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Smokey bear reminds us all to be careful with fire. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

No burn permits for Cook County at this time

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued a notice that burning permit activations are being restricted for Lake and Cook Counties due to the predicted low humidity and winds forecasted


Tonia Tewell and Saw Brower look at drone footage while KARE11's Steve Eckert records the scene. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

After town-hall meeting, Utah residents visit Pike Lake Road

A private investigator from Utah, Sam Brower, visited Cook County this week.


Tonia Tewell (center) speaks to a large crowd at the community center May 18. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Concerned citizens attend town hall about polygamist leader

A large crowd gathered at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais Saturday morning for a town-hall event focusing on the purchase of local land by Seth Jeffs, a known polygamist, convicted fe


Laura Muus is working for the Cook County Chamber to help meet the community's workforce needs. Photo by Rhonda Silence, WTIP

Cook County Chamber hires workforce recruiter

Over the years, local businesses have come to rely on international workers during the busy tourism season.


Private investigator and author Sam Brower. Submitted photo

Polygamists in our midst—A WTIP Community Conversation

WTIP has been following the story about Seth Jeffs, a religious leader with a history of legal trouble in the western United States and deep family connections to the polygamous sect of the Fundamenta


Karl Hansen - Photo courtesy of North Shore Health Care Foundation

Health Care Foundation director Karl Hansen gives last update

The North Shore Health Care Foundation (NSHCF) marked a significant leadership change this week.


Valerie Marasco (center left) is the new director of NSHCF . She is pictured with the current NSHCF board. Submitted photo

Marasco leaves county post to lead health care non-profit

The North Shore Health Care Foundation (NSHCF) marked a significant leadership change this week.


The Grand Marais Art Colony has submitted an offer to purchase the former pharmacy building - Photo by Rhonda Silence, WTIP

Grand Marais Art Colony makes offer to purchase former pharmacy building

When North Shore Pharmacy (formerly Arrowhead Pharmacy) in Grand Marais closed its doors on April 19, there was a lot of speculation about what would happen to the building at the corner of Highway 61


Fire on Superior National Forest in 2018. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

Prescribed burns scheduled for Superior National Forest

There are a number prescribed burns scheduled for mid to late May on Superior National Forest, including forest land in Cook County.


Rebel Girls Community Minded Catering operator Christina Conroy and her husband/helper, Charles Conroy. Photo by Rhonda Silence

A visit with Rebel Girls Community Minded Catering

The Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais is home base for an interesting new business,