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ISD 166 teachers union supports systemic change to eliminate racism

The School District 166 teachers union, known as the Cook County Education Association (CCEA), issued a statement on June 12, clearly stating that it supports systemic change to eliminate racism.

Grand Portage Tribal Chair-elect Robert Deschampe. Photo courtesy of Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

County commissioner will resign to assume Grand Portage Tribal Council position

Cook County Commissioner Robert "Bobby" Deschampe has informed WTIP that he will resign from his post on the county board in August. 

Cook County Chamber workforce recruiter Laura Muus is back to work, June 10, 2020. Submitted photo

Cook County Chamber workforce recruiting resumes

In 2019, the Cook County Chamber created a position to help fill the worker shortfall here on the North Shore.

Downtown Grand Marais is the home to a collection of bars and restaurants. Photo by Jaye White

North Shore restaurant and bar employees required to wear masks, state says

On June 10, Minnesota moved into phase three of its ‘Stay Safe Plan’ regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


BJ Kohlstedt is the Lake County emergency management director. Submitted photo

Lake County emergency management director announces retirement plans

BJ Kohlstedt, the Lake County emergency management director, has announced that she is retiring in August.


The remains of the April 13 fire in downtown Grand Marais, as seen the day after the fire. Photo by Lindsey Gau

Businesses destroyed by April 13 fire get go-ahead for cleanup

A devastating fire destroyed three buildings in Grand Marais on April 13.

North Shore Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic have a unique partnership, officials say.

Hospital administrator discusses first COVID-19 case in Cook County

Cook County confirmed the first case of COVID-19 June 10, noting that the infected person is a male resident of Cook County in his 30s.


The polling place at the Grand Portage Community Log Building was arranged to maintain physical distancing. Submitted photo.

Grand Portage election board explains COVID-19 prevention measures for voters

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa held its primary for two seats on the Tribal Council on Tuesday, June 9.