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COOK COUNTRY, MINNESOTA September 2, 2019 (LSN) Students will be going back to school soon and many will be getting there on foot or bike. The Safe Routes to School Committee (SRTS) works year-round to make it safer and easier for children to walk and bike to and from school. In the upcoming weeks, crosswalk repainting, Slow Down lawn signs, an additional speed feedback sign, and school zone speed and crosswalk enforcement will be at work to remind our community of the upcoming start of the school year and to drive carefully to keep students safe.
There are four different school zones located within Cook County, and we ask that all motorists use caution when approaching them during school hours. Besides the reduced speed limits in the school zones, there are other considerations to be aware of such as crosswalks, school bus pick-ups and drop-offs, students walking across parking lots, and students darting out in between parked vehicles. Tips to assist in the safety of school children include:
If your child will be walking to school, please review the following ideas for safety and preparation.
Safety tips for parents and children who utilize school buses include:
From Back To School Safety. 2019, https://www.adt.com/resources/back-to-school-safety
For more information visit www.health.mn.gov/saferoutestoschool or contact Cook County Safe Routes to School Coordinator Andrea Orest at 218-387-2330.
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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:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Cook County include:
Grand Marais Lutsen Mountains
Gunflint Trail Superior Hiking Trail
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