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Weekend News Roundup for August 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County commissioners discuss the highway department’s budget and especially cuts in calcium chloride.


Kirk Lee Bigby enters the Cook County Courthouse April 14th

Bluefin shooter sentenced to more than 12 years on murder charge

Kirk Lee Bigby, the man who in May said he was guilty of second-degree murder after a homicide at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, was sentenced today to 12 ½ years in prison.


The Grand Marais Driver and Vehicle Services office

Computer problems with Driver and Vehicle Services statewide

Although an upgrade to the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services computer system should eventually make things work better for the public, the first week has been plagued with glitches.


USFS

Acting Tofte ranger brings a varied background to the job

The Tofte Ranger District has an acting ranger who came here from out west. He will likely be the last temporary, because the decision on a permanent ranger appears to be close at hand.


Sea lamprey mouth. Photo courtesy of US FWS

Sea lamprey assessment scheduled for Brule River

The continuing battle against sea lampreys in Lake Superior is coming to a popular river in Cook County.  A U.S.


Cook County Sheriff's Deparment

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, July 24 to Sunday, July 30. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Missing Duluth couple found deceased in Brookston, Minn. area

The search for an elderly Duluth couple came to a sad conclusion this afternoon when the pair were found deceased in a remote area near Brookston.


Superior National Forest

New acting ranger takes over at Gunflint station

The Gunflint Ranger District has a new Acting Ranger. She will likely be the last temporary, because the decision on a permanent Ranger appears to be close at hand.


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Weekend News Roundup for August 5

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Lake Superior water levels reach new highs. Rep. Nolan plans to run again for the 8th Congressional District.


Renovations such as deck repairs has begun

GoFer Cabins site being redeveloped

Anyone heading east out of Grand Marais has likely noticed a lot of activity at the GoFer Cabins site.