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Officials: Stay Off Ice in Grand Marais Harbor

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. - The ice in the harbor is not safe, Cook County officials say. Emergency Management and Public Information Director Valarie Marasco said people have been seen walking out onto the ice in the Grand Marais Harbor, even going past the breakwall.


Minnesota Weather: Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Watch Issued

TWIN CITIES, MN — The National Weather Service has issued winter weather watches and blizzard warnings for much of central Minnesota. "This morning we could see some freezing drizzle with a glazing of ice," says the NWS. "Later today we expect a heavy snow to develop across southeast Minnesota and l


Bob Spry on winning National Champion Masters Curling team

Photo courtesy of Millie Spry February 17 was a great day for Bob Spry. The Grand Marais curler’s team wrapped up the national championship in the Masters event, and he and his wife Millie also celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Doesn’t get much better than that. The three-day 2019 USSMCA Na


Minnesota politicians have tried for president before – and failed

Historically, Minnesota politicians who run for president have been kind of like the Minnesota Vikings: They've been all the way to the big game, but the best they've done is finish second.


Duke, the 4-term dog mayor of Minnesota town, goes to 'doggy heaven'

Duke the four-term ceremonial dog mayor of a Minnesota town, went to "doggy heaven" this week, his owner confirmed on Facebook. The Great Pyrenees was 13 years old when he died Thursday. He made national news for being elected the dog mayor of Cormorant Village, Minn., several years ago, during the


Shed destroyed by fire in Grand Marais

Grand Marais Fire Department responding to a shed fire in the alley off 3rd Street in Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence. The Grand Marais Fire Department and Cook County Ambulance were paged to respond to a structure fire at 111 West Third Street in Grand Marais at 2:30 this afternoon, Feb. 20.


Her husband was not convicted of drugging and raping her — because it is still legal in Minnesota

Jenny Teeson learned that she had been drugged and raped more than a year after the assault took place, when she found videos of it on her computer. She watched in horror as a man forcibly penetrated her motionless body with a sex toy while her toddler son lay sleeping nearby — all documented in a v


Grand Marais structure fire under investigation

Grand Marais, MN – A homeowner and their pets are safe Wednesday thanks to a neighbor reporting a structure fire to authorities, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Public Safety.


Mayor talks about zoning and climate change plan

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and we checked in with Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux after the meeting. The mayor gave an update on topics discussed, such as a zoning change in the Creechville area of Grand Marais and possible changes to overall zoning to increase


Minnesota will be one of the states voting on Super Tuesday 2020

2020's presidential primary season will put Minnesota on the national stage, as it's officially part of the Super Tuesday lineup. On Friday, leaders of both parties announced that Minnesota will be joining nine other states on the big day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, next year.


Missing Central Minnesota Mother and Son Found

(Waite Park, MN) A central Minnesota mother and son who have been missing since October have been located. Authorities say 17-year-old Morgan Styke and her 9-month-old son Bobby Spence were found around 3:30 Friday afternoon at a home in Waite Park. Police Chief Dave Bentrud says they are both physi


‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.


Minnesota man admits to strangling estranged girlfriend, raping her teenage relative

ST. PAUL - A Stillwater man admitted in court to strangling his estranged girlfriend in St. Paul last summer and trying to make it look like a drug overdose, then raping the woman’s teenage relative three times.


Expect Whiteout Conditions Saturday Night In Southeast Minnesota

It was well known that this weekend was going to be ugly in terms of the weather, and for many in Southeast Minnesota, the forecast just got uglier. The National Weather Service has extended a Blizzard Warning to almost all of Southern Minnesota including Preston, Rochester, Owatonna and Albert Lea


A look at the Law Enforcement Log

Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center in the past week. This week’s report provides details logged by law enforcement dispatchers from February to February 19.


Proposed public safety center not about building a bigger jail

Many people have questions about the proposed “jail project” that’s being explored in Cook County, and there is a lot of misinformation out there. To heighten understanding, we’d like to review what’s been done to date and next steps, as well as include citizens in this process as the Cook County Bo


Ugly Weekend Rochester and All of Southern Minnesota

Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Southern Minnesota is headed into another “active” weather weekend. A winter weather advisory has been issued from Midnight through 9 AM Saturday with forecasters predicting an icy mix of precipitation, including snow, to develop overnight. Untreated surfaces will like


Adoption at age 17 highlights the need in Minnesota, especially for teens

At age 16, everything Isaiah knew was in Detroit Lakes, Minn. — especially his friends and his track and field coaches, whom he looked to as mentors. But he agreed to leave all of that and move to an unfamiliar place for what he didn't have: a mom and a dad.


Alpine skiers do well at the Minnesota State Alpine ski meet

Reilly Wahlers left everything on the hill in her sixth straight appearance at the Minnesota State Alpine championships, finishing in 10th place. Reilly placed 17th last year. The senior from Grand Marais made the podium for the first time. The top 10 earn medals, and according to her coach, Charles