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Highway 61 near Split Rock River: MnDOT recommends alternate route

Temporary paving operation slows traffic on Highway 61 near Split Rock

DULUTH, MN - Motorists traveling on Highway 61 near Split Rock River in Lake County are encountering traffic backups as MnDOT temporarily paves a two-mile section in preparation for a government shutd


Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor talks business, birds, burn pile and more

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson says business is booming, the Classic Car Show was a success, but we may have a bird problem.


Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for May were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.


Many seniors turn to public transit when they can no longer drive themselves around

Seniors: Getting around in Cook County

Today, 79 percent of seniors age 65 and older live in suburban or rural communities that are largely car-dependent. As seniors get older, they often turn to public transit to get around.


Minnesota State Patrol patch

Thursday is “Maroon Day” on the highways

The Minnesota State Patrol is increasing trooper presence on highways on June 30, which is historically the deadliest day on Minnesota roads.


Fireworks

Summer weather ahead for holiday weekend

Even if the state government shuts down Friday, the weather along the North Shore will keep Cook County “open for business.” The National Weather Service in Duluth says there may be a litt


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Meteorologist talks about flooding and sunshine (finally)

What do flood warnings mean to those of us who live along the North Shore?


Visitor Center at Grand Portage State Park

State shutdown will affect local DNR services

If state government shuts down the end of the week because the governor and legislators can’t agree on a budget, many Department of Natural Resources services important to Cook County will shut


Radio-collared bear with cub.  Photo:  Wildlife Research Institute

Jackpot set for not shooting radio-collared bears in Northeast

A pair of anonymous donors have put up a $5,000 jackpot to discourage hunters from taking a radio collared bear in four Northeastern permit areas.