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Cook County Sheriff's Office

Fire destroys home in Hovland near Highway 61

The Hovland and Colvill Fire Departments, along with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Cook County Ambulance, responded to a structure fire at 5774 Highway 61 in Hovland overnight.


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Weekend News Roundup for November 4

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Sea lampreys are on the increase in Lake Superior. Two-time candidate Stewart Mills decline to face Rep.


Deer hunters heading out

Deer rifle hunting season starts Saturday

Half a million hunters are expected to take part in Minnesota’s firearms deer season that begins a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 4.


Superintendent Bill Crandall visits with meeting attendees

Full house for ISD 166 community engagement meeting

About 50 people crowded into the Jane Mianowski Conference Room in the Arrowhead Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 1 for a gathering dubbed a “Community Engagement Meeting.”


Recent storms force shipping routes closer to shore

The winter storm that came through our area Oct. 27 and 28 kicked up plenty of waves in Lake Superior, and altered many shipping routes.


Public being surveyed on upcoming court case

If you’re a Cook County resident and were contacted recently about former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck and his pending court case on criminal charges of child abuse,


Superior National Forest

New ranger takes over at Gunflint station

WTIP's Jay Andersen recently spoke with the new Gunflint District Ranger, Michael Crotteau.  Crotteau took over the position this fall, and spoke about his first impressions of the area,


Superintendent Crandall speaks with citizens after the meeting.

School board hears citizen concerns about racism and bullying

School District 166 held its school board meeting at the Old Log School building in Grand Portage on Thursday, Oct. 26. 


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New distillery set for 2018 opening in Grand Marais

Following the success of craft brewers and a winery on the North Shore, a distillery that will produce various styles of liquor is set to open in Grand Marais in 2018.


Cook County Chamber announces 2017 business award winners

The Cook County Chamber announced their 2017 business award winners at their gala on Tuesday, October 24.  WTIP's Sterling Anderson spoke with chamber director Jim Boyd about that event, as w