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A Nordic Star home being placed on its foundation.
The Nordic Star housing development, a joint effort of the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) and One Roof Housing, is nearing the completion of a critical phase of the project. Following a series of open-house visits and orientation sessions earlier this month in Grand...
Mailboxes were struck with some sort of heavy object
Sometime during the night on Friday, July 20, vandals went on a mailbox-smashing spree. Dozens of mailboxes in Grand Marais—along County Road 6, Brandon Lane, County Road 60, Wesley Lane and Devil Track Road—were damaged.

Some mailboxes were only dented, others crushed...
Braidy Powers
 July 24 has been touted as a voter registration deadline. What does that mean? Does a new voter have to register by that date to be counted?

According to Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers, the answer is no. July 24 is the date by which online and mailed voter...
Cook County, Minnesota
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 17, questions surfaced about why meetings in the committee of the whole format are no longer recorded.

The questions came from local residents Donna Lunke and Arvis Thompson, with the commissioners and County...
20 More Listener Members
WTIP Radio’s 20 More! Membership Drive Begins July 18, with a
Remote Broadcast from the Gunflint Canoe Races
 
GRAND MARAIS, Minn., July 18, 2018—WTIP North Shore Community Radio kicks off...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to School District 166 just after 2 p.m. on Monday, July 16 to respond to a fire alarm at the school. The workers in the building also reported a strong odor of something burning.

Working with school staff, the...
Fishing at sunset
Here in Cook County, fishing is often serious business. From charter trips on Lake Superior to weeklong adventures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, many anglers travel north to pursue their dreams of catching fish in Minnesota.

However, according to recent information...

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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...

It can be a challenge to find a long-term rental option to house residents of Grand Marais and Cook...
A workforce housing project in Grand Marais nears completion
This is part three of an in-depth report on the local housing market titled: ‘WTIP Housing...

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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