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Black bears at a home on the edge of Grand Marais in September 2020. Submitted photo

Bear issues continue in Grand Marais and North Shore area in fall 2020

Bears spending entire afternoons sleeping in the backyards of local residents in Grand Marais. Sows growling from the branches of trees above city sidewalks.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County update on new COVID-19 cases as Minnesota deaths surpass 2,000

There are now eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cook County among local residents since the start of the pandemic.
 


House mouse enjoys the cabin life. Photo courtesy of Lynette Schimming.

Rodents run rampant on North Shore in fall 2020

Plant the tune “Rags to Riches” in your mind… Now replace ‘rags’ with ‘bears’ and &


Geologist Terry Boerboom of the Minnesota Geological Survey does field research in Cook County. Submitted photo

Geologist shares update on North Shore research in 2020

Despite being over a billion years old, rock outcroppings along the North Shore of Lake Superior and throughout the boundary waters region continue to captivate curious onlookers in modern times.


Coronavirus, COVID-19. Image courtesy of the CDC

Cook County reports seventh COVID-19 case, first since mid-August

After more than a month since the last case of COVID-19 was reported in Cook County, a seventh local resident has tested positive for the new coronavirus.


Minnesota Department of Health. WTIP file photo

State health officials will visit multiple Cook County homes this week for COVID-19 testing

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is conducting a voluntary statewide survey through the end of September to help officials better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in the state, including


Mike Flack is the medical supplies coordinator at North Shore Health. Submitted photo

Creative thinking helps Grand Marais hospital navigate supply shortage during pandemic

As is the case for many Minnesotans, 2020 has proved to be an interesting year for North Shore Health employee Mike Flack.


Cook County Sheriff's Office squad car, responding to an emergency - WTIP file photo

A look at the August law enforcement log

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s busy summer continued in August.


A Trump Rally was held along Highway 61 in Grand Marais on September 18. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Two demonstrations--BIPOC and Trump Train--line Highway 61 in Grand Marais

For several months, a demonstration has been held at 5 p.m.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Low COVID-19 case count no reason to let guard down, local healthcare officials say

Cook County remains the only county in Minnesota with a single-digit case count of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.