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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. 

A dog owner enjoys an afternoon romp at the Sawtooth Saddle Club horse arena on May 6. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Go Dog North Shore asks city to authorize use of area proposed for dog park

Go Dog North Shore is a local nonprofit that works to see happy and healthy dogs here in our area.

Map of prescribed fires for May 8 and 9 on Superior National Forest. Image courtesy of US Forest Service

Forest Service preps for prescribed fires over Mother's Day weekend

Staff with the U.S. Forest Service on Superior National Forest are going to attempt to burn up to 100 acres of federal land over Mother’s Day weekend (May 8 and 9).

Captain Matthew Thomas at the helm of the Voyageur II - Photo by Captain Ben Silence

Voyageur II returning to Grand Portage to resume Isle Royale trips

A sign that spring has arrived is the journey of the Voyageur II returning from its winter home in Duluth to Grand Portage.

Cascade State Park. Photo by Jaye White

North Shore state parks could shut down in July as Senate GOP objects to 'clean cars' rule

A collection of elected officials in the Minnesota Senate say they would be willing to block funding for all of Minnesota's state parks this summer, including the collection of parks on the North

Cook County Chamber of Commerce logo, courtesy of the chamber

Cook County Chamber hiring a member relations manager

Since the Cook County Chamber was formed about eight years ago, Executive Director Jim Boyd has been the only employee, working under the direction of a very dedicated chamber board.

Grand Portage Band flag. Submitted image

Grand Portage reports new COVID-19 case, but overall number still low

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been diligent in its efforts to keep COVID-19 from spreading in the community.

Red pine canopy - Photo by Brett Whaley, Flickr

Logging near Gunflint Trail to resume at George Washington Pines

Logging and other forest-management practices at George Washington Pines near the Gunflint Trail are part of an ongoing project on Superior National Forest.

Passion Pit property east of Grand Marais. WTIP file photo from Cook County website

Passion Pit committee explores options for Lake Superior parcel near Grand Marais

In mid-April, the Cook County Board of Commissioners made the decision to form a committee exploring the best use for what is locally called “Passion Pit,” a Lake Superior lakefront proper