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Susie Island chain in Lake Superior
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and The Nature Conservancy announced this week that Susie Island has been returned to the tribe.
 
The 142-acre island is the largest of 13 small, rocky islands jutting out of Lake Superior amid the high cliffs and hills where the...
Jan Sivertson
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 
Sauna setback
Cook County’s Land Services Director Tim Nelson provided the...
Excavation has begun on the Grand Marais workforce housing development
Progress is being made toward the construction of the first phase of workforce housing in Grand Marais by One Roof Housing.  

Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director Mary Somnis reports that land clearing began on the land on Second Street,...
Grand Marais City Hall
The Grand Marais City Council tackled a number of issues at its September 13 meeting. Rhonda Silence checks in with Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux about some of the matters discussed, such as some requests for zoning changes, international students and the public works facility under...
A copy of the tax survey sent to some Cook County homeowners
A survey was sent earlier this month to local property tax payers from a group calling themselves the “Citizens for an Affordable Cook County.” The Cook County News-Herald is also associated with the survey.

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on...
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There was a collision on east Highway 61 just before 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18 when a vehicle that was stopping for a school bus was rear-ended. 

A 2004 Cadillac CTS, driven by Michael Raffale, 29, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was traveling east on Highway 61 near the Lindskog Road...
Cook County courthouse
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the commissioners voted to set a preliminary, or maximum levy for 2018.

The preliminary levy was set at 19.9 percent.  

Board Chair Jan Sivertson made the motion to set the levy at...

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Listening to the radio
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Former head of county Human Services makes first court appearance. Area state park accounts are hacked. A teenager...
Dr. Seth Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...
Setting the levy
Late last year the Cook County Commissioners' room was packed with taxpayers as the county board prepared to finalize the 2017 budget and levy. Now it’s time to do it again.

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