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Lake Superior School District - Image courtesy of School District 381

Lake County School District changes policy to require masks for elementary students

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


Garry Gamble. 2017 photo by Joe Friedrichs

Garry Gamble's run as columnist in local newspaper comes to an end

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


Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo

Reports of cell service on the Gunflint Trail as autumn arrives

Word travels fast on the Gunflint Trail, particularly now that people can send text messages and make calls from a cell phone.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Sarah Waddle named next director of local community center

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


Two huskies were found, apparently abandoned, on the Sawbill Trail on Sept. 21. Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Animal Rescue

Sheriff's Office seeking information on abandoned huskies

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.


Cook County Vikings logo - Courtesy of School District 166

CCHS football game canceled due to COVID-19 spike at Bigfork School District

An outbreak of COVID-19 at a school district in northern Minnesota led to the cancellation of the Cook County Vikings upcoming football game.


Bull moose in the Boundary Waters. Photo by Kevin Kramer

Environmental issues bring attention to 1854 treaty rights

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.


School District 166 welcome wall - Photo by Rhonda Silence

ISD 166 sets 2022 levy with little change from previous year

School District 166 set its preliminary levy at the September 16 school board meeting at the maximum amount allowed, which equals a .8 percent increase.


High winds in the early hours of September 21 have caused power outages throughout the county. Photo by Rhonda Silence

High winds cause power outages throughout county

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Arrowhead Cooperative are aware of several power outages in the county in the Schroeder and Lutsen areas and in Grand Portage, due to high wi

Wildfires in the BWCA in August 2021. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

Mapping out the Boundary Waters' ability to store carbon

A new scientific analysis and online mapping tool assembled by The Nature Conservancy will allow land managers and other decision-maker