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North Shore Storm photo by Michelle Ketola

North Shore hockey update December 28

Each week during hockey season, Jeff Asmussen updates us on the North Shore Storm hockey teams.  The report includes scores and stats from the North Shore Storm b


Photo from Superior National Forest/Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Tamaracks

Typically tamaracks drop their needles in winter much the same as deciduous trees…but sometimes they don’t.


Sled Dog Race

Previewing the 2018 Gunflint Mail Run

The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is an annual event held in early January to celebrate the history and beautiful winter way of life here in Cook County.  The 2018 race will take place Jan


Frozen landscape near Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local resort owners share thoughts on frigid temperatures

There were record-low temperatures reported across northern Minnesota this week.


Soon-to-be school board member Dan Shirley and his daughter, Kit

Dan Shirley to join ISD 166 school board

There will be a new representative for the West End of the county at the next School District 166 school board meeting.


Cook County Court House and government offices

Cook County homeowners rush to prepay 2018 taxes

The Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office has been a busy place this week as local homeowners rush to pay their property taxes before 2018 arrives.


2018 Sled Dog Racing Season Coming Soon to Cook County

Dog sled racing season in Grand Marais and surrounding Cook County communities draws local and world-class mushers and their sled dog teams for the upcoming Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race on Saturday

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Caribou on a Lake Superior island. Photo courtesy of Flickr

First Nation officials in Ontario hear conflicting reports on caribou

In the final weeks of 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced it would likely move a number of caribou from Michipicoten Island to the Slate Island, which are both locat


West End News - December 28

West End News 12/28/17


Mitch Dorr

Mitch Dorr to be named interim assistant principal

At the beginning of December, the School District 166 School Board received official notice that Principal Adam Nelson was resigning effective January 1.


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UPDATE: Century Link resolves phone issues

UPDATE: Century Link residential phone service that was experiencing outages has been restored.


National Weather Service

National Weather Service warns of hazardous weather conditions

Dangerously cold wind chill values will continue across the Northland today, December 26 through tonight. Wind chill values from 35 to 50 below zero are expected.


Telephone service outage

9-1-1 outage in Cook and Lake counties - UPDATE

The Cook County Sheriffs Office has paged its emergency responders to let them know that emergency 911 service has been restored. However, it appears that phone service is out on the Gunflint Trail.


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Woodland caribou. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Lake Superior's last caribou face intense pressure from wolves

While many along the North Shore immediately think of wolves or moose with regard to wildlife management on Lake Superior islands, another iconic species is facing an immediate situation that could in


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