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City Hall

City council once again talks housing and zoning

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, August 8 and although the agenda was small, there was good discussion about zoning issues. 


Voting sign and flag

Election filing period ends Aug. 14 for city, school, hospital board

Another election filing period is happening now. Citizens interested in the local school, hospital or the City of Grand Marais can now file to run for office on those boards.


Cook County Court House and government offices

County aims for transparency with budget process

Cook County staff and elected officials say they are striving to make the budget process as open and accessible to citizens as possible this year.


Minnesota Gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy talks with WTIP

It has been a busy election season. WTIP has been happy to talk to a number of candidates in the state and local level.


The welcome sign at Windigo on Isle Royale National Park - Photo by Rhonda Silence

National Park Service proposes changes at Isle Royale

The National Park Service is considering changes to the quiet Windigo visitor center at Isle Royale National Park.


Superior, Wisconsin as seen just hours after the explosion April 26, 2018. Photo by Kristy DeVera

Blast at oil refinery near Lake Superior impacts Cook County roads

The Twin Ports area of Lake Superior made national headlines in late April when a series of explosions and intense fire erupted at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisc.


Jason Metsa is running for the 8th District Congressional District

8th Congressional District candidate Jason Metsa stops by WTIP

It has been a busy election season. WTIP has been happy to talk to a number of candidates in the state and local level.


Leo Lake area

Leo Lake and Sawtooth Bluffs focus of county meeting

The public landing at Leo Lake and an update on the development plans for Sawtooth Bluffs were two key topics discussed during a meeting of the Cook County Parks & Trails Commission.