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Great Lakes chefs keep crews happy with freighter fare

Freighters that crisscross the Great Lakes carry more than 100 million tons of cargo each year. Keeping their hardworking crews happy has a lot to do with the talented chief stewards and cooks who keep a seemingly endless stream of meals, snacks and baked goods flowing from the galleys. By Tanda Gmiter of - May 23, 2018

Road Work Ahead: Construction Season Begins with Lutsen Bridge

Road work to replace the timber bridge just past the Eagle Ridge Check-in near the end of Highway (Hwy) 5, began this week. Contact: Krysten Foster, County Engineer, 218-387-3014 or

May 22 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Media release from Cook County - May 22,2018 Contact: Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, 218-387-3687 or

Forest fires in northwestern Ontario prompt air quality warning

Wildfire officials say 3 fires started within minutes of each other Saturday evening near Pikangikum. From CBC News · May 22, 2018

Ship Spotter: The KIYI visits Grand Marais

What ship is that? You can always find the answers on Boreal Ship Spotter. The Kiyi stopped by Grand Marais today - From Boreal Community Media - May 21, 2018

Beware of the spring ‘dip’ - Fire danger still high in northern Minnesota

Please read the attached press release from the DNR regarding fire information.

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

Read the Cook County Weekly Sheriff's Report in the attached PDF - From Cook County - May 21, 2018

DMV mess: Despite pleas for rescue funds, they get nothing at Minnesota Legislature

They’re private business owners and government employees with a basic job: Help you renew your license plates and update the title to your car. And on Sunday, they became legislative roadkill. By Dave Orrick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on May 20, 2018

Road construction in Two Harbors to begin after the holiday.

contractors and construction equipment will descend on the North Shore for Minnesota Department of Transportation's project aiming to improve traffic through Two Harbors. By Jamey Malcomb of the Lake County News Chronicle - May 21, 2018

Boreal launches new Emergency Preparedness Portal

The digital portal can be accessed at It will be a central clearinghouse for information on what to "know before you go" to stay safe on the North Shore.
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