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Lakeville man found deceased at George Washington Pines

On Nov.15, 2018, while on patrol, a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a vehicle parked in the parking area at the George Washington Pines Memorial Plantation.


City Councilor Pete Gresczyk

Gresczyk will become Grand Marais city councilor

The Grand Marais City Council election was a bit complicated this year.


Recounts for the county board election on Nov. 15 at the Cook County Courthouse. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Ginny Storlie remains on county board following recount

Ginny Storlie will remain on the Cook County Board of Commissioners following a recount this morning stemming from the Nov. 6 election.


Ballots are recounted Nov. 15 at the Cook County Courthouse. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Anton Moody will remain on city council following recount

Anton Moody will remain on the Grand Marais City Council following a recount this morning stemming from the Nov. 6 election.


School District 166

Superintendent addresses lawsuit and allegations

School District 166 has been in the news in recent days, as a civil lawsuit was filed against the district by a student alleging that he was unfairly suspended after being accused of sexual misconduct


Carl "Pete" Gresczyk may not take the city council seat to which he was elected due to financial conflicts

Gresczyk may not assume city council seat

The Grand Marais City Council election has become a bit complicated. Earlier this week, WTIP learned there would be a vote recount in one race.


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

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.