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Lutsen township is in need of a citizen to serve as treasurer.

West End election filing period ends with need for treasurer candidates

The official filing period to run for office on the local township boards closed on January 15. There are still some seats on the township boards that need to be filled.


Subway in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Subway in Grand Marais set to close Jan. 22

There have been rumors in recent months that the Grand Marais Subway is closing. WTIP reached out to owner Rob Svadlenka and learned that the sandwich shop is indeed closing.


Ice fishing anglers might find fewer and smaller lake trout in the coming decades. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Climate change and its impact on inland lakes near Lake Superior

Inland lakes near the North Shore of Lake Superior are indeed some of the clearest, coldest and deepest bodies of water in Minnesota.


A look at the law enforcement log from the Cook County Sheriff's Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center in the past week.


During the partial government shutdown, many federal offices are closed - Photo courtesy of Russell Davies, Flickr.com

Government shutdown impacts North Shore in many ways

The current partial government shutdown has slipped into the record books as the longest ever.


Cook County News-Herald offices in downtown Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Rates soar, issues surface with legal notices in local newspaper

In recent years, the Cook County News-Herald and its editorial page centralized as a platform for local residents, former elected officials and the newspaper itself to air grievances against


Although Superior National at Lutsen is snow-covered right now, the new holes will all be ready for play again in spring 2019

A year end update on Superior National at Lutsen

Cook County and the city of Grand Marais work together via the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) in a variety of ways.


Arrowhead Electric Coop offices in Lutsen

Phone, internet outages reported in Cook County

On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 8, internet and phone (including some cell phone) outages occurred across parts of Cook County.  


The boundaries of the Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District, circa 2000 - Photo courtesy of TSSSD

Schroeder petitions MPCA for removal from sewer district

The Tofte-Schroeder Sanitary Sewer District has been a topic on township agendas since 1999 when the West End townships joined forces to bring a municipal sewer system to the towns.