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Musher Jessica Berg-Collman

Mush For a Cure update

The 4th Annual Mush For a Cure breast cancer fundraiser WILL go ahead this weekend, but not as planned. Warm weather has made conditions unfavorable for dog team travel, so the or

The Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response

County to move to new communication system

Sheriff Mark Falk Tuesday asked the commissioners for a resolution indicating the county’s intent to participate in a new communications system.


Tofte Town Hall

West End election results

Local governments on the West End of Cook County held their annual public meetings on Tuesday, March 9. 

Arrowhead Electric Coop offices in Lutsen

Arrowhead Electric is back in the fiber optic mix

On Tuesday Arrowhead Electric Cooperative CEO Don Stead filled in the Cook County board on the intent of the electric coop’s re-entry into providing fiber optic services to the county.


Sheriff Mark Falk

County Sentence to Serve program threatened

Sentence to Serve (STS) is a program used state-wide to reduce jail time through community service work.


Tornado Cloud, Grand Marais Harbor by Travis Novitsky

Tourism groups join together to promote county

Six tourism groups have joined together to lead a county-wide effort to market Cook County. The new organization is called the Cook County Visitors Bureau and will become official on May 1.


Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks jobs, health care and Indian education on WTIP

During Wednesday morning’s “Daybreak” program Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken weighed in on the extension of unemployment benefits and health care reform legislation, both to