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The Grand Marais wastewater treatment plant is just blocks from downtown Grand Marais

Grand Marais PUC working to eliminate wastewater plant odors

This last summer a number of business owners in Grand Marais complained about the smell from the city’s wastewater treatment plant.


Boundary Waters sign

Feds revive plan for proposed copper mine near Boundary Waters

Nearly one year to the day after WTIP reported the federal government would not renew the mineral leases of a controversial mining project near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the action wa


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Weekend News Roundup for December 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Former Health and Human Services director works a plea agreement to avoid trial.


Hospital and care center

North Shore Health warns of financial scam

North Shore Health is warning the public of a scam being perpetrated in the name of the hospital.


Cross country skiing

Current trail conditions during Christmas break in Cook County

There are a good number of local residents and visitors to the North Shore who are planning to ski, snowmobile or ride fat-tire bikes on the local trails over the Christmas holiday and break.


The Hovland arson scene

Hovland arson investigation continues

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, along with the State Fire Marshal continue the investigation into a residential arson which occurred in the early morning hours of Nov.


David Mills is moving out of the City of Grand Marais

David Mills resigning from Grand Marais City Council

The Grand Marais City Council is losing one of its members because of a move outside of city limits. David Mills has served on the  city council since January 2015.


Rita Plourde

No action on community health funding

Congress still has not reauthorized funding for the upcoming year for the Community Health Center Program following the recent “funding cliff.”


Black bear in winter. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Bear killed after attacking three people near Isabella

There were two separate attacks involving the same bear on the morning of Dec. 19 at McDougal Lake in Lake County. The lake is located off Highway 1 near Isabella.


Josh Beck, the former director of Cook County's Health and Human Services Department

Trial canceled in Beck case following settlement

A long-anticipated trial in the criminal case involving former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck is no longer scheduled to take place.