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County prepares for 2018 property-valuation process

In 2018, staff from the Cook County Assessor’s Office will again be reviewing all properties in the City of Grand Marais.

Michelle Lee

Congressional Candidate Lee shares thoughts on issues facing the 8th

Michelle Lee is a former Duluth television news anchor in Duluth and is now seeking the DFL nomination for Congress in the 8th District.  Lee recently spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about why

Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

Checking in with the mayor

At the March 28 meeting, the Grand Marais City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation about some small changes to the Highway 61 re-design through the city.  Work on the hi

Burn pile

DNR encourages homeowners to compost, not burn

In an effort to prevent wildfires, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges woodland property owners to compost their yard waste rather than burn it.

Listening to the radio

Weekend News Roundup for March 31

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. The Border Patrol collars seven at I-Falls. PolyMet building costs climb.

The Grand Marais Fire Department and Public Utilities crew responded to the call

Grand Marais Fire Department responds to kitchen fire at GunFlint Tavern

Just after 5 p.m. this evening, March 29, an emergency call went out to the Grand Marais Fire Department to respond to a kitchen fire at the GunFlint Tavern in downtown Grand Marais.

Secretary/Treasurer candidate April McCormick, Committee Person I Candidate Briand Morrison

Grand Portage primary election on April 3

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is holding a primary election on Tuesday, April 3.

Pike Lake Road. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer provides update on Pike Lake Road

On Tuesday, March 27, there was an open house for the public to give their input on the upcoming Pike Lake Road project. 

ThompsonGas, which owns Como Oil and Propane, has purchased North Shore Oil and Propane

ThompsonGas acquires second fuel provider on the North Shore

On March 22, WTIP learned that ThompsonGas, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, had acquired North Shore Oil & Propane, based in Silver Bay.

Cook County, Minnesota

County prepares to broaden discussion on vacation rentals

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 27. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.