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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

School District 166 has reminders of COVID-19 cautions throughout the school. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Increase in COVID-19 cases does not impact school yet

School District 166 held its regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 18.

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

Cook County climbs over 50 percent vaccination rate for COVID-19

Local public health officials announced on WTIP this morning that 200 vaccines will be administered this week in Cook County during an event Thursday, March 25, at the community center in Grand Marais

Gunflint Trail sign. WTIP file photo

Gunflint Trail snowmobile Fun Run leads to COVID-19 outbreak in Cook County

A snowmobiling event up the Gunflint Trail in late February led to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Cook County, local public health officials confirmed on WTIP this morning.

Stencils on stormwater drains give a gentle reminder. Photo courtesy of Cook County Soil & Water

Stormwater and art on the City's agenda

The arts, and the art of stormwater, were on the Grand Marais City Council meeting at the March 10 meeting.

Jeremy Keeble, Abby Hedstrom, Kate Keeble pause for an interview at The Fisherman's Daughter. Photo by Rhonda Silence

"The Fisherman's Daughter" preparing for spring opening

WTIP likes to share news of local businesses -- new businesses, new owners, milestone achievements.

The Powell family has been a mainstay in the Saganaga area since the early 1900s. Submitted photo

Border closure impacts tight-knit community at the end of the Gunflint Trail

Dick and Sherry Powell, longtime residents of Saganaga Lake at the end of the Gunflint Trail, are growing anxious after unwillingly spending nearly a year at their seasonal home near Silver Bay. 

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Cook County has more active COVID than any previous stage of pandemic

Despite having the highest vaccination rate in the state among the local population, a recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Cook County has public health and healthcare workers concerned.<

The tiny animal shelter on the Grand Marais waterfront needs to be moved soon. File photo by Rhonda Silence

Sheriff working to find home for dog pound

At recent meetings of the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority, work gets under way for an improved boat launch at the Grand Marais Recreation Park