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Cook County Court House and government offices

Local results challenged, recounts for city and county

Recounts will take place in two local races following the Nov. 6 election.


Wolf transferred to Isle Royale found dead on the island

A wolf taken from the Minnesota mainland this fall and transferred to Isle Royale has died on the large Lake Superior island. 

Lake Superior surface water temperatures are rising in recent decades. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Climate change and its impact on Lake Superior fishing

Many of Minnesota and Ontario’s lakes, including Lake Superior, are getting warmer.

A tree that was soon to fall thanks to a Grand Marais beaver. Photo by Matthew Brown

Beavers chew their way into trouble at Grand Marais rec park

Beavers are an iconic North Shore species. However, they can cause problems in urban areas, even a small community the size of Grand Marais. Such is the case in the Grand Marais Recreation Area.

Approximately 30 people attended the rally outside the courthouse Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of Tom Christansen

Rally held in Grand Marais to protest attorney general's firing

A series of protests took place across North America on Thursday, Nov. 8, triggered largely by President Donald Trump’s firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Winter weather caused a traffic accident Nov. 9 on Highway 61. Photo by Matthew Brown

Winter weather brings tough travel conditions to North Shore

A traffic accident on Highway 61 near North House Folk School in Grand Marais Friday morning served as a reminder about the dangers of driving in winter weather. 

It was standing room only at Grand Marais City Hall for the MnDOT presentation on road construction coming in 2019-20.

Full house for MnDOT Highway 61 construction update

The Minnesota Department of Transportation held an Open House on Wednesday, November 7 at Grand Marais City Hall.

Fire damages storage building, materials, at Isak Hansen Hardware

A page went out for local fire departments just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, to respond to a structure fire at Isak Hansen True Value in Lutsen.

The Hovland arson scene

A year later, arson investigation continues

Although a year has passed since a home in Hovland was destroyed by fire, investigators are still not ready to close the case.

Cook County Court House and government offices

2018 election results for Cook County

Results – All winners of the 2018 election in bold.

Cook County Board of Commissioners