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Cook County line. Submitted photo

Public health supervisor shares update on delta variant, mask wearing and wildfire smoke

The two counties nearest to Cook County are now experiencing substantial transmission rates of COVID-19.


Fire crews on the Delta Lake Fire in summer 2021. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

Smoky skies, closures and active fires a reality in BWCA to start August

Smoky skies lingered over the Boundary Waters region to start the busiest time of year in canoe country, though recent rains have slowed down fire activity inside the designated wilderness.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Clinic CEO shares update on delta variant, vaccination events

Minnesota will join in the Biden administration’s plan to provide $100 incentives to residents who get COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-August.
 


The Grand Marais Art Colony is making major renovations at former Dog Haus building . Photo by Rhonda Silence 07-18-21

Major renovations at Grand Marais Art Colony downtown location

Anyone driving or walking along Highway 61 near the Hungry Hippie Tacos building in recent weeks may have been a bit startled by changes to the small building next door at what was the Dog Haus, a pet


Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Forest Service enacts food storage order in BWCA, Superior National Forest

Effective today, all visitors to Superior National Forest, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, will need to store their food properly to help protect black bears that call the area ho


Grand Marais downtown area. Photo by Jaye White

Workforce burnout in Cook County: A 2021 community conversation

Heat. Smoke. A surge of visitors. The lingering COVID-19 global pandemic.


Lake County, Minnesota. WTIP file photo

Masks recommended in Lake County regardless of vaccination status

The case count for COVID-19 in Lake County continues to climb as state and local public health offic


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Use of Cook County lodging tax discussed during county board meeting

The local lodging tax is the economic engine bringing so many tourists to Cook County and the use of these funds should be reconsidered to address the local housing crunch, according to a former count


The Canada geese in the Grand Marais harbor seem unimpressed by the boat launch work underway. Photo by Rhonda Silence

An update on the DNR boat launch improvements in the Grand Marais harbor

Work is well underway on the boat launch improvements in the Grand Marais harbor, in the Grand Marais Recreation Park.


US Forest Service logo courtesy of USDA Forest Service

Fires reported in BWCA and near the Gunflint Trail following weekend storms

A small fire was reported today (July 26) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness near Ogishkemuncie Lake.