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In the early 1900s, many Scandinavian immigrants settled along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

In this edition of The Lake Superior Project, WTIP's Martha Marnocha tells the story of a Norwegian immigrant named Mons Hanson who homesteaded in the Hovland area.
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Great Expectations School
School’s out for the summer, but planning for the next school year and beyond continues. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Great Expectations administrator Peter James about facilities, high school and community...
Rita Plourde
Congress is poised to craft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but there are concerns over reductions to Medicaid. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Sawtooth Mountain Clinic CEO Rita Plourde about the local impact of those...
Robert "Bobby" Deschampe
District 1 Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Deschampe took the oath of office on June 13, under a bit of a cloud. His opponent, James “Jim” Vannet, had filed a campaign violation complaint.

WTIP learned today that the Office of Administrative Hearing, which...
Aerial View of Grand Marais

The National Park Service agreed with a Michigan based seaplane service that, for the first time ever, will allow a private company to operate regular seaplane flights...


Photo by Richard Ryszard, courtesy of Flickr
A rare tick that can trigger an allergy to red meat is possibly advancing into northeastern Minnesota.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Elizabeth Schiffman, a senior epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health, about the lone star tick. 
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Minnesota State Patrol
The Minnesota State Patrol, Tofte-Schroeder First Responders and Cook County Sheriff’s Office deputies were paged to a rollover accident just after 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 24.

Sheena Rae Frericks, 19, of Silver Bay, was driving north in a 2003 Subaru Legacy on Highway 61 in...

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Listening to the Radio
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days. Local election challenge, carp in the news, Rep. Nolan on mining and tsunamis on the big lake …all this and...
Dr. Seth Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...
North House founders
In January 1997, after two years of experimenting with traditional craft classes and workshops, North House Folk School officially opened its doors on the Grand Marais Harbor.

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