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Lake Superior School District - Image courtesy of School District 381
On September 16, the Lake Superior School District, which includes the Two Harbors and Silver Bay schools, reported three positive cases of COVID-19 at Minnehaha Elementary School and one case at Two Harbors High School.

Those cases, as well as an uptick in cases overall in Lake...
Garry Gamble. 2017 photo by Joe Friedrichs
While noting what he describes as “opposing voice(s)” who cast false accusations and a misrepresentation of his words, former county commissioner and local newspaper columnist Garry Gamble will no longer be a fixture in the Cook County News-Herald.

Gamble’s...
Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo
Word travels fast on the Gunflint Trail, particularly now that people can send text messages and make calls from a cell phone.

Reports reached the WTIP news desk this week that a long anticipated cell tower on the Gunflint Trail is now active for AT&T subscribers.

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Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

A Cook County resident will be, appropriately enough, the next director of the local community center.

University of Minnesota extension announced this month that Sarah Waddle will be the next Cook County Extension educator. In this capacity, she replaces Diane Booth as the...


Two huskies were found, apparently abandoned, on the Sawbill Trail on Sept. 21. Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Animal Rescue
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance from the public in locating the owners of two dogs apparently abandoned on the Sawbill Trail in Tofte September 21.

According to the sheriff’s office, a witness observed a vehicle stop and drop the dogs off along...
Cook County Vikings logo - Courtesy of School District 166
An outbreak of COVID-19 at a school district in northern Minnesota led to the cancellation of the Cook County Vikings upcoming football game.

The Vikings were set to travel to Bigfork for a football game on Friday, Sept. 24. However, School District 166 Athletic Director Mitch Dorr...
Bull moose in the Boundary Waters. Photo by Kevin Kramer
Dozens of bull moose in northeastern Minnesota will likely be harvested this year during a moose hunt by three Chippewa bands in northeastern Minnesota, according to local wildlife officials.

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will...

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Grand Marais downtown area. Photo by Jaye White
Heat. Smoke. A surge of visitors. The lingering COVID-19 global pandemic.

Add these factors up and it’s made for another challenging summer for some Cook County businesses and...
Curtis Gagnon
Back in 2016 Curtis Gagnon, a Grand Portage Band Member who passed away in December of 2020, spoke with WTIP Volunteer Roger Linehan in an hour-long conversation that covered a lot of territory...
Ice climbing near Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of Matthew Baxley
Minnesota’s North Shore and the many rivers and streams that flow into Lake Superior are...
Ellen Callender. Submitted photo
Jim Wallner explains his trapping methods in Cook County. Photo by Matthew Baxley
For Jim Wallner and his family in Cook County, an early winter tradition includes setting trap...
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