Back in 1976 Cook County floated a referendum to establish a county administrator position to help streamline and re-organize county government. The issue failed. Since then the laws have changed and there’s no longer a need for voter approval.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) caught more than twice the number of gypsy moths this year over last year – most of them in the northeastern part of the state. Nearly all the trapped moths were caught in St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties.
On this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, Steve acknowledges his addiction to coffee.
Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.
A Grand Marais man who discovered his wife was having an affair is accused of using a crowbar, knife and gun to force the other man to have sexual relations with his wife.
Welcome back to Magnetic North, a whiter and brighter and softer walking place since our recent snowfall. My kick sled is fired up and ready to go. No more clunky trudges to the mailbox.
There is good news about the matching fund for the challenge grant made by the Grand Marais State Bank for the Birch Grove Foundation.
Days of anticipation, cinnamon, chocolate and joy are finally here ….Pre-Christmas congregating has been going on for days and days since Thanksgiving and now is the time for the excitement to get serious as the Christian welcoming is again renewed.
This winter the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency continues to offer bus rides around the county as well as energy and weatherization assistance. It has also recently re-opened its adult education and job skills office in Grand Marais with Dawn Byholm as employment counselor and adult basic education instructor. WTIP’s Jay Andersen interviewed Dawn.
The Nylons brought the house down at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Sunday with a 2.5. hour high-energy concert. This was the last stop in their 2009 tour, and they seemed to enjoy performing for "Grand Maraisians" as much as we loved the show.
Sawtooth Elementary and Cook County Schools Health Council were highlighted with a “success story” in a recent report to the Minnesota Department of Health. The December report is an update on the status of the State Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant in Northeast Minnesota.
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 10:00 a.m.