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Dan Shirley takes the school board oath of office

Dan Shirley joins ISD 166 school board

School District 166 held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 16.

ISD 166 administrators - Bill Crandall, Mitch Dorr, Bill DeWitt

WTIP talks to new assistant principal Mitch Dorr

School District 166 Principal Adam Nelson resigned to take a superintendent position in Wrenshall in December 2017.


Cook County Board of Commissioners

Commissioners engage in direct communication during public comment period

There was a fresh approach to the public comment period during a Committee of the Whole meeting Jan. 16 that included the entire Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Mitch Dorr

School Board affirms Mitch Dorr as interim assistant principal

School District 166 held its first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16 and it was the first meeting for interim Assistant Principal Mitch Dorr.


Woodland caribou. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Threatened caribou transferred between Lake Superior islands via helicopter

As of Jan. 15, a total of nine caribou were transferred to the Slate Islands near the Canadian town of Terrace Bay. The caribou came from another island on Lake Superior known as Michipicoten Island.


Cook County on state map

Study finds social security benefits go furthest in Cook County

The results of a new study by the firm SmartAsset claim Cook County is the place where social security dollars go the furthest in Minnesota.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais continues work with MnDOT on Highway 61 reconstruction

Among a number of other things on the horizon for the city of Grand Marais, a Highway 61 corridor reconstruction through the city is pending.


Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Grand Marais continues work with MnDOT on Highway 61 reconstruction

Among a number of other things on the horizon for the city of Grand Marais, a Highway 61 corridor reconstruction through the city is pending.


Gunflint Trail

Gunflint fire department aims to purchase new ambulance

The Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed on Tuesday, Jan. 9 to approve a request that the county serve as the fiscal agent for a new ambulance to be used up the Gunflint Trail.


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Pro-mining group strongly supports project near the Boundary Waters

The pro-mining group ‘Up North Jobs’ is suing to overturn an order by Gov. Mark Dayton that was considered a setback to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.