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Scannell seeks dismissal of indictment in Cook County sexual misconduct case

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Last Thursday, the lawyer for embattled Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell asked a judge to dismiss a grand jury indictment charging the small county’s top prosecutor with two counts of criminal sexual conduct regarding his involvement with a teenag…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Gypsy moth quarantine slated to begin in March

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

A proposed quarantine on wood products originating in Lake and Cook counties could go into effect as early as March 31.
The quarantine is intended to stop the spread of gypsy moths, a pest that already inhabits much of the northeastern region of the…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Gypsy moth quarantine slated to begin in March

January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

A proposed quarantine on wood products originating in Lake and Cook counties could go into effect as early as March 31.
The quarantine is intended to stop the spread of gypsy moths, a pest that already inhabits much of the northeastern region of the…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Cook County sheriff to hang up his badge

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk has announced that he won’t seek re-election in 2014 and will be retiring from law enforcement when his term ends in January 2015.
“Part of being a leader is recognizing and knowing when to move on,” Falk wrote in…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Cook County sheriff to hang up his badge

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk has announced that he won’t seek re-election in 2014 and will be retiring from law enforcement when his term ends in January 2015.
“Part of being a leader is recognizing and knowing when to move on,” Falk wrote in…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

Quarantine proposal raises concerns

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

Special prosecutor appointed in Scannell investigation

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

Cook County boasts new sled dog race

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.
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St. Louis County Board County wants to tweak BWCAW land swap

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

Cook County courthouse lifesavers honored

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.
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