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Hovland has a number of minimum maintenance roads -- some are being worked on July 23-27

DNR working on forest roads in Tom Lake area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are starting work on Monday, July 23 on Otter Lake Road in the Grand Portage State Forest.


A Nordic Star home being placed on its foundation.

Income qualifications present challenges in local workforce housing project

The Nordic Star housing development, a joint effort of the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) and One Roof Housing, is nearing the completion of a critical phase of the proj


Mailboxes were struck with some sort of heavy object

Vandals destroy dozens of mailboxes

Sometime during the night on Friday, July 20, vandals went on a mailbox-smashing spree.


Braidy Powers

Learn the important dates associated with local 2018 elections

 July 24 has been touted as a voter registration deadline. What does that mean? Does a new voter have to register by that date to be counted?


Cook County, Minnesota

County administrator discusses 'committee of the whole' format

During a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 17, questions surfaced about why meetings in the committee of the whole format are no longer recorded.


School District 166 - Eagle entrance

Smoke, no fire at School District 166

The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to School District 166 just after 2 p.m. on Monday, July 16 to respond to a fire alarm at the school.


Fishing at sunset

DNR says fishing-license sales continue downward trend

Here in Cook County, fishing is often serious business.


Grand Portage TribalCouncil members - Chair Norman Deschampe, John Morrin, Marie Spry, Treasurer April McCormick, Bill Myers

Grand Portage seats new Tribal Council members

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa members elected to the Reservation Tribal Council in June have officially taken their seats.


The DNR shared this concept drawing of the proposed bridge at Fall River

DNR hears concern about Gitchi Gami bridge proposal

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division held an open house Thursday, July 12, at the Grand Marais City Hall council chambers to discuss and get feedback on the Grand Ma


City Hall

City Council talks about trailers and ordinances

The Grand Marais City Council received a complaint from a city resident about trailers parked on city streets. That triggered a discussion, which in turn may trigger ordinance updates.