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Woodland caribou. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Threatened caribou transferred between Lake Superior islands via helicopter

As of Jan. 15, a total of nine caribou were transferred to the Slate Islands near the Canadian town of Terrace Bay. The caribou came from another island on Lake Superior known as Michipicoten Island.


Cook County on state map

Study finds social security benefits go furthest in Cook County

The results of a new study by the firm SmartAsset claim Cook County is the place where social security dollars go the furthest in Minnesota.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais continues work with MnDOT on Highway 61 reconstruction

Among a number of other things on the horizon for the city of Grand Marais, a Highway 61 corridor reconstruction through the city is pending.


Gunflint Trail

Gunflint fire department aims to purchase new ambulance

The Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed on Tuesday, Jan. 9 to approve a request that the county serve as the fiscal agent for a new ambulance to be used up the Gunflint Trail.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Pro-mining group strongly supports project near the Boundary Waters

The pro-mining group ‘Up North Jobs’ is suing to overturn an order by Gov. Mark Dayton that was considered a setback to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.


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Weekend News Roundup for January 13

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Lynx are schedule to be taken off the threatened species list.


School District 166 Storytelling Session - RESCHEDULED

Due to weather conditions, the facilitators for the Community Storytelling session are unable to come to Cook County.


Snowplow_Photo from crossbros.com

Highway department advises to travel with caution

Temperatures are expected to drop below zero tonight for most of Cook County and along the North Shore. That could lead to hazardous road conditions throughout the region.


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

An interview with Josh Beck's attorney about child abuse case

Former Cook County Health and Human Services Director Josh Beck admits he pushed his stepdaughter and intentionally caused her physical harm while the family lived in Grand Marais, according to recent


Sen. Tom Bakk

Bakk discusses lieutenant governor quandary

Newly appointed Minnesota Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach has publicly stated that she plans to remain a Republican state senator.