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Construction signs in Grand Marais. Although this says road closed May 10, preparation work is beginning now. Photo by R Silence

Construction season has begun in Grand Marais area

Although the large "Road Closed" sign on the western outskirts of Grand Marais declares that Highway 61 will be closed for construction on May 10, there is already construction activity

Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training is overseen by the POST Board. Image courtesy of State of MN

Mayor shares information from his first POST board meeting

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux was appointed to the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) board by Governor Tim Walz in February.

Polymet Mining company logo - Image courtest of Polymet Mining

Polymet confident that Supreme Court ruling will not halt project

On April 28, the Minnesota Supreme Court announced its latest ruling in the long-running battle over the proposed PolyMet Mining copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, the first such

Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo

Arrowhead Electric readies for project to spray herbicide near the Gunflint Trail

In 2018, staff at Arrowhead Electric Cooperative started a process they refer to as ‘vegetation management.’ The project launched with the intent of increasing the safety and reliability o


School Respect banner - Photo Rhonda Silence

Resignations and retirements on School Board agenda

The School District 166 School Board has been meeting a lot lately to talk about the hiring of a new superintendent for the 2021-2022 school year.

Cook County line. Submitted photo

COVID case count continues to climb in Cook County

The case count for COVID-19 in Cook County continues to climb.


Trails left by F-16s conducting training on the North Shore. Photo by Ann Jorgenson

Talking to the 148th Fighter Wing about flyovers

In mid-April, there seemed to be a lot of jet flyovers here in Cook County.

A participant in a Social Justice Vigil in Grand Marais last August. WTIP File Photo by Rhonda Silence

More community voices after former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin found guilty

On April 20, a jury in Minneapolis found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd last May 2020. This has been a difficult time for the c