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Grand Marais Mayor Jay DeCoux - Submitted photo

City still seeking citizens to serve on boards and commissions

The first city council meeting of the year is filled with a lot of routine business, appointments to various boards and commissions for council members and members of the public.


A crane lifts the Hjørdis at North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

North House Folk School staff and others rally to give Hjørdis a lift

Often referenced as the flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, North House Folk School’s Hjørdis had a holiday season to remember.


The recent surge in COVID-19 cases has led to distance learning--at least temporarily--for many students. Photo Rhonda Silence

Distance learning is back for some Cook County schools

The rising number of COVID-19 cases in the community has impacted local schools.


Rep. Erik Mortensen. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Legislature

County allows state legislator to keep noncompliant structure in place

A member of the Minnesota House of Representatives built a structure that is not in compliance with local zoning ordinances, violated a cease and desist order from the Cook County Land Services Depart


North House Folk School sunset

North House Folk School master plan could bring changes to historic waterfront structure

The North House Folk School campus has seen a lot of changes since the school's founding in 1997.


Grand Marais fire hydrant - Photo by RaeAnne Silence

Grand Marais Fire Department asks residents to "adopt a fire hydrant"

The winter of 2020-2021 brought a total of 56.5 inches of snow to the North Shore. As 2021 ended, our seasonal snowfall had already totaled 56.5 inches.


Charles Skinner and Tom Rider during construction of the new gondola, 2015. Photo courtesy of Lutsen Mountains

Tom Rider talks about sale of his share of Lutsen Mountains

On January 5, Lutsen Mountains announced a change of leadership at the North Shore ski hill.


Matthew Schmidt in the 2022 Gunflint Mail Run. Photo by Katie Mumm

WTIP talks with musher Matthew Schmidt about Gunflint Mail Run victory

With fresh snow falling on the Gunflint Trail area Saturday morning, a collection of local, regional and national mushers took to the trail for the 2022 Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race.


Township election filings are open now - Image courtesty of MN Association of Townships

Deadline to file as township candidate is January 11

Each year in March, the three West End townships—Lutsen, Schroeder, and Tofte—hold their annual meetings and elections.


Beaver activity near the North Shore. Photo by Tom Gable

Study analyzes beavers as 'ecosystem engineers' near North Shore rivers

A new study shows the critical role beavers play in regulating water storage along the North Shore.