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Sporadic phone outage in county

The public should be aware that there is an outage for some phones in the county, including a number of county government phones. 

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

Beck makes initial appearance facing charges of child abuse

Facing felony charges of child abuse, former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Joshua Beck made his first courtroom appearance on Monday, Sept. 11.

Crystal Payment (left) discusses a recent TSA III project in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Regional soil and water group no stranger to Cook County

Soil and Water Conservation District Technical Service Area III is an organization based in Duluth that in recent years has been involved with a variety of important projects in Cook County.

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Motorists advised to use caution with GPS on backroads

Navigation devices in vehicles can sometimes be helpful – but not always here in the Northland. Trusting your car's directions could possibly lead to diaster.

Mary Somnis

Grand Marais workforce housing temporarily on hold

The funding is in place and all the necessary permits and plans have been completed for the workforce housing project in the City of Grand Marais.

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, August 28 to Sunday, September 3. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.


Fisheries biologist talks Kadunce River project

The DNR is finishing a habitat improvement project on the Kadunce River, with the intent of completing the work by Sept. 11.


Moose hunt returns to northeastern Minnesota in 2017

More than 40 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa bands in northeastern Minnesota, according to documents obtained by WTIP and officials with the Fond du

Lake Superior North Shore

Lake Superior continues warming trend despite cooler summer in 2017

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth have found that surface water temperatures in Lake Superior have consistently increased during the past three decades.


Special deer hunt permits required at Cascade River and Judge Magney state parks

Cascade River and Judge C.R. Magney state parks will again hold a special firearms deer hunt this fall during regular firearms season Nov. 4-19.