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Pedestrian Plan for City of Grand Marais - Screenshot courtesy of City of Grand Marais

Mayor explains Pedestrian Plan adopted by city

The City of Grand Marais has been working with the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic through the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) for several years to make Cook County a more walking-friendly co


Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - WTIP photo

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, August 6-12

Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Offic


Mary Owen, MD, director of the Center of American Indian and Minority Health - Photo courtesy of UMD Medical School

Speaking with Dr. Mary Owen, Center of American Indian and Minority Health

The University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth first began offering American Indian student programs in the early 1970s.


Highway 61 construction in 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence

More rumble strips coming to Highway 61 in Cook County

Despite vocal opposition from a few Cook County residents, Minnesota Department of Transportation staff will be installing sinusoidal rumble strips at various locations along Highway 61 starting Monda


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

Former NHL star arrested in Lutsen on suspicion of felony assault

Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen confirmed with WTIP that former NHL star and Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich was arrested Aug. 15 in Lutsen on suspicion of felony assault.


Fire on Superior National Forest in 2018. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

Forest Service to hold fire information meeting Monday up the Gunflint

Staff from the US Forest Service from both the Tofte and Gunflint Districts are holding a town-hall style meeting from 4-5 p.m.  Monday, Aug. 19 at the Mid-Gunflint Trail Fire Hall.


From one home to eight, the Nordic Star neighborhood in Grand Marais has grown. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Community Conversation: The Nordic Star Neighborhood

There has been quite a bit of activity on Second Street in Grand Marais over the last year or so, as ground was broken, driveways were punched in and houses were installed in the Nordic Star developme


The "Stewardship Survey" launched by the City of Grand Marais on August 9 has been closed. Photo by Rhonda Silence

City pulls online survey after citizen feedback

On Friday, August 9, the City of Grand Marais posted an online survey filled with photos taken throughout the community of residences and businesses.

Saganaga cabin fire 08-11-19 - Community members turned out to fight the fire - Photo by Marco Manzo III

Lake Saganaga cabin and boathouse destroyed by fire

The peace and serenity of Lake Saganaga was shattered at 7:17 p.m. Sunday, August 11 when the sound of an overheated propane tank rocked the vicinity of a 55-year-old cabin on the Canadian side.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

County board debates funding for arts organizations

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 13.