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Commissioner Doo-Kirk

Commissioner explains resolution to support backcountry driving route

Cook County Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk introduced a resolution this week to support the proposed ‘Border to Border Touring Route’ (B2B) through Cook County.


This group of vehicles followed the proposed B2B route through Cook County. Photo by Scott Benolken

County board continues discussion on B2B route

Cook County resident Arvis Thompson does not think invasive species rely on motorized vehicles for transportation.  


Cooper Hogan, left, with his friend Connor Vandaalen in the BWCA

Details shared of BWCA rescue from Gaskin Lake

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center just before 1 p.m.


Lake Superior Project

LSProject: Grand Portage and wolves on Isle Royale

The federal government announced in March that Isle Royale's decimated wolf population will get an infusion of new wolves over the next three years in an attempt to control the abundance of moose


Poplar River

Lake Superior-North watershed boasts excellent water quality

Only one of 67 streams and 152 lakes evaluated for water quality standards along Lake Superior’s far North Shore does not meet the state’s criteria, according to two Minnesota Pollution Co


Lutsen citizens gather at the town hall for meetings on the third Tuesday of each month

Lutsen gets fire and rescue, field reports

The monthly Lutsen township meeting was on Tuesday, June 19.


Sunset on Gaskin Lake, courtesy of Flickr

Forest Service plane responds to medical emergency on Gaskin Lake

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center just before 1 p.m.


The Voyageur II in the Isle Royale Amygdaloid Channel - photo by Ryan Staley

A look at the ferry service from Grand Portage to Isle Royale

This week Isle Royale National Park issued a notice that the park is soliciting proposals for the award of a concession contract to provide ferry transportation service from Grand Portage, M


Boundary Waters portage up the Gunflint Trail. Photo by Amber Kramer

Cook County canoe outfitters suing feds to protect BWCA

A total of nine local and regional businesses, including several in and with direct ties to Cook County, filed a lawsuit against the U.S.