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Frozen landscape near Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local resort owners share thoughts on frigid temperatures

There were record-low temperatures reported across northern Minnesota this week.


Soon-to-be school board member Dan Shirley and his daughter, Kit

Dan Shirley to join ISD 166 school board

There will be a new representative for the West End of the county at the next School District 166 school board meeting.


Cook County Court House and government offices

Cook County homeowners rush to prepay 2018 taxes

The Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office has been a busy place this week as local homeowners rush to pay their property taxes before 2018 arrives.


Caribou on a Lake Superior island. Photo courtesy of Flickr

First Nation officials in Ontario hear conflicting reports on caribou

In the final weeks of 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced it would likely move a number of caribou from Michipicoten Island to the Slate Island, which are both locat


Mitch Dorr

Mitch Dorr to be named interim assistant principal

At the beginning of December, the School District 166 School Board received official notice that Principal Adam Nelson was resigning effective January 1.


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UPDATE: Century Link resolves phone issues

UPDATE: Century Link residential phone service that was experiencing outages has been restored.


National Weather Service

National Weather Service warns of hazardous weather conditions

Dangerously cold wind chill values will continue across the Northland today, December 26 through tonight. Wind chill values from 35 to 50 below zero are expected.


Telephone service outage

9-1-1 outage in Cook and Lake counties - UPDATE

The Cook County Sheriffs Office has paged its emergency responders to let them know that emergency 911 service has been restored. However, it appears that phone service is out on the Gunflint Trail.


Woodland caribou. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Lake Superior's last caribou face intense pressure from wolves

While many along the North Shore immediately think of wolves or moose with regard to wildlife management on Lake Superior islands, another iconic species is facing an immediate situation that could in


The Grand Marais wastewater treatment plant is just blocks from downtown Grand Marais

Grand Marais PUC working to eliminate wastewater plant odors

This last summer a number of business owners in Grand Marais complained about the smell from the city’s wastewater treatment plant.