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Office phone - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Intermittent phone issues in Grand Portage

The Grand Portage community is experiencing intermittent technical issues with its phone system. Community members make phone calls, but the ability to receive calls is intermittent.

Gooseberry Falls. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR

Woman dies after fall at Gooseberry Falls

A woman who was airlifted after falling off a waterfall overlook at Gooseberry State Park on Saturday has died.

Fog can roll in on Lake Superior suddenly. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Stranded jet skier rescued south of Isle Royale

A visitor to the North Shore attempted to make it to Isle Royale National Park on Monday, July 8 and found himself lost in the fog on L

A fire July 8 on Saganaga Lake. Photo by Dewey Pihlman

Island fire on Saganaga Lake nearly 'a major disaster'

A fire erupted July 8 on an island in the northeast arm and Canadian side of Saganaga Lake. The fire occurred on Browns Island.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Paddler air-evacuated from Boundary Waters

On Monday, July 8, just before 5 p.m., the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call for help from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, not from a cell phone or SPOT emergenc

Grand Marais RV Park and Campground - Photo courtesy of Grand Marais Parks and Rec

Grand Marais Park Board approves summer events

The Grand Marais Park and Recreation Board held its regular meeting on the very busy July 2.

Carl Madsen at Rockwood Lodge with Cook County's invasive species pressure washer. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Cook County strives to keep lakes clean on the Gunflint Trail

Clean. Drain. Dry. The message has been shared by Cook County’s aquatic invasive species coordinator and concerned citizens for years.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Photo by Rhonda Silence

A look at the Law Enforcement Log, June 25-July 1

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.

Stephan Skeels and his family are the new owners of Buck's Hardware in Grand Marais. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Meeting the new owner of Buck's Hardware

Community members had an idea changes were coming to Bucks Hardware in downtown Grand Marais before an official announcement was made.