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The Grand Portage flag flies outside the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais. Photo by Rhonda Silence
Cook County Attorney Molly Hicken shared a presentation during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners April 13 that she called ‘Treaties and Tribal Sovereignty Training for Cook County Officials.’
 
The presentation covered topics such as treaties,...
Passion Pit property east of Grand Marais. WTIP file photo from Cook County website
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa submitted an official request to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to obtain land just east of Grand Marais in an area commonly known as ‘Passion Pit.’

Tribal Chair Bobby Deschampe shared this information during a...
Cook County Law Enforcement Center - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Throughout the month the Cook County Sheriff's Office provides a brief summary of incident reports logged by 911 dispatchers. Calls range from...
Cedar Grove Business Park - File photo, Rhonda Silence
The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority had a very busy April meeting. WTIP's Rhonda Silence spoke with EDA Executive Director Mary Somnis right after the meeting about business development, housing projects, the new golf course superintendent, and more.

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County Commissioner Stacy Hawkins asks Highway Department Mechanic Steve Butz some questions. 04-08-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Cook County Commissioners got a behind-the-scenes look at a number of county-owned buildings on Thursday, May 8. County commissioners, staff, and a few members of the public took part in the tour that included the courthouse, the county highway department complex, the Cook County YMCA, the...

Sheriff squad car in the City of Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence
On Sunday, April 12, a 20-year-old Black man was killed in Brooklyn Center in what that city's police chief describes as an "accidental discharge" of a firearm.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer intended to use a Taser, but...

The fire near Tettegouche State Park on April 3, 2021 -  Photo by Peter Soregi
The wildfire that ignited in six locations along Highway 61 in the Tettegouche State Park area on Saturday, April 3, was successfully knocked down by a major response by local fire departments and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 
 
The fire scene...


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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...
BJ Muus and Leonard Sobanja - January 2020. Photos by Rhonda Silence
BJ Muus and Leonard Sobanja—familiar names for many of us on the North Shore. Both men are full of wit and wisdom, yet are decidedly different.

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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...
Wildersmith Let it Snow
Wildersmith on the Gunflint    by      Fred...
Ellen Callender. Submitted photo
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