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Highway 61 near Split Rock River: MnDOT recommends alternate route

Temporary paving operation slows traffic on Highway 61 near Split Rock

DULUTH, MN - Motorists traveling on Highway 61 near Split Rock River in Lake County are encountering traffic backups as MnDOT temporarily paves a two-mile section in preparation for a government shutd

Rees and Roxanne Richards lost their vehicle to a car fire on The Grade Road while on their way to a BWCAW entry point.

West End News June 30

Rees and Roxanne Richards, from Duluth, had a bad day last Sunday. They were driving the back roads of Tofte, on their way to begin a canoe trip, when their car caught on fire.

Explorer's Club kids - photo courtesy of the Cooperation Station

Of Woods and Words: Where's The Wonder?

Growing up, my brother and I thought nothing of trekking down to Lake Superior by ourselves to clamber over the huge shore rocks or skip stones across the lake’s surface.

Mayor Larry Carlson

Mayor talks business, birds, burn pile and more

Grand Marais Mayor Larry Carlson says business is booming, the Classic Car Show was a success, but we may have a bird problem.

Hotel door

Lodging tax revenues continue upward trend over last year

Lodging tax revenues for May were up from the same month last year county-wide according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.

Minnesota State Patrol patch

Thursday is “Maroon Day” on the highways

The Minnesota State Patrol is increasing trooper presence on highways on June 30, which is historically the deadliest day on Minnesota roads.

i2i is WTIP's community video documentation project. Photo from Capt Kodak on Flickr.


WTIP’s i2i project uses video to document our community and way of life.



Summer weather ahead for holiday weekend

Even if the state government shuts down Friday, the weather along the North Shore will keep Cook County “open for business.” The National Weather Service in Duluth says there may be a litt

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Meteorologist talks about flooding and sunshine (finally)

What do flood warnings mean to those of us who live along the North Shore?

Visitor Center at Grand Portage State Park

State shutdown will affect local DNR services

If state government shuts down the end of the week because the governor and legislators can’t agree on a budget, many Department of Natural Resources services important to Cook County will shut

Radio-collared bear with cub.  Photo:  Wildlife Research Institute

Jackpot set for not shooting radio-collared bears in Northeast

A pair of anonymous donors have put up a $5,000 jackpot to discourage hunters from taking a radio collared bear in four Northeastern permit areas.

Photo by Amanda Slater on Flickr

Wildersmith: Wet Season and Wildlife Encounters

Summer solstice has marked a passing of the baton in our northern half of the universe. The Gunflint territory accepted its departing of spring in a rather damp way.

Photo by Department of Sustainability and Enviorment

Points North: Loss of Our American Soul - Development in the Wilderness

The past decade has brought sweeping changes to the high plains—the Big Empty sweeping westward from the Dakotas to the Rocky Mountains.

Rosemary Lamson - Parish Nurse

Behind the Work: parish nurse Rosemary Lamson

This edition of WTIP's ongoing series Behind the Work features parish nurse Rosemary Lamson.  Lamson is a retired public health nurse, now volunteering her time as a parish nurse.&nb

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