May 9, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle
Some big changes could be coming to the Northeastern Minnesota logging and lumber businesses, bringing new challenges for one of the region’s biggest industries.The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is set to initiate a quarantine on wood harvested in Lake and Cook counties next spring in an effort to stop the nationwide spread of the invasive gypsy moth, putting in place strict regulations on the transportation of wood from the two counties. Continue Reading
April 12, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle
A lawyer who twice led the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota has been appointed as special prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges are warranted against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell for his relationship with a teenage girl. Continue Reading
December 20, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
From transporting voyageurs centuries ago to delivering mail up and down the North Shore to helping open up the Gunflint Trail, sled dog teams have played a recurring role in the story of Cook County.
December 17, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution Tuesday supporting a land swap between the federal and state governments for 86,000 acres in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. But the board doesn’t necessarily like the land swap bill that outgoing U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack passed through the House in September. Continue Reading
November 28, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
Two people who saved the life of Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell in a courthouse shooting last year in Grand Marais were honored Wednesday in Minneapolis.
October 18, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle
Optimus Prime, the Cook County-Two Harbors Cross Country team mascot has returned. Continue Reading
October 4, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
State and federal officials on Thursday announced a $1.4 million grant aimed at cutting the amount of toxic mercury passing through pregnant mothers to newborn babies in Minnesota’s portion of the Lake Superior region.
August 8, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
Forest officials released eight new maps that are the backbone of a new motorized vehicles plan, showing where ATVs and other motorized vehicles can and can’t go away from main roads. Continue Reading
June 15, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
Tim Scannell and Molly Hicken were a team on Dec. 15 when they and their courtroom bailiff saved each others’ lives by disarming a man who forced his way into the Cook County Attorney’s office in Grand Marais and shot Scannell three times.
April 26, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune
With drought conditions lingering, crews will be traveling to help douse fires nationwide. Continue Reading