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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.

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.