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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.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

County sets 17.5 percent levy increase

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 12, the 2018 levy was set at an increase of 17.5 percent.


County addresses tax issue for properties near Tait Lake

The WTIP News Department has been informed of a problem with the 2018 property-tax calculations for a number of properties located near Tait Lake.


Cook County Vikings

Local basketball seasons under way in Cook County

The basketball season is under way for the local high school basketball teams.


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.


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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


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School hears comments on honoring residents with court, field names

The board of the local school district (ISD 166) held a special meeting Dec. 4 primarily to accept the resignation of Principal Adam Nelson.


CodeRed - High-Speed Emergency Notification System

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