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North Shore Hospital. Submitted picture

Local officials prepare for summer crowds on the North Shore amid COVID-19 pandemic

Now that Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, it’s likely Cook County and the North Shore will start seeing more people visit the area as more businesses and lodging sites start to reopen.


A typical family shopping list. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Procedures changing at some grocery stores

The procedure for shopping at North Shore grocery stores varies from business to business.


Billy Cameron and Nataly Yokhanis. Submitted photo

Girlfriend of man who died in BWCA talks with WTIP

He loved the outdoors.

For most of his life, camping, hiking, canoeing and experiencing life in nature were Billy Cameron’s driving forces. 


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Indiana man wearing life jacket dies on Tuscarora Lake in BWCA

The man who died on Tuscarora Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this week was wearing a lifejacket at the time of his death, according to Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen.


Construction season has begun, and with it angst over a misspelled sign. Submitted photo

Talking with MnDOT about detours, cameras, and typos

Construction work on Highway 61 is well underway in the city of Grand Marais with orange cones and detour signs directing traffic away from primarily Broadway Avenue at this time. 


Grand Portage Tribal Chair Beth Drost. Photo courtesy of Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Grand Portage asks non-residents to avoid travel on tribal land, roads at this time

During the weekly update on the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tribal Chair Beth Drost reminded the public that services in Grand Portage&

Grand Marais RV Park and Campground during  a past busy summer season - Photo courtesy of Grand Marais Parks and Rec

Changing times at Grand Marais Municipal Campground

The Grand Marais Park Board held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 19 to discuss how to move ahead on opening the municipal campground after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's "Stay Home Minn

Tuscarora Lodge was the staging area for search and recovery operation today, May 20. Google Maps image

Missing canoeist found deceased on Tuscarora Lake

A capsized canoe on Tuscarora Lake ended in the death of a 29-year-old male today.