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Portage man dies in house fire

A 29 year old Grand Portage man has died in a house fire in Grand Portage. The fire was reported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 11:40 p.m., Dec. 28.

Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor wraps up 2011 on AM Calendar

The final city council meeting for 2011 was held this week.

Grass fire

In unusual step, DNR warns of winter fire threat

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking an unusual step for late December — warning of the fire danger.

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Sawtooth International Cross Country Ski Races postponed to February

The North Superior Ski and Run Club officials have decided to postpone the Sawtooth International Cross Country Ski Races due to low snow conditions and poor prospects for additional snow by the race

Daniel Schlienz

WTIP UPDATE: Cause of Schlienz death “undetermined”

Weekend News Roundup for Dec. 24

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

Gray wolf

Feds delist gray wolf in Great Lakes region

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today it is ending federal protections for wolves across the Great Lakes region.

Commissioner Jim Johnson

Commissioner Johnson: The healing process proceeds

County Commissioner Jim Johnson said there are many threads in the community that need to be tied up after the Dec.

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff discusses Dec. 15 courthouse shootings

On Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15, shots were fired in the Cook County Courthouse and two people received multiple wounds.