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Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District
 Although soil and water conservation districts have been around for decades, not everyone knows what it is that the district does. And voters may not have any idea who to vote for to represent them. WTIP recently checked in with two citizens who are running to serve on the Cook County Soil...
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The Cook County Sheriff’s Office responded to a rollover crash on the Gunflint Trail, approximately two miles below South Gunflint Lake Road, on Wednesday, October 17.

The initial call, just after 11 a.m., reported that a man was trapped in a white pickup in the northbound...
Wildlife researchers involved with the wolf relocation to Isle Royale. Photo courtesy of: USFWS/Courtney Celley
Reports surfaced in late 2016 that only a few wolves remained on Isle Royale, perhaps as few as two, and the wolf population had been slowly declining due to inbreeding and genetic deformities on the 45-mile-long, 143,000-acre Island, which is located about 15 miles off of Minnesota's North...
Producer Marcia Hyatt recognized at Touchstone Awards
     The Touchstone Award from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation recognizes outstanding work reflecting the foundation’s ideals of generosity, inclusiveness, and civic engagement. WTIP and producer Marcia Hyatt were nominated for the Touchstone Award in the...
Pat Ditlevson clung to a rock in the river awaiting rescue.
A woman from St. Joseph, Minnesota was rescued from the Cascade River after losing her footing while on a hike near the high-flowing waterway on June 17.

WTIP reported on that successful rescue operation, which involved the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Lutsen Search &...
Hamilton Housing, LLC's first project, an affordable rental house
Many North Shore residents struggle to find a safe and secure place to live. There has been a lot of talk in Cook County about this housing shortage and there have been some efforts to construct housing.

The latest housing projects developed by the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic...
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A nice hike on the Superior Hiking Trail in the Colvill area on Sunday, October 14 was  interrupted  by the sound of a smashed window and car alarm.  The Cook County Sheriff's Office received a report at 2:46 p.m. of the break-in.
 
The vehicle owner and...

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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Rep. Nolan comes under fire for having a harassing staff member on this prior campaign committee. Candidate...
Lou Mattson has fond memories of growing up at Tobin's Harbor on Isle Royale
Lou Mattson's parents first came to Tobin's Harbor in the 1890s. They operated the Mattson...
Sally Orsborn has been making the trip to Isle Royale since she was four years old
The members of the Isle Royale Families and Friends Association gather each year to talk about life...

It can be a challenge to find a long-term rental option to house residents of Grand Marais and Cook County. It’s an issue that impacts local families and individuals, employers and people who...
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