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Approximately 30 people attended the rally outside the courthouse Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of Tom Christansen

Rally held in Grand Marais to protest attorney general's firing

A series of protests took place across North America on Thursday, Nov. 8, triggered largely by President Donald Trump’s firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


Winter weather caused a traffic accident Nov. 9 on Highway 61. Photo by Matthew Brown

Winter weather brings tough travel conditions to North Shore

A traffic accident on Highway 61 near North House Folk School in Grand Marais Friday morning served as a reminder about the dangers of driving in winter weather. 


It was standing room only at Grand Marais City Hall for the MnDOT presentation on road construction coming in 2019-20.

Full house for MnDOT Highway 61 construction update

The Minnesota Department of Transportation held an Open House on Wednesday, November 7 at Grand Marais City Hall.


Fire damages storage building, materials, at Isak Hansen Hardware

A page went out for local fire departments just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, to respond to a structure fire at Isak Hansen True Value in Lutsen.


The Hovland arson scene

A year later, arson investigation continues

Although a year has passed since a home in Hovland was destroyed by fire, investigators are still not ready to close the case.


Cook County Court House and government offices

2018 election results for Cook County

Results – All winners of the 2018 election in bold.

Cook County Board of Commissioners


Highway 61/Grand Marais Tourism Assn.

City and tourism officials planning for construction in 2019-2020

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is returning to Grand Marais on Thursday, November 7 with the latest—and final—version of the Highway 61 re-design through the city of Gr


County staff and election judges are waiting to accept mail ballots and to help voters at the Cook County courthouse

Everything you need to know on Election Day in Cook County

Voter turnout is traditionally very high in Minnesota, as nearly three-quarters of eligible Minnesota residents cast a ballot on average over the past four general election cycles, the highest voter t


A mix of rain and snow led to icy road conditions

Slippery roads lead to several crashes on Sunday

The rain and snow mix that fell on Sunday, November 4 played a role in a number of car crashes in Cook County.
 


Green Party candidate for MN Senate Paula Overby 10-31-18

Green Party's Paula Overby visits Cook County

Election season continues and so does campaigning. This week WTIP was visited by Paula Overby, the Green Party endorsed candidate.