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Highway 61 is closed for removal of petroleum-contaminated soil. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Talking to the MPCA about "The Big Dig"

Highway 61 in Grand Marais is definitely a construction zone.

Coronavirus, COVID-19. Image courtesy of the CDC

No COVID-19-related deaths in Cook County

Although there has been a recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Cook County, with an April 13 update reporting eight new cases, there have been no deaths in Cook County.

Campsite in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Campsite availability likely to be an issue in the BWCA this summer

Canoeists looking for that perfect campsite in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) might have to work a bit harder in 2021.

Lake trout caught in the BWCA on a recent fishing opener. Photo by Lukas Leaf

Conditions look promising for an outstanding 2021 fishing opener

The weather forecast looks promising and an early-ice out has anglers excited for the upcoming fishing opener across the Boundary Waters and Cook County.

Excavation being done behind the Harbor Inn. This section of Highway 61 is completely closed. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Checking in with MnDOT as Highway 61 construction begins

It is construction season. That is definitely the case in downtown Grand Marais and it has been confusing for many drivers. 

Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo

Cook County COVID case count climbs as vaccine eligibility expands to children 12 and up

The case count for COVID-19 in Cook County continues to climb with multiple cases reported over Mother’s Day weekend and to start the second full week in May.

ISD 166 photo by CJHeithoff

ISD 166 narrows superintendent search as candidates emerge

School District 166 is moving along with the hiring of a new superintendent. WTIP’s Rhonda Silence reports on the hiring process at a special meeting Monday, May 10.

Unglued is a book by Jeff Zuckerman. Submitted photo

Author event to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in Cook County

In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Cook County Public Health & Human Services recently announced a virtual event with Jeff Zuckerman, author of Unglued: A Bipolar Love

Senator Tina Smith -- Photo courtesy of Tina Smith's office

Senator Tina Smith shares thoughts on BWCAW analysis, potential legislation

There has been a great deal of news about the possibility of copper-nickel mining in Northeast Minnesota, here in the state, as well as on the federal level.