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Downtown Grand Marais is the home to a collection of bars, restaurants and retail shops. Submitted photo to WTIP

Cook County begins contact tracing following second confirmed case of COVID-19

With the Fourth of July weekend over, Cook County officials say it could take a week or more should there be a spike in local confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department - File photo

Gunflint Fire Department staffing fire halls during partial phone outage

**UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., phone service was restored on the Gunflint Trail. Anyone who does not have phone service should find a working phone and contact Century Link. 

Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - Photo Rhonda Silence

Altercation in downtown Grand Marais leads to one arrest

Tempers flared in downtown Grand Marais on Friday, July 3, leading to one arrest.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - logo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

No injuries in single car crash in Lutsen

Traffic was slowed in the Lutsen area on July 1 after a single car crash and rollover. 

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Forest Service sets campfire ban in the BWCA ahead of Fourth of July weekend

Due to worsening fire danger conditions in northeastern Minnesota, the U.S.

Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo

Local health officials prep for busy holiday weekend as COVID cases climb statewide

Significant numbers of tourists continue to visit the North Shore during the young summer of 2020.

Smokey the Bear is pointing out that fire danger is HIGH. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Forest Service and DNR warn of high fire danger

With fire danger increasing, campers and day use visitors to state and national forests on the North Shore should be extra vigilant when building and extinguishing campfires.  Permits for bu

The flag representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Photo by Rhonda Silence

An update from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on COVID and a slow reopening

During the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, WTIP Community Radio has been checking in with local government officials to learn more about community response to the virus.