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COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

COOK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 2020 GRANT RECIPIENTS

COOK COUNTRY, GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA  ~~~~   July 15, 2020 (LSN) The Cook County Community Foundation (CCCF) announced its 2020 grant recipients today with more than $20,000 in funds being distributed to Cook County non-profit organizations for various community service initiatives.  Grants are awarded through a competitive grant application process and recipients were determined as most impactful in the Cook County community by the Advisory Board of the Directors of CCCF.

The 2020 grants awarded by the Cook County Community Foundation include:

The Cook County Council on Aging plans to improve their Healthy Nutrition Program that provides nutritious meals to those in need and provides daily checks on our community’s most vulnerable, home-bound residents.  The granted funds of $3,000 will be used to replace old, worn-out equipment and purchase local, nutritious food.

The Grand Marais Playhouse will use their $4,000 grant to start an afterschool theater program for Grand Marais area youth.  The program, which will take place at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts, will engage youth in performance and technical theater training through collaborative projects and ensemble learning.  These training techniques create a positive creative environment and help address bullying issues.

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society will receive a $2,000 grant to be used to develop activities and programming based upon Anishinaabe (Lake Superior Chippewa, Ojibwe) history and culture in partnership with the 1854 Treaty Authority.  The programs, which will take place at the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, will incorporate Anishinaabe culture and history into the “stories” told at Chik-Wauk.  They will include presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities for youth and adults.

The $4500 grant to Cook County ISD166 will allow students who would otherwise not be able to attend to participate in an Advanced Connection to the Arts program.  The program includes a trip to the culturally rich city of Chicago.  The trip will focus on musical and visual arts and will include attendance at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a Broadway Musical and/or the Blue Man Group.  Visual arts will include trips to Millenium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The North Shore Collaborative will receive $751 to help fund Learning Opportunities Through Stories (LOTS), a summer literacy program that focuses on families with children from birth to age 5.  The program is led by local early childhood teachers to provide parents with the essential knowledge and skills to promote early reading.  The program has 6 weekly family sessions with activities that focus on a featured book that the children get to keep after the sessions have concluded.

The Schroeder Area Historical Society received a $4,000 grant to be used to expand their program services.  Activities will include developing enhanced collaborative online learning, obtaining an outdoor information kiosk and obtaining additional indoor brochure racks.  These activities will help promote local businesses and recreational activities, reflect community branding and allow visitors access to on-line and kiosk information 365 days a year; 24 hours per day.

The Duluth Area YMCA will receive a $4,000 grant to be used to increase STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) activities in afterschool, day camp and early learning activities.  Training will be provided for staff to develop age-appropriate activities.  STEAM activities encourage innovation, problem solving and critical thinking skills with early exposure helping to inspire youth to pursue career paths in these important fields.

In addition to the CCCF grants, The Frank G. DiMaio Fund also awarded a $2,579 grant to The Violence Prevention Center to present LUNAFEST 2020: Films By and About Women.  This event creates a safe space for all women to share their stories and encourages community dialogue around injustices women face. It also highlights and celebrates women's resilience and strengths. When individuals become aware of these injustices in our community, there is a greater possibility of system change.

“We’re pleased to be able to provide financial support to all of these deserving programs which will enrich our community and region,” said Leah Ekstrom, Chair of the Cook County Community Fund Advisory Board, “We thank these organizations and all that submitted grant requests for their dedication to improving Cook County.”

The Cook County Community Fund, created in 2003, is a regional affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits and to individuals for scholarships and also provides leadership on important initiatives in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Since its start in 1983, the Community Foundation has distributed more than $53 million and holds more than 400 funds. Learn more at dsacommunityfoundation.com.

 

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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west.  The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake,  Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles

Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
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  • Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Announces 2020 Annual Award
    Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Announces 2020 Annual Award

    Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Announces 2020 Annual Award

    ST PAUL,  MINNESOTA ~~~~~~  June 16, 2021 (LSN)  The Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society recently announced the recipients of their annual awards program. The Chapter presented its first awards in 1958.

    The Minnesota Award has been given to Minnesota’s top conservationist annually since 1958 and was presented this year to John Moriarty. It is the Chapter’s highest award and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to Minnesota’s wildlife and natural resources. He is currently the Senior Manager for Wildlife for the 23,000 acres in the Three Rivers Park District in the West Metro region of the Twin Cities.

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    Wooden Boat Show 2021

    Wooden Boat Show 2021

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~~~  June 11, 2021   (LSN)  Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! In this year of transition, we are planning to celebrate with gusto and safety. We will host the 2021 Wooden Boat Show both on campus, in person June 18-20 AND online June 3-25. Stay tuned: we will continue to shape our planning around the best safety practices available for our visitors, students, and staff. Community, craft, sparkling waters, northern adventures, and summer's light are at the heart of our efforts. 

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    Wooden Boat Show 2021

    Wooden Boat Show 2021

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~~~  June 11, 2021   (LSN)  Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! In this year of transition, we are planning to celebrate with gusto and safety. We will host the 2021 Wooden Boat Show both on campus, in person June 18-20 AND online June 3-25. Stay tuned: we will continue to shape our planning around the best safety practices available for our visitors, students, and staff. Community, craft, sparkling waters, northern adventures, and summer's light are at the heart of our efforts. 

