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Recycle old electronics Saturday, May 22

Waste electronics collections May 22 & June 5

The Cook County Recycling Center in Grand Marais will hold a waste electronics collection Saturday, May 22, from 9:00 a.m.

Weekend Wrap

Weekend News Wrap May 15

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.


Undate photo: Old Pigeon River border crossing

Enhanced driver’s licenses becomes law

An enhanced Minnesota driver's license will work like a U.S. passport, allowing state residents to re-enter the United States from Canada. Minnesota Gov.

Speed control sign

City council discusses traffic safety and speed signs

The Grand Marais City Council was brought up to speed on speed limits at Wednesday’s meeting.

Director Bill Tormondsen and the Cook County High School Band rehearse for their upcoming concert, May 19

CCHS Band great at State

The Cook County High School Band made another successful trip to the State Music Competition in Virginia, Minnesota on April 30, earning high scores from the judges an

Fishing boat

Coast Guard announces new license requirements for commercial operators

The U.S. Coast Guard is promising new licensing options and more exam dates in northern Minnesota to help diffuse a controversy over fish guiding-license rules it began enforcing last year.

Campfires still restricted

Burning restrictions to ease today, but not here

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced that as of today, May 12, open burning restrictions will be lifted in many counties and normal spring burning practices may resume.