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Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission

Update: Power restored for majority of customers in Grand Marais outage

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday, electricity flickered and then went out in some sections of Grand Marais. As of midnight, January 8, the power had been restored to the majority of customers.

Cook County's new branding design

County hopes for public participation in local government

It promises to be a busy year in local government here in Cook County.

Terry and Lori Backlund have purchased the laundromat from Carline and Pete Gresczyk

New owners for local laundromat

At one time or another we’ve all visited a laundromat, but few of us think of them as business opportunities. Not so for Terry and Lori Backlund of Grand Marais.

Ambulance drivers, medical responders wanted at local hospital

Staff with North Shore Ambulance in Cook County are looking for drivers, emergency medical responders and emergency medical technicians in 2018.

Township elections are in March, but the filing period is now

Election filing open now for township elections

Citizens in Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder interested in serving on their respective township boards need to file now to be eligible for election in March 2018.

Lake Superior in Winter

Cold snap raises question: What's the difference between weather and climate?

The weather continues to be big news along the North Shore and surrounding region. It’s what most people are talking about in the coffee shops and local pubs and restaurants.

Commissioner Storlie

Commissioner Ginny Storlie selected as 2018 board chair

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 2. This was a special meeting of the county board, one that takes place annually near the start of January.

Maple Hill Fire Department

Home on Devil Track Road damaged by fire

An emergency call went out at 3:45 a.m. on New Year’s Day—a homeowner on Devil Track Road in Grand Marais had a wood-burning stove chimney fire.

City Hall

Grand Marais City Council wraps up 2017

As promised, the Grand Marais City Council's December 27 meeting was quick. But that doesn't mean the city doesn't have a full agenda for projects in the year ahead. 

Dee Brazell, lost in the Dec. 28 snowstorm for several hours was found safe

Search & Rescue locates missing snowshoer

As darkness fell on Thursday, December 28, Mickey Brazell of Grand Marais called 9-1-1  to report that his wife, Dee Brazell, was lost in the woods somewhere in the Bally Creek area of Grand Mara