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Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Current operators of Dockside Fish Market not returning

The current operators of Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais made an announcement on November 21 that they would not be returning next spring.  What will happen to the popular fish market and re


Woodstoves are meant for heat, not burning garbage. Photo by John Allspaw, Flickr.com

Burning garbage raises safety and environmental concerns

In Minnesota, backyard burning of garbage is still common.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Cook County 'opts in' to join national opioid lawsuit

Cook County is opting to be involved with a nationwide class action lawsuit that targets opioid manufacturers and distributors for their alleged role in the ongoing health crisis.


School Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall

School District 166 completes superintendent evaluation

At their October meeting, the School District 166 board held a closed session to conduct an evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.


A speed limit sign just east of Grand Marais on Highway 61. Photo by Jana Berka

Speed limit increases to 60 mph for large section of Highway 61

Motorists traveling the North Shore on Highway 61 are finding higher speed limits just ahead of the holiday season.


Grand Marais City Councilor -- and sometimes Acting Mayor - Anton Moody. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Acting mayor gives city update

The Grand Marais City Council met  Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Councilor Anton Moody filling in as acting mayor for vacationing Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.


James "Sporto" Ford stands next to the corner of his restaurant that is "encroaching" on MnDOT's right-of-way. Photo R. Silence

Local businesses face MnDOT right-of-way challenges

Although the Minnesota Department of Transportation Highway 61 construction project—a two-year undertaking—is not even beginning until Spring 2020, it has been in the news a lot recently.&


Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - WTIP photo

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, Oct. 22 - 27

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office shared a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from October 22 - 27.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

County board talks airport funding, future role of administrator

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 12. The following discussion and action items occurred during this week’s meeting.