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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP file photo

COVID-19 testing not an option for those without symptoms in Cook County

There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cook County as of May 7.


Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux 09-02-19

City continues ordinance update, city hall renovation planning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Marais City Council has been holding weekly meetings, on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m.

Teachers and school staff celebrated students Star Wars-style on May the 4th. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais Mayor declares May 4-8 Super Teacher Appreciation Week

There was a slow moving parade traveling through Cook County today, May 4. Although it was slow, it was very spirited.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. WTIP file photo

BWCA to reopen May 5 for day use only

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will remain closed for overnight trips until May 18 due to ongoing concerns about the new coronavirus.


North Shore Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic have a unique partnership, officials say.

North Shore Health asks visitors to stay away from windows

The North Shore Care Center in Grand Marais continues its efforts to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Grand Marais Food Shelf helps throughout the year, and is still available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo R. Silence

Grand Marais Food Shelf is ready to meet food needs during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Marais Food Shelf has remained open. When businesses began closing doors in March, food shelf volunteers were quite worried.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Questions swirl for BWCA opening currently set for May 5

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness remains on track to open for the 2020 paddling and hiking season starting Tuesday, May 5.

At least for now.


Grand Marais RV Park and Campground during  a past busy summer season - Photo courtesy of Grand Marais Parks and Rec

Grand Marais campground prepares for phased reopening, budget shortfall

Like so many other businesses and organizations, the Grand Marais Recreation Park campground has been in a holding pattern, awaiting word from Governor Tim Walz regarding when the campground can be op


Cook County line. Submitted photo

As some North Shore resorts aim to reopen, Walz extends stay-at-home order until May 18

Visitors planning to travel to the North Shore or anywhere in Cook County should wait for more than two weeks before they do so, according to Gov.