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North Shore Health lab where COVID-19 tests can be processed. Submitted photo

North Shore Health lab director shares update on delays in COVID-19 testing

Cook County continues to report a low case count of the new coronavirus among local residents.


Tribal Council candidates Rick Anderson and Marie Spry - Submitted photos

Meet the Grand Portage Tribal Council candidates

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is holding its Tribal Council general election on Tuesday, August 18.


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP file photo

Local physician says some tourists visiting the North Shore testing positive for COVID-19

The case count for COVID-19 among Cook County residents remains low, with two confirmed reports as of July 30.


Sheriff Pat Eliasen - Photo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

Cook County sheriff discusses local enforcement of statewide mask mandate

Statewide, there were about 80 complaints of noncompliance in the first 48 hours of the new mask mandate that was instituted July 25 as a way to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.


The mystery seed packets have an international return address and unusual care instructions. Photo MN Dept of Agriculture

WTIP learns more about mysterious seeds received by Minnesota residents

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) sent out a notice this week that Minnesota residents, like people in a number of other states, have been receiving unexpected packages appearing to c

The flag representing the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Photo by Rhonda Silence

A Grand Portage conversation on COVID-19, social justice

During the COVID-19 pandemic, WTIP has been speaking with local government officials on a regular basis.

Grand Marais Lions planning the Picnic in 2016 - File photo Rhonda Silence

COVID-19 derails Lions Club plans for "Mini Fisherman's Picnic"

The activities planned for August 1-2 in what was dubbed the "Mini Fisherman's Picnic" are for the most part canceled. 
 

Gov. Tim Walz in Cook County in this WTIP file photo from 2018. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Gov. Walz talks with WTIP about mask mandate, GOP event on Devil Track Lake

This week at a GOP-sponsored event on the shores of Devil Track Lake, Jennifer Carnaha


North Shore Health and Care Center is located in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Hospital administrator talks mask mandate, COVID-19 testing in Cook County

In this WTIP original report, WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs discusses a statewide mask mandate in Minnesota and the latest in testing for COVID-19 in Cook County.