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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Looking back on 40 years of the BWCAW

Monday marks a big day for Cook County and the nearby Boundary Waters. It was on this day 40 years ago that Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act passed Congress. That was on Oct. 15, 1978.


Multiple fire departments responded to a structure fire on Devil Track Road on Oct. 14 - Submitted photo

Devil Track home destroyed by fire

Update October 15, 4:30 p.m. - The Cook County Sheriff's Office has provided more details on the fire that destroyed a home on Sunday.


Gunflint Trail

Cell coverage coming to the Gunflint Trail by 2019

Some view stepping from a restaurant up the Gunflint Trail and being able to call Minneapolis on their cell phone as a good concept.


Communication tower in Cook County. Photo by Rhonda Silence

New communication tower coming to Seagull Lake

A tower approved at the county, state and federal levels will be used to improve communication at the end of the Gunflint Trail.


This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken

Plan for 'Border to Border' route in Cook County inches forward

Discussion continues throughout northern Minnesota, including here in Cook County, regarding a proposed Border to Border Touring Route.


The flooded basement at the Cook County Historical Society. Photo by Martha Marnocha

Major flooding in downtown Grand Marais

Although flooding in parts of downtown Grand Marais is nothing new, Wednesday’s flooding from massive Lake Superior waves and heavy rainfall created extreme flooding.


Update: Arrowhead Electric on east end power outages

Update: Arrowhead Electric crews have restored power to the entire outage area. The outage was caused by a tree on the main line.


North Road in Hovland is temporary closed due to flooding and emergency culvert replacement

Emergency flooding/road repair in Hovland

There is an emergency road closure due to water over the road on North Road (County Rd 69) in Hovland this afternoon, October 10.


State Capitol

Candidates vying for District 3A House seat

Rob Ecklund is the incumbent for the District 3A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is running for re-election this year on the DFL ticket.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Certain fees to change for BWCA permits in 2019

There are some changes coming regarding permits to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.