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Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - WTIP photo

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, July 23-28

Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center. WTIP requested more information on the following incidents.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP file photo

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic announces plan to combat opioid addiction in Cook County

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic announced details today of a medication-assisted treatment program which helps patients struggling with opioid use disorder.


Sheriff Pat Eliasen - Photo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Pat Eliasen's thoughts on new laws

Several new laws are in effect as of August 1, and some impact motorists.


Nick and Mary June Wharton at their Good Nature Farm in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Family farms a growing branch of North Shore's green initiatives

Even by Cook County standards, Nick and Kristin Wharton, along with their three children, live in a remote setting in Cook County.


ISD 166 Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall at a recent school board meeting - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Personnel matters top School Board agenda

The School District 166 school board met on Thursday, July 25 in the Jane Mianowski conference room at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts. WTIP caught up with Superintendent Dr.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Wildfire reported on Daniels Lake in BWCA in Mid-Trail area

UPDATE: At 6 p.m. WTIP received an update from the Forest Service. 


Rob Ecklund. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Ecklund talks B2B Touring Route, Isle Royale and more during town hall event

A visit to the North Shore meant a busy day for District 3A Representative Rob Ecklund on July 23.


Isle Royale Superintendent Phyllis Green with Tribal Council Member John Morrin and Chair Beth Drost. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Portage ancestral homeland recognized in new designation of Isle Royale

Grand Portage community members and friends boarded the Grand Portage-Isle Royale ferry boat, the Sea Hunter, on a brilliant summer morning on July 23 to head to Isle Royale for a unique cele


ATVs are currently allowed on sections of the Gunflint Trail - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County board approves opening large section of Gunflint Trail to ATV use

ATVs are now allowed to operate in a large section of the Gunflint Trail where they were previously banned.