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Cook County Court House and government offices
There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 
Public Comment
There were four people who spoke during the public comment period during...
Grand Marais would like to become more involved with the Green Steps Cities program
In January, the city of Grand Marais hired a climate change/Greensteps coordinator, Shane Steele.

Steele is working with a steering committee consisting of City Administrator Mike Roth, Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, Public Utilities Commissioner George Wilkes and Nordic Nature Group...
Consultants from EOR developed a map of the flooding that occurs in downtown Grand Marais
At the last meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, councilmembers considered the feedback it has received to date on the city’s stormwater management plan.

Last week the city’s consultants, EOR, created and distributed a map of downtown Grand Marais illustrating the...
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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The moose population remains steady in the area. Two more DFLers enter the race for governor. Trump wants to cut heating assistance programs as well as funding the Great Lakes Restoration process…all this...
MnDOT has released the tentative plans for Highway 61 reconstruction through Grand Marais
At the Wednesday, February 14 meeting, the Grand Marais City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) on the latest plan for highway reconstruction through the city, as well as some concerns from local highway workers about pedestrian “bump outs” and...

Sawtooth Bluff offers scenic views of Grand Marais
Each month after the Grand Marais Park Board meets, WTIP checks in with Parks Manager Dave Tersteeg to learn what’s happening at the campground and other facilities overseen by his department. In this interview, Tersteeg talks about all the future planning under way for the Grand Marais Parks...
SMMPA representatives and Grand Marais PUC officials
The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made several appeals to its power provider, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to develop a plan to deal with the possible impact to the energy grid – and the natural world around us -- from climate change.
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Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The moose population remains steady in the area. Two more DFLers enter the race for governor. Trump wants to cut...
Moose in Superior National Forest
An estimated 42 bull moose will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa...
Dr. Seth Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...
Fishing at sunset
A decline in the number of young hunters and anglers in Minnesota has some concerned about the future of public lands in the Midwest and throughout the country. Participation in hunting and fishing...
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