Cook County Commissioners

Commissioners begin discussion of county administrator position

At a special work session Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners began discussing the creation of a county administrator position.


The shack

Of Woods and Words: Life in the Shack

When I drove home from work a few weeks ago, the thermometer in my car read 6 below.


Members and volunteers hang out and enjoy the treats during WTIP's "So Many Reasons" membership drive

Wildersmith March 18

Congrats and thanks to all that enhanced the “So Many Reasons” theme for the WTIP spring support effort.


Howling wolf. Photo: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

State pushes for de-listing wolves from Endangered Species list

The Department of Natural Resources Wednesday submitted a formal petition to the U.S.


Cook County Conversations

Boreal Access changes community blog location

The Boreal Access homepage looks different. The “Cook County Conversations” online forum is no longer positioned under the WTIP and News-Herald headlines.


Commissioner Bob Fenwick

Fenwick to spearhead board role in Community Center planning

Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick Tuesday asked his fellow board members to allow him to take a lead role in planning for the new community center/pool project.


Mike Prom gets his head shaved to support the cause

Mush for a Cure raises $30,000 for breast cancer

This year’s annual Mush for a Cure Sled Dog Fundraiser, March 12-13, raised more than $30,000.  Of that amount, organizers say that a minimum of $28,000 will go to the National Breast Ca


GTHS Vice President Fred Smith watches as Ada Igoe signs on as Chik-Wauk site manager

Site manager hired for Chik-Wauk

The Gunflint Trail Historical Society announced the hiring of a site manager for the Chik-Wauk Museum, scheduled to open July 4.


Wolf at Tucker Lake. Photo by Fran Smith

Familiar clues for tree tappers and wolves begin to court

We can’t feel it, but trees give off energy that melts the snow from their bases, creating tree wells. Early spring is also time for wolf mating.


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