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Emergency Management Urges Preparedness

Emergency Management Urges Preparedness

Given Increased Fire Activity Cook County

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA  ~~~~~~~~  August 25, 2021 (LSNews)  Cook County Emergency Management urges preparedness with increasing fire activity and dry conditions in the Superior National Forest. Residents and visitors should be in ready mode if asked to evacuate.

Cook County uses the Code Red emergency notification system. To register for Code Red alerts, go the Cook County website:  and look for the Code Red icon.  This system allows us to deliver emergency messages via phone call to your landline or mobile device and through text and email. A notification will also be sent out to all local media outlets and on County social media pages. Local authorities will go door to door to notify any impacted residences and businesses.

Statewide fire danger & burning restrictions | Minnesota DNRIf community shelters are required for those who must evacuate, these will be coordinated and managed by Cook County Public Health and Human Services, with support from the American Red Cross. Cook County has several emergency shelters designated throughout the county, including the Cook County YMCA. Evacuate if told to do so. If you go to a community shelter, remember to follow the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protecting yourself and family from COVID-19.

It is also extremely helpful to either check in to the shelter even if you are not sheltering or better yet email the Emergency Management office if you have left the impacted area or leave a message. If you know you will need sheltering please contact Emergency Management ahead of time.  This helps when calls are received for people's whereabouts.


Cook County will help provide for the sheltering needs of pets. 

If you are in potentially affected areas, you should be familiar with evacuation routes, have a family emergency communications plan, and have plans for your family members and pets. Determine in advance what you would need to take if asked to evacuate, including money, identification, cell phone and charger, medications, bottled water, and snacks.

Feelings such as overwhelming anxiety, worrying, trouble sleeping, and other depression-like symptoms are common responses before, during, and after wildfires. People who have struggled to recover from experiences with past wildfires also may experience distress. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

For the latest fire conditions in the Superior National Forest, call 218-214-7844 or visit, the Superior National Forest website: or on Facebook:


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  • TBDHU Advising against non-essential travel
    TBDHU Advising against non-essential travel

    TBDHU Advising against non-essential travel

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~  December 2, 2021 (LSNews)  At this time, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is recommending that all residents avoid non-essential travel to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. This is regardless of an individual’s vaccination status. These states currently have the highest rates of COVID-19 in the United States and the rates are considerably higher than those in the TBDHU area. In addition, public health measures are also different in these areas and are generally looser than those in TBDHU and Ontario. This contributes to higher levels of community transmission and greater risk to people.

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    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~  December 7, 2021 (LSNews)   The Thunder Bay Border Cats, in conjunction with the Northwoods League, regretfully announced today that the team will not be participating in the 2022 season.  The league cited ongoing uncertainties regarding vaccination status and the requirement for Covid testing at the Canadian border as the reasons to not include Thunder Bay in the 2022 schedule.

    #LSN_Sports   #LSNews_TBay 

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  • Northwoods League to Bring Back Minnesota Mud Puppies for 2022
    Northwoods League to Bring Back Minnesota Mud Puppies for 2022

    Northwoods League to Bring Back Minnesota Mud Puppies for 2022

    ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA  ~~~~ December 7, 2021 (LSNews)  The Northwoods League has announced today that the Minnesota Mud Puppies will take the place of the Thunder Bay Border Cats as the visiting team in the Great Plains Division for the 2022 season.

    The Minnesota Mud Puppies are unique in that for the second season they will only play a 36-game road schedule, picking up the road games that would have been scheduled for the Thunder Bay Borders Cats.  The team will be based out of the Twin Cities region of Minnesota, with all players living or staying locally with family. 

    #LSN_Sports #LSN_MNNews  #LSNews_TBay 

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  • Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Annual Report
    Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Annual Report

    Great Lakes Maritime Task Force Annual Report

    CLEVELAND, OHIO ~~~  December 7, 2021  (LSNews)   Today the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force (GLMTF) released their annual report for 2021, available here.

