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Hamilton Housing, LLC's first project, an affordable rental house
Many North Shore residents struggle to find a safe and secure place to live. There has been a lot of talk in Cook County about this housing shortage and there have been some efforts to construct housing.

The latest housing projects developed by the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic...
Sheriff's Office patch
A nice hike on the Superior Hiking Trail in the Colvill area on Sunday, October 14 was  interrupted  by the sound of a smashed window and car alarm.  The Cook County Sheriff's Office received a report at 2:46 p.m. of the break-in.
 
The vehicle owner and...
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Monday marks a big day for Cook County and the nearby Boundary Waters. It was on this day 40 years ago that Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act passed Congress. That was on Oct. 15, 1978. It was signed into law almost a week later, when President Jimmy Carter signed off on Oct. 21.
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Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire on Devil Track Road on Oct. 14 - Submitted photo
Update October 15, 4:30 p.m. - The Cook County Sheriff's Office has provided more details on the fire that destroyed a home on Sunday.
On Oct. 14 at 5:15 a.m., the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Marais Fire Department and First Responders, Maple Hill...
Gunflint Trail
Some view stepping from a restaurant up the Gunflint Trail and being able to call Minneapolis on their cell phone as a good concept. Other people think the remoteness of eating a meal in such a location should be about getting away from technology, and that calls on cell phones or sending a text...
An architect's drawing of the building that Berner Properties would like to construct between Java Moose and Harbor Inn.
The Grand Marais Planning Commission and City Council dealt with two variance requests for properties within the city in recent weeks – and the city council and planning commission didn’t agree on one of the proposals.

On October 3 the city planning commission passed...
Communication tower in Cook County. Photo by Rhonda Silence
A tower approved at the county, state and federal levels will be used to improve communication at the end of the Gunflint Trail. The tower will be placed near the community center at the end of the Trail and the shores of Seagull Lake. The tower will stand 80 ft. tall and be painted with a...

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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Rep. Nolan comes under fire for having a harassing staff member on this prior campaign committee. Candidate...
Lou Mattson has fond memories of growing up at Tobin's Harbor on Isle Royale
Lou Mattson's parents first came to Tobin's Harbor in the 1890s. They operated the Mattson...
Sally Orsborn has been making the trip to Isle Royale since she was four years old
The members of the Isle Royale Families and Friends Association gather each year to talk about life...

It can be a challenge to find a long-term rental option to house residents of Grand Marais and Cook County. It’s an issue that impacts local families and individuals, employers and people who...
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