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Amy Demmer

Amy Demmer to step down as director of Art Colony

After nearly a decade at the post, Amy Demmer is stepping down as the executive director of the Grand Marais Art Colony.
 


Leah Phifer

Phifer drops out of 8th Congressional District race

Leah Phifer has made the decision not to move her candidacy for 8th Congressional District representative forward into a DFL primary election.  
 


The Postal Service reminds pet owners to be responsible. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Postmaster in Grand Marais talks pet safety

There were 6,244 United States Postal Service employees attacked by dogs in 2017, according to information sent out by the Postal Service.


Workers from all over the world come to Cook County

Effort continues to find workers on the North Shore in 2018

As the summer of 2018 inches closer, business owners and community leaders on the North Shore continue to look for innovative and reliable means to attract employees for the peak of tourist season.


Trout fishing opportunities are abundant on inland lakes in Cook County. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Trout hatchery in disrepair could impact Cook County fishing

Minnesota’s flagship state-owned trout hatchery in Lanesboro needs $5 million in improvements so anglers can continue to enjoy a regular supply of stocked trout in streams and lakes throughout t


City Hall

City hears from local youth about tobacco laws

There was a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council on Wednesday, April 11.


Sawtooth Ridges in Grand Marais

Empty propane tanks focus of meeting at Sawtooth Ridges

On March 10 there was a 9-1-1 call placed from the Sawtooth Ridges apartment complex in Grand Marais suggesting a possible gas leak in the building.


Thank you, 9-1-1 dispatchers

Thanks to the local emegency dispatchers

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is April 8 - 14. It’s a time to recognize and lend appreciation to the frontline responders who answer our 9-1-1 calls.


Tower

What is FirstNet and will it bring more towers to Cook County?

Though it may sound like something out of a Terminator film, FirstNet is indeed a reality in the field of modern communication.


Jan Sivertson

Commissioners approve Capital Improvement Plan

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, April 10. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.