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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


School District 166 - Eagle entrance

School District 166 seeks family input for return-to-school planning

School District 166 is also conducting a survey to help it finalize plans for returning to school under Minnesota’s Safe Learning plan and CDC guidelines.


City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City pauses planning for city hall and liquor store renovations

The renovation of Grand Marais City Hall and the municipal liquor store building has been on the city council's agenda for many years.

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.


City Councilor Tim Kennedy - File photo by Rhonda Silence, 2015

City Councilor Tim Kennedy will not run for reelection

There has been a great deal of election news on WTIP Community Radio lately, with the primary election coming up on August 11.

Superintendent Bill Crandall and ISD 166 board member Carrie Jansen at the July 28 board meeting. Photo by Rhonda Silence

With governor's announcement, local schools can continue planning for fall

Governor Tim Walz and other Minnesota state officials unveiled a plan this afternoon to reopen schools this fall during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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.