Voting sign and flag

Candidate filings begin slowly

The filing period for city and ISD166 school board and North Shore Hospital board positions is underway through Aug.17.

Highway 61 - west Grand Marais

Housing development proposal dropped

Plans for an affordable housing development were dropped last week after several residents from the neighborhood raised objections to the proposal during a meeting of the Grand Marais Planni

Northern lights moonrise over Wauswaugoning Bay by Travis Novitsky

Northern Lights

There were great northern lights shows on the North Shore the last week thanks to two minor solar storms that flared recently. Check out some great pictures taken by WTIP contributing photographers Travis Novitsky and Bryan Hansel in our Photos from the Edge gallery. If you're lucky you might see the aurora again tonight. Another solar flare occurred over the weekend and conditions are once again predicted to be ideal.

Ultra high-speed broadband

Envisioning the Fiber Optic Future in Cook County – First Thursday for Aug. 5

The Blandin Foundation has awarded Cook County’s Fiber Optic Network Commission $100,000 to serve as a Demonstration Community in its Intelligent Rural Communities program.


Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber August 7th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

Weekend News Wrap

Weekend News Wrap August 7

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Fly rod

Local Fish Report for Aug. 6

There are lots fish in Cook County lakes – the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

Indian Souvenir Stand, Canadian Border Crossing, Grand Portage, MN

Walking the Old Road: Summer at Philamene's

When he was a young boy, Francis Drouillard of Grand Marais, spent several summers at a family friend's home in Mineral Center, close to the Canadian Border.


Violence Prevention Center Director discusses abuse and how to help

In the summer, domestic violence tends to grow among residents and visitors alike.


Michigan’s Portage Lake Lift Bridge gets stuck

On Wedensday, Aug. 4 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon the lift bridge between Houghton and Hancock, Michigan got stuck in the up position.

Bryan Hansel

Bryan Hansel

Bryan Hansel is an outdoor photographer, writer and guide.

BWCAW/file photo

Great Outdoors Initiative Listening Session held in state

On Wednesday, August 4, top Obama Administration officials will hold a listening session in Minneapolis on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

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