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up, from painting walls to moving desks. Lunch will be provided and there will be a pizza potluck on Saturday evening. RSVP to or fill out a form at by Friday, April 1. You can also participate in a service learning course, such as First Impressions: Building Exterior Doors with Randy Schnobrich or Carving Signs for Campus: Incise Letter Carving with Jock Holmen.

The Iron Range Earth Fest is a family-friendly event. | SUBMITTED The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge returns to Lutsen Mountains. | SUBMITTED

Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge April 16-17

Cor PowerSports presents the 2nd annual Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge at Lutsen Mountains. The races will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the Cross Country Race and the Hillclimb Qualifier will be that afternoon at 1 p.m. Sunday races include the Hillclimb Finals and Hillcross Qualifier and Finals. An Awards party will be held that evening at Papa Charlie’s. To register or purchase

spectator tickets, visit for more info.

Service Learning & Volunteer Weekend April 22-24

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais is upgrading their space with the purchase of a neighboring building. Get a sneak peek at their new digs and help with the transition. There will be plenty of jobs for anyone who shows

Iron Range Earth Fest April 23, Saturday

The 8th annual family-friendly Earth Fest, which promotes sustainability, will take place in Mountain Iron from 9 a.m.4 p.m. This year’s theme, “Living Local on a Changing Planet,” will include dozens of exhibitors and vendors, guest speakers and presentations on local food, clean energy, local heritage, ecology and entrepreneurship. There will also be kid’s activities, locally sourced food, live music, the Community Sustainability Initiative Contest and the Green Innovator’s Expo. Events will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center, Merritt Elementary School and Messiah Lutheran Church. Cost is $5 for adults and free for kids.

Lake Superior Vacation Rental

2 bedroom 2 bath. $250 U.S. per night (2 persons). Enjoy the Canadian Experience! Visit Fort William Historical Park or Kakabeka Falls. 90 minutes from Grand Marais, 30 minutes from Thunder Bay. Google Highlander Cottage Lake Superior Call to reserve: 807-709-0470 or email

Cook County

Emergency Services Conference April 29-30, 2016

Cook County Community Center Conference subjects include: Emerging Diseases on the Horizon 12-Lead EKG interpretation STEMI Case study Public Information Officer Basics Obstetrics for the First Responder

Introduction to UAV’s: Policy Vehicle Burns and Vehicle Extrication Search Management Cold Water Rescue

Public invited to the following: please pre-register

SKYWARN Training, (Friday night) Cross Border Amateur Radio Set up, Test (Saturday morning)

To register:

If you have questions, or if you are a citizen volunteer interested in supporting and participating in the conference, contact Jim Wiinanen, Cook County Emergency Management Director at 218-387-3059 or by email at:


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