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A black bear in a yard in Grand Marais, October 2020. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Are bear encounters fewer this year?

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hikers, campers, and others recreating outdoors to be aware of bears when heading outdoors, whether for a quick hike or a longer camping trip.


Christopher Lindholm, formerly Pequot Lakes superintendent, is coming to School District 166. Submitted photo

New superintendent shares thoughts on controversy in former district

In May, the superintendent position for School District 166 was offered to Christopher Lindholm of Pequot Lakes and he accepted.


Lisa Bauer is the Cook County Chamber member relations manager. Submitted photo

Cook County Chamber adds member relations manager

Cook County Chamber Executive Director Jim Boyd sent out a press release this week announcing that the chamber has named Lisa Bauer to its new, part-time position of member relations manager.&nbs

Community members spoke with Minnesota Housing Partnership representatives on June 4. Screen image courtesy of Cook County

Local governments continue exploration of HRA

Representatives of the Minnesota Housing Partnership visited Cook County Friday, June 4, to learn about some of the housing projects proposed or underway in the county.


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

City considers planning commission matters and priorities

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, June 9 and covered a variety of topics, ranging from zoning matters to the status of the sod in the ongoing Highway 61 project.


Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

County Planning Commission recommends approval of permit for kennels

The Cook County Planning Commission met on June 9 and tackled an issue that has historically created some controversy in the county, dog kennels.


Firefighters entering the simulated fire trailer 6-13-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence.jpg

Local firefighters experience live fire in training

A mobile burn simulation trailer came to the Grand Marais Fire Department fire hall on Sunday, June 13, to give local firefighters the opportunity to complete and update their training.


Filming on the North Shore. Photo courtesy of 37th Degree and the Upper Midwest Film Office

Filming wraps up on North Shore, more projects invited

Back in May, WTIP spoke with Riki McManus of the Upper Midwest Film Office -- an interesting organization, working to bring movie and TV p


Carrie Framsted, on the right, became an advocate for end-of-life choices after losing her wife, Monica Schliep. Submitted photo

A very personal look at end-of-life choices

Death is a difficult topic for many. No one wants to talk about what is inevitable for all of us.