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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo
Minnesota will join in the Biden administration’s plan to provide $100 incentives to residents who get COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-August.
 
President Joe Biden announced the rewards as part of sweeping new pandemic requirements for millions of federal workers as he...
The Grand Marais Art Colony is making major renovations at former Dog Haus building . Photo by Rhonda Silence 07-18-21
Anyone driving or walking along Highway 61 near the Hungry Hippie Tacos building in recent weeks may have been a bit startled by changes to the small building next door at what was the Dog Haus, a pet supply store. The entire front side of the building is gone.

The Grand Marais Art...
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Effective today, all visitors to Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, will need to store their food properly to help protect black bears that call the area home and humans who visit the area.

The food storage order is the result of increases...
Grand Marais downtown area. Photo by Jaye White
Heat. Smoke. A surge of visitors. The lingering COVID-19 global pandemic.

Add these factors up and it’s made for another challenging summer for some Cook County businesses and employees. From small businesses to local government to medical professionals, the notion of...
Kelly Swearingen - Photo by Rhonda Silence
At the end of the Wednesday night Grand Marais City Council meeting, Councilor Kelly Swearingen made an announcement that was a surprise to many. Swearingen, who was serving as Acting Mayor at the July 28 meeting, read a prepared statement announcing that she was resigning from her council seat...
Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence
A public hearing that could influence the future of forming a proposed Housing Redevelopment Authority in Cook County is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10.

The hearing will start...
Lake County, Minnesota. WTIP file photo
The case count for COVID-19 in Lake County continues to climb as state and local public health officials are reviewing a new federal mask-wearing recommendation for all people in areas where the...

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Curtis Gagnon
Back in 2016 Curtis Gagnon, a Grand Portage Band Member who passed away in December of 2020, spoke with WTIP Volunteer Roger Linehan in an hour-long conversation that covered a lot of territory...
BJ Muus and Leonard Sobanja - January 2020. Photos by Rhonda Silence
BJ Muus and Leonard Sobanja—familiar names for many of us on the North Shore. Both men are full of wit and wisdom, yet are decidedly different.

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Ice climbing near Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of Matthew Baxley
Minnesota’s North Shore and the many rivers and streams that flow into Lake Superior are...
Ellen Callender. Submitted photo
Jim Wallner explains his trapping methods in Cook County. Photo by Matthew Baxley
For Jim Wallner and his family in Cook County, an early winter tradition includes setting trap...
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