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Sen. Tom Saxhaug

New driver’s license may replace passports at border

If Sen. Tom Saxhaug has his way all you’ll need at the Minnesota-Ontario border crossing is a special driver’s license or ID card.

With ice out happening early this year, Bill and Cindy Hansen enjoy a paddle on Sawbill Lake

West End News: April 14

The current ban on fires of any kind is not the first and not the most severe.


An early spring has made for an active grouse population

Wildersmith April 14

Spring is now official along the Gunflint Lake shores. It is declared so because the lake ice departed in the afternoon of April 10.


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Lost housing rehab funds reinstated for Cook County

There was some good news to report at the monthly meeting of the Cook County/Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority on Tuesday.


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Sen. Al Franken weighs in on unemployment benefits and health care

Congress is back in session and a number of issues are pending, including the extension of unemployment benefits. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U.S.

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County at record fire danger levels

Campfire restrictions remain in effect throughout the Superior National Forest.
 

Gov. Tim Pawlenty

County loses most of its state aid

Cook County Commissioners had to dip into a special fund to balance part of their budget for this year. County Program Aid and Market Value Credits were reduced when Gov.

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Fire departments hold burn training

There was a lot of smoke and fire inside a house in Grand Marais over the weekend. It wasn’t a tragedy, but a planned training session for local firefighters.

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Art News for April 10 weekend

A new show opened at the Johnson Heritage Post this weekend: "Out in the Shop: Cook County Furniture Makers" curated by Scott Pollock (left). This show is a must-see.


Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap April 10

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week. Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to

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Campfire restrictions in effect

Campfire restrictions went into effect on Monday throughout the Superior National Forest.

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Behind the Work: Randy Schnobrich

This edition of Behind the Work focuses on Randy Schnobrich, woodworker and fine craftsman. With more than 20 years of woodworking under his belt, Randy has built everything from cabins to dogsleds, commissioned furniture to custom doors. Randy also teaches several woodworking classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. 

AARP Tax Volunteers still at it

AARP Tax Volunteers still at it

The AARP TaxAide Volunteers are still at it, and there are three more opportunities to get your taxes done for free in Cook County:

Moose numbers continue to decline in the Arrowhead

Points North: No moose hunt app for this Minnesotan

I'm not applying for a Minnesota moose permit this year.


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