Historic Split Rock Lighthouse - photo courtesy Minnesota DNR

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park adds acreage

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park acquired 19 acres in late December, thanks in large part to the efforts of the non-profit Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota. 


Commissioners Bruce Martinson (L) and Jim Johnson

County board moves to enhance public input at meetings

County commissioners revisited the issue of increased public input they began discussing on Jan. 4.


Seed catalogs are available by mail and may be found online, too.

Planning This Year's Garden

The Northwoods Food Project and Cook County Extension together with WTIP produce Northern Gardening, a radio show about gardening in Cook County.


M/V Wenonah approaches the historic Sivertson fishhouse dock at Isle Royale.

Isle Royale's history and future: what will become of the Isle Royale families?

The National Park Service (NPS) is currently developing a plan for Isle Royale National Park (IRNP) that will decide the fate of several North Shore families with historic ties to the island.&nbs


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber January 8th

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.


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Weekend News Wrap for Jan. 8

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


CCC camps were segregated by race. Within a year, the black company stationed in Cook County was driven out of town.

The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 3

From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided millions of young men with forestry work as the United States struggled to pull itself out of the Great Depression.


Pool manager Charles Christiansen at the newly re-opened Grand Marais Municipal Swimming Pool, Wednesday, January 5.

Pool building open - "Big Splash" grand re-opening party Jan. 19

In late October of last year, the Grand Marais Municipal Pool sustained heavy damage to its roof during a violent storm.  Just over two months later, the facility is back up and running, although


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