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Severe Weather Awareness Week begins April 19

Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 19 through 23 this year, with the statewide tornado drills taking place on Thursday, April 22. Over 70 Minnesota co

Grand Marais Arts Festival

Summer activities on Grand Marais City Council agenda

Grand Marais City Councilors were presented with a number of actions that mean summer is just around the corner.

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Of Woods and Words: Knitting: Nature or Nurture?

The other day I was in Duluth at one of the outdoor gear and apparel stores, poking through the selection of discounted wool socks when I overheard the conversation taking place at the checkout cou


Sen. Tom Saxhaug

New driver’s license may replace passports at border

If Sen. Tom Saxhaug has his way all you’ll need at the Minnesota-Ontario border crossing is a special driver’s license or ID card.

With ice out happening early this year, Bill and Cindy Hansen enjoy a paddle on Sawbill Lake

West End News: April 14

The current ban on fires of any kind is not the first and not the most severe.


An early spring has made for an active grouse population

Wildersmith April 14

Spring is now official along the Gunflint Lake shores. It is declared so because the lake ice departed in the afternoon of April 10.


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Lost housing rehab funds reinstated for Cook County

There was some good news to report at the monthly meeting of the Cook County/Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority on Tuesday.


Se. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken weighs in on unemployment benefits and health care

Congress is back in session and a number of issues are pending, including the extension of unemployment benefits. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U.S.

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County at record fire danger levels

Campfire restrictions remain in effect throughout the Superior National Forest.
 

Gov. Tim Pawlenty

County loses most of its state aid

Cook County Commissioners had to dip into a special fund to balance part of their budget for this year. County Program Aid and Market Value Credits were reduced when Gov.

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Fire departments hold burn training

There was a lot of smoke and fire inside a house in Grand Marais over the weekend. It wasn’t a tragedy, but a planned training session for local firefighters.

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Art News for April 10 weekend

A new show opened at the Johnson Heritage Post this weekend: "Out in the Shop: Cook County Furniture Makers" curated by Scott Pollock (left). This show is a must-see.


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