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Wildfire scenario staged near McFarland Lake

The U.S. Forest Service and interagency partners staged a wildfire training scenario on Thursday, April 6.

Jim Boyd

Arts as economic development is focus of new planning team

Arts and Culture Economy Planning Team members Bill Hansen and Jim Boyd emphasise the importance of arts to our local economy.

Pinewood Derby cars speeding down the track

Friendly competition at Cook County Scouts Pinewood Derby

Cook County Boy Scouts and friends gathered for the 2017 Pinewood Derby on Saturday, April 1. Rhonda Silence was on hand and shares this report. 

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Spring on Superior

Warm and dry weekend ahead

Nice spring weekend is forecast, but there may be some rain late Sunday.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Miller about a few warm but dry days ahea

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux plays ping pong with the Lt. Gov. Photo via Moving Matters/Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Great Place Project awards 2017 grants

 The Great Place Project team from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and the Cook County Chamber met Monday and made decisions on distributing $10,000 that an anonymous donor made available to ensure a 20

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mountain Elementary: April 6

General, Sofi, and Ruby report the latest school news.

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Rep. Rob Ecklund

Legislature is active prior to Easter break

The Minnesota Legislature is about to go into Easter Recess, so there’s been a good deal of activity at the Capitol.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with District 3A Rep. Rob Ecklund.

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Cook County Vikings baseball season preview

The Cook County Vikings baseball team opens season play on April 11th at home against Silver Bay.

Cook County Vikings

Cook County Vikings softball season preview

The Cook County Vikings softball team opens season play on April 11th.

West End News: April 6

Spring has sprung here in the West End. The sap is running and so are the snowshoe hares who are still sporting their winter attire. Grackles and redwing black birds have made their appearances.

Cook County Sheriffs Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 27 – April 2. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.

Deer fencing along the North Shore. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Low cost deer fencing available for some North Shore residents

The North Shore Forest Collaborative is in the second year of a project geared toward encouraging residents in Cook and Lake counties to plant white pine and white cedar seedlings.

Butts on the beach

Lions Centennial and beach sweep on park agenda

The Grand Marais Park Board brainstormed with the Lions about a Centennial project.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with park manager Dave Tersteeg about this and a March for Science and Earth D

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