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Sign along the Gitchi-Gami Trail (image courtesy of GGTA Facebook page)

Gear up for the 17th Annual Gitchi-Gami Trail Ride Sat., Aug.19

The Gitchi-Gami Trail Association will hold its 17th annual trail ride Saturday, Aug.


Teri Downing inside the former Harbor Light, which will now be called the WunderBar

New restaurant to open at former Harbor Light location in Grand Marais

In early August the former Harbor Light Restaurant in Grand Marais came under new ownership.


Sheriff Eliasen

Cook County sheriff talks end-of-summer happenings

Summer is winding down and WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen about how Fisherman's Picnic and Rendezous Days went, as well as Eliasen's recent budget prop


Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Neil Dickenson

State Patrol reminds motorists to watch for motorcycles

Summer brings a lot of traffic to the North Shore and many of the vehicles are motorcyles. WTIP's Rhonda Silence speaks with Sgt.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for August 12

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. County commissioners discuss the highway department’s budget and especially cuts in calcium chloride.


Kirk Lee Bigby enters the Cook County Courthouse April 14th

Bluefin shooter sentenced to more than 12 years on murder charge

Kirk Lee Bigby, the man who in May said he was guilty of second-degree murder after a homicide at Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, was sentenced today to 12 ½ years in prison.


The Grand Marais Driver and Vehicle Services office

Computer problems with Driver and Vehicle Services statewide

Although an upgrade to the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services computer system should eventually make things work better for the public, the first week has been plagued with glitches.


USFS

Acting Tofte ranger brings a varied background to the job

The Tofte Ranger District has an acting ranger who came here from out west. He will likely be the last temporary, because the decision on a permanent ranger appears to be close at hand.


Sea lamprey mouth. Photo courtesy of US FWS

Sea lamprey assessment scheduled for Brule River

The continuing battle against sea lampreys in Lake Superior is coming to a popular river in Cook County.  A U.S.


Cook County Sheriff's Deparment

A look at the Law Enforcement Log

The following is a record of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from Monday, July 24 to Sunday, July 30. These are the initial calls made to law enforcement dispatchers.