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Balloon debris on a Great Lakes beach. Submitted photo

Michigan researcher tracking balloon debris near Lake Superior

A University of Michigan graduate student and researcher is tracking balloon litter near Lake Superior to raise awareness of how balloons impact the environment.


While the city focuses on costs of the Highway 61 project, the fate of these elm trees is still uncertain. Photo J. Friedrichs

A closer look at the city's Highway 61 costs

The reconstruction of Highway 61 through the City of Grand Marais has been an ongoing topic on the city council agenda.


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

Group supporting Twin Metals, motorized B2B route requests funds from Cook County

A group that advocates for proposed copper-nickel mines and the Border-to-Border Touring Route in northern Minnesota is requesting that Cook County pay it more than $2,000 annually to support their mi


Cook County School District 166 - WTIP file photo.JPG

Superintendent Crandall shares an ISD 166 update

School District 166 had its first school board meeting of the school year on September 19.


Cook County forest. Photo by Jaye White

Going green can help the planet, and your bank account

Solar panels on rooftops. Electric vehicles. Growing your own food.


Dr. William Crandall is superintendent for ISD 166 and 381, which includes the Two Harbors High School. Image by ISD 381

Superintendent Crandall on school threat closure in Two Harbors

Two Harbors High School was closed on Thursday, September 19, after school staff heard about a possible threat.


Census count in 2020. Submitted photo

Cook County census in 2020 - awareness efforts happening now

Once every decade, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in every state. That, of course, includes everyone living in Minnesota.


North Shore Hospital and Care Center. Submitted photo

Hospital takes steps to assist local pharmacy

Service issues at the Grand Marais Pharmacy have been a topic of discussion in the community for the past several months.


Isle Royale.  WTIP file photo.

How to legally fish at Isle Royale on Lake Superior

As the National Park Service describes it, fishing at Isle Royale is an angler’s paradise.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

Prescribed fires near Duncan, Ram lakes delayed

To alleviate some of the natural fuels both inside and outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Forest Service is planning a series of prescribed burns in the Mid-Trail area this fall.