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The WTIP News Department has been informed of a problem with the 2018 property-tax calculations for a number of properties located near Tait Lake. County Administrator Jeff Cadwell sent the following statement to WTIP regarding this issue:

"The county has become aware of a...
Cook County Vikings
The basketball season is under way for the local high school basketball teams.

The Vikings girls kicked off their season Nov. 30 with a home overtime win against Silver Bay, 44-39.
 
Both teams traveled to Two Harbors on Friday.  The boys won their season...
Bike riders
The name of the 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness suggests three ideas: lakes, non-motorized watercraft and forests.

However, under a new bill moving through Congress, a new mode of transportation could enter into the equation: bicycling.

The...
Grand Marais Public Library. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The Grand Marais Public Library staff found out this week the library has once again achieved a 5-star ranking in the annual Library Journal Star Libraries standings. Grand Marais has been ranked a 5-star library for 10 years running, one of only 13 libraries in the nation to do so.
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Listening to the radio
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Park Service is getting close to introducing more wolves to Isle Royale. Wheeled vehicles in the wilderness is under consideration in Congress. A DFL candidate adds a campaign manager from Grand Marais and the...
Sawtooth Bluff offers scenic views of Grand Marais
The county's Park and Trails Department, a division of the county's Land Use Department, is working on a Sawtooth Bluff Master Plan on how the county property overlooking Grand Marais should be developed. 

Trail user groups, the Grand Marais Parks Department, and the...
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The board of the local school district (ISD 166) held a special meeting Dec. 4 primarily to accept the resignation of Principal Adam Nelson. The board opted to accept Nelson’s resignation, as he will be the superintendent at the Wrenshall School District starting in January.

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Listening to the radio
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Park Service is getting close to introducing more wolves to Isle Royale. Wheeled vehicles in the wilderness is...
Moose in Superior National Forest
An estimated 42 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa...
Dr. Seth Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...
Cook County Conversations
In recent months there have been concerns and frustrations expressed that the Cook County Board of Commissioners and county administrator do not respond directly to questions during public meetings....
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