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Northern pike caught in a remote Cook County lake. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
With solid ice now available on most Cook County lakes, ice anglers and spearers are gearing up for winter fishing action. For many, winter is a time to seek out the eager-to-bite northern pike. This will be the first ice fishing season of new northern pike zone regulations throughout Minnesota,...
Cook County Community YMCA - Photo by Rhonda Silence
When the planning was under way for the opening of the Cook County Community YMCA, there was a lot of discussion about what it would take for the YMCA to succeed. In a number of meetings the planning committee heard that the YMCA would be successful if 400 people became members.
 
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Craig Schulte is the new member of the Grand Marais City Council
The Grand Marais City Council met last night (Wednesday, December 12) and the first order of business was selecting a citizen to fill a council vacancy.

The vacancy was due to Carl “Pete” Gresczyk declining the council seat to which he had been elected in November. The...
School District 166 - Eagle entrance
The school board of School District 166 will be meeting on Thursday, December 13 for a regular meeting and for its Truth-in-Taxation session. The board will convene the meeting with a time for public comment at 5 p.m. and will take a recess at 6 p.m. for Truth-in-Taxation presentation.
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Speak your Peace representatives Rob Karwath and Monica Bruning with WTIP's Rhonda Silence
The Cook County Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution to take part in the “Speak Your Peace” civility project.
 
Rob Karwath from North Coast Communications and Monica Bruning from the Duluth Superior Community Area Foundation visited the county on...
The building that sat vacant for more than a decade in Tofte has been removed. Photo courtesy of Rob Dieter
At one time, North Shore realtor Eva Judkins planned to operate a wedding chapel and retail store on a property near Bluefin Bay Resort and the Tofte Town Park. The project began with the construction of several buildings, but never came to fruition. The site has been unused for at least a...
Cook County Court House and government offices
During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 11, the county set the final levy for 2019 at an increase of 5.99 percent. A vote by the commissioners to set the increase passed on a 3-2 vote, with Commissioners Bobby Deschampe and Heidi Doo-Kirk voting against.
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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...
Children learn a lot in a consistent childcare setting
A search for childcare in the Duluth area brings up pages of options for parents
Like many parents in the community, Maren Webb had difficulty finding childcare in Cook...


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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