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Cook County reports first case of COVID in a local teen as new cases soar statewide

As the virus continues to spread across all corners of the state, the Minnesota Department of Health reports it was among the most troubling weekends for new cases since the start of the COVID-19 pand


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Learn the specifics for voting in Cook County on primary day

Minnesota’s primary election day is Tuesday, August 11. Many Cook County traditionally vote by a mail-in ballot.


The flag of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa - WTIP file photo

Health officials announce first COVID-19 positive in Grand Portage

On Friday afternoon, August 7, the Grand Portage clinic director was informed that there has been a lab confirmed positive test for COVID-19 for a resident of Grand Portage.


The county COVID-19 emergency operations center reported a new coronavirus case on Aug. 6 - Image courtesy of Cook County EOC

Cook County records third resident COVID-19 case

Cook County has received confirmation of a new resident case of COVID-19, a female in her 20s.


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Public health supervisor talks tourist contact tracing, reopening of local schools

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Cook County Public Health Supervisor Grace Grinager this week to find out if there is a way the public can obtain more information about contact tracing for


North Shore Health lab where COVID-19 tests can be processed. Submitted photo

North Shore Health lab director shares update on delays in COVID-19 testing

Cook County continues to report a low case count of the new coronavirus among local residents.


Tribal Council candidates Rick Anderson and Marie Spry - Submitted photos

Meet the Grand Portage Tribal Council candidates

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is holding its Tribal Council general election on Tuesday, August 18.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP file photo

Local physician says some tourists visiting the North Shore testing positive for COVID-19

The case count for COVID-19 among Cook County residents remains low, with two confirmed reports as of July 30.


Sheriff Pat Eliasen - Photo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

Cook County sheriff discusses local enforcement of statewide mask mandate

Statewide, there were about 80 complaints of noncompliance in the first 48 hours of the new mask mandate that was instituted July 25 as a way to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.