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Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Mayor shares thoughts on conditional use permits

The Grand Marais City Council held its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 14, and there were a number of planning commission items on the agenda.

The Kekekabic Trail can be challenging in summer or winter

Snowshoer on Kekekabic Trail thought missing

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office was contacted just after 8 p.m. on March 16 to inform them of a possible missing person.

Moose calves

Increasing bear hunt proves valuable to moose calves on Grand Portage land

In response to high predation rates of moose calves in recent years throughout northeastern Minnesota, wildlife officials from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa took a proactive approac

Lutsen Mountains gondola in the fall

Update on Lutsen Mountains expansion plan

Lutsen Mountains continues with plans for expansion of the North Shore downhill ski resort.

Cheryl Buckman casts her vote in the Schroeder township election

Low turnout for township elections, annual meetings

All of the townships in the state of Minnesota meet second Tuesday in March – all 87 townships, including Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder.

Wolf pack on Isle Royale - photo by John Vucetich

Isle Royale to get dozens of wolves over 3-year span

The federal government announced March 16 that Isle Royale's decimated wolf population will get an infusion of 20 to 30 new wolves over the next three years.

State Capitol

Cook County delegation visits with officials at state Capitol

This week a delegation of Cook County residents went to the Capitol in St. Paul to speak with Minnesota legislators about projects that are important to Cook County.

School walkout in Cook County March 14. All photos by Rhonda Silence

Cook County students walk out, join national gun violence protest

March 14 marked the one month anniversary of the school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida.

Heidi Doo-Kirk

County prepares for meeting on proposed Seagull tower

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 13. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

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Man found dead after fall in Grand Portage

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Portage Ambulance and First Responders and Cook County Ambulance responded to a residence in the Bay Estates area of Grand Portage around