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Grand Marais downtown area. Photo by Jaye White

Grand Marais residents express relief, caution as Floyd verdict absorbed

When the verdicts came in — guilty, guilty and guilty — some Cook County residents expressed letting out the breath they hadn’t even realized they’d been holding.


The place where George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched of


The Grand Portage flag flies outside the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais. Photo by Rhonda Silence

County attorney shares presentation about tribal sovereignty and treaty rights

Cook County Attorney Molly Hicken shared a presentation during a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners April 13 that she called ‘Treaties and Tribal Sovereignty Training for Coo


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

Grand Portage submits request to obtain MnDOT property near Grand Marais

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa submitted an official request to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to obtain land just east of Grand Marais in an area commonly known as &lsqu


Cook County Law Enforcement Center - Photo by Rhonda Silence

A Look at the March Law Enforcement Log

Throughout the month the Cook County Sheriff


Cedar Grove Business Park - File photo, Rhonda Silence

EDA grants business development funds, names new golf course superintendent and more

The Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority had a very busy April meeting.

County Commissioner Stacy Hawkins asks Highway Department Mechanic Steve Butz some questions. 04-08-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence

Commissioners take a day-long tour of county-owned buildings

The Cook County Commissioners got a behind-the-scenes look at a number of county-owned buildings on Thursday, May 8.

Sheriff squad car in the City of Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Cook County Sheriff shares thoughts on use of tasers, traffic stops

On Sunday, April 12, a 20-year-old Black man was killed in Brooklyn Center in what that city's police chief describes as an "accidental discharge" of a firearm.

The fire near Tettegouche State Park on April 3, 2021 -  Photo by Peter Soregi

Following up on the April 3 fire near Tettegouche State Park

The wildfire that ignited in six locations along Highway 61 in the Tettegouche State Park area on Saturday, April 3, was successfully knocked down by a major response by local fire departments an

Vaccinations for Cook County will continue throughout 2021. WTIP file photo

Top US health officials recommend ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine prior to Lutsen event

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.