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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each year in April, a campaign is launched to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

A Minnesota Aviation Rescue team landed at Lutsen Mountains on Saturday

Emergency exercise at Lutsen Mountains includes helicopter

On Saturday, residents and visitors to Lutsen Mountains were surprised by the appearance of a State Patrol helicopter hovering over the ski hill.

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MN Sea Grant focusing on green infrastructure

Clean water is a topic that means a great deal for many who call the North Shore area their home.

Rob Ecklund

Speaking with Representative Ecklund on spring break

The Minnesota Legislature took a short break over the Easter/Passover holiday.

EDA office at City Hall in Grand Marais

EDA treasurer talks about Lutsen housing

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) is seeking bond funding for its Lutsen rental housing project.


County to host informational meeting on bonding projects

In February, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to issue capital improvement bonds, for a not-to-exceed amount of $9.8 million.

Skier Robyn Block back at Lutsen Mountains, five years after major injuries

Injured skier returns to thank rescuers

The Lutsen Ski Patrol and Cook County Ambulance frequently responds to injureis at Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. Most of the injuries are relatively minor, but occasionally there are serious injuries.

Braidy Powers

How secure are our elections?

At the end of March, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon received a federal security clearance of “secret,” one of 20 state election officials nationwide with this clearance.

Grand Portage Band

Grand Portage primary election narrows ballot for June election

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa held its primary election on Tuesday, April 3.

The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: The story of "the Pond" in downtown Grand Marais

Most local residents know that an area of downtown Grand Marais has a periodic flooding problem. But what may not be well known is the history of that area.