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Wolf running at Isle Royale after being relocated from Canada. Photo courtesy of National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation

New wolves at Isle Royale are reproducing, harvesting moose

Gray wolves that were taken to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park to rebuild its nearly extinct population are forming social groups and staking out territory — promising signs despite hea


Black bear in Cook County. Photo by Kevin Kramer

Cook County bear hunters finding success to start the season

Bear hunters in Minnesota harvested more than 2,550 bears through Sept. 13, a significant increase through the same time span last year.


A vacation rental property in Grand Marais. Photo courtesy of Cascade Vacation Rentals

Legislative deadlock delays change to short-term vacation rental tax classification

The Cook County Chamber’s government relations specialist Judy Erickson gave a report to the Chamber at their last meeting on legislative activities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Megan Myers - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Myers appointed ISD 166 acting superintendent

School District 166 held a special board meeting on Tuesday, September 8 to address the need for a leave of absence for Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall. Dr.


City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City talks dog park, rain garden and snow removal

The Grand Marais City Council heard requests for a dog park and new snow removal equipment at their last meeting in August.


Emergency lights - File photo Rhonda Silence.JPG

Man dies after falling from cliff into Caribou River

At approximately 9:30 p.m. last night (Sept. 7), Lake County law enforcement received a report of 29-year-old man from Rochester who fell into the Caribou River and was unresponsive.