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This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken

Plan for 'Border to Border' route in Cook County inches forward

Discussion continues throughout northern Minnesota, including here in Cook County, regarding a proposed Border to Border Touring Route.


The flooded basement at the Cook County Historical Society. Photo by Martha Marnocha

Major flooding in downtown Grand Marais

Although flooding in parts of downtown Grand Marais is nothing new, Wednesday’s flooding from massive Lake Superior waves and heavy rainfall created extreme flooding.


Update: Arrowhead Electric on east end power outages

Update: Arrowhead Electric crews have restored power to the entire outage area. The outage was caused by a tree on the main line.


North Road in Hovland is temporary closed due to flooding and emergency culvert replacement

Emergency flooding/road repair in Hovland

There is an emergency road closure due to water over the road on North Road (County Rd 69) in Hovland this afternoon, October 10.


Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local restaurant stirs conversation on county's revolving loan program

What is the county’s role in lending money? Should the county accept private land to cover a business or individual's financial debt?


State Capitol

Candidates vying for District 3A House seat

Rob Ecklund is the incumbent for the District 3A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is running for re-election this year on the DFL ticket.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Certain fees to change for BWCA permits in 2019

There are some changes coming regarding permits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


National Weather Service

UPDATE: High winds down trees and power lines throughout county

UPDATE, approximately 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 - Arrowhead crews restored power to members as of 9:45 PM Friday, October, 5, 2018.


Rena Rogers is running for the District 3 seat at ISD 166

Meet the School District 166 board candidates

Election Day is fast approaching. It is November 6, but county residents will receive their mail ballots much earlier, probably mid-October.


(from left) Kelly Swearingen, Craig Schulte and Anton Moody. Photo by Rhonda Silence.

City Council Candidate Forum 2

Election Day is Nov. 6, and there are a number of candidates vying for a Grand Marais City Council seat.