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    Wooden Boat Show 2021

    Wooden Boat Show 2021

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA   ~~~~~~~~  June 11, 2021   (LSN)  Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated! In this year of transition, we are planning to celebrate with gusto and safety. We will host the 2021 Wooden Boat Show both on campus, in person June 18-20 AND online June 3-25. Stay tuned: we will continue to shape our planning around the best safety practices available for our visitors, students, and staff. Community, craft, sparkling waters, northern adventures, and summer's light are at the heart of our efforts. 

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    COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS A Look at Our County’s Housing Needs

    COOK COUNTY CONNECTIONS A Look at Our County’s Housing Needs

    COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA   June 21, 2021  (LSN)  Try to have a conversation about anything in Cook County these days, and it won’t be long before you find yourself talking about housing. It seems to be front-of-mind for everyone: the lack of available housing, record-high real estate prices, the housing cost burden that local workers are experiencing, the conversion of long-term rental housing to short-term vacation rentals and the workforce recruitment challenges that employers face when there is such a small supply of affordable housing. The problem is not a new one; in fact, it has been around for decades. But there is a confluence of events that appears to be making it more acute than it has ever been.

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Art Exhibit Underway At Lakeshore State Park

In Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 23, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the installation is complete on the first-ever temporary public art project at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee. The flock of swallow sculptures titled "REbirth" is sponsored by the Milwaukee-based Black Box Fund in partnership with the Friends of Lakeshore State Park (FLSP).

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DNR And Partners Team Up To Improve 2,000 Acres Of Pollinator Habitat

In Southwestern Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  June 23, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and the Driftless Area Land Conservancy are teaming up to improve nearly 2,000 acres of pollinator habitat on public and private lands in southwestern Wisconsin. Federally endangered rusty patched bumble bees, monarch butterflies, regal fritillary butterflies and other at-risk pollinators will benefit from the work.

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Lake Carriers’ to Recognize Chippewa County Health Department

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  June 9, 2021  (LSN)  The U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet began the process of readying their vessels for the shipping season on March 24, 2021 amid a global pandemic.  COVID-19 cases were still surging but the promise of a safer year sparkled with increases in vaccine availability.  Unfortunately, many Great Lakes sailors did not have an opportunity to receive the vaccine in their home state before they needed to report for their essential work. 

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Protect Turtles On The Move

Build A Nest Cage, Report Crossing Hotspots, Slow Down Near Wetlands

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~~   May 26, 2021  (LSN)  With turtle nesting season soon underway, state conservation biologists and highway officials are joining forces to encourage Wisconsinites to hatch a brighter future for slow-moving, slow-growing turtles by taking a few simple steps. 

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Ontario Supports Chippewa Park Family Festival

From Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~   May 22, 2021 (LSN)  Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries announced today that The Friends of Chippewa Park will be provided with $50,000 towards the marketing of their five day, free to all, Family Festival now scheduled for July 28 to Aug 1, 2022.

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WISCONSIN SEA GRANT

Study will examine effects of reduced ice coverage on Great Lakes marine transportation

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~  May 18, 2021  (LSN)  A preponderance of climate studies on the Great Lakes predict a trend toward reduced ice cover. Ice is expected to form later and melt earlier. With Wisconsin Sea Grant funding, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) are looking into how this might impact the shipping industry on the Great Lakes.

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2021 Live from the Rock Folk Festival Cancelled in Response to Pandemic

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NORTHERN, ONTARIO   ~~~~~  May 18, 2021  (LSN)  In response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the Live from the Rock Blues & Folk Society board of directors has once again decided to cancel its annual three-day Live from the Rock Folk Festival as it would normally be held each year.

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Very High Fire Danger Across Wisconsin

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~~  May 14, 2021  (LSN)  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid burning because of very high fire danger across Wisconsin, particularly in the northern two-thirds of the state.

The increased fire danger is due to the low relative humidities expected across the state, with the lowest values expected across northern Wisconsin. Temperatures will be warm and the air over Wisconsin will be dry, which are weather conditions that aid in the spread of fires.

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BOOMER’S DRIVE-IN THEATRE RETURNING THIS SUMMER

Outdoor movies on the Murillo Fairground

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   ~~~~~  May 13, 2021 (LSN)  Grand Slam Sports & Entertainment is thrilled to announce that outdoor movies will return this summer with Boomer’s Drive-In on the Murillo Fairgrounds.  The opening date is still to be determined pending the provincial restrictions that currently remain in place.   

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Superior program, Project SEARCH

graduating Friday, June 4th

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SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN   ~~~~~~~   May 11, 2021  (LSN)  The first group of student interns in the new Superior program, Project SEARCH, will be graduating Friday, June 4th and setting forth into the work world. We will have a short ceremony to recognize all the hard work and achievements the interns have put in this year, as well as recognition for the businesses of Superior who partnered with us. After the ceremony, a lunch will be provided for family, friends, and partners to enjoy the last day of the program, until next year.

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