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Lutsen Fire Department engine - Photo courtesy of Lutsen Fire Department Facebook page

Fire damages light fixture, siding, at Isak Hansen's Hardware

An emergency page went out to the Lutsen and Tofte fire departments and the North Shore Ambulance at 5:11 p.m. on Sunday, March 28.

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

Cook County residents 16 and older can be vaccinated for COVID-19 this week

Following the recent expanded eligibility criteria announced by Gov.

Anti-Racism Rally participants along Highway 61 on March 26, 2021. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Community members gather for Anti-Racism Rally on March 26

Community members were invited to gather along Highway 61 in Grand Marais at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26 to take part in an Anti-Racism Rally. 

North Shore Health is remodeling this building to serve as a sleeping area for on-call personnel. Photo by Rhonda Silence

North Shore Health construction will add sleeping quarters for on-call staff

Observant visitors to Sawtooth Mountain Clinic or North Shore Health may have noticed some activity at the blue building to the northeast of the hospital, which was once the Masonic Hall.

School District 166 - Eagle entrance

ISD 166 special meeting focuses on school administrative structure

School District 166 held a special meeting yesterday (March 25) with one agenda item: strategic planning.

Emergency lights - File photo Rhonda Silence

Fire causes minimal damage to garage on South Shore Drive

The Cook County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting a fire in a garage at 303 South Shore Drive at 7:36 p.m. on Monday, March 22.

Work on the Gitchi Gami State Trail near Cutface Creek in fall 2020 - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Work on Grand Marais section of Gitchi Gami Trail to resume in April

It is now spring and the thoughts of many are on hiking and biking.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - logo courtesy of Cook County Sheriff's Office

Cook County sheriff talks rural law enforcement as nation readies for Chauvin trial

There is worldwide attention on law enforcement in Minnesota as the trial is set to begin for Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death.

Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Cook County approves affirmative action and nepotism policy

A commitment to equal-employment opportunities through affirmative action programming has a purpose of embracing and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in the community when it comes to hiring