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Wildlife researcher seeks support to solve mystery of brainworm transmission in moose

Scientists believe moose acquire an often deadly brainworm in Minnesota when they eat snails and slugs carrying the parasite’s larvae.

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Weekend News Roundup for September 23

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.

Lutsen Mountains gondola in the fall

Forest Service seeks comments on possible expansion of Lutsen Mountains

If you have thoughts on the possible expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area, the time to comment is now.

Cook County Schools. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Superintendent discusses racism at ISD 166

During a meeting of the ISD 166 School Board on Thursday, Sept. 21, the topic of racism in the local school system was addressed.

Mallards are fairly common in Cook County

Waterfowl hunting season starts this weekend in Minnesota

Duck hunting is expected to be good when Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Susie Island chain in Lake Superior

Susie Island returned to Grand Portage Band

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and The Nature Conservancy announced this week that Susie Island has been returned to the tribe.

Jan Sivertson

Board chair discusses local property taxes, 2018 levy

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

Excavation has begun on the Grand Marais workforce housing development

Work begins on Grand Marais workforce housing development

Progress is being made toward the construction of the first phase of workforce housing in Grand Marais by One Roof Housing.  

Grand Marais City Hall

City Council approves rezoning request for possible multifamily housing complex

The Grand Marais City Council tackled a number of issues at its September 13 meeting.

A copy of the tax survey sent to some Cook County homeowners

More concerns voiced over local tax survey

A survey was sent earlier this month to local property tax payers from a group calling themselves the “Citizens for an Affordable Cook County.” The Cook County News-Herald is also