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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Boundary Waters permitting system delayed until March

If you were hoping to book your permit next week for the 2019 paddling season in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, it turns out there’s no rush.

Vacation rentals are common throughout Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County considers ordinance on short-term rentals

The topic of vacation-rental properties was the focus of a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Grand Marais Fire Department responding to a shed fire in the alley off 3rd Street in Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Shed destroyed by fire in Grand Marais

The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to respond to a structure fire at 111 West Third Street in Grand Marais at 2:30 this afternoon, Feb. 20.

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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

 Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center in the past week.

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux - Photo by Rhonda Silence, WTIP

Mayor talks about zoning and climate change plan

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and we checked in with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux after the meeting.

Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County moves forward with updates to mapping system

Information was shared during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb.

Director of Nursing Fred "Andy" Andrews - Photo courtesy of North Shore Health

North Shore Health welcomes new director of nursing

North Shore Health has a new director of nursing, Fred “Andy” Andrews.

A still shot from MnDOT's animation of the proposed improvements on Highway 61 through the city. Photo courtesy of MnDOT

MnDOT delay gives city more time to prepare for road construction

The future of construction for Highway 61 from Cutface Creek through Grand Marais has been up in the air in recent days.

Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

County accepts deal to resolve restaurant's debt

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The county board moved into a closed session for a period during Tuesday’s meeting.