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Ship runs aground in Duluth harbor

The 991-foot freighter American Spirit, loaded with iron ore pellets, ran aground in the Duluth harbor Sunday afternoon, closing the Aerial Lift Bridge to ship traffic for the time being. From the Duluth News Tribune - June 17, 2018

Flash flooding causes damage in NE Minnesota, NW Wisconsin; some rivers still rising

Heavy rain late Saturday into early Sunday — in excess of a half-foot in places — led to flash flooding that washed out highways in parts of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. By Andrew Krueger of Minnesota Public Radio News - June 17, 2018

Solar radiation-monitoring site set up at Granite Island

Science, meet Lake Superior. Lake Superior, meet science. By Christie Bleck of the Mining Journal - June 15, 2018

Scientists target sex pheromones to control bloodsucking sea lamprey in Great Lakes.

Great Lakes scientists are closer to using mate-attracting scents to help control the invasive sea lamprey. By Kirsti Marohn of Minnesota Public Radio News - June 15, 2018

Highway 61 single-lane closures begin Monday in Beaver Bay area

Motorists traveling on Highway 61 will encounter single-lane closures and a pilot car beginning Monday, June 18, in the Beaver Bay area. By The Lake County News-Chronicle on June 15, 2018

U.S. Forest Services seeks public input on large Vegetation Management Project

The open forum session will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Gunflint Ranger Station. Media release from the U.S. Forest Serice - June 15, 2018

Historic stone bridge in Grand Portage getting a “facelift”: construction to begin Monday.

From staff reports at The Cook County News Herald - June 15, 2018

To the lighthouse: Historic Duluth structure seeks qualified owner

The U.S. General Services Administration has put the red-roofed lighthouse on the market as an available property. By Pam Louwagie - The Star Tribune June 14, 2018

County Welcomes Second Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

On Monday June 18, Cook County will again welcome the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for a second time! Media Release from Cook County - June 14, 2018

June 12 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Read more about the highlights and key priorities covered at the Tuesday, June 12 Board of Commissioners Meeting:Contact: Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, 218-387-3687 or
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