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The proposed bridge over Fall River on the Gitchi Gami State Trail received EDA support on September 18

EDA votes to support DNR plans for Fall River bike trail bridge

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) tackled a number of matters at its September 18 meeting.


Lightning over the night sky

Lightning strike at Grand Marais Campground

 The thunder and lightning during the late night rain storm on Sunday, September 16, startled many, but probably none more so than Scott Johnson, a camper at the Grand Marais campground.


Gunflint Trail

Phone outage woes continue on the Gunflint Trail

After announcing early Tuesday a massive phone outage on the Gunflint Trail was resolved, the issue resurfaced only hours later.


Wolves

Bear hunters report abundance of wolf activity in Cook County

September marked the official start of the 2018 bear hunting season in Minnesota. Setting bear-bait stations was legal in August throughout Cook County and other parts of Minnesota.


North Shore Hospital and Care Center. Submitted photo

Hospital levy will contribute to local tax increases in 2019

A levy increase of $300,000 in 2019 for North Shore Hospital and Care Center will contribute to an overall increase in taxes for Cook County property owners.


One of the first four homes in the Nordic Star housing development

First phase of Nordic Star housing development nearly full

 One Roof Community Housing and the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority have been working together for more than a year on housing projects here in Cook County.


Cache Bay Ranger Janice Matichuk talks with a Quetico paddler. All photos by Joe Friedrichs

LSProject: Quetico ranger station wraps up another season

Quetico Provincial Park is situated just across the border from Minnesota in the dense forests of Ontario.


Saturday Afternoon--photo by Clea Korf

WTIP’s 11th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Reports High Numbers and Beautiful Weather

September 10, 2018—Grand Marais, MN--There was an impressive crowd of 655 music lovers who enjoyed a full day of pleasant weather and eclectic performances on Saturday, Septembe