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Lodging tax revenues for July stay steady

Lodging tax revenues for the seventh month of 2012 were up compared to July of last year county-wide.

Braidy Powers

Voter ID Amendment presents logistical and financial issues for county

On November 6, Minnesota voters will make their choice on a Voter ID amendment to the state constitution.

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Elevated fire levels exist for Labor Day weekend

Elevated fire risk conditions are one for the Labor Day weekend. Both the DNR and Forest Service are reminding campers to be extra careful with campfires this holiday.

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Construction continues on I-35 between Duluth, Twin Cities

DULUTH, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area during Labor Day weekend will encounter two single-lane construction work zones.

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Steelworkers at two Minn. mines prepare to strike

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Steelworkers at two Iron Range taconite mines say they're prepared to strike as soon as Saturday.

Carol Christenson

Hot weather set for the rest of the week

No severe weather left in the forecast, only sunshine and high temps, with sprinkles for Labor Day weekend.

Kimber Wraalstad

Hospital sees uptick in summer services

It’s summer on the North Shore and that means increased activity at Cook County North Shore Hospital.

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Judge set to consider blocking Wis. wolf hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge is expected to consider this week whether to halt Wisconsin's new wolf hunt before it starts.

The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) is a non-profit local citizen's group focusing on energy issues in Cook County, MN.

Energy Plan adopted for county - public meeting Thursday 8/23

Last month, a comprehensive energy plan was approved by both the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  According to George Wilkes of the Cook County Local Energy

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Congressman discusses issues affecting Cook County, upcoming campaign

Recently, Congressman Chip Cravaack was in Cook County to celebrate a newly-signed law that allows road crews to expand a section of Cook County Highway Eight.