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COVID-19 vaccinations are occurring at the community center in Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Registration for vaccination events in Cook County now open through April

There will be two vaccination events this week in Grand Marais, both on Thursday, April 8.

American Legion Post 413 meeting room at Harbor Light 04-03-21 Photo by Rhonda Silence

American Legion Post 413 finds "home" at Harbor Light

When the Grandma Ray's building sold last winter, American Legion Post 413 needed to find a new "home." They needed a place to hold meetings and to display the historical veterans p

Minnesota State Capitol at night. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Minnesota lawmakers press for stronger sexual assault laws

A person who is sexually assaulted while intoxicated does not fit the designation for a more serious charge if he or she consumed the alcohol or drugs voluntarily, the Minnesota Supreme Court said in

Traffic was delayed on Highway 61 due to fire in the Tettegouche area April 3. Submitted photo

Highway 61 reopens after grassfire near Tettegouche State Park

Highway 61 reopened just before 7 p.m. after being closed for nearly two hours due to grassfires burning near Tettegouche State Park.

School Respect banner - Photo Rhonda Silence

School District 166 sets criteria for superintendent search

The School District 166 school board met in a special meeting on Wednesday, March 31 to continue its strategic planning.  The board picked up the discussion that began on March 25 regarding

Prescribed fire near Tofte scheduled for April 2, 2021. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

Update on prescribed burn and fire danger over Easter weekend

Staff from the United States Forest Service are planning to conduct a 4.3 acre prescribed burn today.

North Shore Health - WTIP file photo, Rhonda Silence

Some local teens in Cook County receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The case count for COVID-19 in Cook County continues to climb. There are now 140 total cases in the county since the start of the pandemic, including three new cases in the past week.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. WTIP file photo

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic receives more than $1 million for COVID vaccine support

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) announced this week it will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funding to aid in COVID-19 vaccinations and treatment in Cook County from the American Rescue Plan.

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County Equity in Justice Initiative asks for feedback on criminal justice system

The Equity in Justice Initiative (EJI) is an advisory group created in 2020 with a mission to discover, acknowledge and build awareness about what inequities exist in the local justice system and to c

Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Public tour of county-owned facilities will offer views of building deficiencies

Local government officials in Cook County are offering the public an opportunity to see firsthand the condition of many county-owned facilities during the month of April.