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Community leaders open conversation on racial inequity in Cook County

The Cook County Board of Commissioners were busy Aug. 25 with multiple meetings and timely discussions.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Clinic CEO shares latest on pharmacy situation, COVID-19 testing

Planning continues at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic to assist Cook County residents with being able to get their prescriptions filled when the Grand Marais Pharmacy closes Sept. 8.


Grand Portage Tribal Council Committeeperson Marie Spry 08-25-20 Photo by Rhonda Silence.jpg

Oath of Office ceremony for Grand Portage Tribal Council Committeeperson Marie Spry

Marie Spry is once again a Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa committeeperson.


Poplar Haus ownership team. WTIP file photo by Joe Friedrichs

Gunflint Trail restaurant temporarily closes after possible exposure to COVID-19

A restaurant that also provides other services on the Gunflint Trail has decided to close its doors temporarily after some of its employees were potentially exposed to the new coronavirus.


A camera caught a woman vandalising a Trump 2020 sign on County Road 7 in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

More incidents of political conflict in the county

Despite repeated appeals to community members from Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen to be respectful of views that may differ from their own, there continue to be incidents of political conflict here o


Black bears are approaching homes in Cook County in August 2020. Photo by Donna Lunke

Bear problems abound in North Shore area and throughout Cook County

A dry June and a current shortage of natural foods in our local woods are causing more bear-human conflicts in both Cook and Lake counties this summer as bears seek out food sources at homes, cabins a


Lake Superior fishing is common on the North Shore. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Novice North Shore anglers pose risk to prized steelhead in Lake Superior

With abundant options for outdoor recreation on the North Shore, WTIP and other media outlets across the state noted on many occasions about how many people are flocking to the area in the summer of 2


Grand Portage Tribal Chair Robert Deschampe at his Oath of Office ceremony 08-21-20 - Photo by Rhonda Silence

New Tribal Chair Robert Deschampe takes Oath of Office

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has a new tribal chair.

Grand Marais PUC customers in this area will have an early morning outage Sunday. Image by Grand Marais Public Utilities

Planned power outage for east side of Grand Marais Sunday

Some Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) customers will be without electricity for a couple of hours on Sunday, August 23.

Great Expectations School will be returning to school with the in-person learning model. Image courtesy of Great Expectations

Great Expectations School director talks about in-person return to school

School Board members of all of our local schools have been very busy of late, working with administration and teachers to determine the best learning model for their schools as students return th