feb. 2   Cook County, Minn. – Nov. 17, 2016 – Mushers and their teams of dogs from around the globe are preparing to cover hundreds of miles of terrain[...] Read More.

#OptOutside and Ski Free at Lutsen Mountains on Black Friday

#OptOutside and Ski Free at Lutsen Mountains on Black Friday Nov. 17, 2016 – Last year REI stores across the country eschewed the craziness of Black Friday shopping, closed their stores and encouraged employees and customers to #OptOutside.  It became a movement, and 1.4 million people spent the day enjoying the[...] Read More.