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Cook County's new branding design

Commissioners approve hiring for new assistant county attorney

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.

Fire destroys garage at Hungry Jack Lake

A garage and several vehicles were destroyed by fire at Hungry Jack Lake on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

1854 Treaty Authority releases informative document on treaty rights

According to a new document published by the 1854 Treaty Authority, since the 1970s, tribes have been successfully reasserting hunting, fishing and gathering rights in the ceded territories of Minneso

Moose in Superior National Forest

Filmmaker finds sudden fame with video of wolf attacking a moose

A filmmaker based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Dan Nystedt, recently captured a stunning video of a wolf attacking a moose in a remote lake in the wilds of Ontario.

Lake Superior Project

LSProject: Lake Superior no longer the clearest of the Great Lakes

After an impressive and lengthy run at the top, Lake Superior is no longer the clearest of the Great Lakes.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for October 14

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. More lakes and streams are added to the impaired list, but Poplar River is off. Enbridge Energy fights back.

Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux

Mayor talks about public works, stormwater management

The Grand Marais City Council meets the second and last Wednesdays of each month. Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux stopped by the studio to talk about what was on the agenda.

Tofte man injured in propane explosion

An emergency call went out to Lutsen First Responders and Cook County Ambulance at 8:22 this morning. A party had been burned by a propane explosion and was being driven to the Lutsen Fire Hall.

The Cook County tax surveys

Update: Tax surveys tallied with results pending

A large box of tax surveys were sorted, counted and tallied Oct. 12 at the Harbor View Apartments in Grand Marais.

Long night for Cook County Search and Rescue

Last Friday night, October 6, citizens in the Colvill and Hovland areas were curious about all-terrain vehicles traveling the roadways late into the night.