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April 24 Board of Commissioners Meeting Highlights

Media Release from Cook County. Contact: Jeff Cadwell, Cook County Administrator, 218-387-3687 or

Grand Marais adventurers set out on book tour by bike to benefit BWCA

Amy and Dave Freeman traded their canoe for bikes when this adventuring couple left for Washington, D.C., on their Pedal to DC: A Book Tour to Save the Boundary Waters. By Mary Ann Grossmann of The Pioneer Press - April 23, 2018

Great Lakes forecast shows slight change in high-water mark.

All of the Great Lakes, except Lake Ontario, are higher than this time last year. Lake Superior is one inch higher than April 2017. By Mark Torregrossa of - April 23, 2018

Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report

You can access a PDF of the Cook County Sheriff's Weekly Report from April 16-22, 2018 here.

The final 4 loved lakes: Lake Superior v Lake Pepin

We have arrived at Minnesota's final four most-loved lakes, as decided by MPR News readers in thousands of votes over the past three weeks. In the first round, we have Superior taking on Pepin, which waged an upset over Crane Lake in our round of eight. From Minnesota Public Radio - April 23, 2018

News Tribune covers proposed Sawtooth Bluff Park plan.

Grand Marais, Cook County propose new regional park. By Adelle Whitefoot of the Duluth News Tribune on April 22, 2018

Cleaning up polluted water is tough, but possible. Here's how:

The Poplar River in Lutsen is cited as one example in this report. By Cody Nelson of Minnesota Public Radio News - April 23, 2018.

BWCA school trust lands dispute moves closer to resolution

Minnesota and the U.S. Forest Service are closer to solving a decades-old dispute over 83,000 acres of state-owned land locked up inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. From Minnesota Public Radio News - April 20, 2018

Major road construction to affect U.S. 61 on North Shore.

North Shore businesses brace for impact of road construction this season. By Kitty Mayo of Business North - April 19 2018

Freighter trapped in Lake Superior after storm compresses ice along U.P. shore

The gale-force winds of last weekend's storm might be over on Lake Superior, but some Great Lakes freighters are still dealing with the consequences. By Tanda Gmiter of Mlive,com - April 19, 2018
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