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Glamorous camping is not the right fit for Pike Lake Road, according to a decision made by the Cook County Planning Commission following concerns shared by a collection of residents near the remote but well-traveled roadway.

The planning commission heard a plan during their August...
The Lux Lake Prescribed Fire is scheduled for fall 2019. Image courtesy of US Forest Service
The Mid-Gunflint Trail area is at high risk for property loss and other damage should a wildfire erupt in the near future, according to information shared by the US Forest Service during a public meeting Aug. 19 at the Mid-Trail Fire Hall.

To alleviate some of the natural fuels both...
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WTIP, many Cook County residents and visitors to the North Shore utilize the National Weather Service radar in Duluth to follow the local weather.

However, until the end of the month that specific radar will not be available to provide current weather conditions.

The...
Pedestrian Plan for City of Grand Marais - Screenshot courtesy of City of Grand Marais
The City of Grand Marais has been working with the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic through the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) for several years to make Cook County a more walking-friendly community. In the summer and fall of 2018, that included the formation of a steering community and...
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Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center. WTIP requested...
Mary Owen, MD, director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health - Photo courtesy of UMD Medical School
The University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth first began offering American Indian student programs in the early 1970s.

Following that, the Center of...
Highway 61 construction in 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Despite vocal opposition from a few Cook County residents, Minnesota Department of Transportation staff will be installing sinusoidal rumble strips at various locations along Highway 61 starting Monday, Aug. 19.

The sections of highway where sinusoidal rumble strips will be installed...

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From one home to eight, the Nordic Star neighborhood in Grand Marais has grown. Photo by Rhonda Silence
There has been quite a bit of activity on Second Street in Grand Marais over the last year or so, as ground was broken, driveways were punched in and houses were installed in the Nordic Star...
An estimated 25 million trees toppled during the 1999 Blowdown storm. Photo courtesy of Jim Cordes.
During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms roared across northern Minnesota. In what would become forever known as “Blowdown Storm,” damaging and powerful...
Bob Padzieski charges his electric vehicle at home before a ride up the Gunflint. Photo by Ginny Padzieski
Bob and Ginny Padzieski of Grand Marais purchased a Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid car in 2019. They...
Nick and Mary June Wharton at their Good Nature Farm in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Even by Cook County standards, Nick and Kristin Wharton, along with their three children, live in a...
An estimated 25 million trees toppled during the 1999 Blowdown storm. Photo courtesy of Jim Cordes.
During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms roared across northern...
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