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At Cascade River State Park

Heading North? State Parks are open

State parks along the shore began opening Thursday for the first time since the July 1 shutdown. Gooseberry Falls State Park opened its gates Thursday afternoon with camping resumed by evening.


ISD166 Superintend Beth Schwarz

Community center-school complex is a possibility

The ISD166 school board has passed an open ended motion which allows them to remain neutral toward a new community center, but open to considering the facility as a part of the school complex under th


Erosion along the Arrowhead Trail as the waters recede. Note the exposed  telephone cable.

Rains soak the shore, flood city and parts of Hovland

Heavy rains yesterday flooded parts of Grand Marais where the National Weather Service reported up to three inches fell in two hours.


Carol Christenson

Some relief ahead as cold front approaches

Hot. Humid. Rain and flooding – all a part of weather on the North Shore this week. And there’s more to come.


Rep. David Dill

Rep. Dill explains his special session votes

The Minnesota Legislature met Tuesday into Wednesday morning in a special session to pass the budget agreement reached by Governor Dayton and the Republican leadership.


Night Sky

Tips and tricks for night sky observation

With its limited light pollution, the North Shore is a great place to observe the night sky.


Minnesota State Capitol

Special session starts at 3 p.m. today

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has called a special legislative session in the hope of ending the state's nearly three-week government shutdown.


Finland Coop mural installation

Finland Cooperative Store completes new mural

Folks driving down the hill into Finland on Hwy 1 will notice a big change on the side of the Finland Co-op store – a new mural has been completed.


Canadian boreal wildfire

Smell smoke? It’s Ontario!

If you’re smelling smoke in Cook County this week, it’s blowing down from huge wildfires burning to the north.