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The Colvill area was hard hit by high winds on October 3. - Photo by Missy Smith

October wind storm clean-up continues

All across the county, residents and businesses are clearing downed trees from driveways, decks and vehicles.

From left, Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, Pete Gresczyk, Jonathon Steckelberg and Ray Pederson. Photo by Rhonda Silence

WTIP City Council Candidate Forum

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


ISD 166 Board Chair Sissy Lunde and Superintendent Bill Crandall at a recent school board meeting

Local schools among those denied state security grants

The Minnesota Department of Education announced Monday that more than 120 schools will share the $25 million in safety grant funding approved by the Legislature in May as part of a capital investment


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Electrical fire, but no damage to Grand Marais home

The Cook County Law Enforcement Center received a 9-1-1 call at 8:30 Monday morning, October 1, reporting a structure fire on First Avenue East in Grand Marais.


Jeff Cadwell

County administrator discusses local tax base

During a board meeting Sept. 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners set the 2019 Preliminary Levy at $553,460 - a 5.99 percent increase over last year.


This vacant lot, once the site of the one-level Ogema Realty building, could be the location of a new three-story building

Planning Commission to consider two variance requests

The Grand Marais City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, but in between there are frequently meetings of the committees that bring matters forward to the council.


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WTIP hosts two live city election forums

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


 Cook County Sheriff's Office

Theft and vandalism at North Shore Car Wash

Last Friday, Peter Schliep, the owner of the North Shore Car Wash and Laundromat was met with an unpleasant surprise when he opened the car wash for business.


Kim Berns-Melhus has been named the Minnesota state director with The Conservation Fund. Submitted photo

Conservation Fund names new Minnesota director

The Conservation Fund is an American environmental non-profit with a dual charter to pursue environmental preservation and economic development.


Wildlife researchers involved with the wolf relocation to Isle Royale. Photo courtesy of: USFWS/Courtney Celley

Minnesota wolf dies in relocation process to Isle Royale

A Minnesota wolf died Thursday, Sept. 27, in conjunction with a long-anticipated plan to relocate wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale.