Photo of the Ham Lake Fire

Points North: Lack of rain bad for trout, good for fire

Parked on our property is a lonely Airstream trailer.

Indian Peace Commission, Treaty of 1854

Walking the Old Road: The Early Land History of Chippewa City and Grand Marais

There is evidence that Chippewa people have lived at the Grand Marais Harbor and the surrounding area since the 1500s. The treaty of 1854, also known as the Treaty of LaPointe, opened up the North Shore to white settlement. As part of the treaty the people living at Grand Marais and Chippewa City were deeded plots of land as part of the annuities package.

The dome at Sawbill Outfitters

West End News April 29

We have all heard of delayed gratification. Delayed vindication, which is evidence that a decision made long ago turns out to be correct, even commendable, is not often discussed.



Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken: There will be Wall Street reform

Right now in Washington it’s the financial overhaul bill center stage. On Wednesday, WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota U.S.

Northern Water Thrush

Field Notes: Northern water thrush

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Fri

Commissioner Bob Fenwick

Local boards continue to move ahead with 1% sales tax projects

Groups looking for project funding through the 1% sales tax continue to meet, preparing to bring their findings to the county board.

Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk

Sheriff Falk talks about the county-wide fire ban and more

Each month, WTIP interviews Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk about current issues facing local law enforcement .  Sheriff Falk spoke with A.M.


Paul Mayasich plays The Roadhouse

Paul Mayasich brought his gorgeous guitar work to the Roadhouse April 23. Listen to the interview and the music.

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