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.
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.
The Two Harbors-Cook County cross country team headed down to the Minnesota State championship meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield with lots of enthusiasm after a big send-off at school, well wishes from local fans and a couple of neat “good luck” signs at businesses in Two Harbors.
If you have been following Vikings cross country, you know the girls team has been battling Esko the last couple of years for Polar League and Section 7A titles – with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the state meet.
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