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Preschool fun - Photo by Christina Vlinder/Flickr

Changes for preschool at School District 166

There have been some staffing adjustments at the start of the year for School District 166, including a reduction in the school's planned preschool offering.

The City of Grand Marais wants to hear from pedestrians

City still seeking comments on pedestrian walking plan

The City of Grand Marais is working on a pedestrian plan. The purpose of the plan is to identify the transportation needs of people moving at a walking pace.

Diann Carlson of USDA Rural Development and Chuck Payton of Odyssey Resorts at the Open House at the Nordic Star development

EDA and One Roof Housing host open house on Nordic Star Drive

Community members were invited to an open house at the Nordic Star housing development on Tuesday, September 18.

The proposed bridge over Fall River on the Gitchi Gami State Trail received EDA support on September 18

EDA votes to support DNR plans for Fall River bike trail bridge

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) tackled a number of matters at its September 18 meeting.

Lightning over the night sky

Lightning strike at Grand Marais Campground

 The thunder and lightning during the late night rain storm on Sunday, September 16, startled many, but probably none more so than Scott Johnson, a camper at the Grand Marais campground.

Gunflint Trail

Phone outage woes continue on the Gunflint Trail

After announcing early Tuesday a massive phone outage on the Gunflint Trail was resolved, the issue resurfaced only hours later.


Bear hunters report abundance of wolf activity in Cook County

September marked the official start of the 2018 bear hunting season in Minnesota. Setting bear-bait stations was legal in August throughout Cook County and other parts of Minnesota.

Cook County Sheriffs Office

County continues talks for expanding local jail facility

At the Sept. 18 Cook County Committee of the Whole meeting, the county’s ‘Jail Study Master Plan’ facilitated by Wold Architects will be the primary topic.

North Shore Hospital and Care Center. Submitted photo

Hospital levy will contribute to local tax increases in 2019

A levy increase of $300,000 in 2019 for North Shore Hospital and Care Center will contribute to an overall increase in taxes for Cook County property owners.

Cook County Court House and government offices

WTIP to host county commissioner candidate forum Sept. 20

Election Day is Nov. 6, and there are two contested seats this year to serve on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.