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Still wondering where and how to vote?

The majority of Cook County voters received their ballots in the mail in mid-July. However, many voters in the City of Grand Marais still go to the polls.


Arrowhead Electric schedules power outage for Maple Hill substation

Arrowhead Cooperative has announced a scheduled power outage that will affect members on the Maple Hill Substation – Circuit 2 on Wednesday, August 15.


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. 


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

The deadline to file to run for the local school or hospital board or for the Grand Marais city council is today, August 14. 


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.