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North House Folk School

North House goes public with plans to purchase Dockside Fish Market

During a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Authority Tuesday, Dec.


Bike riders

Cycling enthusiast questions rationale of opening BWCAW to bikes

The name of the 1.1 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness suggests three ideas: lakes, non-motorized watercraft and forests.


Grand Marais Public Library. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Grand Marais Public Library earns significant 'five-star' honor

The Grand Marais Public Library staff found out this week the library has once again achieved a 5-star ranking in the annual Library Journal Star Libraries standings.


Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for December 9

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Park Service is getting close to introducing more wolves to Isle Royale.


Sawtooth Bluff offers scenic views of Grand Marais

City and county seeking input on Sawtooth Bluff property

The county's Park and Trails Department, a division of the county's Land Use Department, is working on a Sawtooth Bluff Master Plan on how the county property overlooking Grand Marais should b


CodeRed - High-Speed Emergency Notification System

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging residents to sign up for CodeRED.


Serious injuries in crash at Lafayette Bluff

A collision involving three vehicles occurred near the Highway 61 Lafayette Bluff Tunnel in Lake County this morning, December 5,  sending two people to area hospitals.


Sue Hakes

Sue Hakes to lead Phifer's bid for Congress

Candidate for Congress Leah Phifer announced today that she has hired Sue Hakes, of Grand Marais, to take the reins of managing her campaign to win the DFL endorsement to represent Minnesota’s 8


A Highway Department dump truck pulls out the grader that slid off the road

Icy roads treacherous for all

The ice-covered backroads of Cook County were difficult to traverse on Monday, December 4, even for Cook County Highway Department equipment.


Rec Park

Mayor talks propane and Rec Park

The Grand Marais City Council covered a variety of topics at the last meeting, ranging from challenging propane tank placement in downtown Grand Marais to the city's parks department planning and