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MnDOT has released the tentative plans for Highway 61 reconstruction through Grand Marais

City and MnDOT introduce preliminary Highway 61 plan

At the Wednesday, February 14 meeting, the Grand Marais City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) on the latest plan for highway reconstruction through the city,

SMMPA representatives and Grand Marais PUC officials

PUC, SMMPA and climate change

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made several appeals to its power provider, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to develop a plan to deal with the possible imp

Sawtooth Bluff offers scenic views of Grand Marais

Planning is the priority for Grand Marais Park Board

Each month after the Grand Marais Park Board meets, WTIP checks in with Parks Manager Dave Tersteeg to learn what’s happening at the campground and other facilities overseen by his department.

School District 166 winter fun

School District 166 creates "winter wonderland"

There have been some wintery additions to the playground area of Sawtooth Elementary School/School District 166 in recent weeks.

Cook County's new branding design

Local restaurant behind on loan payments to county

The owners of the Birch Terrace Supper Club in Grand Marais have not made payments to the county’s revolving loan fund in more than two years, a fact that raised concern among the Cook County Bo

Tawhna Pringle was last seen January 11

Authorities ask for help to locate missing woman

The Cook County Sheriff's Office joins the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) in asking for the public’s help in locating a Grand Rapids woman who went missing on January 11.&nb

Flooded city lot

City seeking opinion on flooding tolerance level

The Grand Marais City Council meets on the second and last Wednesday of each month, so that means the council will gather tomorrow evening. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

PolyMet supporters wore blue colors while orange was the color who do not support the project. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Opinions were mixed at Duluth PolyMet hearing

Clean water. Jobs. Protecting the environment. Maintaining a way of life. The economy.

The Grand Marais Driver and Vehicle Services office

Local DVS impacted by statewide technical issues

The State of Minnesota continues to have problems with its vehicle licensing system. Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview with the local driver and vehicle services office.

Rep. Rick Nolan

Nolan won't run again in the 8th

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said today that he will not run for re-election when his term ends in 2018.