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Recounts will take place in two local races following the Nov. 6 election.

The District 5 (West End) Cook County Board of Commissioners election will be recounted. After the first count, current Board Chair Ginny Storlie defeated Bruce Martinson 322 to 317, or by a total of five...
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A wolf taken from the Minnesota mainland this fall and transferred to Isle Royale has died on the large Lake Superior island. 

The National Park Service has been monitoring the wolves that were captured in Minnesota earlier this fall and transported to Isle Royale as part of a...
Lake Superior surface water temperatures are rising in recent decades. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Many of Minnesota and Ontario’s lakes, including Lake Superior, are getting warmer. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have found that surface-water temperatures in Lake Superior have consistently increased for decades. ...
A tree that was soon to fall thanks to a Grand Marais beaver. Photo by Matthew Brown
Beavers are an iconic North Shore species. However, they can cause problems in urban areas, even a small community the size of Grand Marais. Such is the case in the Grand Marais Recreation Area.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Parks Manager Dave Tersteeg to find out...
Approximately 30 people attended the rally outside the courthouse Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of Tom Christansen
A series of protests took place across North America on Thursday, Nov. 8, triggered largely by President Donald Trump’s firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump replaced Sessions with Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

In the days following the election,...
Winter weather caused a traffic accident Nov. 9 on Highway 61. Photo by Matthew Brown
A traffic accident on Highway 61 near North House Folk School in Grand Marais Friday morning served as a reminder about the dangers of driving in winter weather. 

No injuries were reported in the single-car accident. 

Snow started to fall last night across...
It was standing room only at Grand Marais City Hall for the MnDOT presentation on road construction coming in 2019-20.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation held an Open House on Wednesday, November 7 at Grand Marais City Hall. It was standing room only in the council room as about 60 community members gathered to hear the latest on the plans for reconstruction of Highway 61 as it runs through the city.
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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...
The Cook County YMCA is expanding its childcare offerings
Childcare in the community is certainly not a new topic of discussion for Cook County. Cook County...
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...

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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