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Arrest made for arson in Grand Portage house fire

Grand Portage and Hovland Fire Departments, along with two Cook County Sheriff’s Deputies, responded to a structure fire on Townsite Road in Grand Portage at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3.


Rita Plourde

Health Center "funding cliff" deadline has passed

Congress has not yet reauthorized funding for the upcoming year for the Community Health Center Program, to avoid the so-called “funding cliff."  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with S


Sela Backstrom and Hanna Borson

Homecoming week arrives to ISD 166

Homecoming celebrations are ongoing at Cook County High School this week.


Coast Guard Station in Grand Marais by Tim Young

City and Historical Society consider future of Coast Guard station

The city of Grand Marais had an interesting discussion with representatives from the Cook County Historical Society at their last meeting on Wednesday, September 27.


Minnesota Outdoor News Editor Rob Drieslein

Outdoor writers head to the Boundary Waters

Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters is hosting a group of outdoor writers on the Gunflint Trail.


School News - Sawtooth Elementary Oct 3

School News from Sawtooth Elementary

by Payton, Katie and Henry


Parking lot in downtown Grand Marais on Oct. 3. Photo by Deb Benedict

Parking lot in Grand Marais floods again during heavy rain

Nearly 2 inches of rain fell on parts of Cook County in less than 24 hours between Oct. 2 and Tuesday morning, Oct. 3.


Jeff Cadwell

Highway department current projects and update on engineer search

The highway department is busy this time of year.  WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about current projects that the highway department is working on, which inc


Richie Yurkovich (left) and wife Gabe (middle) in his group Polkarioty

Accordionist Richie Yurkovich live on the Scenic Route

Richie Yurkovich is an accomplished polka musician and accordionist hailing from central Wisconsin.


Lake scene, Cook County

Wisconsinites plot to steal our lakes; Minnesotans fight back

We read recently about a fiendish plot by some Wisconsin folks to steal Minnesota's lakes! Naturally this warranted further investigation. Lisa Legge, web editor and reporter for the Pioneer Press, who broke the story, joined Dave to fill us in. You can read her original story here. 


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