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State Sen. Tom Bakk with St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina

Large crowd gathers in Duluth for PolyMet hearing

Approximately 800 turned up to a public hearing at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on Feb.

W.E. Connect hoping to reconnect with community

Although the townships of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder all have their own town boards and fire departments, as well as their own policies and priorities, they often work together.

Caucuses were held Feb. 6 in Cook County. Photo by Pat Campanaro

Update: Cook County residents speak up at local caucuses

At two venues in Grand Marais on Tuesday night, Feb.

Moose in Superior National Forest

Project brings logging and prescribed burns to Middle Gunflint

The ShokoShoe Vegetation Management Project is one that has been several years in the making along a wide swath of forest between the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Middle Gunflint Trail.

Snowmobiler injured in crash in Lutsen

A Thunder Bay snowmobiler was injured when he lost control on a trail near Barker Lake Road in Lutsen.

City Hall

Grand Marais creates new administrative position

There were a number of personnel matters on the Grand Marais City Council agenda during the last meeting of January. Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview. 

Cook County courthouse

New employee contracts impact county's 2018 budget

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Jan. 23, a three-year labor contract with the Cook County Employee Association was approved.

City seeks answers on climate change

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission gets the electricity it delivers to homes and businesses in the city from the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA).

A former Grand Marais family lost their home in a house fire Sunday morning

Former Grand Marais residents lose home in fire

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a fire broke out at a home located on 1713 Hegberg Road in Duluth around 10 Sunday morning.  Local fire departments and the St.


Study links Minnesota wolf population to moose survival

Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer is a federal wildlife biologist on the Superior National Forest. She has done extensive research on wolves in Minnesota.