County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

It’s not an April Fools prank. April 1 is the day Cook County begins collecting an additional 1 percent tax on retail sales within the county.


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

County helps EDA and Superior National with finances

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners agreed to advance the Joint Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) a portion of the first half of the property tax levy.


Karen DeBoise, photographed by Sue Prom

Wildersmith Feb. 24

The border country landscape will be illuminated this weekend once again as February is signed off into the history book.


Gypsy moth

North Shore to be focus of gypsy moth treatment again this year

Residents along Lake Superior’s north shore will once again see aircraft overhead as the state continues to battle against the tree-munching gypsy moth.


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PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

U.S. EPA gives PolyMet mine proposal low marks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an analysis of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine proposed for Minnesota’s Eastern Iron Range.  The agency says the mining operation would result in “unacceptable and long-term water quality impacts,” and should not proceed as proposed.


ISD166 makes cuts

ISD166 to cut staff and programs to balance budget

The Cook County Schools ISD166 school board needs to make program reductions of $440,000 in school year 2010-11 to balance their budget.


 

Tom McCann: Mapping Haiti from Cook County

Ann talked Feb. 19 with local GIS specialist Tom McCann about his volunteer work helping Haiti relief efforts, using his mapping skills, without ever leaving the county.


happy dog

Lost and found dog--a happy tail

Buck chatted with Stephan Soleas of Taos, N.M., about the amazing good fortune that led his lost dog to find him in New Orleans, 1,200 miles from home. Listen to the interview.


Local phone service disrupted Tuesday

Local telephone service disrupted again Tuesday morning

Local telephone service was disrupted this morning for about an hour around 8:30 a.m.


Largest Duluth union represented by AFSCME considers strike

Largest Duluth union considers strike

Members of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 66 in Duluth may decide to authorize a strike if the union votes to reject an offer from the city today.


Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching

Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural resources, it’s time to think about removing ice fishing shelters from inland lakes.


Former iron mine near Eveleth, MN

“Safe Mines” bill introduced in Minnesota legislature

A bill to strengthen Minnesota mining laws was recently introduced in the state legislature.
 


 

Grand Marais Active Community Action Plan

Check out the current Grand Marais Active Community Action Plan.  This is a document which has grown from the Safe Routes to School group and that continues to grow and change.


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