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Ice skates. Photo courtesy of Flickr
Improved facilities for outdoor hockey and ice skating were key talking points during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Cook County Community Center Director Diane Booth presented information about the local outdoor hockey rink during...

A snowboarder and young skier collided at Lutsen Mountains ski area at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, resulting in serious injuries for the skier.

The snowboarder accidentally hit a nine-year-old girl from Edina, Minnesota. She was transported down the hill by Lutsen Ski...
Property Maintenance Worker Rod Carlson and Property Maintenance Supervisor Len Bloomquist
The public has been watching the removal of the former Tomteboda Resort buildings and the construction of a new public utilities building for the city of Grand Marais with interest in recent months. 

The building is complete for the most part and the Grand Marais Public Utility...
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Update: Democrats got behind a plan to reopen the federal government Monday as the Senate began a key vote. The House will have to vote on any measure the Senate passes before the government officially reopens.

As of early Monday, both the...
Parking lot in downtown Grand Marais on Oct. 3. Photo by Deb Benedict
If you’ve ever wondered why a parking lot floods in downtown Grand Marais or were curious about stormwater runoff impacting Lake Superior, a meeting later this month should be of interest to you.

A joint effort between the city and county, the meeting will largely focus on an...
Laker by lighthouse by David R. Johnson
Those of us who live along the North Shore enjoy seeing the big ships out on the Big Lake. WTIP’s Sterling Anderson finds out more about the lakers in this...
Gunflint Trail
A moose was hit, but not fatally injured, on the Gunflint Trail between Loon Lake Road and Tucker Lake Road, and was reported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 8:15 pm. last night, Jan. 18.
 
The driver, David R. Howe, 47, of Grand Marais, told...

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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Lynx are schedule to be taken off the threatened species list. Former Cook County Human Services head pleads in...
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...
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
Starting on Jan. 28, one of the North Shore’s signature and most iconic events will take place during the John Beagrease Sled Dog Marathon.

The race celebrates the work John...
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