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Highway 61 roadwork 06-04-20 Photo courtesy of MnDOT

MnDOT engineer gives update on Highway 61 work in Grand Marais

Construction work in Grand Marais continues, with the Broadway Avenue and Highway 61 intersection completely closed down at this time.


The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Portage Tribal Council update on COVID-19 and Minneapolis

As part of our ongoing coverage of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on North Shore, here is the latest from Grand Portage.

Cook County PHHS support line info. Submitted image

Public health officials navigate two turbulent topics in Minnesota

For the first time in months, COVID-19 took a back seat when it comes to breaking news on WTIP and the focus of media attention statewide and across the country.  


Dawn Drouillard, biking through riot-scarred Minneapolis - Submitted photo

From Minneapolis, former Grand Marais resident, Dawn Drouillard

Former Grand Marais resident Dawn Drouillard now operates a catering business in Minneapolis—just a block away from Lake Street, where much of the devastation from the unrest foll

A Justice for George Floyd pop-up rally was held in Grand Marais on May 29. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais rally on May 29 quiet, peaceful

A late afternoon call went out on social media in Cook County on Friday, calling for a “pop-up rally” to ask for justice for George Floyd, who died while in police custody.


Physical therapy via telehealth - Treg Axtell and Patrick O'Neil.png

North Shore Health offers telehealth option for physical therapy

North Shore Health has been using telemedicine for more than a year now in its emergency room.  That technology has been greatly expanded in light of the COVID-19 pandemic at both North Shore Hea


Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo

Cook County continues to discuss travel advisory amid pandemic

Cook County officials continue to discuss a travel advisory as the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of county operations and community health, with one commissioner explaining during a publi


Cedar Grove Business Park - WTIP file photo by Rhonda Silence

EDA public hearing on Cedar Grove Business Park lot sales May 28

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) held its regular May meeting on May 12, but it was, like so many meetings in the COVID-19 pandemic era, held remotely.


Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo

Campgrounds up the Gunflint, Sawbill Trail areas set to reopen June 1

Starting Monday, June 1, a number of campground located on the Superior National Forest in Cook County will open to overnight camping. This is in alignment with Minnesota Gov.