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A stump is all that remains of an elm tree in downtown Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Elm trees are removed from downtown Grand Marais

The elms are gone.

Amid the roaring of chainsaws and other heavy machinery, the clearing of trees and vegetation along Highway 61 took center stage in downtown Grand Marais today.


Cook County Law Enforcement Center - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Former Cook County resident enters plea for sex crimes against minors

A former Cook County resident who moved last year during his senior year of high school returned to Grand Marais Oct.


Solar panels atop the Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

WTIP wants your feedback on 'Going Green in Cook County'

The people who call the North Shore home are often recognized for their creative and innovative thinking and lifestyles.


Tree clearing along the bike path in Grand Marais 11-04-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence

Tree clearing begins in Highway 61 right-of-way

Clearing of trees and vegetation along the Highway 61 in Cook County in preparation for the 2020/2021 highway reconstruction project began today.


Grand Marais elm trees - October 08-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence.jpg

City decides not to delay tree cutting for MnDOT project

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, October 30 and perhaps one of the most awaited topics on the agenda was the city’s report on its “follow-up” with the Minnesota Depart


Vacation rentals are common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Short-term rentals likely to be considered commercial properties in Cook County

Property owners and businesses in Cook County that operate short-term rentals could see large increases in their property taxes in the coming years when a state directive becomes reality in 2020.&nbsp


The Tofte district of Superior National Forest is seeking comments - Map image courtesy of US Forest Service

Forest Service seeks comments on Tofte Landscape Project

The U.S. Forest Service is considering a new approach to vegetation management in the Tofte Ranger District.


Cook County courthouse

Former NHL star arrested in Lutsen found unfit for trial

A well-known Minnesota hockey player who won a gold medal in the 1980 Olympics is not fit to stand trial and needs assistance to deal with psychiatric issues, a judge ruled in the Cook County Courthou


Grand Marais Liquor Store - Photo courtesy of City of Grand Marais

City considers reports on liquor store, city hall remodel

At the October 9 meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, there were two presentations related to Grand Marais City Hall and the Municipal Liquor Store.