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Fire destroys cabin at Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail

A structure fire over the weekend resulted in the loss of a cabin at Bearskin Lodge up the Gunflint Trail.


Beau Larson and Hana Bucholz in Crested Butte, Colorado. Submitted photo

Lutsen's Beau Larson gives coronavirus update from Colorado

Beau Larson, who grew up in Cook County, now lives and works in Gunnison County, Colorado.


Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department - File photo.JPG

UPDATE: Phone service restored on the Gunflint Trail

**Update - 4:00 p.m.  **
The Cook County Sheriff's Office has announced that phone service has been restored in the 388 telephone exchange. 


Dominique and Sophie Holz in Laroque-des-Albères, France. Submitted photo.

Sophie Holz of Grand Marais on coronavirus situation in France

Sophie Holz of Grand Marais was visiting Spain when the coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic.


Some local liquor stores are open, with cautions. Photo by Jeremy Brooks via Flickr.com

Grand Marais closes liquor store, others remain open

The Grand Marais City Council voted last night, March 18, to close the Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store for an indefinite time due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Judge backs Twin Metals mine in BWCA dispute

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by environmental groups against the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, saying the Interior Department had the authority


Tony Hegg and Jessica Vega in China - Photo courtesy of Tina Hegg Raway

Another check-in with Tony Hegg in Shanghai, China

Tony Hegg, former Grand Marais resident and his wife, Jessica Vega, live in Shanghai, China, where Tony works as a researcher at a Chinese university.


Gitchi Gami State Trail at Gooseberry Falls. Photo by Tony Webster via Flickr.com

Tree clearing for local section of Gitchi Gami State Trail begins this week

In the past, WTIP has reported on the work toward completion of the Gitchi-Gami State Trail, which will eventually be an 89-mile non-motorized, paved recreational trail between Two Harbors and Grand M


Cook County Sheriff's Office - Photo by Rhonda Silence

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, Feb. 25 - Mar. 9

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office shared a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from February 25 - March 9, 2020.


Tyler Smith and Eric Brisson heading out to check nets. Photo by David R. Johnson Photography

Commercial fishing tradition continues with North Superior Fishery

 When longtime commercial fisherman Harley Toftey of Grand Marais started talking about retiring in 2018, some residents were worried.