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Mike Keyport, Cook County Emergency Management Director 08-30-19 -  Photo by Rhonda Silence

Mike Keyport is new County Emergency Management Director

On August 13, the Cook County Commissioners approved the hiring of a new emergency management director, Mike Keyport of Grand Portage.


Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux 09-02-19

City wants feedback on parking ordinance update

The city of Grand Marais is considering making changes to its parking ordinance.

County logo. WTIP file photo

County to host town halls to discuss 2020 budget

As a part of the annual budget process, Cook County has scheduled a series of town hall meetings to discuss the 2020 preliminary budget.


Pete Stauber (left) talks with a group of Cook County residents Aug. 28, 2019. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Stauber talks Twin Metals mine in WTIP interview

Pete Stauber represents Minnesota’s Eighth District in the U.S. House. He was in Ely Aug.


Charles Bishop of Artemisia Acupuncture - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Artemisia Acupuncture welcomed by colleagues

 Artemisia Acupuncture, operated by Charles Bishop, L.Ac, began accepting clients in July.


A photo of the McKinley Fire between Talkeetna and Willow, Alaska. Photo by Katie Writer from KTNA radio

Alaska governor cuts public radio funds, says 'stay tuned' to radios during wildfires

A small community radio station providing updates on at least two large wildfires burning in Alaska will have its budget slashed after a recent move by Alaska’s Republican Gov.


Cook County Sheriff's Office - logo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, August 8-13

Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center. WTIP requested more information on the following incidents.


North Shore Hospital and Care Center. Submitted photo

Hospital levy to increase again in 2020, up 62 percent in two years

A levy increase of $200,000 in 2020 for North Shore Hospital and Care Center will contribute to an overall increase in taxes for Cook County property owners.


Joining the "Save the Trees" posters in the Highway 61 corridor this week are these with toxic soil cautions. Submitted photo.

Learning more about MPCA's role in the Highway 61 reconstruction project

There has been a great deal of community discussion of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s plans for reconstruction of the Highway 61 corridor passing through Grand Marais.