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The Color Guard prepares before the Memorial Day ceremony in Grand Marais. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

Memorial Day tribute honors Cook County veterans

A crowd of approximately 100 people gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony on the lawn of the Cook County Courthouse at 11 a.m. on May 29.

American Legion Post 413 Honor Guard at last year's Memorial Day event.

Community offers Memorial Day events

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer, but it is also a time of remembrance.

Kirk Lee Bigby enters the Cook County Courthouse April 14th

Bluefin shooter pleads guilty to murder charge

Kirk Lee Bigby says he is guilty of second-degree murder without intent.

State Capitol Quadriga

Tempers and frustrations simmer as lawmakers wind down the session

The Minnesota Legislature had a difficult time closing out the session, and as of Thursday morning, lawmakers were waiting to resume the special session at noon.

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 8 to Monday, May 14. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


New ambulance and ambulance staffing pending at NSH

Ambulances and ambulance workers are part of the news at North Shore Health. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with hospital administrator Kimber Wraalstad.


As tourism season begins, measles could pay North Shore a visit

Even though the measles cases haven’t reached the northland, the tourism season is upon us.


Loon found dead on Grand Marais shoreline

Some North Shore visitors found an unpleasant surprise while walking on the beach of the east bay of Grand Marais on Thursday, May 18 – a dead loon. 

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Superior Spring Trail Run participant dies during race

The Cook County Sheriff's Office, along with additional first responders on site, attempted unsuccessfully to revive a 41-year-old male participant of the Superior Spring Trail Race on Saturday, M

Former county commissioner and Grand Marais mayor, Sue Hakes

Former Commissioner Sue Hakes considers run for House of Representatives

Sue Hakes, former Cook County commissioner and mayor of Grand Marais, announced she has formed a congressional exploratory committee to determine the feasibility of running for Congress in the Eighth