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An estimated six to eight wolves will be brought from the Upper Midwest and possibly Ontario to Isle Royale by the end of October, according to officials from the National Park Service involved in an ambitious project to reestablish wolves on the large island on Lake Superior.

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Moose in Superior National Forest
At least 23 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by Chippewa bands in northeastern Minnesota, according to public documents and officials with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

A total of 18 bull moose can be harvested by members of the Fond...
(from left) Dave Mills, Ginny Storlie, Bruce Martinson, Mickey Brazell. Photo by Rhonda Silence
There are two contested seats to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners this year, and Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 6. Mail-in ballots are expected to be mailed out by Oct. 12 in Cook County.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, WTIP hosted a live candidate forum with the four...
Preschool fun - Photo by Christina Vlinder/Flickr
There have been some staffing adjustments at the start of the year for School District 166, including a reduction in the school's planned preschool offering. The later afternoon preschool option has been eliminated, at least temporarily. 

WTIP's Rhonda Silence talks with...
The City of Grand Marais wants to hear from pedestrians
The City of Grand Marais is working on a pedestrian plan. The purpose of the plan is to identify the transportation needs of people moving at a walking pace. The city hopes to include instrastructure, maintenance strategies and policies in the plan. And the city is asking for the public's...
Diann Carlson of USDA Rural Development and Chuck Payton of Odyssey Resorts at the Open House at the Nordic Star development
Community members were invited to an open house at the Nordic Star housing development on Tuesday, September 18. Officials from the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority, One Roof Community Housing, USDA Rural Development and local government agencies were all on hand to take a...
The proposed bridge over Fall River on the Gitchi Gami State Trail received EDA support on September 18
The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) tackled a number of matters at its September 18 meeting. In addition to the usual items on the EDA agenda--housing, the business park, the Lutsen golf course--there was a proposal for the EDA to lend support to the Minnesota...

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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Rep. Nolan comes under fire for having a harassing staff member on this prior campaign committee. Candidate...
Some of the children that Maria Carlson cares for at Wee Folks Daycare
As many local parents and employers know, finding adequate daycare can be a struggle. There has...
Maren Webb of Grand Marais is a parent experiencing the childcare crunch
Although Cook County is a wonderful place to raise a family, for some it can be a difficult place...

It can be a challenge to find a long-term rental option to house residents of Grand Marais and Cook County. It’s an issue that impacts local families and individuals, employers and people who...
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