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Cook County COVID-19 test information for October 2020. Photo courtesy of Cook County PHHS
The case count for COVID-19 continues to climb in Cook County, with multiple new cases reported in recent days.  

And while new reports of COVID-19 are coming in, the case count has fluctuated from higher to lower and back up again in Cook County due to discrepancies with where...
Cook County - North Shore Health ambulance
A Colorado man was rescued yesterday (Oct. 18) from the frigid waters of Devil Track Lake after his kayak capsized on the popular lake near Grand Marais.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a watercraft that capsized on Devil Track Lake. The report said a...
James Joerke and Rena Rogers. WTIP file photos
County Administrator James Joerke has a full week on the job working at his new post in Cook County.

With his contract approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in late September, Joerke arrived to Grand Marais and the North Shore earlier this month and appeared in his first...
Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
After months of discussion, much of it halted by the COVID-19 pandemic and delays to the decision making process at the Capitol this year, the Minnesota Legislature in recent days approved the largest public works infrastructure package in state history.
 
Included in the package...
Cook County logo. WTIP file photo
The case count for COVID-19 continues to climb in Cook County.

The county notified the public of a new case Oct. 17, a male in his teens. This is the third teenager to test positive in Cook County since August.

The case count has fluctuated in recent days in Cook...
Cook County. Submitted photo
A total of seven candidates joined WTIP for two different primaries this summer to hear from local residents trying to fill two seats on the Cook County Board of Commissioners. After the primary election in August, four candidates emerged, including two for the Cook County District 2 seat and two...
The intersection of County Road 7 and the Gunflint Trail. Submitted photo
Motorists driving through Grand Marais on County Road 7 need to remember the wisdom of an old saying that goes like this: Look both ways before you cross.

As the Highway 61 reconstruction project tapers off for the year, both in and around Grand Marais, two intersections are proving...

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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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Deb Benedict (left) and Rita Plourde at WTIP on Oct. 17. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Deb Benedict and Rita Plourde are widely recognized as two of the most influential and important community leaders in Cook County during the past two decades.

Benedict served as the...
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...
Early ice is the time to bring out the skates in Cook County. Photo by Barb LaVigne
The opportunities for outdoor recreation that don’t involve canoeing in Cook County and the...
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