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A house of any size is difficult to find in Grand Marais. Photo by Andrew Balet, Wikimedia Commons
Grand Marais city councilors recently went through the process of listing the things important to the citizens of Grand Marais. Rising to the top of priorities for the council was the need for housing.

Councilors noted several studies completed in the past defining this need and...
Grand Marais City Hall was crowded with people "speaking for the trees" on October 9. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Approximately 50 people crowded into Grand Marais City Hall at the Wednesday, October 9 city council meeting to share comments and concerns about the removal of the elm trees that line Highway 61 through the city. The trees are slated to be cut down in November 2019 in advance of the 2020/2021...
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Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day is Monday, Oct. 14. Cadwell is leaving to become the new administrator in Mahnomen County.

His last official meeting with the county board was this week on Tuesday and there was a special meeting at the courthouse yesterday to...
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Human suffering has no place in the community or in the workings of local government, according to County Attorney Molly Hicken.

Hicken shared these sentiments during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 8. In addition to expressing her views on how some...
Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - WTIP photo
Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center. WTIP requested more information on the following incidents. This report provides more details on calls logged by law enforcement dispatchers from September 24...

Jim Miller's lighting designs grace many local establishments, including the CD library at WTIP! Photo by Rhonda Silence
It can be a challenge to operate a business in rural Cook County, but Jim Miller does just that from one of the most remote parts of the county, in Hovland. Jim operates Northern Lights Lighting Design from his Hovland home base, but travels to any locale on the North Shore.

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Balloon debris on a Great Lakes beach. Submitted photo
A University of Michigan graduate student and researcher is tracking balloon litter near Lake Superior to raise awareness of how balloons impact the environment.

Lara O’Brien is a master’s student at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and...

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In this installment of Conversations on Health and Wellbeing, host Kristin DeArruda Wharton learns more about innovations in health care and disruptive systems that have, and are changing the status...
Photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash
In this installment of Conversations on Health and Wellbeing, host Kristin DeArruda Wharton learns more about innovations in health care and disruptive systems that have, and are changing the status...
Cook County forest. Photo by Jaye White
Solar panels on rooftops. Electric vehicles. Growing your own food.

These are all...
General Manager Jennifer Stoltz stands atop the Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
A variety of local businesses in Cook County are finding firsthand some of the benefits within the...
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...
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