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Weekend News Roundup for June 17

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Election complaint filed against new District One commissioner. Great Lakes levels are high.

Howard Hedstrom

EDA sells land to Spectrum Health for assisted living facility

​The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority met on Tuesday, June 13 and in attendance was John Monacelli of Spectrum Health.

Sen. Tom Bakk

Sen. Bakk discusses Governor-Legislature stalemate

The Minnesota Legislature is suing Gov. Mark Dayton over his veto of lawmaker's funding.

North Shore Health - Wellness

WTIP Volunteer Tina Krauz covers the progress on the renovations at the North Shore Hospital and Care Center.

Robert Deschampe of Grand Portage takes the oath of office

New commissioner takes oath of office

At the start of the Tuesday, June 13 meeting of the Cook County Commissioners, Deputy Court Administrator Kim Shepard administered the oath of office for new District 1 Commissioner Robert “Bobb

Sheriff's squad

Cyclist collapses on Mount Josephine during ride

 Cook County 911 dispatch received a call Monday, June 12, regarding a cyclist who collapsed during his ascent up Mount Josephine in Grand Portage.

Dr. Bill Crandall

Art teacher position on ISD166 school board agenda

There are – or may be – changes to the art program at School District 166 next year. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Superintendent Bill Crandall to find out more. 

Lake Superior-North Watershed

MPCA: Watershed contains some of the least polluted waters

The Lake Superior-North Watershed covers more than a million acres in the Arrowhead from the Baptism River to the Canadian border.

Need a passport? The Grand Marais Post Office can help.

Grand Marais Post Office to host Passport Fair

The Grand Marais Post Office is hosting a Passport Fair on Tuesday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A search is under way for a missing camper at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Missing man found at Romance Lake

The Gunflint Trail Fire Department search and rescue team and U.S. Forest Service personnel began conducting a search at about 11 p.m.