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Beargrease vice-president Frank Moe gets a high five from his handler (and wife) Sherri Moe in the 2018 race. Photo CJ Heithoff

International recognition for Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon made an exciting announcement last week, letting racing fans know that the Beargrease is now part of an inte


Cook County Sheriff's Office - Photo by Rhonda Silence

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, Oct. 1-6

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.


Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan - Photo courtesy of Lt. Governor's Office, State of MN

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan on Indigenous Peoples Day

Monday, Oct. 14 was Indigenous Peoples Day here in Cook County. There were also a number of events throughout the state of Minnesota in recognition of the day.


Isle Royale moose study Feb 2019 Photo by Seth Moore, PhD, director of biology and environment, Grand Portage Band of Chippewa

Michigan lawmaker proposes moose hunt on Isle Royale

State Rep. Steve Johnson from Michigan recently introduced a resolution calling on the National Park Service to establish a moose hunt on Isle Royale.


A house of any size is difficult to find in Grand Marais. Photo by Andrew Balet, Wikimedia Commons

Research of Cook County housing crunch continues

Grand Marais city councilors recently went through the process of listing the things important to the citizens of Grand Marais.


Grand Marais City Hall was crowded with people "speaking for the trees" on October 9. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Standing room only for public comment on city trees

Approximately 50 people crowded into Grand Marais City Hall at the Wednesday, October 9 city council meeting to share comments and concerns about the removal of the elm trees that line Highway 61 thro


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Rena Rogers appointed interim Cook County administrator

Cook County Administrator Jeff Cadwell’s last day is Monday, Oct. 14. Cadwell is leaving to become the new administrator in Mahnomen County.


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Some local residents 'appalled' by treatment of county employees

Human suffering has no place in the community or in the workings of local government, according to County Attorney Molly Hicken.


Cook County Sheriff's Office lights - WTIP photo

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, Sept. 24-30

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.

Jim Miller's lighting designs grace many local establishments, including the CD library at WTIP! Photo by Rhonda Silence

A bright future for Hovland lighting design company

It can be a challenge to operate a business in rural Cook County, but Jim Miller does just that from one of the most remote parts of the county, in Hovland.