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Robert Deschampe is the county's new commissioner

An interview with new Commissioner Robert Deschampe

Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers has announced the results of the special election for Cook County Commissioner District 1.


Rep. Rob Ecklund

Rep. Ecklund sums up the end of the legislative session

Though the 2017 Legislature has ended it may not be over until it's over.


County Road 7 in Cook County.jpg

Highway engineer gives update on 2017 road projects

Construction on Cook County Road 7 started in early June, as did work on a number of other local roadway and infrastructure projects.


Department of Homeland Security Officials Craig Kalar and Matthew Curran discuss the day's operations

Local Homeland Security officials discuss traveling border lakes

Most visitors who enter Cook County from Canada arrive through the Grand Portage Port of Entry.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for June 3

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Kirk Lee Bigby pleads guilty. A woman from Ghana dies in attempt to flee across the border.


North House founders

WTIP’s Community Conversation is a North House retrospective

In January 1997, after two years of experimenting with traditional craft classes and workshops, North House Folk School officially opened its doors on the Grand Marais Harbor.


Cook County Sheriff's Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, May 22 to Monday, May 28. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Lake Superior

Cook County residents sought for Lake Superior council

The Governor's Council on Minnesota’s Coastal Program is made up of 15 individuals from throughout the coastal area of Carlton, Cook, Lake and St.


The Grand Portage Port of Entry offers Global Entry Card enrollment. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local U.S. Port of Entry offers unique travel program

Looking for an easier way to get through airport security check lines or to return home from a fishing trip on the border lakes?


Lutsen Mts.: snow making on Moose Mountain

Meetings set for talks on Lutsen Mountains expansion

Lutsen Mountains is holding two open houses, one in Lutsen and one in Duluth, on June 1 to share plans on a possible expansion of the ski area.