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North Shore Health offers telehealth option for physical therapy

North Shore Health has been using telemedicine for more than a year now in its emergency room.  That technology has been greatly expanded in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at both North Shore Hea


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

Cook County continues to discuss travel advisory amid pandemic

Cook County officials continue to discuss a travel advisory as the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of county operations and community health, with one commissioner explaining during a publi


Cedar Grove Business Park - WTIP file photo by Rhonda Silence

EDA public hearing on Cedar Grove Business Park lot sales May 28

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) held its regular May meeting on May 12, but it was, like so many meetings in the COVID-19 pandemic era, held remotely.


Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo

Campgrounds up the Gunflint, Sawbill Trail areas set to reopen June 1

Starting Monday, June 1, a number of campground located on the Superior National Forest in Cook County will open to overnight camping. This is in alignment with Minnesota Gov.


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Local officials prepare for summer crowds on the North Shore amid COVID-19 pandemic

Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, it’s likely Cook County and the North Shore will start seeing more people visit the area as more businesses and lodging sites start to reopen.


A typical family shopping list. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Procedures changing at some grocery stores

The procedure for shopping at North Shore grocery stores varies from business to business.


Billy Cameron and Nataly Yokhanis. Submitted photo

Girlfriend of man who died in BWCA talks with WTIP

He loved the outdoors.

For most of his life, camping, hiking, canoeing and experiencing life in nature were Billy Cameron’s driving forces. 


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Indiana man wearing life jacket dies on Tuscarora Lake in BWCA

The man who died on Tuscarora Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this week was wearing a lifejacket at the time of his death, according to Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.


Construction season has begun, and with it angst over a misspelled sign. Submitted photo

Talking with MnDOT about detours, cameras, and typos

Construction work on Highway 61 is well underway in the city of Grand Marais with orange cones and detour signs directing traffic away from primarily Broadway Avenue at this time.