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The bridge on Lutsen's Ski Hill Road is closed, but there is pedestrian access to Papa Charlie's and the Mountain gondola

Bridge closed on Lutsen Ski Hill Road during bridge reconstruction

Bridge replacement is under way on the Ski Hill Road in Lutsen.

Cell phones are everywhere, but possibly not in local schools next year

Schools updating cell phone and attendance policies

There may be some new policies in the student handbooks for School District 166 and Great Expectations School next fall. Both schools are considering revisions to some policies.

Jay Austin of the Large Lakes Observatory visits with Hjordis crew

Glider launched to study Lake Superior

University of Minnesota Professor Jay Austin visted Grand Marais on June 28, bringing with him an interesting piece of equipment.


Discussion continues on proposed tower at Seagull Lake

Discussion continues at both the county, state and federal levels regarding a new tower that will be used to improve communication at the end of the Gunflint Trail.

Jeff Cadwell

County administrator requests civility during public meetings

Many Cook County residents are passionate about local issues that impact them and the place they call home.

The science lab renovation creates a much larger, more user friendly work space for students

Construction under way at School District 166

Construction is in full swing on projects at School District 166.

Gunflint Hills golf course

Gunflint Hills golf course in flux

There was a full house during the public comment period at the city council meeting on Wednesday, June 27.

The former Tomteboda Motel site is slated for demolition and cleanup soon

City accepts bid for clean up for former Tomteboda Resort site

The Grand Marais City Council met Wednesday, June 27 and one agenda item was the decision on whether or not to wait for grant funds for the demolition and clean up of the former Tomteboda Motel site o

Cook County, Minnesota

WTIP changes format of routine interviews with county commissioners

For many years, WTIP has done recurring interviews with elected officials following meetings of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

 Cook County Sheriff's Office

Update: deceased man found on beach east of Grand Marais

The Cook County Sheriff's Office has provided more details regarding the body of a deceased man found on a Lake Superior beach on June 27.