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Ontario wolves being transferred to Isle Royale this winter

The National Park Service will be relocating wolves from Ontario to Isle Royale this winter.

Minnesota State Patrol

No serious injuries in Grand Portage vehicle rollover

The Minnesota State Patrol has released information on a single vehicle crash in Grand Portage over the weekend.

The Cook County YMCA is expanding its childcare offerings

Childcare: the county/YMCA connection

Childcare in the community is certainly not a new topic of discussion for Cook County. Cook County Public Health and Human Services has worked with local childcare providers for decades.

Cook County Court House and government offices

Bakk, Ecklund visit during busy meeting of the county board

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 23. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

Village North, an affordable housing project at the former Gofer Cabins, is slowly taking shape

Slow but steady progress at Village North

Bruce Block of Grand Marais purchased the former GoFer Cabins and campground more than two years ago and has been working steadily to improve the area. The area is now Village North.

Cook County Chamber-Visit Cook County announced the 2018 business award winners at the Oct. 23 gala - Photo by Jim Boyd

Community recognizes local business leaders

Community members gathered at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino on Tuesday, October 23 for the Visit Cook County/Cook County Chamber Fall Gala.

Tim Walz is the DFL candidate in the 2018 Minnesota governor's race. Submitted photo

Walz talks regional politics, tragic loss of brother in BWCA in 2016

Tim Walz is the DFL candidate in the 2018 Minnesota governor's race.

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Voting questions? Auditor Braidy Powers gives some answers

Voting should not be confusing, but it sometimes can be. What are the deadlines? How do you register?

Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District

WTIP talks to Soil & Water Conservation District candidates

 Although soil and water conservation districts have been around for decades, not everyone knows what it is that the district does.

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Two vehicle accidents on October 17

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover crash on the Gunflint Trail, approximately two miles below South Gunflint Lake Road, on Wednesday, October 17.