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County lodging tax affects short-term private cabin rentals

Renting out your cabin or vacation home for less than 30 days at a time is a permitted use in Cook County, according to Tim Nelson, the county’s zoning officer.

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Candidate filings begin slowly

The filing period for city and ISD166 school board and North Shore Hospital board positions is underway through Aug.17.

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Housing development proposal dropped

Plans for an affordable housing development were dropped last week after several residents from the neighborhood raised objections to the proposal during a meeting of the Grand Marais Planni

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Envisioning the Fiber Optic Future in Cook County – First Thursday for Aug. 5

The Blandin Foundation has awarded Cook County’s Fiber Optic Network Commission $100,000 to serve as a Demonstration Community in its Intelligent Rural Communities program.


Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap August 7

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.


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Local Fish Report for Aug. 6

There are lots fish in Cook County lakes – the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

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Violence Prevention Center Director discusses abuse and how to help

In the summer, domestic violence tends to grow among residents and visitors alike.

 

Michigan’s Portage Lake Lift Bridge gets stuck

On Wedensday, Aug. 4 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon the lift bridge between Houghton and Hancock, Michigan got stuck in the up position.


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Great Outdoors Initiative Listening Session held in state

On Wednesday, August 4, top Obama Administration officials will hold a listening session in Minneapolis on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.