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Lake Superior group to hold meeting in Grand Marais

The Lake Superior Binational Forum is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. They’ll be in Grand Marais on Friday, Sept. 9 to hear public comments about issues related to Lake Superior.

Twin Metals staff mapping a site

Twin Metals opens Ely office in new building

The new Twin Metals building in the Ely Business Park opened Friday, according to a report in the Ely Echo newspaper.

Artists Point, Grand Marais/ Photo by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr

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The North  Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture.

Ontario fire

Ontario calls in help from the Minnesota firefighters

Two crews and a safety officer from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are in Ontario to help fight the Nipigon 66 fire.  Minnesota has an agreement through the Great Lakes Forest Fire

Memories of Frank Hansen

It's been a year since beloved WTIP volunteer Frank Hansen passed away. Here at WTIP we have many fond memories of him.


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Weekend News Roundup for Aug. 6

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

WTIP's Summer Intern Annela Rova

WTIP's Summer 2011 Intern Annela Rova has a Rewarding Experience

Annela Rova joined WTIP as an intern for the summer of 2011, and has had a rewarding experience.

Ojibwe Birch Bark Canoe

Points North: Talon and the Bark Canoe

Talon Stammen of Grand Forks, North Dakota was in Grand Marais recently to take a birch bark canoe-building class at the North House Folk School.  For anyone unfamiliar with the school,

Duluth International Airport expansion: rendering

Duluth airport construction will continue with FAA deal

A deal to end the two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration should mean that construction of the Duluth International Airport’s new terminal will stay on track for complet

The Sawbill Lodge Dock in the 1950's

West End News Aug. 5

Construction is nearly finished on the new, single-track mountain biking trail that begins at the Britton Peak parking lot, 2 miles north of Highway 61 on the Sawbill Trail.

Spinning reel

Local Fish Report for Friday, Aug. 5

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, fishing is what we should be doing during Fisherman’s Picnic.


Rep. Chip Cravaack

Cravaack meetings scheduled -- one in Grand Portage

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack will face voters directly in public meetings next week for the first time since voting against increasing the debt limit.

North Shore Dragon Boat 2011, an i2i video

This video was produced by Patrick Knight for WTIP as part of our i2i video project that documents our community and way of life.

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BWCAW scene

Judge nixes proposed 450-foot BWCAW cellphone tower

A judge has blocked AT&T's plan to build a 450-foot cellphone tower near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Dave Tersteeg, Rec Park Manager

City Rec Park stays busy through banner summer

It's been a busy summer so far at the Grand Marais Recreation Park -- and it promises to stay that way into fall. WTIP's Jay Andersen has this interview with Rec Park Manager Dave Tersteeg.

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