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Cook County line. Submitted photo

Contact tracing of COVID-19 proving effective in Cook County

There were no additional cases of COVID-19 on Saturday or Sunday over the weekend in Cook County. However, the county had four new cases in less than two weeks to start the month of August.

The flag representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Photo by Rhonda Silence

A Grand Portage update on COVID-19 and CARES funding

WTIP has been reaching out to local government leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, speaking with city, county and tribal officials.

Wildlife Biologist Dylan Welch calms the young bald eagle after capturing it. Photos courtesy of US Forest Service

Forest Service shares good news on distressed juvenile bald eagle

Anyone traveling Highway 61 through Lutsen on Thursday, August 13 was likely stunned to see a juvenile bald eagle wandering around the roadside near Cascade Resort, hopping on and off of the emer

City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City council candidate Tracy Benson withdraws from race

At the end of the election filing period for the city of Grand Marais on Tuesday, August 11, there were five candidates vying for two city council seats.

School District 166 - Eagle entrance

ISD166 adopts distance learning model for 2020-2021

School District 166 held another marathon meeting on Thursday, August 13, this time via Zoom.

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Another teenager tests positive for COVID-19 in Cook County as case count climbs to six

Another Cook County teenager has tested positive for COVID-19, the second such case within a week and the sixth case of the new coronavirus in the county since the start of the pandemic.

The young bald eagle flew from one vehicle to another at Cascade Lodge. Photo by Cascade Lodge

Distressed eagle disrupts traffic on Highway 61, injures woman near Cascade Lodge

A juvenile eagle was spotted wandering around along Highway 61 immediately across from Cascade Lodge and Restaurant in Lutsen early this morning, August 13.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Overall community health a key part of school reopening discussion, local physician says

The difficult conversation continues in Cook County between local school board members, teachers, school administration and parents and students in the community regarding what the 2020-21 school

Grand Marais Pharmacy - a sign asks for patients for patience during this time of transition. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais Pharmacy owner explains why business plans to shut down

Following the news that Cook County could be without a pharmacy at the end of the month, the most common question that surfaced in the community focused on a general theme: why?