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Isle Royale.  WTIP file photo.

Isle Royale to delay 2020 opening due to coronavirus concerns

Isle Royale National Park, in response to guidance from the state of Michigan and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, is announcing a delay in the opening date of the park to support federa

Oshki Ogimaag School in Grand Portage - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Oshki Ogimaag School has successful first week of distance learning

Like other schools in Cook County and around the region, Oshki Ogimaag Charter School began distance learning for its students on Monday, March 31.

Deer in Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Christa R. via Flickr on Creative Commons

DNR asks for help with deer poaching case in Cook County

A local conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help with an ongoing case involving deer that were shot and killed out of season.

Small Business Development Center Consultant Pat Campanaro - Photo courtesy of UMD

Local Small Business Development Center can help navigate COVID-19 assistance programs

Over the past few weeks, as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear, a number of state and federal programs have been launched to assist small businesses.

Smokey Bear at Grand Marais DNR office is currently saying low fire danger, but that could change quickly - Photo Rhonda Silence

DNR to enact fire restrictions early this season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that although the current fire danger rating for Cook County is low, that could change quickly as snow melts.

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Census field ops suspended due to COVID-19, you can still report online at

Based on guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, on March 28 the U.S. Census Bureau suspended 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15.

Grand Portage Band flag. Submitted image

Grand Portage primary election postponed to June 9

If it were not for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa would today be announcing the results of its tribal council primary election.

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WTIP's ongoing coverage of coronavirus in Minnesota

This story was first published March 12, 2020.

Responding to the spread of coronavirus, WTIP is following this story on a local, regional, state and national level.

Grand Marais Liquor Store - Photo courtesy of City of Grand Marais

Grand Marais Liquor Store to offer curbside pickup starting Wed., April 1

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, the Grand Marais Liquor Store will offer curbside pickup, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

North Shore Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic have a unique partnership, officials say.

Grand Marais hospital could face a shortage of personal protection equipment

Local healthcare officials continue to plan for the potential arrival and spread of COVID-19.