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The scene of the fire on West Bearskin Lake on May 20. Photo by Jim Lundorff
WTIP was contacted by two Cook County residents about a fire that started near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the shores of West Bearskin Lake on Sunday, May 20.
 
Jim and Stephanie Lundorff said they were fishing on West Bearskin Sunday afternoon and noticed smoke...
Coaster brook trout. Photo courtesy of Flickr
The coaster brook trout is native to the coastlines and tributaries of Lake Superior. Following decades of heavy fishing pressure and habitat destruction resulting from logging practices near the North Shore, the coaster brook trout population was all but decimated in Lake Superior.

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Northland Skywarn training coming to Cook County
The National Weather Service offers training for volunteers who are interested in being part of the Skywarn program. The next opportunity for training is Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais.
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Many of those involved in the North Shore Health renovation and expansion cut a big gold ribbon to rededicate the facility
North Shore Health recently completed its months-long renovation and expansion project. On May 18, hospital staff, hospital board members, representatives of the agencies involved in construction and financing and many community members gathered for a ribbon cutting and rededication. 
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Contractor Anton Moody speaks with Architect David Salema about construction on Fourth Avenue West
WTIP previously spoke with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux about some construction taking place on Fourth Avenue West in Grand Marais. That interview can be heard here. 
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Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux
There has been some new construction on Fourth Avenue West in Grand Marais and although it was approved over a year ago, some citizens have questioned how and when this project was approved.

A few citizens have shared concerns regarding building height and the amount of fill used for...

Arrowhead Electric Cooperative/True North Broadband is conducting planned maintenance overnight tonight that will impact phone and internet service for all of their customers, as well as all cellular services.

The outage will begin at midnight. The maintenance work is...

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Moose calves
In response to high predation rates of moose calves in recent years throughout northeastern...
Moose
Northeastern Minnesota’s moose population dropped some during the past year, but it appears...

In September 2017, during a meeting of the School District 166 school board, the topic of racism in the local school system was brought forward. A number of public comments were shared during the...
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