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Although Cook County is a wonderful place to raise a family, like many places it is not without its challenges. There has been a great deal of discussion by government entities at all levels regarding the North Shore’s limited housing options. But another problem—perhaps even more...
Solar power and growing food in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The people who call the North Shore home are often recognized for their creative and innovative thinking and lifestyles. In addition, a strong connection to the environment and the natural world are often associated with the people who reside in the far reaches of northeastern Minnesota.
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A gill net on a Cook County lake. Submitted photo
This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the history and current methods of hunting and trapping in the region. Through storytelling and community voices, WTIP explores the historical role of hunting...
Rock Harbor, Isle Royale
Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their families, as well as resort and cabin visitors.  Isle Royale has been the summer home for many generations. Those connections are explored in this...
 
A Boundary Waters camper after the 1999 Blowdown event. Photo courtesy of Jim Cordes
During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota.  As the day moved along, the storms grew in strength. Some of the storms formed into a bow echo and began moving across Minnesota with damaging winds.

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This series focuses on the local workforce housing crunch facing Cook County. It shares anecdotes of the struggles people face when trying to find a long-term rental in the county, a comparison of the local market with other tourist destinations across the United States, and possible solutions to...