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Workshop Helps Contractors
Secure Work and Mitigates Fire Risk
Ely and in Grand Marais

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GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA March 10, 2018 – (LSN) Cook County Firewise, along with other partners, is holding two workshops in northern Minnesota to help Forestry Contractors access contract work.

“We have a number of fuels reduction projects over the next several years and there is a need for more contractors to participate,” said Todd Armbruster, Firewise Coordinator. “This workshop will help existing and potential new contractors to learn about opportunities with multiple agencies."

The workshops, one to be held in Ely and one in Grand Marais, are intended for both loggers and landscape/tree service businesses to help decipher the government contract bidding process, learn about current and future hand and mechanical work projects on public and private lands, and discuss challenges they may be facing.

Fuels reduction projects help to mitigate an area’s wildfire risk. There is no fee to attend; the workshops are fee. The workshop also qualifies for three hours of Minnesota Logger Education Program credit.  

Dates & Locations:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 
1 - 4:30 pm
Kawishiwi Ranger Station
1393 MN Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731


Thursday, March 29, 2018
Cook County Community Center
317 5th St
Grand Marais, MN 55604

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About Cook County Minnesota

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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
 Grand Portage 


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