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While Grand Marais looks for a solution, an above ground sewer line is in place temporarily

City wastewater department faces challenges

Grand Marais Public Utility Commission workers were putting their pumper truck to use this week because of a faulty lift station on the west side of Grand Marais.


City Hall

Citizens fill city hall for North House lease discussion

The Grand Marais City Council met Wednesday, September 26 and discussion continued on the city’s lease with the North House Folk School.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Forest Service and Cook County complete land exchange

The United States Forest Service on Superior National Forest and Cook County completed a long-anticipated land exchange Sept.


A female wolf is released at Isle Royale Sept. 26. Photo by Jacob W Frank

Two wolves from Grand Portage transferred to Isle Royale

After years of study, public engagement, and planning, the first wolves in a National Park Service (NPS) wolf translocation project to restore predation to the island ecosystem have been moved to Isle


Megan Myers is the new principal at School District 166

New principal on the job at ISD 166

Megan Myers has joined the administrative staff at School District 166. Myers is the new principal, coming to Cook County from the Circle of Life Academy in White Earth, Minnesota.


North House Folk School sunset

Conversation continues on changes to North House Folk School lease

The Grand Marais City Council meets Wednesday, September 26 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. and discussion continues on the city’s lease with the North House Folk School.


EDA President Howard Hedstrom

EDA helps Lutsen workforce rental housing project meet funding gap

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority is involved in a number of housing projects, including a workforce rental housing project in Lutsen.


Wolf

Wolves from Grand Portage to be relocated to Isle Royale

An estimated six to eight wolves will be brought from the Upper Midwest and possibly Ontario to Isle Royale by the end of October, according to officials from the National Park Service involved in an


Moose in Superior National Forest

Moose hunt continues in Cook County in 2018

At least 23 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by Chippewa bands in northeastern Minnesota, according to public documents and officials with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake


(from left) Dave Mills, Ginny Storlie, Bruce Martinson, Mickey Brazell. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Commissioner candidate forum from Sept. 20

There are two contested seats to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners this year, and Election Day is fast approaching on Nov. 6. Mail-in ballots are expected to be mailed out by Oct.