Haze and wood smoke are noticeable in many parts of Cook County today due to a forest fire in Canada.
Cook County Schools could face the prospect of more borrowing to meet current expenses if state aids don’t come though after a potential state government shutdown July 1.
Due to heavy rainfall, the road surface on Hwy 61 near Split Rock Lighthouse has collapsed.
Commissioner Sue Hakes says the county board is concerned about the impending state shutdown. She also says the length of time the shutdown may last could be longer than we think.
Many local agencies and governments will be affected by a state government shutdown and Great Expectations School is no exception. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this report.
Sunday, July 17th is Lake Superior Day and the Lake Superior Binational Forum is inviting communities around the lake to schedule events that celebrate the life of the lake.
Forest tent caterpillar populations are expected to expand somewhat from last year but the insect is not expected to be a problem in the northern third of the state.
(The Associated Press posted this story as a part of its member exchange program. It was originally reported by Stephanie Hemphill of Minnesota Public Radio.
The Superior National Forest covers three million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness alone is a million acres – much of the land and lakes are in Cook County.