    The report includes some significant accomplishments advanced by GLMTF members over the past few years to include progress on the Great Lakes dredging crisis, efficient funding of the new large navigational lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and pending legislation to improve U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking performance measures along with funding for a new heavy Great Lakes icebreaker.

    #LSN_Shipping #LSN_Econ  #LSN_MNNews #LSNews_TBay

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  • Great Lakes Simulator is coming to Steam in December
    Great Lakes Simulator is coming to Steam in December

    Great Lakes Simulator is coming to Steam in December

    THUNDERER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 10, 2021 (LSNews)  Jason Dial and Digital Light, creators of Suez Canal Simulator and Panama Canal on Steam, announce the release of Great Lakes Simulator set for December 15, 2021.

    Created in 1-to-1 scale, players can drive massive lake freighters the full 750 mile distance from Duluth, Minnesota to Port Huron, Michigan and sail the full length of both Lake Huron and Lake Superior. At scale speeds in real time, a round trip journey will take days to complete. Of course you can compress time when you want.


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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~~  August 1, 2021  (LSNews)  CNR Caboose 78175 was built in 1929. It was one of 25 cabooses built in Transcona Shops, in Winnipeg, Manitoba as a grouping from numbers 78170 to 78194. She served the CNR...

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2022 Snow Sculpture Competition Call to Artists

Family day Weekend February 19 to 21st

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  December 6, 2021 (LSNews)  The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Snow Sculpture Competition Call to Artists. The City’s Recreation & Culture Division will host the tenth annual Snow Sculpture Competition at the Waterfront on Family Day weekend in February.

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TBSO Cancels December 10 ~ 11 Performances

to the recent increase in COVID cases

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~  December 6, 2021  (LSNews)  With an abundance of caution in regards to the recent increase in COVID cases in the Thunder Bay region, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra has cancelled this week’s upcoming performances.

It has been a pleasure for the TBSO to return to in-person concerts. However, with that comes the responsibility of keeping their patrons, musicians, staff, and volunteers safe during these unique times.

#LSN_Arts #LSNews_TBay 

Lake Superior and Michigan-Huron declined by more than the average

Weather and water supply conditions were a record low in the Lake Superior basin in November

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~  December 3, 2021 (LSNews) As a result of the drier than average weather and water supply conditions, the water levels of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan-Huron declined by more than the average amounts in November. Lake Superior outflows continue to be set in consideration of water levels upstream and downstream.

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starting Friday until the 18th of December

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THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~  December 2, 2021  (LNews)  JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL is a spirited redemption tale that’s being billed as the other half of Charles Dickins’s beloved classic. It follows the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge’s sour old business partner, Jacob Marley, who must free his own immortal soul from hellish eternity by redeeming the heart of the miserly old Scrooge.

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Winners announced for Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

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SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Mayor Christian Provenzano wish to thank local students for their entries to the Mayor’s

Christmas Card Competition. Approximately 200 submissions were received from elementary school aged children, and six were selected to be used as the Mayor’s annual Christmas Card.

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Agencies Work Together on Preventative COVID-19 Treatment

Region 8 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Coalition

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN ~~~  November 15, 2021  (LSNews)  A healthcare team made up local partners provided numerous local residents with monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 last week. “We were contacted on Tuesday, November 9th by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 Healthcare Coalition Coordinator, to provide monoclonal antibody treatment to potentially 60 individuals at an assisted living facility the following day” said Renee Gray, Director of Kinross EMS. “After collaboration with Dr. Raycraft and Shelli Arnold at War Memorial, we reviewed and passed protocol to facilitate this process” Gray added.

#LSN_Health   #LSN_MiNews

Hunters Are Reminded To Help Slow The Spread Of CWD

slow the spread of CWD by following baiting and feeding bans and for hunters to properly dispose of carcasses

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~ November 13, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters and the public that they can help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) by following baiting and feeding regulations.

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