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Rob Ecklund

Ecklund sponsored bill could impact wild rice in Minnesota

Northeastern Minnesota lawmakers are advancing new legislation at the Capitol that could change current water quality standards designed to protect wild rice in the state.


Erie Trader/Clyde S. VanEnkevort

2018 shipping season begins on Lake Superior

The anticipated departure of six vessels this week signals a strong start to the 2018 commercial shipping season for the Port of Duluth-Superior and the entire region.


The Kekekabic Trail can be challenging in summer or winter

Update: Hiker thought missing on Kekekabic Trail found safe

Update: The hiker presumed missing during the weekend of March 16-18 was found safe without needing rescue assistance. 


Moose calves

Increasing bear hunt proves valuable to moose calves on Grand Portage land

In response to high predation rates of moose calves in recent years throughout northeastern Minnesota, wildlife officials from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa took a proactive approac


Lutsen Mountains gondola in the fall

Update on Lutsen Mountains expansion plan

Lutsen Mountains continues with plans for expansion of the North Shore downhill ski resort.


Cheryl Buckman casts her vote in the Schroeder township election

Low turnout for township elections, annual meetings

All of the townships in the state of Minnesota meet second Tuesday in March – all 87 townships, including Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder.


Wolf pack on Isle Royale - photo by John Vucetich

Isle Royale to get dozens of wolves over 3-year span

The federal government announced March 16 that Isle Royale's decimated wolf population will get an infusion of 20 to 30 new wolves over the next three years.


State Capitol

Cook County delegation visits with officials at state Capitol

This week a delegation of Cook County residents went to the Capitol in St. Paul to speak with Minnesota legislators about projects that are important to Cook County.
 


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Man found dead after fall in Grand Portage

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Portage Ambulance and First Responders and Cook County Ambulance responded to a residence in the Bay Estates area of Grand Portage around 


Lutsen Mts.: snow making on Moose Mountain

Water pipeline from Lake Superior begins to show value for Lutsen Mountains

The winter of 2017-18 was a step in the right direction for the Lake Superior-Poplar River Water District water-pipeline project.