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Councilor Michael Garry participating in his first city council meeting, Jan. 13 - Screenshot courtesy of the city
As WTIP reported after the January 13 Grand Marais city council meeting, Councilor Michael Garry created some controversy during the first few minutes of the meeting when he inserted a line about the president while taking the oath of office. 
 
Following the...

Participants in the city Zoom meeting react to Michael Garry's additional statement in the Oath of Office. Screenshot via City
New Grand Marais City Councilor Michael Garry did not make it through the first 90 seconds of his tenure before becoming ensnared in controversy.
 
While taking the oath of office during the Jan. 13 city council meeting – Garry’s first as an elected member...

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo
Officials from Sawtooth Mountain Clinic teamed with Cook County Public Health and Human Services staff and the local emergency operations center to host a vaccination event at the curling rink in the community center last week.
 
A total of 40 vaccinations were given to...
RN Rob Wells gets his second COVID-19 shot from LPN Mary Edson 01-12-21 Submitted photo
Vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus continue across the United States, the state, and locally here at North Shore Health. 
The first healthcare workers at our local medical facility received their vaccinations on Tuesday, December 22. Among the medical staff was RN Rob...

The Cook County-Grand Marais EDA has information on business relief grants on its website. Screenshot by Rhonda Silence
Cook County Chamber Director Jim Boyd recently announced that business relief grants up to $7,500 will be available in the coming weeks to Cook County businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Cook County-Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) is...

The old city maintenance garage on the Grand Marais waterfront is set for demolition and removal. Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Grand Marais City Council wrapped up 2020 with a relatively short meeting that covered a lot of ground and will lead to the removal of an old public works building near the Grand Marais waterfront. 
 
The city reviewed bids from five companies for the...

Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo
The tax rolls for Cook County and local government became more complicated with a discovery in the final week of 2020.

Cook County Assessor Bob Thompson informed County Administrator James Joerke on Dec. 29 that an error occurred in the collection and processing of data related to...

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Curtis Gagnon
Back in 2016 Curtis Gagnon, a Grand Portage Band Member who passed away in December of 2020, spoke with WTIP Volunteer Roger Linehan in an hour-long conversation that covered a lot of territory...
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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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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