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Smoky skies in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air quality alert for the northern half of Minnesota effective through Sunday, August 19 at noon. The affected area covers all of northern Minnesota, including all of Cook County and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Principal Bill DeWitt has resigned from School District 166 to take a job in Wisconsin
At the end of the School District 166 school board meeting on Thursday, August 16, Principal Bill DeWitt announced that he would be resigning to take another principal job in the Unity School District in Wisconsin. 

Principal DeWitt explained that he had very much enjoyed his...
Nesgoda Services Inc. crew - Gary Nesgoda, Ryan Waerzeggers, Nedko Krastov, Connor Franks, Bennett Trepanier, Nick Hingos
The Cook County-Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) was pleased to welcome a new lot owner to the Cedar Grove Business Park on Wednesday, August 15. Nesgoda Services, Inc. is the latest business to move into the business park. 

A small dedication celebration was...
Lutsen Resort. Photo by Megan Timm
After 30 years of ownership, Scott Harrison and Nancy Burns have turned over the iconic Lutsen Resort to new owners. Lutsen Resort has been sold to North Shore Resort Company, a family company owned by Bryce Campbell and his mother, Sheila.  The sale was completed Aug. 15.

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Janet Arneson and Scott Tjaden of 1010 Interiors in one of their showroom kitchen displays
There are new owners at 1010 Interiors in Grand Marais. Scott Tjaden and Janet Arneson bought the interior design company from LeAnn Wilborne about six months ago. They have settled in at the large building on the east side of Grand Marais and were ready to give WTIP a tour. 

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Cook County Court House and government offices

August 14 Primary Day Election Results
 

Cook County Board of Commissioners
District 5 (advancing to the general election in bold)
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Fire
Four fire departments were paged to the scene of a fire just after 6:23 p.m. this evening, August 14. The initial report said a structure at 4 County Road 34, or Rollins Creek Road, in Lutsen, was fully engulfed in flames.

As the Lutsen and Tofte Fire Department approached and saw...

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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...
Lake Superior Project
When Lake Superior comes up in casual conversation, it’s easy to think big. After all, in...
Lake Superior Project
The federal government announced in March that Isle Royale's decimated wolf population will get...

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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