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Girls Alpine team goes to State

Girls Alpine team goes to State

The Cook County/Silver Bay Girls Alpine ski team won the Section 7 meet at Giants Ridge on Tuesday Feb. 2.


Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Mushers wrap up 2010 Beargrease

Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm was the first to cross the finish line of the 27th John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


Grand Marais couple to face jury over kidnapping and sexual assault charges

Grand Marais couple to face jury over kidnapping and sexual assault charges

A Grand Marais woman is now facing a more serious criminal charge than her husband, who allegedly used a wrecking bar, knife and handgun to force another man to have sex with her.


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Manpower is the only backup system for communications on the North Shore

When people along the North Shore last week found themselves without the usual communications tools, they began asking, “What happened and where’s the back-up?” Residents along th


Drew Hayden Taylor, author of “Dead White Writer on the Floor”

The play “Dead White Writer on the Floor” opens in Thunder Bay

Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay is premiering a work by First Nations playwright Drew Hayden Taylor.


Minnesota State Capital

Cook County caucus results stray from state trends

Republicans and Democrats gathered Tuesday evening for party caucuses. The attendance numbers were down from 2008, but there was still plenty of political business accomplished.


David Eckel of Grand Marais found a dead wolf, apparently killed by other wolves, at Pincushion while skiing.

Wolf kill discovered on Pincushion ski trail

David Eckel of Grand Marais was skiing the Ole Hyvaa loop on the Pincushion trail system on Saturday when he came on a bloody scene and a dead wolf.


The proposed site of the PolyMet mine

Grand Portage unites with other northern tribes in concern over PolyMet mine proposal

Tribal governments are coming together in concern over the PolyMet mine proposal.  There’s been a flurry of interest recently by companies that want to mine copper, nickel and other prec


Tyler Dean with a young Haitian girl in Saint Marc, Haiti on the last day of his aid-related trip.

Local 2007 high school grad contributes to relief effort in Haiti

On Jan. 12, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.


Blake Freking's dog team takes off from start of the Beargrease

An exciting start to the Beargrease

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. It attracts mushers from around the world and covers nearly 400miles of difficult terrain.